Nulu: The Revitalized East Market District

“NuLu” means “New Louisville” and is home to great antique shops, restaurants and speciality stores in the East Market District. Be sure to check out the 7th annual NuLu Fest Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Lending My Lens

Map of Nulu

Nulu, one of Louisville’s oldest, yet newly reawakening neighborhoods – and my personal favorite brunch locale.

Also known as the East Market District, Nulu is situated between downtown and the Highlands right along Market street. The East Market District earned its name in the 19th century as it became the center for retail and services in Louisville. Imagine hundreds of cows and pigs in route to the stock yard being corralled down Market street while you sort through apples at the local grocer or have your suit fit at the tailor. That was the scene in the 1800s and early 1900s.

Growth of commercial suburbs in the 1960s and 70s lead to economic and cultural decline on Market. The once bustling district became rundown and vacant, soon occupied by the homeless. It was actually federally classified as a “distressed area.”

Changes came in the early 2000’s as local business owners saw the…

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