It’s no exaggeration to characterize the Logan Street Market as among Louisville’s most highly anticipated debuts in 2019, and on Saturday the opening bell rang. After two days of limited business hours, the full slate begins Tuesday, October 8.
The market’s creators hope that the Logan Street Market can be to Louisville what the Findlay Market is to Cincinnati. More than 1.2 million people visit Findlay Market’s stalls annually, buying goods, attending events or just hanging out. It’s the fifth-most visited place in that city.
Expect more than 30 food, produce and retail vendors; space for music and community events; a playground and a cooking stage; a coffee roasting operation; a bar and beer garden; and coming soon, a brewery on site.
Logan Street Market exists to provide healthy, fresh, local food to an under-served community, to be a leader in sustainable practices and events, to be a community gathering space for people to learn, grow and connect, and to be a premier destination where local chefs and artisans excel.
Logan Street Market is a registered Public Benefit Corporation (PBC), a model allowing us to execute our social mission while running a sustainable business. Our mission is to provide an avenue for local and regional food, and for culture economies to engage the community through the timeless public market model. We serve as a venue for residents from all corners of the county to interact and grow together.
At LEO Weekly, beer writers Craig and Whitney Martin recently updated Wild Hops, Logan Street Market’s forthcoming brewery.
Starting a new, 15-barrel brewhouse takes time, so guest taps will round out the cocktail and wine offerings at Logan Street for a few months. “I’d love to have a bock beer ready to release for Bock Fest in the Spring,” said Wild Hops head brewer Maggie Bray. With a background in brewing traditional, German-style beers for Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., as well as more creative craft at 3rd Turn Brewing, Bray plans to find middle ground, capitalizing on the plethora of ingredients she’ll have on hand via the market to inspire distinct brews.
More of the Logan Street Market’s back story can be read in this 2018 post right here at Food & Dining Magazine.