LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When it came to Newburg's social scene, Tim Harrison felt there was something missing.
"I realized that there would be a need for something else, something different from what was ever had," said Krush owner Tim Harrison.
With the help of friends and colleagues, Harrison recently opened Krush, a restaurant during the day, sports bar for happy hour and a weekend nightclub all in one.
"From what I understand, we're the talk of the city," said Harrison.
The location for the new establishment hits home for the Newburg native.
"Growing up in this area, recognizing the violence that has plagued this area, we wanted to bring something positive. What I wanted to do was give back," Harrison explained.
The owner has employed several people from the area and is putting their known talents to good use.
"I know a lot of people in the area and they know me for cooking," said kitchen manager Africa Bell.
While the food is a big selling point, Harrison says safety is his main priority.
The recent club shooting at Cole's Place was an example of what he says should never happen.
"All that did was really raise awareness on how important security is for interior and exterior. I’m utilizing LMPD with uniformed officers. If riffraff comes to this location and sees that, they know it’s a deterrent. People can come together; have a good time, no violence. People can feel safe and still get out of the house and have a good time,” Harrison said.
When asked whether he thought people from other areas would want to come to Newburg, Harrison’s response was unequivocal.
“People already have. One of the goals is to erase those lines. If people say I’m from the east end, or the west end or from Newburg, we feel like we can bring people altogether,” said Harrison.
The official Krush grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday, September 5.
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