goss ave pub

Goss Ave. Pub closes; space to become Italian restaurant

BBC’s owners have given up on the space they created at 1030 Goss Ave., where first they tried a Germantown iteration of their Craft House concept, which they soon morphed into the more downscale, neighborhood-style Goss Ave. Pub. But now they have found a buyer for the space, and they will concentrate on their BBC holdings on Main St., and a new Theater Square location, once the Kindred development is completed.

The buyers of the Goss Ave. property are Gabriele Foods, owned by brothers Michael and Carmelo Gabriele, the sons of Vincenzo’s chef-owner Agostino Gabriele, according to a story in the Courier-Journal . That story says the Gabriele brothers plan to open “an authentic Italian restaurant,” once the sale is completed.

Goss Ave. Pub was in operation for only about four months, and the Germantown Craft House concept did not last much longer before that. According to a story in Insider Louisville, BBC owner Pat Hagan and his partners have also sold the property at 2636 Frankfort Ave. but they will continue to lease it back and run the Crescent Hill Craft House there for the foreseeable future.

The announcement of the closing of Goss Ae. Pub came rather suddenly to the employees there, who were offered positions at BBC downtown and at Crescent Hill Craft House, according to the Insider Louisville story.

The Bluegrass Brewing Company downtown and Crescent Hill Craft House are reportedly doing well, and construction work on the Bluegrass Brewing Company location near Fourth Street and Broadway also is set to begin soon, and a fall opening is anticipated.