Be kind, rewind: our top five July stories

In case you missed it.

Row of historic buildings on a street with cars and a tree-lined sidewalk.

Get a quick update on what happened in Derby City in July.

Photo by Louisville Tourism

We figured, like Aerosmith, you don’t want to miss a thing. So we took a look back at the 35 stories we shared in July and crunched some page view numbers to bring you LOUtoday’s greatest hits.

Rendering of a gas station with a parking lot.

The Grand Reserve will serve as a luxury pit stop between Louisville and Nashville.

Rendering by Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group

The Grand Reserve
A $140+ million travel-stop-meets-resort is being developed directly off of Exit 112 along I-65 in Bullitt County. A hotel, townhomes, upscale gas station, and multiple restaurants are just a few of the amenities planned for the Grand Reserve, which is slated to be open in 2026.

Historic brick house with wrought iron fence in front of a river.

See the Gaffney House at 4515 River Rd.

Gaffney House
An overlooked piece of history that has sat vacant on River Road for years is being restored. The mannerist-style house was designed by its owner + prominent Louisville architect, James J. Gaffney, between 1910 and 1927. It might have one of the coolest roofs we’ve ever seen.

Pink mansion on a sunny day.

The Pink Palace has purple and green trim, and sits at the top of St. James Court.

Photo by LOUtoday

A 19th-century Barbie Dreamhouse
The “Barbie” movie release was all the sparkling, pink rage in July — so we joined the party and brought you a story about a real-life Barbie Dreamhouse in Old Louisville.

Name this neighborhood
We asked you to put on your thinking caps and try to identify a Louisville neighborhood based on a map void of its landmarks. Turns out, you all know the Audubon Park area pretty well.

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In 2017, the Louisville waterfront welcomed the Mary M. Miller. | Photo by Belle of Louisville Riverboats

Iconic Derby City landmarks
Speaking of landmarks… We released a City Guide to some of Louisville’s most notable places, like the Louisville Water Tower and Belle of Louisville.

While those stories racked up the most views, a few other things happened in July that are worth mentioning — like when this unlikely Germantown house went up for sale, a new Mediterranean restaurant opened on Bardstown Road, and Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion was demolished.

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