Six new restaurants are coming to downtown Jeffersonville

Developers, restaurateurs rush to downtown revitalization boom



JEFFERSONVILLE — In the two short years since the Big Four Bridge has unleashed hundreds of thousands of empty bellies and stuffed wallets into downtown Jeffersonville, the historic district has transformed into a humming food and beverage hub.

Restauranteurs are taking note.

Open spots in the few blocks that make up downtown Jeffersonville are now highly competitive. One Louisville-based real estate company threw down a chunk of change on a house right in front of the Big Four Bridge before developers even knew what to do with it.

Well, surprise — that house will now host a restaurant and beer garden.

It’s one of several new eateries opening in downtown Jeffersonville in the coming months.

“We’re seeing a real renaissance in downtown,” said Jay Ellis, executive director of Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. ” … We’ve been working toward this for 25 years. We’ve been trying to see this area of town come full circle and come back to life.”

Continued… [Jeffersonville News & Tribune]