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Krissy Davis can’t wait for Haymarket by Ashbourne Farms to be right across from her restaurant, River Road Barbeque. “I think that sounds good, it’s good to have someone new in the neighborhood,” she said. about the traffic it will bring to his business, which has been on River Road for a decade. “I think having additional traffic would be great because smokers are our biggest source of marketing,” Davis said. “When people drive by and they smell this smoke, they turn around and they come right back.” Based on the rare 6,000 square foot Haymarket concept, COO Rodney Wedge says people won’t just drop by, they’ll stay. The experience is a hybrid approach to healthy eating with local meats, baked goods and fresh produce grown directly in the property’s urban garden. it’s unmatched anywhere,” Wedge said. The market will also offer ready-to-order meals that customers can take indoors or on the go using the market’s drive-thru which will be open 12 hours a day. Although not a typical waiter-type restaurant, Wedge says the market will add about 50 new jobs to Louisville’s workforce. “We generated a lot of interest and worked directly with the community to make sure what we were offering made sense from a business perspective,” he said. The Louisville Forward team were very impressed Economic Development Director Benjamin Moore works with all the new businesses in town and says it’s unlike anything out there.” This is just another great example of how Louisville is focusing about the local, independent businesses that really give us that authentic sense of place and make us different. of everyone,” Moore said. Although different, one aspect that Haymarket will keep intact is community building and supporting other local businesses. A mission that Davis and other surrounding business owners can appreciate. “It’s something we’ve always believed in since day one,” she said. “It’s good to keep it in the community and support each other. It’s a tough enough world, you might as well rely on your neighbours.” Haymarket will operate seven days a week. It is expected to open on River Road near Zorn Avenue by winter 2023.

Krissy Davis is looking forward to Haymarket by Ashbourne Farms being right across from her restaurant, River Road Barbeque.

“I think that sounds good, it’s good to have someone new in the neighborhood,” she said.

The managing director is very excited about the traffic this will bring to her business, which has been on River Road for a decade.

“I think having additional traffic would be great because smokers are our biggest source of marketing,” Davis said. “When people drive by and they smell this smoke, they turn around and come right back.”

Based on the rare 6,000 square foot Haymarket concept, COO Rodney Wedge says people won’t just walk through, they’ll stay.

The experience is a hybrid approach to healthy eating with locally sourced meats, pastries, and fresh produce grown right in the property’s urban garden.

“To be able to see tomatoes growing on the vine and taste them the next day in your food is unmatched anywhere,” Wedge said.

The market will also offer ready-to-order meals that customers can take indoors or on the go using the market’s drive-thru which will be open 12 hours a day. Although not a typical waiter-type restaurant, Wedge says the market will add about 50 new jobs to Louisville’s workforce.

“We generated a lot of interest and worked directly with the community to make sure what we were offering was business-friendly,” he said.

The Louisville Forward team was very impressed. Economic Development Director Benjamin Moore works with all new businesses in town and says it’s unlike anything out there.

“This is just another great example of how Louisville is focusing on independent local businesses that really give us that authentic sense of place and set us apart from everyone else,” Moore said.

Although different, one aspect that Haymarket will keep intact is community building and supporting other local businesses. A mission that Davis and other surrounding business owners can appreciate.

“It’s something we’ve always believed in since day one,” she said. “It’s good to keep it in the community and support each other. It’s a tough enough world, you might as well rely on your neighbors.”

Haymarket will operate seven days a week. It is expected to open on River Road near Zorn Avenue by winter 2023.