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AUG 2014

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12 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 1888 The eight-acre property sells for $22,500. 1889 Louisville Cotton Mills is built. The 250,000-square-foot in- dustrial complex is one of the largest textile plants in the country and operates at this location for several decades. 1957 The property is sold to Louisville Textiles Inc. 1960s The property changes hands through several furniture and textile companies and an investment company. 1969 Bodley Booker Jr. and Charles B. Price Jr., the owners of a furniture distribution company, purchase the building. 1982 Harold Sego opens the Louisville Antique Mall — a new concept at this time — and is the landlord for the furniture busi- nesses in the building. 1983 Several furniture stores and distributors open in the building alongside the antique mall. 1990s Sego sells the Louisville Antique Mall to Jim and Denise Golden, who grow the business to occupy 70,000 square feet. 2007 Denise Golden moves the antique mall to East Broadway. Several dealers approach second-generation owners John and Steve Booker about staying in the Goss location. The Bookers decide to reopen as Goss Avenue Antiques and Interiors. 2008 Local chef Travis Hall opens Olivia's, a cafe on the frst foor. 2011 The restaurant That Place on Goss takes over Olivia's space for three years before moving to the Rudyard Kipling building on Oak Street. Sept. 2013 Underhill Associates teams up with Goss Avenue Antiques and Interiors' Booker brothers in a joint venture to redevelop the three-story space into 183 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Jeff Underhill says, "It's a beautiful building, well- preserved with great bones." March 2014 Construction begins on the Germantown Mill Lofts. "We picture graduate students, younger professionals who are single, working couples and empty-nesters ultimately living in these apartments," Underhill says. Dec. 2015 The apartments are scheduled for completion. Ex- pected amenities include a ftness center, neighborhood coffee shop and roaster, restaurant, pool, common patio areas, rooftop decks, dog park, community garden and a village green. Under- hill says, "It's a sleepy corridor, but we see it as a great potential for resurgence in the area." — Samantha Rogers thebit FLASH BACK Where am I? Last month: Reader J.T. O'Gara, a 31-year-old network administrator at Thorntons Inc. and J-town resident, recognized this smiley face on the ground outside Hammerheads' entrance. Do you know this location? Send us an email (editorial@loumag. com, subject: Where Am I?). Free subscription to the frst reader who gives us the correct answer, which we'll publish next month. CITYsentence. in a 1937 BLOODLINE BUILDING Photo by Olivia Harlow Can you fry lettuce? (The Kentucky State Fair is Aug. 14-24.) On the cover: New Jefferson County Judge/Executive Dave Armstrong peered into our eyes with the kind of romantic detachment only politicians who've inherited a $15-million defcit can pull off. Nixon had the peace sign, Clinton the saxophone, Armstrong this dead stare. Inside: Bonnie L. McCafferty lamented the decline of personal letter-writing in her "Offbeat" column. She cited Hemingway's letter to his mother: "It was a good day. Went to the bullfghts, spit a lot, killed three rhinos, ate a dozen raw oysters, got another divorce." We covered a volunteer effort to clean up the Ohio, complete with middle-aged men in matching tees and short-shorts. A brief profle intro- duced readers to Carol Wyatt, the 24-year-old granddaughter of former Louisville Mayor Wilson Wyatt Sr. She was the color stylist on The Simpsons. The cover story, "Dave Armstrong's Strong-Arm Solution," highlighted the judge/executive's controversial plans for pulling Louisville out of the hole: raise taxes, cut social services. "It's 'wake up and smell the coffee' time in Jefferson County, and Mr. No Nonsense, David Love Armstrong, is grinding the beans for us," wrote associate editor Bruce Allar, who went on to become editor of the magazine. Outside: Iraq ceased negotiations with Kuwait on Aug. 1 and invaded the next day, sparking the Gulf War. Amid global outrage toward his country, President Saddam Hussein said that America could not defeat Iraq. Way outside: The United States' Magellan spacecraft began orbiting Venus. It transmitted images of the planet's surface to Earth until, in October 1994, the system succumbed to damage and the mission was considered complete. — Dylon Jones Louisville Magazine Vol. 41/No. 8 August 1990 Goss Avenue Antiques and Interiors 946 Goss Ave.

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