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Old Lynn's Paradise Cafe to become Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint in 2017

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The former Lynn's Paradise Cafe on Barret Avenue The former Lynn's Paradise Cafe on Barret Avenue

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The former Lynn’s Paradise Café building at 984 Barret Avenue is slated to become a Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in the fall of 2017, according to one of the partners in the venture.

A group of investors plans to open the first of two Martin’s locations in Louisville on Thursday at 3408 Indian Lake Drive in the Indian Springs subdivision off Westport Road.

Josh Bleidt, a partner in the Indian Springs venture, said the group also plans to sign a lease with the owner of the former Lynn’s building soon.

“Not only is it a great property and location, it just has so much history,” Bleidt said of the Barret Avenue building, which has been vacant since the acclaimed café closed three years ago after 22 years in business.

Fresh Capital Acquisitions, the Madison, Tennessee company that bought the old Lynn’s site earlier this year for $1.5 million, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Martin’s was founded by Pat Martin in Nolensville, Tennessee in 2006. There are four Nashville-area locations and one in West Virginia, according to its website.

It’s a fast-casual concept with customers ordering at the counter.

The meats – pork, chicken, beef and turkey – are hickory-smoked daily with no freezing or microwaving, Bleidt said.

“It’s a west Tennessee, whole-hog type of experience,” Bleidt said.

Bleidt said his partners in the venture are David Glass and Shay Tinsley, along with a “handful” of other investors he declined to name.

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