For most businesses, finding that perfect niche where need meets opportunity is one key to success. For Chad Coulter, whose Louvino restaurants have found some success appealing to girls’ night out parties in five locations, bringing biscuits to NuLu is the next growth opportunity. The Rusty Satellite visited the new Biscuit Belly on Main Street during its second week of operation, and the concept seems to be catching on.
Now biscuits don’t scream “healthy option” though Coulter served me something called the Love Shack with brie, smoked honey, berry jam and pecans that was delicious. Hear the story of how Biscuit Belly became a reality.
Just a few miles south, a dozen construction workers were busy at the Logan Street Market, racing against a July 29 opening date. The market is unlike anything Louisville has seen before, modeled after public markets in cities like Cincinnati, Nashville and Seattle. Sarah Height, who wears every hat imaginable on site, has been involved in the project for two years. With the finish line in sight, she’s working with construction crews and more than two dozen vendors, all while developing a plan to market the market and convince people to visit Shelby Park.
We’re joined by Jeff Brantley, operator of one of four restaurants planned at Logan Street. Brantley, who has experience working in several local restaurants, calls his new place, Bramble, which will become one of the few local spots to get a plate lunch.
Back at the Re/Max Properties East studio, I fill you in on other local restaurant news, like the just-announced closing of Rivue at the Galt House, and the opening of MexATacos on Market Street. And there’s more concerning a just-published homeless study and I’ll tell you why I don’t like a plan to develop the land on which some local public golf courses are located.
It’s all on the city’s longest-running and most interesting podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, brought to you by Passport Health Plan, the Eye Care Institute and Heuser Health.