Louisville Magazine

JUN 2019

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1 Take a leisurely walk down Middletown's Main Street and read all of the historical markers commemorating taverns and banks that once were open for business – the Benjamin Head House, the Wetherby House, the Governor Lawrence W. Wetherby Memorial (he was Middletown's most famous native son, the only elected Governor from Je-erson County in the history of Kentucky), the War Memorial in Wetherby Park, the Je-erson Marder's House, Middletown Cemetery, Methodist Church, Beynroth House, Middletown Inn, Davis Tavern, William Bull House and the Abell House, just to name a few. 2 Travel one block o- busy Shelbyville Road and‰go back in time to an‰area of Louisville with a rich past. Middletown's Main Street‰has become revitalized, and o-ers a full array of‰specialty shops, cafes and gift boutiques — it‰even‰provides several pampering hair‰and nail‰salons, dentist's oŽce and a jewelry shop. However, if you want that "big city" feeling, travel back onto Shelbyville Road and discover a vast array of commercial and locally owned businesses, restaurants, shopping centers, etc. 3 A bit of trivia about Middletown: It's home to the largest VFW in the state of Kentucky, Post 1170; the largest high school in Louisville, Eastern High School; and the largest church in Kentucky, Southeast Christian Church. 4 You don't have to get "malled" trying to find a parking space when you visit‰historic Middletown. Discover your favorite spot and park right outside your store. You'll find the perfect‰gift for someone special, or for‰an upcoming holiday or special occasion.‰ 5 Middletown business owners will‰welcome‰you, and once you visit their stores a few times, you will become "part of the family."‰ They want to get to know you! 6 Do you love shopping in out-of- the-mainstream shops or small towns? Are you someone who loves the "thrill of the hunt," and is willing to seek out vintage, one-of-a- kind, special items used in decorating your home or oŽce? Then you are going to LOVE Middletown. 7 Once you've spent all of your energy shopping and discovering, rest and experience‰special foods and desserts‰after a long day of meandering. Bring your friends and/ or family for a fun, di-erent kind of day out. You'll find restaurants that will meet everyone's taste buds – from barbecue, fast food, fine dining and desserts. 8 If we could describe historic Middletown in just one word, it would be "quaint." Come and experience us today! It has that "Mayberry" feel nestled just ouside the big city of Louisville. 9 Looking for entertainment on the weekend? May through September, enjoy any of five concerts in Wetherby Park, 11803 Old Shelbyville Road. All concerts are listed on the City of Middletown website as well as the Middletown Chamber of Commerce website. 10 Speaking of the Middletown Chamber of Commerce, be sure to visit its website and follow it on Facebook. The Middletown Chamber holds more than 10 major events each year, including an Easter egg hunt, golf scramble, 5K race, trick or treat/pancake breakfast and Holiday Expo at Light Up Middletown. New this year: a Pop-Up Craft/Vintage Market and Taste of Middletown/ Business Expo. In between these events, the Chamber holds ribbon cuttings, grand openings, meet & greet networking events at di-erent businesses. You name it, they are right in the "middle" of what's occurring in Middletown. With over 9,000 residents and 1,200 businesses, it o-ers plenty of activities, job openings, entertainment and business growth. Welcome to the City of Middletown! SPEICAL ADVERTISING SECTION Middletown Things to Know About Your Town 10

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