Actual MBB Briefs:
• We found out Friday afternoon from a reliable source that Craig Greenberg, president of 21C Museum Hotels, has been appointed to the University of Louisville’s Board of Trustees by Gov. Steve Beshear. Jonathan Blue, managing director at Blue Equity LLC; and Brucie W. Moore, of Waverly, a Union County attorney were reappointed.
We’re not sure what this means, but three Louisvillians close to Beshear are suddenly on the board — Greenberg, Steve Wilson, his business partner in 21C (along with Laura Lee Brown), and Jonathan Blue. Will Greenberg align with Wilson, who has not been happy with the direction of our university.
• Construction has started on the Filson Historical Society’s campus at Fourth and Ormsby streets, just south of downtown. The society plans a complete campus expansion, raising about $10 million toward its $12 million project.
The late Brown-Forman heir Owsley Frazier donated to the effort.
• PGA crowds were good despite the rain. So good, our sources tell us the beer went dry on Friday. But the golf classic was a bit of a bust for downtown hotels, according to our hospitality industry insiders. The thinking is, East End hotels got the lion’s share of the business simply because they’re closer to Valhalla, which is way out Shelbyville Road, just a few miles from the Shelby County line. Also, some major corporations saw out-of-town clients cancel. We can’t figure out what happened other than golf is nowhere near its peak popularity of the mid-1990s.