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Coming soon: what not to miss in 2024

As Louisville continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and recently opened businesses.

A church steeple rises above a quiet city street. The red brick church is lit with purple light, and features stained glass windows.

The Last Refuge takes its name from Bob Dylan lyrics as well as a former name for the building, The Refuge of Kentucky Church.

Photo by @SteveGrider

The below list of new businesses has been updated as of April 2024.

🗓️ Coming soon

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Louisville. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to Derby City.

A rendering of a city block, featuring modern buildings with clean asthetics and lines, as well as older brick buildings from the 19th and 20th centurites.

The Rabbit Hole expansion along Jefferson Street will see the campus stretch from Clay to Shelby Streets.

Image via Louisville Metro Government

The Last Refuge, 600 E. Market St. | Late April to early May 2024 | This whiskey bar will be a brand experience for Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey .
Pursuit Spirits, 722 W. Main St. | Opening September 2024 | 6,500-sqft bourbon tasting room with food options + short-term rental property
Angel’s Envy Expansion, 500 E. Main St. | Opening TBA | Two-story facility featuring a skyway, space to create and test products, and more room for tours
Rabbit Hole Expansion, 711 E. Jefferson St. | Opening TBA | An expansion that will take up an entire city block, adding a gift shop, tasting rooms, a dedicated single-barrel tasting space, and an outdoor area

An Airstream trailer sits beneath a roof near a stone-lined pond.

Progress Park offers seven airstream trailers, each with amenities like a firepit, grill, and hammock.

Photo courtesy Progress Park

Five Iron Golf, 836 E. Market St. | Opening Spring 2024 | A ~9,000-sqft indoor facility featuring 10 golf simulators and a bar
Progress Park Event Space, 4501 Progress Blvd. | Opening May 2024 | A ~10,000 sqft space for weddings and other gatherings
Smokeasy The Private Lounge, 566 S. 5th St. | Opening May 2024 | A members only, 11,000-sqft cigar lounge featuring a full bar + food menu
Hampton Inn and Suites Oxmoor, 400 Bullitt Lane | Opening 2024 | A five-story, ~66,000-sqft hotel, featuring 111 rooms + a pool
Louisville Visitor’s Center Renovation, 301 S. 4th St. | Opening Spring 2024 | Opening in time for the 150th Kentucky Derby, the new space promises to be an “immersive and authentic Louisville experience.”
Derby City Lofts, 440 W. Market St. | Opening 2024 | Four-story boutique hotel, featuring 20 units, with a ground-floor bourbon tasting room
Pickle & Social, 8100 Lyndon Park Lane | Opening fall 2024 | A 35,000-sqft entertainment venue featuring 12 pickleball courts, a restaurant + bar, and an outdoor green space

A three-story, modern building, faces a busy street, with people hanging around on balconies and other outdoor space, in a rendering of future development.

The expansion will include first floor retail, restaurant, and entertainment space, as well as a potential rooftop bar.

Image courtesy of Noveen Holdings, LLC

Merriment Thrift Store, 2533 Portland Ave. | Opening May 2024 | Thrift shop offering garments, household products, and other essentials + a community gathering space
NuLu Marketplace Expansion, 808-814 E. Main St. | Opening TBD | A vacant lot will become a 47,000 sqft mixed-use hub for restaurants, shops, and more
Ethan Allen at Paddocks, 4230 Summit Plaza Dr. | Opening April of May 2024 | A 7,000-sqft outlet of the high-end furniture retailer

Waterfront Park Phase IV, 10th-14th Streets | Opening late 2024 | An expansion of Waterfront Park that will occupy 22 acres and four city blocks, an investment of $50 million
Norton West Louisville Hospital, 28th Street + Broadway | Opening November 2024 | The first new hospital built in Louisville’s West End in 150 years
UofL Engineering School, Eastern Parkway | Opening Fall 2025 | A four-story, 114,000 sqft space, featuring classrooms, a maker space, and high-tech lab facilities
UofL Health Sciences Simulation Center & Collaboration Hub, S. Preston St. | Opening TBD | A $280 million educational facility that will prepare skilled health care professionals for the workforce

✅ Now open

If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Louisville’s newest spots. Check out this list of Derby City’s recently opened establishments.

Plant Kingdom, 1000 E. Market St. | A plant shop that recently moved from St. Matthews, offering trees, shrubs, perennials, houseplants, annual flowers, vegetable crops, and more
Paxton’s, 709 E. Market St. | A men’s boutique offering new fashions on a weekly basis
Matchset Pickleball + Tennis, Westport Village | A supply shop for those who love raquet-based sports
Painter’s Row, 1427 Lytle St. | An apartment building with ~100 units, featuring retail on the ground floor, built in old warehouses

Indoor mini-gold course with neon lights.

Each hole will feature an interactive, nostalgic game in addition to the mini-golf itself.

Photo by Puttshack

Puttshack, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. | Indoor, tech-infused, mini-golf from the makers of TopGolf
SEVEN Cocktails + Bourbon, 815 E. Market St. | A 2,700-sqft bar offering seven signature cocktails in NuLu Marketplace

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The Goodwill Opportunity Campus was a $100 million investment.

Rendering provided by Norton Healthcare

“The Greatest Remembered”, Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. 6th St. | A new exhibit looking back at Louisville’s response to the death + funeral of Muhammad Ali
Goodwill Opportunity Campus, 2820 W. Broadway | A 125,000-sqft facility that is home to community resources, like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, the YMCA, and Volunteers of America

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