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Faces of Downtown

Jim Tienken

Local attorney Jim Tienken is frequently seen downtown, shopping at local retailers or patronizing downtown restaurants. His law practice spans nearly forty years, over 25 of those in Downtown Louisville. He is an owner of his office building at 824 Pine Street, one door west of Moxie Bread. Jim was a board member of Louisville’s Downtown Business Association for many years, and was President for several. As a part of the DBA, he was an early promoter and organizer of the Street Faire and was very active in its production.

Jim and his wife Kelly raised their four children in Louisville’s wonderful schools, and their children all worked in local downtown restaurants. Jim continues to be an active participant in local business groups, and regularly appears before City Council and other boards and commissions on behalf of his clients, or in support of local and regional issues.

When not working, you will find Jim riding his bike on local trails and roads, spending time with his wife and family, enjoying fine tequila, or fishing. In his legal practice, Jim will be happy to assist you with your real estate or business needs. Jim looks forward to seeing you all Downtown!

Historic Preservation Building

This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

The Old Louisville Hospital
721 Grant St.

The house at 721 Grant is important to Louisville history for a number of reasons: it is one of the many buildings that historically were relocated from one site to another in the Louisville area, and it had an earlier life as a Main Street business and the Louisville Post Office. It was reportedly the location of Louisville’s newspaper office, it was used as a hospital operated by the United Mine Workers for area miners, and it is believed to have been used for elementary school classes prior to becoming a private residence. The house was recently converted to a playful house for the children of the Dickinson family. And their pets and parents enjoy it also.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Rob Zuccaro, 303-335-4590,

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April and Doing Our Best

These are certainly unprecedented times, but it’s been amazing to watch our downtown community come together and support each other at this challenging time. So many businesses have become creative and are adapting to the changes of everyday life, and the Louisville community has been there to support and cheer them on! Way to go Louisville, we are in this together and we will make it through together.

Louisville Street Faire

Under normal circumstances this would be the Street Faire issue of our newsletter. However, due to the uncertainties arising from COVID-19, at this time we are delaying the announcement of the 2020 Street Faire band schedule until May 1st.

Of course, no one has a crystal ball to say for sure how and when the COVID-19 outbreak will dissipate. We can’t know for sure whether we will be able, or allowed, to hold the Faire, or whether or not we will be able to hold to the current schedule. There will be questions going forward as to whether a particular band will still be available, but we want to encourage hope in our community, knowing that we are all fighting this virus together and that we are all in this together. We sincerely hope that good news will begin to overtake the uncertainty and that life can return to normal sooner rather than later. Stay well, stay safe, and hopefully we can rock it out downtown come June.

Art Walk Message

Dear Art Lovers and Business Owners,

It is vitally important for all of us to take the necessary precautions to practice social distancing during this critical phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. All members of the Louisville Arts District (LAD) are committed to observing the explicit recommendations of the CDC, state and City of Louisville public health officials and thus, we have cancelled the upcoming April Art Walk. We will provide you with additional updates regarding the May and future Art Walks. Hopefully we can enjoy gathering with our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and associates. Be a part of recovery, vitality, hope and healing.

DBA Website now has a Gift Card Page!

The DBA is pleased to announce that in an effort to further support our beloved downtown businesses we have added a Gift Card page to our website! There you can find links to buy Gift Cards from individual downtown businesses who have uploaded their links to the website. This is a centralized place meant to make it simple and easy to support your favorite businesses.

From the Louisville Chamber of Commerce

During this challenging time, it is critical that we support our small businesses. When you purchase anything from a local small business, including gift cards, submit your receipts to and you will be entered to win $500 cash! In order for our businesses to have a future, we need to help them today!

How to Help Businesses

Want to help local businesses survive? There are so many ways to support at this time:

  1. Shop online if they have an online store
  2. Buy a gift card
  3. Make purchases by phone
  4. Order take out or delivery
  5. Follow them on social media
  6. Give them a shout out or tag someone on social media
  7. Share/Like their social media posts and emails
  8. Leave a review
  9. Leave positive comments
  10. Be kind and encouraging

Restaurant Offerings

Below is a list of downtown restaurants that are offering Take-out, Curbside and Delivery Services. Click on each restaurant to be directed to their website. Also, check their FB pages for real time information!

