Quality Inn & Suites University/Airport
311 E Gaulbert Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 638-6100
Fax: (502) 638-6236
A local favorite, Nord's bakery serves pastries, donuts, cookies and cupcakes. The bakery also prepares wedding cakes, birthday cakes and makes customized cakes with great presentation and taste. Choose anything from the variety offered and get it at reasonable rates.
This all-in-one store and market is in the enclave of Schnitzelburg, a small slice of the Germantown neighborhood. Louisvillians consistently rate this shop as one of the best places to find gifts, because where else can you buy an Epiphyte and an ice-cold Lagunitas beer at the same place? For those that don't know, the Epiphytes sold here are air plants and the craft beers hail from all over the country. Additionally, the Haus sells vintage vinyl like Johnny Cash, Pink Floyd, Metallica and many others hidden in their deep stacks. Looking for furniture or home decor? Greenhaus has it, albeit in a vintage, dated style. Overall, it's definitely an eclectic boutique that merits a visit when in Germantown.
Nitty Gritty is a great local shop that caters to those obsessed with anything vintage, retro or kitschy. This Germantown boutique has fashions from the 1920's all the way to the 1980's. The shop sells other housewares and accessories as well, where you'll find bags, hats, clocks, watches, cameras and almost everything else that has some retro charm to it. Additionally, its a great place to go when you need to find something on Halloween or to add that vintage piece to sharpen your style.
The Louisville International Mall brings many cultures under one roof. Enjoy the traditional cuisine of the global neighborhood. In addition to restaurants, the mall offers a market, clothing stores, office services, a barber shop and salon, and even banquet facilities.
The record selling business can be difficult sometimes in this age of digitization, however analog still sells well in Louisville. Here at Underground Sounds, not only can you find vinyl, but they have loads of music on CD as well. The shop has many different genres, from bluegrass and blues to funk and folk, if they don't have it, the staff can find it. On occasion, the store hosts local artists and if you're in the Germantown area, stop in, you won't be disappointed.
At Vic's Classic Bikes, you can choose from an exhaustive collection of over 300 vintage bikes which the seller has put up for restoration. Some of the vintage cycles put up for restoration include Motobecane, Peugeot, Raleigh, Schwinn, DeRosa, Masi, Ross, Astro Diamler, Puch, DeBernardi, Zullo, Atala and Nishki, apart from several others. The restoration procedure followed at Vic's Classic Bikes is a comprehensive one and high-quality and tough lugged steel bikes are chosen. Each vintage bicycle is disassembled thoroughly and inspected vigilantly. At this vintage bike shop, you can also browse from an extensive collection of accessories lik handle bar treatments and saddles.
Bardstown Road Bicycle Company is where you should be heading to if you have zero knowledge about purchasing the right bike. It offers specialist services in bike maintenance, parts sales, bike rentals and bicycle sales. One of the most interesting things about this bicycle shop is that they have an exciting collection of vintage bikes. The staff at Bardstown Road Bicycle Company is well-informed and answers all your queries about which bike to buy. If you are keen on trail riding, then you can choose from thier extensive collection of mountain bikes and also take advice about the right frame size.
Fourth Street Live is one of the main attractions for nightlife and dinner in downtown Louisville. Its a mega-entertainment area that primarily features restaurants and bars all under one roof. The dining options run the gamut, from Brazilian BBQ at Brazeiros to American fare at Gordon Biersch Brewery, there is usually something for everyone. Club options are also varied, from the hip Marquee Bar to Country Western camaraderie at PBR Louisville, all crowds are welcome.
Carmichael's is a book store that has bucked the national trend of declining mom-and-pop stores in lieu of digitized media and commerce. In fact, the bookstore has three locations (one in Frankfort) and another outlet for kids down the street at 1313 Bardstown. The stores carry literary journals, magazines, work by local authors, autographed books, fiction, non-fiction and much, much more. In addition to great tomes, Carmichael's is also Louisville's bookstore for author events and signings.
Muth's Candies' legacy of traditional candy-making has been passed down since its opening in 1921. Today they produce mouth-watering creations like chocolates, caramels, creams, dipped pretzels, chocolate jellies, turtles, bourbons, and Modjeskas (caramel and marshmallow), in addition to one-of-a-kind Louisville favorites like Kentucky Derby chocolate medallions and chocolate-bourbon horseshoe gift bags. Muth's is a great place to find unique and delicious gifts for any occasion.
Scout is located in Louisville's hip NuLu district, and since 2004 it has plied cool little trinkets and things for the home that are hard to find anywhere else. It's more than just home furnishings however, because the shop has other items that make great gifts. Scout also carries some trendy brands that still have a small, non-exposed presence in the U.S. like Goorin Bros., Surya and Hobo Handbags, to name a few. If you find yourself on East Market Street, saunter inside, you won't regret it.
Feel the Central Asian touch in products sold at Canoe, a textile store that offers variety of Uzbek, Turkish, Egyptian work on rugs, suzanis and carpets made of different fabrics. The store also sells furnishings, tribal jewelry, pottery, metal items and other collectibles.