My first Laurel goes to the Louisville Slugger Museum, which is making it a bit easier to visit their fine facility this summer. From now through August 10, the Museum will not only stay open two hours later than usual Thursdays through Saturdays – until 8PM – but it'll also offer discount pricing during those extra two hours of just six dollars per person.
But a Dart goes to whoever chose the new official name of the former Aegon Center in downtown Louisville. Granted, the impressive skyscraper did need a new name once Aegon moved all its local operations to the East End. But instead of coming up with a name befitting its unique style and architecture, the best the current owners could apparently come up with for the building that stands at 400 West Market was…well…400 West Market.
I can only assume the name "Roll-On Deodorant Building" was already taken.
And finally, a Laurel goes to Louisville for being named among the five most "small-business-friendly cities" -- along with Colorado Springs, Houston, Boise and Austin -- in this year's survey conducted by Thumbtack.com and the Kauffman Foundation. If we continue to cultivate this reputation, who knows? Maybe one of our small businesses will someday explode in size -- and we can once again have a better name for 400 West Market.