Coming soon to Main Street/Whiskey Row: Down One Bourbon Bar along with 321deli and ice cream shop 2 Dips & A Shake (does that sound kinda dirty to you?). Down One will stock more than 100 bourbons as well as local craft beer, specialty cocktails and wines. And the ice cream shop will feature booty from Comfy Cow. Best of all, I can walk to all three new places from my office! Here’s the press release:
LOUISVILLE, KY, January 9, 2013—Three new businesses will soon open in downtown Louisville, bringing jobs and new food and drink options to the community. Al J. Schneider Company will open Down One Bourbon Bar, 321deli and 2 Dips & a Shake ice cream shop at the corner of Third Street and Main Street, in the heart of the expanding Whiskey Row. These new locally-owned restaurants will open starting in mid-February with Down One Bourbon Bar. They will employ about 30 people. This development continues the Al J. Schneider Company’s commitment to downtown and the Louisville community.Down One Bourbon Bar is a rustic, yet comfortable joint with more than 100 bourbons and food from 321deli. Located in the heart of Louisville’s entertainment district, Down One Bourbon Bar is a great option after work, before events at the KFC YUM! Center, or for those looking for an authentic Kentucky Bourbon experience. In addition to its world-class Bourbon collection,Down One Bourbon Bar will feature local craft beer, specialty cocktails and distinctive wines by the glass.321deli offers the look and feel of a New York deli with the charm of the South. The deli will offer sandwiches, salads and sides to go, and will provide great food for Down One Bourbon Bar. Options include country ham from Kuttawa, Kentucky, triple crème cheese from Normandy, or smoked turkey from Tennessee. 321deli will provide unique and quality products, quick and reliable service, and reasonable prices.2 Dips & a Shake will offer ice cream from The Comfy Cow, a Louisville company that specializes in handcrafted ice cream and desserts. 2 Dips & a Shake will craft twists, shakes and floats with ice cream from The Comfy Cow.Christian Hattemer is General Manager of these three new concepts. Hattemer has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He moved to Louisville from Columbus, Ohio where he was Executive Chef at award-winning restaurant Milestone229. Hattemer says he is “very excited to join the vibrant restaurant scene here in Louisville. Down One Bourbon Bar is going to be a fun, high quality experience. With our great location right in the heart of downtown, the really unique patio nestled in Magnolia Trees, and all the wonderful people coming to work with us, we will provide a new and dynamic option downtown.”Down One Bourbon Bar, 321 Deli and 2 Dips and a Shake are located at 321 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202.