The Phoenix Hill neighborhood is getting a new market, and it’s slated to open early next year on the corner of Logan and Kentucky St. According to the Logan Street Market website, the 25,000 square foot development will turn a food dessert into a food haven and community space, featuring an indoor market with food, produce and retail stalls, a community and event stage, a beer garden, a children’s play area, a cooking stage and mezzanine seating.
“The Logan Street Market will be a gathering place for friends, family and neighbors from across the city. “Our vision is to be an all-inclusive space for community events,” said Mike Safai, President and CEO of Safai Coffee and The Logan Street Market in a press release. “It is a perfect way to repurpose the ReSurfaced assets for the community.”
The Louisville community will recognize a number of assets from ReSurfaced when The Logan Street Market opens in February of 2019. Both organizations are known for being innovative, fresh and sustainable, so it was a natural fit for The Logan Street Market to acquire ReSurfaced shipping containers, soccer field turf, and even Jason Scroggins’ Massimals and geometric seating to enhance the huge market. The seating containers will become part of a “Farmer’s Plaza” that will feature a weekly Farmer’s Market and special events.
“We are thrilled that The Logan Street Market will be utilizing the ReSurfaced shipping containers,” said Rebecca Matheny, Executive Director of the Louisville Downtown Partnership (LDP). “Their project is going to be transformative to the neighborhood and will bring people from all aspects of the community together which was always an important goal of ReSurfaced projects.”
In addition to the market and Farmer’s Plaza, The Logan Street Market rooftop will hold a number of shipping containers that will be converted into a truly innovative Airbnb.
“With our specialty grade coffee business, we have a number of people coming from all over the world,” Safai said in the release. “Outside of Downtown, it is difficult to find a convenient hotel.” We thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if people could stay right here?” Phase II plans are underway to turn the building’s rooftop into an urban garden and event space.