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Restaurant "SET at Theatre Square" to open in Cunningham's space

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The former Cunningham's at 630 S. 4th Street (Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Alliance) The former Cunningham's at 630 S. 4th Street (Kentucky Commercial Real Estate Alliance)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A restaurant called SET at Theatre Square will open this summer in the former Cunningham's space at 630 S. 4th Street.

The restaurant promises to create a "nighttime vibe" for patrons of nearby music venues like the Palace Theatre and Mercury Ballroom, while maintaining the "quality" fish sandwiches offered by Cunningham's and the "economics of a $10 lunch."

Partners in the restaurant included Kirk Stallings and Joey Wagner, according to a news release.

“We’re thrilled to open SET in the historic theatre district of downtown Louisville. I think we’ve put an All-Star team together that has great vision to make this concept super unique to Louisville,” Stallings said in the news release. “Wagner and I are both born and raised in Louisville, and we really wanted to maintain the history and nostalgia of Cunningham's since the early 1920s.

"To ensure this, Joey George has been brought in as part of our team to maintain the quality of the fish sandwich as well the economics of a $10 lunch. At nighttime we’ll turn down the lights and turn the music up with a more sophisticated menu and it will be the place to go for a great nighttime vibe especially before and after all shows in Theatre Square.”

SET's "eclectic" menu will feature "southern flare and American favorites at an approachable price point."  

Wagner said, “The reason why we chose the name SET comes from the location of the restaurant and it’s proximity to Louisville’s Theatre district including the Palace Theater, Mercury Ballroom, and Brown Theater. The definition of the word “Set” can be applied to any live music or arts performance and that’s what inspired us for the concept and vibe that I think the city of Louisville is going to love.”

The executive chef will be Geoff Heyde, who is the head chef at Owl Creek Country Club and previously worked at the Village Anchor in Anchorage, according to the release.

The restaurant will also offer private dining rooms and meeting space. 

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