The Butcherblock renovations that developer Andy Blieden has been putting together in the ambiguous boundary of NuLu and Butchertown will be getting another business, if the city agrees with his proposals to alter an existing building. Red Hot Roasters plans to move to 1007 E. Main St. pending city approvals.
Red Hot Roasters owner Sondra Powell confirmed, in an Insider Louisville story, that she is planning to move her base of operations from the small building behind a convenience store on Lexington Rd and Payne St. to the Butcherblock development. She will continue to operate her original drive-through store there, and do some roasting at that site, as she does now, but the bulk of her roasting operations will be done at the new location.
Hi-Five Doughnuts is expected to open in the Butcherblock development by the end of the year, and the coffee shop will be a synergistic addition.
In the proposed renovation, the Main Street store is to have a small café space as well as a covered outdoor patio in the back. The shotgun structure will need considerable upgrading, but Powell said she hopes to open early next year.