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 91 "I currently live in New Albany, but I was born in 1968 and lived in Portland. It's still my home and always will be. I lived on Rudd Avenue, and I remember the fruit and vegetable guy who would come by and say, 'Strawberries! Strawberry Man!' He was very popular. I remember the milk guy who would come and pick up our milk bottles and replace (them). All the mom-and-pop stores were very popular. I remember being able to ride my bike, by myself, on the sidewalk and not think twice about it. Wouldn't that be great for our kids and grandkids? Some of the mom-and-pop stores are opening back up again. You see the little cafes here and there. Some of these places are helping others to work again and eat free. You know, they're teaching people a little about self-worth, and I think that's important. I think the neighborhood is headed in the right direction, as long as people stay involved and get involved." "I have no fears about what's to come. I face my problems and the day-to-day. Just outside my door, two days ago, somebody else got popped. But if you stay out the way, you don't have to worry about violence. I don't carry a gun, and I'm in and out the projects. is is where I live. You can't keep me captured in my home. I'm gonna come out and I'm going to live. I'm going to make sure that I don't catch any flying bullets, and I'm going to keep my day going. It's not going to hold me back. "I'm good with the change. I think it's all positive, man. I'm with the wave." Orlando, Russell (Beecher Terrace) Dawn, Portland Vineece, Shawnee "I have been in the West End all my life. Well, I have been here since the third grade, and I'm 26 now. I have lived in other parts of the city, but the West End is home for me. Just like St. Matthews or Prospect is home to someone else, the West End is home to me — to us."

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