New Bourbon Barrel Foods retail location to open at end of month

bourbonbarrell-282x282The new Bourbon Barrel Foods retail location at 2710 Frankfort Ave. is scheduled to officially open on Friday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The grand opening will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and refreshments.

The retail site was announced last November, with initial plans to open Jan. 1.

Bourbon Barrel Foods was established in 2006 as the country’s only soy sauce microbrewery and is headquartered in Butchertown Market. The company has expanded to produce spices, sauces, sugars and salt, and also produces Woodford Reserve-branded food items.

The store will feature all of Bourbon Barrel Foods’ products and is intended to serve as a launchpad for new products.

New leadership at LVL1 

Next Tuesday, Brad Luyster hands over the reins of LVL1 hacker space to new president Danielle Blank. Blank, who works at the Kentucky Science Center, is running unopposed.

We asked Luyster about his upcoming role as past president. He writes in an email:

As President Emeritus, I’m going to continue to push LVL1 in a direction of long-term sustainability, including looking for grant funding to expand our capabilities and experiment with new ways of operating, organizing and running classes and workshops, and the continued excellence of our community.  I also look forward to being able to make something for myself for once!

Under Luyster’s leadership, LVL1 moved from its Broadway location to the much bigger basement of the Pointe at Butchertown.

We’ll catch up with President Blank ASAP.