Ear X-Tacy Leaves Void in Music Promotions and Bookings

The closure of the Ear X-Tacy record store has surprised much of Louisville’s music community, but the effect could be even more widespread. Ear X-Tacy has frequently been a key player in the SoundScan system that tracks album sales. Sales at the store were often weighted. Depending on the year, one album sold at Ear […]

Ear X-Tacy Closing

Louisville music store Ear X-Tacy is closing. Founder and owner John Timmons posted the news to the store’s Facebook page Monday evening. The announcement comes after the store was closed without explanation for three days. The store was founded in 1985 and came close to shutting down twice recently. Last year, Timmons said his business model was not […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Basis for Story on Crumbling Infrastructure and Business

The Sherman Minton Bridge is slated to re-open next year. It will end months of frustration for area commuters and business owners. The business angle was among the first local media pursued after the bridge closed. Stories about businesses in Indiana being cut off from their customer base appeared alongside stories about New Albany businesses […]

Sherman Minton Bridge Repair Bids Due

Bids for the repairs to the Sherman Minton Bridge will be turned in tomorrow. The Indiana Department of Transportation is managing the bid process. INDOT has pre-qualified six contractors who could install new steel on the span. The bid review and approval process has been expedited, as has the federal approval process. But INDOT officials […]

Fourth Street Live Tavern to Close, Another Bar Likely in Borders Space

A restaurant in Fourth Street Live is closing. The Red Star Tavern is being evicted for not paying rent. It will mark the second large vacancy in the development. The former Borders location has been empty since the company went bankrupt. All leases for Fourth Street Live are handled by the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. A […]

PNC Plaza Sold

PNC Plaza in downtown Louisville has been sold. A division of Optima International purchased the building at 5th and Jefferson streets for roughly $77 million. Business First reports that the tower’s value has increased since it was sold in 2000 and 2007, and that could be indicative of increased value of downtown properties in the […]

Bonick Leaves Jewish Hospital Medical Campus

A senior executive at Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare has resigned. Martin Bonick was senior vice president of the organization and president and CEO of the Jewish Hospital Medical Campus. Hospital officials have declined to elaborate on Bonick’s resignation, opting only to release a statement acknowledging his departure. Hospital consultant Doug Howell will replace […]

What the Jobs Report Means for Louisville

American job growth was stagnant in August. No new jobs were added and the unemployment rate remains at 9.1 percent. Indiana University Southeast Professor Uric Dufrene has weighed in on the latest report with Chris Otts at the C-J‘s Derby City Sense blog: This national slow down will be seen in Louisville numbers. For example, […]

Holland, Mayor’s Office Welcome New Development on Fourth Street

An east Market Street developer says the Downtown Development Corporation’s plans for refurbishing south 4th Street will not conflict with the budding NuLu neighborhood. At last Monday’s meeting on the DDC’s plans to attract new, small retailers to 4th Street between Broadway and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, several attendees asked whether the businesses would compete with […]

Retail Unlikely for Fourth Street Borders Location

Five retail spaces in Louisville once occupied by Borders and Waldenbooks stores will be sold at auction next month. But one former Borders store isn’t changing hands. The branch at Fourth Street Live is still owned by the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies. Cordish holds the lease and will decide what fills the space next. Mayor’s spokesman Chris […]