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New cafe will bring lunch options to Butchertown Market

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Butchertown Market on Story Avenue is thriving and the owners are rounding out the building with a new business.

Blocks away from downtown Louisville is Butchertown, where you'll find the old factory, converted into retail space.

Erika Chavez-Graziano loves the chocolate industry, but her true passion lies on the savory side.

When the building owners reached out to her about opening a restaurant in the market, she jumped on the idea and came up with the Jackknife Cafe -- a casual lunch counter.

"They're smaller portions but the ingredients are high quality and the idea is that you can move around the menu," Chavez-Graziano says.


Chef James Tillett says the prices and the portions will set this place apart from the rest.

He's crafted the menu for months -- with a lot of southern influence.


"Everything is going to be four dollars. All the sandwiches are four dollars, all the yogurt, granola and everything is four dollars and the soups and salads are four dollars," Tillett says. "We've kind of put our own flair to it and some of our own tastes so it may be a little different but familiar at the same time."

There's still a lot of work to do before the grand opening.

But once the restaurant opens, the owners hope to keep people in Butchertown Market longer.

Jackknife Cafe is expected to open at the end of September or the beginning of October. It will be a counter service restaurant serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday.


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