12 Degree Brewing
740 Front
Bob’s Diner
Casa Alegre
Crystal Springs Brewing
Double Happy
Gravity Brewing/Gastronauts
Lucky Pie
Lulu’s BBQ
Moe’s Bagels
Moxie Bread Co.
Pica’s Taqueria
Precision Pours
Rosati’s Pizza
Sweet Cow
Sushi Yoshi
Ziggy’s Coffee

A Message from Zucca and Huckleberry

808 Main St.
With all of us becoming more impacted by the current health crisis, we are doing are very best to keep our employees and our guests safe while still offering the delicious food our community has come to love.

We’re offering CURBSIDE TO-GO service for both Zucca and The Huckleberry at our Zucca location. Just give us a call to place an order, and when you arrive, give us another call and we’ll gladly run it out to you! Thank you so much for continuing to support your local small businesses! We need your support now more than ever! 303-666-6499.

Retailers and Services

We love our downtown shops and services, most of which have had to shut their doors completely at this time. Please consider purchasing gift cards for future use, ordering by phone or online if they have an online shop. Many are offering delivery of goods in the immediate area or shipping. Please visit for links to downtown retailers and service businesses. Also, don’t forget to virtually visit our friends at Found Underground, Pitter Patter, and Eleanor and Hobbs.

My Saving Grace

909 Main St.
You can still shop our website for a great selection of shoes, leather goods, jewelry and gifts! We offer a curated selection of products, many of which are produced in the USA as well as locally. Gift Cards are available by calling 720-597-4294. Free Shipping on all website purchases. Wishing all good health and happiness.


640 Main St.
Tilt will soon have a live trivia show online with an interactive app which you can play along from your home. Please keep connected to our Facebook for announcements. We hope to launch this weekend. We also have some liquor stock available for sale and a few games are also for sale on Craigslist. In addition you can purchase gift cards on our website if you would like to support us during this time. You can also leave a review on facebook or google and we’d love to hear from you about what bands you’d like to hear at The Louisville Underground. Please stay in touch. We’ll sure need some entertainment when this is all over. Contact for games and liquor. Thank you for your support.

The Singing Cook

728 Main St.
The Singing Cook would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the kindness and support we have received over the past few weeks. It’s been truly humbling and we look forward to seeing you back in our shop when it is once again safe to be in public. In the meantime, we are offering delivery and shipping on any purchases you’d like to make by phone. Please LIKE and look at our FB Page as we are posting as many items as we can for you to browse. You can also purchase an eGift Card on our website. Also, Knife Sharpening for April is cancelled and we will provide info for future dates as the situation continues to evolve. Stay well!

Old Friends and Assorted Goods

706 Front St.
Old Friends and Assorted Goods are both offering Easter Baskets and other items from their shops for delivery. Call or go online to order your Easter basket today before they are gone!

Yoga Junction

927 Main St.
Yoga Junction has moved their yoga classes, workshops, and fitness classes online! Join with your favorite teachers and practice, while feeling connected and with your community. Upcoming workshops include Yoga for Stress Resilience, Restorative Yoga and Family Yoga. We want to thank all of the community for their support right now. If it wasn’t for our neighbors, friends and students, we wouldn’t be able to offer classes during this stressful time.

Achtermann Chiropractic

600 Main St.
We are proud to announce that Achtermann Chiropractic and Acupuncture is celebrating 25 years of business in Historic Downtown Louisville! Although we are currently closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, when we are able to re-open, please stop by for giveaways and to help us celebrate! Drs. Karen and Martin Achtermann specialize in hands-on and low force Activator Methods / Arthrostim adjusting. Dr. Karen is also certified in Acupuncture. We also do Cupping to relax tight muscles, Kinesiotape to stabilize areas, and are distributors of DoTerra Essential Oils and sell BioFreeze, Ice Packs and Microwaveable Hot Packs. We accept most insurance and our specialty is treating families!

A Message from Louisville Public Library

For all scheduled library programs visit

The Library may be closed, but we are open online 24/7 and we have some great services and resources.

  • Get a Library Card online and get access to all our online database resources as well as the Front Range Downloadable Library!
  • Read, Listen or Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the Front Range Downloadable Library.
  • Mango offers FREE access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language.
  • Creativebug gives you access to over 1000 award-winning crafting classes taught by top designers and artists. Classes cover sewing, art, cooking, paper crafting, knitting, jewelry making, and more!
  • Access New York Times Online FREE with your library card!
  • Online Learning and Research, including ReferenceUSA, Regional Business News, Testing and Education Reference Center, and much more!
Check our website for more information about Louisville Public Library Service, Resources and a growing list of FREE online resources for you and your family.

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