Nulu First Annual Summer Social

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Nulu First Annual Summer Social

George Dwight

On Saturday, July 27th, the NuLu neighborhood is presenting the first annual Nulu Summer social. The event will take place along East Market Street and will showcase several family-oriented activities, some of which include a family scavenger hunt by the Speed Art Museum, a kids’ bouncy house at Taco Punk, a design challenge at Canoe, Comfy Cow ice cream carts, roaming circus performers, and sidewalk sales from Nulu shops. The event is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., FREE and open-to-the-public, and geared toward all ages.

Nulu is definitely Louisville’s up-and-coming neighborhood. The previously rundown area east of Downtown Louisville has taken on a new look, a new vibe, and a new name. New housing, bars, and restaurant are revitalizing the area, and making it a new destination for Louisville’s urban night-life.

Nulu Business Association officials are organizing an October event to reveal a new streetscape project to Governor Steve Beshear, Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, and the state legislators. According to NBA Government Relations Chairman Bill Marzain, these three entities are important in getting the $13 million project funded. “We’ll kick off the streetscape plans … they’ll see renderings of exactly what the street will look like,” Marzian said. Marzian added NBA members should begin coming up with new ideas now for future projects for the next General Assembly budget session in 2016—increasing Nulu’s connection to the Big Four Bridge and Waterfront Park.

The $13 million, totally funded NuLu/Nucleus Connector, is meant to physically combine the dead spaces along Market Street into the revived arts, business, and retail district now known as Nulu. This streetscape project is to begin at the new Nucleus building at the intersection of Floyd and Market Streets, east on Market Street to Wenzel Street on Butchertown’s edge. The $13 million funding included $10 million from state government and $3 million from Metropolitan Sewer District.