Martin's Bar-B-Que prepares to open later this month on Barret Avenue
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- People in the Highlands and Germantown area considered Lynn’s Paradise Cafe an iconic restaurant for its pajama parties and biscuits.
“It was good breakfast and just a unique experience, really,” said Sketch Basel-Bibbs, the owner of M+A+F Gallery and Cafe, Sketch Basel-Bibbs, which is also on Barret Avenue.
Lynn’s closed years ago and businesses nearby took a major hit. But Martin’s Bar-B-Que is preparing to open in the spot later this month, and the street is preparing for a comeback.
“The energy he's going to bring to this location of Martin's, I think will fit the area,” Basel-Bibbs said. “I will really like the traffic that Martin's will provide.”
Martin's Bar-B-Que has a location in Indian Springs, and it's similar to what customers can expect in the Highlands.
“You're going to get hit right in the face with the hog pits,” owner Pat Martin said. “ You can't not see them, and you definitely can't not smell them.”
Martin's is known for west Tennessee whole hog barbecue.
“We don't just cook those things in 12 minutes," Martin said. "The hogs take 24 hours."
Although Martin is from Nashville, he said he's already started pouring into the community and businesses nearby, like M+A+F Gallery and Café, hoping it helps fill their seats, too.
“I might be able to stay open a little later as well and profit from it,” Basel-Bibbs said.
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