Sadly, we must bid farewell to Crescent Hill Craft House (2636 Frankfort Avenue), which announced the cessation of business in a Facebook post yesterday.

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I profiled the founding iteration of Crescent Hill Craft House for Food & Dining Magazine in 2015, a year after it opened. What made it unique to the area was an all-Kentucky (and Indiana metro) draft beer list.

Crescent Hill Craft House

However, a later effort to expand the concept to Germantown was not a success.

Germantown Craft House closes unexpectedly

In 2019 the original ownership consortium sold Crescent Hill Craft House to Craft Culture Concepts (CCC) Development Group. Accordingly, Louisville Business First reporter Haley Cawthon provides this valuable pieces-on-a-chessboard bit of background to the story.

Notably, the owners behind Crescent Hill Craft House and Parlour in Jeffersonville, Indiana, are working on two new concepts in Downtown Louisville. Craft Culture Concepts (CCC) Development Group — a newly established restaurant group — announced Smoked on Second and One Thirty Three in June. Both restaurants will be located within the former Griff’s space on Second and Liberty streets.

And, Dahlia Ghabour of the Louisville Courier Journal attributes Crescent Hill Craft House’s closing to COVID-19.

Crescent Hill Craft House has closed its doors due to lost revenue from the coronavirus pandemic. The pub at 2636 Frankfort Ave. served 40 craft beers and 56 bourbons, along with a full menu of American foods.

The rumorama hints that Craft Culture Concepts is looking for expansion opportunities in New Albany. Our ears are open …