Econo Lodge Downtown
401 South 2nd St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 583-2841
Fax: (502) 583-2629
Fourth Street Live is one of the main attractions for nightlife and dinner in downtown Louisville. Its a mega-entertainment area that primarily features restaurants and bars all under one roof. The dining options run the gamut, from Brazilian BBQ at Brazeiros to American fare at Gordon Biersch Brewery, there is usually something for everyone. Club options are also varied, from the hip Marquee Bar to Country Western camaraderie at PBR Louisville, all crowds are welcome.
The multi-dimensional Glassworks is a gallery, workshop, studio, gift shop, and event venue all rolled into one. Come watch glassmakers transform globs of melted glass into exquisite pieces of art. Those eager to learn the trade themselves can take classes or visit the Walk-In Workshop. Glassworks also hosts birthday parties, and is available to rent for group functions (event planners even have the option of renting glass-making demonstrations during their function).
Muth's Candies' legacy of traditional candy-making has been passed down since its opening in 1921. Today they produce mouth-watering creations like chocolates, caramels, creams, dipped pretzels, chocolate jellies, turtles, bourbons, and Modjeskas (caramel and marshmallow), in addition to one-of-a-kind Louisville favorites like Kentucky Derby chocolate medallions and chocolate-bourbon horseshoe gift bags. Muth's is a great place to find unique and delicious gifts for any occasion.
Joe Ley's is a fixture in the New Louisville (NuLu) area. With more than 30 years at this address, Joe sells all types of merchandise, from housewares and antiques to more contemporary finds like music, art and other items. Another attraction is the building itself, it's housed in an old schoolhouse that still retains plenty of its late 19th-century charm.
The Louisville International Mall brings many cultures under one roof. Enjoy the traditional cuisine of the global neighborhood. In addition to restaurants, the mall offers a market, clothing stores, office services, a barber shop and salon, and even banquet facilities.
Scout is located in Louisville's hip NuLu district, and since 2004 it has plied cool little trinkets and things for the home that are hard to find anywhere else. It's more than just home furnishings however, because the shop has other items that make great gifts. Scout also carries some trendy brands that still have a small, non-exposed presence in the U.S. like Goorin Bros., Surya and Hobo Handbags, to name a few. If you find yourself on East Market Street, saunter inside, you won't regret it.
Feel the Central Asian touch in products sold at Canoe, a textile store that offers variety of Uzbek, Turkish, Egyptian work on rugs, suzanis and carpets made of different fabrics. The store also sells furnishings, tribal jewelry, pottery, metal items and other collectibles.
Butchertown Market is housed inside a building that dates back to 1890, and its huge retail space draws tons of locals as well as tourists almost every day of the year. The shops inside include Work the Metal for home decor, Cellar Door Chocolates which showcases the splendor of cacao, Moss Hill Bath & Body to pamper yourself and finally Bourbon Barrell Foods, where all the products have a touch of that hometown bourbon. All of the shops have eclectic gifts that are one-of-a-kind and most will hardly be found outside of Louisville.
Chocolate creation is a well-received art form anywhere it's practiced around the world. In Louisville, Cellar Door is the place where master confectioners conduct their craft. Every item comes from a small batch in order to ensure its freshness as well as to continually keep the innovative chocolatiers on their toes. With each delicious item, owner Erika-Chavez Graziano makes sure that each guest receives something that is unique and one-of-a-kind, both in flavor and appearance. Its location inside the massive Butchertown Market is another attraction itself and while you're here don't forget to check out Bourbon Barrell Foods to pair some bourbon-flavored sorghum, bitters or even sea-salt with your chocolate.
At Vic's Classic Bikes, you can choose from an exhaustive collection of over 300 vintage bikes which the seller has put up for restoration. Some of the vintage cycles put up for restoration include Motobecane, Peugeot, Raleigh, Schwinn, DeRosa, Masi, Ross, Astro Diamler, Puch, DeBernardi, Zullo, Atala and Nishki, apart from several others. The restoration procedure followed at Vic's Classic Bikes is a comprehensive one and high-quality and tough lugged steel bikes are chosen. Each vintage bicycle is disassembled thoroughly and inspected vigilantly. At this vintage bike shop, you can also browse from an extensive collection of accessories lik handle bar treatments and saddles.
Nitty Gritty is a great local shop that caters to those obsessed with anything vintage, retro or kitschy. This Germantown boutique has fashions from the 1920's all the way to the 1980's. The shop sells other housewares and accessories as well, where you'll find bags, hats, clocks, watches, cameras and almost everything else that has some retro charm to it. Additionally, its a great place to go when you need to find something on Halloween or to add that vintage piece to sharpen your style.
Isn't it a shame that some beautiful dishes never get used? Never intended for holding a scoop of mashed potatoes or slice of meatloaf, they sit for years atop a sideboard, gathering dust, or hang in little metal hooks specifically designed to support plates no one uses. The Hadley Pottery Company blurs the boundaries between aesthetic and practical with its renown pottery that can indeed be used for food and drinks. In 1940, artist Mary Alice Hadley began the stoneware line that soon developed into a worldwide pottery sensation. Today, her original designs are still used, and thanks to the process of "underglaze decoration," are highly durable.