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Business

  • Back by popular demand

    Temperatures might be low enough in Shelby County to make a polar bear shiver, but the housing market continues to heat up after a hot 2017. 

    Triple S Planning Commission Executive Director Ryan Libke informed commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting that the market is flourishing.

    For December, he said, the commission issued 42 total permits.  Of those, 19 dwelling units were created, he said.

    Those numbers put the commission at 718 permits issued for the year, 518 of which were dwelling units.

  • More development coming to Midland

    Development in the Midland Shopping Center is back on trac. 

    Following the lead of Planet Fitness and 4th Quarter, a new sports bar and grill, Feeder’s Supply is ready to open its 21st store, and first in the Shelby County market.

    Gale Gentry, director of human resources for the Louisville-based brand, said they look to open in the first weeks of February.

  • Brewing up business

    Several new dining options are in the works for Shelby County including at least one new brew pub headed to Main Street.

    Several sources have confirmed the owners of the Old Louisville Brewery are looking to develop and Irish pub and steakhouse at the former bank building at 601 Main Street. Old Louisville Brewery was established by brothers Wade and Ken Mattingly in 2016 with the aim of bringing a small craft beer bar to Old Louisville.  The owners were not available for comment.

  • Recycling Christmas

    Shelby County Recycling Center Director Rick Solomon gestured toward a mound of holiday gift-wrap overflowing a huge container while employees scurried to unload customers’ recyclables Wednesday.

    “It’s been pretty busy this morning,” he said. “I think it would be busier still if it warms up a little, people would be getting out more. Right now, I’m sure, most people don’t want to get out in the cold.”

  • Planting a new seed

     At 21 and 23 years old, Heather and Alli Veech may be young entrepreneurs, but they are eager to tackle their dream of opening a new restaurant on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    Located in the former Harvest Coffee and Cafébuilding, Bourbon Kitchen 524 is currently under the knife, getting a makeover that will change the dining experience in terms of both aesthetics and menu options.

    “We’re going to have breakfast, lunch and dinner,” Heather Veech said. “We’ll have a full caféwith the specialty coffee drinks.”

  • Restaurant serving much more than meals

    Since July, Joseph Lamb has been running a small restaurant on Main Street.

    The establishment, located at 1021 Main, may seen ordinary at first, but 1021 Park’s Place serves not only the usual patron, but also those who cannot pay for their meals, said Lamb.

    “I don’t just feed them, I try to meet their needs, whatever they might be,” he said.

    “So far, I’ve got twenty-two people off the streets.”

  • Feed store relocates

    For the second time in two years, a longtime equine feed store is undergoing a major change in moving to a new location.

    Excel Equine will move into its new location Monday, leaving its home of 40 plus years on Kentucky Street to 7th Street.

    Although the store will relocate, going to the intersection of 7th Street and Old Eminence Pike, right across from the Shelby County Detention Center, its products and services will stay the same, said store employee Megan Klein.

  • Delight-ful new business

     When one door closes another opens. So goes the fate of downtown Shelbyville recently. 

    And with the closure of several other storefronts on Main Street, many new businesses have followed behind with new openings.

  • Masonry students working to repair VFW building
  • Shelby County Automotive is 2nd fastest in Fast 50

     Earning the No. 2 spot out of 50 and top honors in the $10 million to $25 million category, locally based Shelby County Automotive, Inc. earned the recognition of one of the region’s fastest growing companies during a ceremony last week in downtown Louisville.

    Shelby County Automotive is an auto and truck parts retailer with locations in LaGrange, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Winchester and Danville.  They are headquartered in Shelby County with the NAPA store at 114 Main Street in Shelbyville.