LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – In a city built on bourbon, liquor stores are creating quite a stir.
After signs went up late last week many in Smoketown say they were caught off-guard by two new liquor stores set to open their doors along Broadway.
After a huge push on social media, Barbara Sexton-Smith and members of city staff sat down inside Metro Hall to address their concerns.
The results left some calling for reform, and others threatening legal action.
One of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Smoketown has undergone decades of change according to local business owner Nay Trabue.
“Churches are growing,” Trabue said. “We have a lot of community centers. We have a lot of great partnerships coming about. It’s making an amazing thing in Smoketown. It’s almost the place to be now.”
But two proposed liquor stores next door to each other along Broadway have the community up in arms.
“We have been very upset about this because it’s not going to help the community,” Trabue said. “We’re looking for business and commerce to come in and revitalize, and help…