As a prelude to The Bard Town’s relocation-in-progress, here at F&D we seek to be properly locational. When speaking of a business, geography matters.
As such, Louisville’s somewhat obscure Meriwether neighborhood (sometimes spelled Merriwether; population 1,609) is a triangular sliver of ground with Shelby Park to the north, Schnitzelburg the east and S. Preston St. to the southwest.
This digression is prompted by a random comment I saw on Twitter, which applauded The Bard’s Town’s arrival in Shelby Park. To be sure, the difference with Meriwether appears to be a distance of only 100 yards.
Still, WDRB’s news item specifies Meriwether.
A restaurant and bar on Bardstown Road is moving into Louisville’s Meriwether neighborhood. The Bard’s Town posted on social media on Tuesday its intentions to move into a new space at the corner of Burnett and Meriwether avenues.
A popular Highlands restaurant and live entertainment venue is relocating to a vacant church in the Meriwether neighborhood later this year.
Doug Schutte, owner of The Bard’s Town, closed The Bard’s Town’s location at 1801 Bardstown Road permanently on New Year’s Day after more than 12 years in business there. He plans to reopen his business in the former New Beginnings Christian Church at 511 E. Burnett Ave., near Shelby Park, in early March.
In the words of the radio DJ back in the day, “there you have it.”
Photo credit: Google Maps.