Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 89 "I've been in the West End for about five years now. From where I come from, I always heard that the west was a bad place to go and that one should avoid. Since I've been down here, I haven't had a problem with anybody. I do see that, with the community itself, everybody is divided and nobody really wants to come together and work as one. I would like to see more black-owned businesses and unity in the West End." Sharome, Chickasaw Katie, Portland "I've noticed that a lot of people are buying up the houses down here, refurbishing them and renting them out. You're seeing privately owned restaurants and coffee shops popping up, and I think it's like what happened in Germantown 10 years ago." "I like how everybody is coming down here and fixing up these abandoned houses and trying to sell them, because we have a lot of 'bandos' (abandoned buildings) down here, and it's where the junkies be at. People ride down the street and see these nice houses and it makes them want to treat Portland like a nice neighborhood. Other than that, Portland's going the wrong way because all the drugs are coming down here. Portland's good until you get to that age where everybody wants you to be in the streets. You're gone and you gotta find your way back out." Mark, Portland

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