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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The Improv Comedy Club at Fourth Street Live has closed. A spokeswoman for the club, Cheryl Carbo, says the economy "had really hit the club hard, and the owners had no choice but to close."
The Improv's website notes the closing, adding, "Thank you for your patronage and enjoy the holidays!" Carbo says the owners hope they can find a way to bring the Improv back to Louisville someday.
A new concept is already in the works. The Cordish Group tells us when these lights go out, The Tavern will move in. The restaurant and bar features live music.
Alan DeLisle is executive director of Louisville's Downtown Development Corporation.
He says, "The ownership structure of 4th Street Live continues to keep it fresh, continues to keep moving with new tenants. They have that draw nationally of being able to access new concepts and bring them to Louisville."
The Cordish Group said in a press release, "The reality of entertainment districts is that reinvesting and evolving offerings are critical to the long term health of the development."
This is the latest closure for Fourth Street Live. Just last month the Pub Restaurant closed. Earlier, several other businesses closed, but new tenants have already moved in.
The Cordish Group also says they have plans to welcome a new retail experience to 4th Street Live in 2013.