On Wednesday afternoon Rye on Market, which debuted in 2011, chose the medium of Facebook to reveal its forthcoming end. There’ll be a valedictory evening of food and drink on Saturday, July 25; reservations are highly recommended. To our knowledge, Rye’s departure will not impact its sister bar and eatery Galaxie, located 1,000 feet west on Market.
Here is the closing announcement, with text to follow.
Thank you Louisville. Thank you for the eight and a half years of support. Thank you for the raucous back porch nights, and the cozy winter meals. Thank you to our cooks, servers, porters, management, and bartenders; every one of you put your own stamp on this place with your creativity, vibrant personailty, and diligent work ethic. Thank to our farmers, for the care you put into raising the best produce and meats in the region, it made our job a hell of a lot more fun.
When we first opened our doors, our goal was to foster a community through food and drink. We put an emphasis on family style dining, creative cocktails, and never sacrificing on quality. We are proud of the work that we have done and the community that we have grown into. That community that supported us from the First Friday Trolly Hops to the Louisville Cocktail Competition; the specialty dinners to the lunch pop ups – and to that first bite of a Sally Lunn roll to start a meal.
Thank you Louisville for embracing us, pushing us, and growing with us.
We will have one last service this Saturday, July 25th. Reservations recommended. Stay tuned for details on one last bar sale.