From a bankruptcy filing from the owner of Embassy Suites to a review of Lady Gaga’s sold-out performance, here are some of Insider Louisville’s top stories this week.
Embassy Suites owner files Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Le Centre on Fourth, which owns Embassy Suites by Hilton at 501 S. Fourth St., filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Florida court on Friday. As Caitlin Bowling reported, one of the primary investors with Le Centre on Fourth is developer Eric Bachelor. Insider readers may recall that he filed a lawsuit last year asking a judge to remove The Al J. Schneider Co. as hotel manager.
Local restaurateur puts his passion for pizza first in newly rebranded Derby City Pizza Co.
Sara Havens profiled Larry Davis, owner of the newly rebranded Derby City Pizza Co., who was only 15 when he started working for Bearno’s Pizza. By 18, he owned his first franchise location; by his mid-20s, he owned three stores; and at 25, he left Bearno’s to pursue his dream of starting a restaurant of his own. Eventually, he owned PRP Pizza locations, which are being converted to Derby City Pizza.
Design team creates Louisville Knot installation to connect east and west
Elijah McKenzie previewed an installation called “The Louisville Knot,” which will span the entire block between Ninth and 10th streets, fashioned with art and amenities to improve the pedestrian experience and create a curious destination for travelers. The initiative, led by Louisville Metro and the Louisville Downtown Partnership, is an effort to reconnect east and west Louisville neighborhoods.
Lady Gaga performs nonstop for a sold-out Yum! Center crowd
Monday evening — which she re-termed “party night” in Louisville — Lady Gaga brought the sold-out crowd that packed into the KFC Yum! Center to its feet for more than two hours of nonstop singing, dancing and chatting, says Sara Havens in a review of the performance.
Gilda’s Club buys Burger’s Market, to sell its Baxter Avenue clubhouse
Gilda’s Club Louisville plans to move its offices and services to the former Burger’s Market and Louisville Collegiate School’s old fine arts building off Grinstead Drive. The nonprofit, which serves people affected by cancer, recently bought the two buildings from Collegiate for $3.2 million, reported Caitlin Bowling.