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Things To Know
When someone says, “it’s out by the old Sears Store”, shake your head knowingly and understand that it is on or near  Shelbyville Road, at or near Sears Avenue, in St. Matthews.  It’s how things are directionally determined here.  Other places commonly used are: The place where Hawley-Cook book store was, which is Gardiner Lane Shopping Center; Where the old White Castles was on Eastern, which is Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Rd. 

When someone asks you, “Where did you go to school?”, they are NOT asking what college or grad school, they want to know which High School you attended.  This is a local determiner of status. St. X and Trinity at the top of the Catholic H.S. and Male and Manual at the top of the Public H.S.  Best answer I have ever heard is St. Trinity – as it gives great pause to the questioner as they attempt to digest that mentally.  

Must Go To
Nord’s Bakery – Preston Street. Maple Long John’s with Bacon!

Public Transit
TARC -Transit Authority of River City 

Grocery stores:
Valu Market

Big Box Stores:
Best Buy
Sams Club  

Farmers Markets Listing
LouisvilleFarmersMkt  @LouisvilleFmMkt
Kentucky Certified Roadside Farm Markets

Small Specialty Stores
Nuts N Stuff   Bulk Food Store
Why Louisville  

The Arts In Louisville
Louisville Culture Vulture
Kentucky Center for the Arts
Arts – Louisville
Actors Theater of Louisville
Speed Museum (currently under massive renovation)
Mellwood Arts Center
Frankfort Avenue Trolley –  FAT Friday
Louisville Concert Tickets
Louisville’s All-Inclusive Art Browser 

Fourth St. Live  –  Fourth St and Liberty St.
Frankfort Ave
Bardstown Road

 Movie Theaters:    

Coffee Shops
Starbucks – Ubiquitous
Heine Brothers
Sunergos Coffee
Mrs Potter Coffee Lounge & Cafe
Quills Coffee
Please & Thank You
Highland Coffee Company

Food Trucks
Louisville Food Truck Association
Louisville Street Food Alliance

Food Delivery NOT – Pizza:
Take Out Taxi Louisville

There is an Apple Store in Oxmoor Mall

Louisville Blogs:
Louisville Blogs Wiki
Consuming Louisville
My Loueyville

Additional Connectors:
Open Coffee Louisville – Every Monday at 0800 at iHub 204 S. Floyd St. #opencoffeelou on twitter
Open Beer Friday – Meets Fridays at various local brewery/pubs. #openbeerfriday on twitter

Thrift Stores:
St. Vincent DePaul
Wayside Mission J’Town Bargain Center, 9125 Galene Drive, Louisvlle, KY 40299,
Poplar Level Road Bargain Center, 4930 Poplar Level Road, Louisville, KY 40213

Shopping Centers:
Avish Gardens, 9438 Brownsboro Road at North Hurstbourne Parkway
Bardstown Square, 2200 Hikes Lane at Bardstown Road
Bluegrass Manor, 4900 Shelbyville Road at Sherburn Lane
Breckenridge Plaza, 3413 Breckenridge Lane at Six Mile Lane
Brownsboro Center, 4814 Brownsboro Road at Rudy Lane
Brownsboro Point, 1800 Rudy Lane at Corner of Brownsboro Road
Camelot Shopping Center, 1102 Lyndon Lane at Westport Road
Cedar Springs, 7101 Cedar Springs Boulevard at Bardstown Road
Central Station, 215 Central Avenue at South 3rd Street
Chenoweth Square, 3905 Chenoweth Square at Chenoweth Lane
Dahlem Center, 800 Eastern Parkway at South Shelby Street
Dixie Manor, 6801 Dixie Highway at St. Pauls Church Road
Dixie Valley Center, 10400 Dixie Highway south of Valley Station Road
Eastgate Shopping Center, 12501 Shelbyville Road at Aiken Road
Eastland Shopping Center, 4700 Bardstown Road at South Watterson Trail
Festival on Jefferson Court, 4501 Outer Loop at Jefferson Boulevard
Fourth Street Live   , 411-446 South 4th Street, south of Liberty Street
Gardiner Lane Shopping Center, 3010 Bardstown Road at Gardiner Lane
Germantown Square, 1250 Goss Avenue at Eastern Parkway
Glenview Pointe, 2400 Lime Kiln Lane at US Highway 42
Hikes Point Plaza, 4032 Taylorsville Road, east of Hikes Lane
Holiday Manor, 4942 US Highway 42 at Holiday Manor Center
Hunnington Place, 1808 South Hurstbourne Parkway at Bunsen Parkway
Hurstbourne Corners, 9409 Shelbyville Road at North Hurstbourne Parkway
Hurstbourne Shopping Center, 101 Whittington Parkway
Indian Trail Square, 5701 Preston Highway at East Indian Trail
Iroquois Manor, 5300 South Third Street at West Southland Boulevard
Jefferson Mall   , 4801 Outer Loop at Jefferson Boulevard
Jeffersontown Commons, 9505 Taylorsville Road at Patti Lane
Lyles Mall, 2600 West Broadway at South 26th Street
Lynnview Shopping Center, 1207 Gilmore Lane at Preston Highway
Mall St. Matthews   , 5000 Shelbyville Road at Sherburn Lane
McMahan Plaza, 3000 Breckenridge Lane at Hikes Lane
Mid City Mall   , 1250 Bardstown Road, south of Beechwood Avenue
Outer Loop Plaza, 7525 Outer Loop, west of Fegenbush Lan
Oxmoor Center   , 7900 Shelbyville Road at Christian Way
Park Place Mall, 9070 Dixie Highway, south of Elzie Road
Piccadilly Square, 5304 Bardstown Road at South Hurstbourne Parkway
Poplar Plaza, 4920 Poplar Level Road at Rangeland Road
Prospect Village, 5949 Timber Ridge Drive at US Highway 42
Rolling Hills Shopping Center, 9224 Westport Road at Langdon Drive
St. Matthews Pavilion, 4121 Shelbyville Road at Sears Avenue
St. Matthews Station, 3900 Shelbyville Road at Breckenridge Lane
Shelbyville Road Plaza, 4600 Shelbyville Road at Bowling Boulevard
Shively Center, 4420 Dixie Highway at Heaton Road
Shops at Forest Springs, 12456 LaGrange Road at Factory Lane
Silver Heights Plaza, 3811 Freedom Way at Blue Lick Road
Southland Terrace, 3935 7th Street Road at Crums Lane
Springhurst Towne Center, 3575 Springhurst Boulevard at Westport Road
Springs Station, 964 Breckenridge Lane at Dutchmans Parkway
Starks Court, 319 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard at South 4th Street
Stonefield Square, 10400 Shelbyville Road at Moser Road
Stony Brook, 9000 Taylorsville Road at South Hurstbourne Parkway
The Forum, 150 North Hurstbourne Parkway at Hurstbourne Trace
The Summit, 4300 Summit Plaza Drive at Brownsboro Road
Townfair Shopping Center, 1915 South Hurstbourne Parkway at Bunsen Parkway
Valley Station Shopping Center, 10800 Dixie Highway North of Gene Snyder
Village Square, 11800 Shelbyville Road, east of North Madison Avenue
Westport Plaza, 9400 Westport Road at North Hurstbourne Parkway