Downtown retail area experiences resurgence - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Downtown retail area experiences resurgence

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- What was once a thriving retail area in downtown Louisville is surging back to life.

South Fourth Street, now known as SoFo, is the new home to several local boutiques set to celebrate a grand opening.

Locally-owned stores are selling handmade chocolates, hats and jewelry from local and national artists.

They expect to attract shoppers who work downtown and visitors staying at local hotels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

"I am so excited for this whole area just to get up and running," said Melissa Willis, owner of Les Filles Louisville. "We have been working on this for about a year and a half trying to get this to fruition and it's finally happening and we're so excited."

SoFo will host a grand opening block party on Monday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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