Category: Downtown Strong

Stories of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on downtown Louisville businesses. Photos and stories by photojournalist Chris Wheeler. 9News featured a video segment recently on the stories.

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The Singing Cook — The Towel Says it All!

Cluster Fork. Those words etched onto a kitchen towel sum up this whole situation. Jenni Hlawatsch, owner of The Singing Cook, could not agree more. Her charming store on Main Street in downtown Louisiville is known for unique and essential kitchen products, all served with a healthy dose of humor. But “essential” has new meaning… Read more »

12 Degree Brewing — Beauty and the Beast

Is there a more beautiful sight in the world than a freshly poured Belgian served to you at 12 Degree Brewery??? Didn’t think so. Like all downtown Louisville small businesses, 12 Degree has been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. But this “beast” is not stopping 12 Degree from doing what they do so well… Read more »

Eyeworks — A Clear Vision

Eye issues do not suddenly stop during a pandemic. The optometrists, opticians and supporting staff of Eyeworks provide a vital lifeline for our community. For management, the most difficult part of the pandemic has been having to furlough employees – many of whom feel like family. However, Eyeworks remains committed and determined to continue serving… Read more »

Ziggi’s Coffee — Hang in There

The DBA is honored to present the following series of photos by local photojournalist Chris Wheeler. He has been capturing the impact this pandemic is having on our community from the businesses and owners, to the employees, and to their customers. We hope you find these images and stories uplifting in this time of uncertainty…. Read more »