Over The 9 was located inside Old 502 Winery and Falls City Brewery at 120 S. 10th St. | Photo by Sara Havens

Around the same time that Underhill Associates announced the closure of Finn’s Southern Kitchen in Germantown, the executives at Old 502 Winery and Falls City Brewing were posting their own farewell to Over The 9.

The business announced Over The 9’s closure in the following Facebook post.

Thank you to all the patrons we have serviced over the years here at Over the 9. Unfortunately, we will be closing our doors for 2018 as a full service restaurant/bar and creating a venue space for exclusive parties and events. For more information regarding the event space and reservations, please contact [email protected]

As for the great tasting Falls City Beer and Old 502 Wine that has been served and sold here, both brands will continue to operate at full capacity. For merchandise, product information and exciting news on the new Falls City Tap Room and Old 502 Tasting Room, please visit their respective Facebook pages.

Thanks again for all the support in the local community, it has been our pleasure being able to serve you.

Over The 9 “wasn’t really making the expectations that they had for it,” said Old 502 Winery’s president Logan Leet, adding, “They were running a very bare-bones operation anyway.” At the end, the restaurant had three or four employees, he said.

Now, the business’ leaders plan will focus more prominently on tastings and events at the facility. “From the Old 502 standpoint, we are happy about making the change,” he said.

Although the restaurant is closed, Old 502 Winery may offer some light food such as a charcuterie and cheese plate, he said. Anyone with an outstanding coupon for Over The 9 should reach out to Old 502 Winery.

The restaurant had operated inside the brewing facility for Old 502 Winery and Falls City Brewing since 2015. Prior to its opening, John Neace, who owns both the winery and brewery, said they wanted Over The 9 to be “an anchor for the future development of this part of the city west of Ninth Street.”

The winery will soon be the only tenant at 120 S. 10th St. as Falls City Brewing is moving its operations to 901 E. Liberty St. in NuLu. The new site will include an outdoor beer garden, canning line and 30-barrel brewing system. It is slated to open sometime before Derby.

Louisville native Caitlin Bowling has covered the local restaurant and retail scene since 2014. After graduating from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Caitlin got her start at a newspaper in the mountains of North Carolina where she won multiple state awards for her reporting. Since returning to Louisville, she’s written for Business First and Insider Louisville, winning awards for health and business reporting and becoming a go-to source for business news. In addition to restaurants and retail business, Caitlin covers real estate, economic development and tourism. Email Caitlin at [email protected]


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