Whiskey Row – Wow! with Valle Jones; Habitat’s Rob Locke Builds Up


Have you noticed all the progress on Whiskey Row? It’s been a long time coming, and a tribute to the perseverance of Valle Jones, the force behind the development of one of the city’s most important blocks. Just this week, it was announced that two new Marriott-branded hotels will be built, joining announced projects that include two restaurants, a speakeasy and luxury apartments. Listen in to hear the latest on Whiskey Row.

The positive momentum in the West End couldn’t happen without affordable housing options for residents, and that is, among other things, why Rob Locke is intent on helping people find homes through Habitat for Humanity. We talked at the organization’s awesome Bank Street headquarters in Portland.

In my world, my city of Jeffersontown is attempting to stand in the way of progress by enforcing an absolute ban on short-term rental housing. It’s a fight I’m preparing to fight with city officials, who are so wrong-headed in going against technology and progress that it makes me ill. In other news of former Rusty Satellite guests – Winston Bennett lost his job with the state after complaints about inappropriate emails he sent, and Jeff Brohm is now the darling of the Tennessee Volunteers, though apparently no deal has been signed yet.

It’s all in another great episode of the Rusty Satellite Show. Thanks for listening.

Rob Locke at Habitat’s headquarters
Valle Jones at a Whiskey Row apartment