Developers, restaurateurs rush to downtown revitalization boom
By ELIZABETH BEILMAN Jul 21, 2016
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]