Downtown Louisville in the News

Modern Cities: Did This Quiet Colorado Town Invent Parklets?

Before parklets dominated San Francisco’s Mission Street, a small bedroom community nestled between Boulder and Denver called Louisville (yes Colorado, not Kentucky) have used parklets to completely transform its downtown since 2009. Read more …

9 News: Thriving industry and art in downtown Louisville

About 10 miles from Boulder and just over 20 miles from Denver, Louisville is a small Colorado community with a rich history and a vibrant culture. The town is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live due its low crime rate, open space, art scene and thriving economy. Read more …

Your Boulder: Spend a Day in Boulder County’s Hidden Gem

Just a ten minute drive from Boulder proper, is a little town that’s been rated America’s Best Place to Live by CNN Money for two of the last three years; last year they placed second. In fact, they aren’t the only major site to be singing this historic mining town’s praises. Louisville has received an abundance of accolades in the past five years. If you think you know Louisville as a sleepy little suburb of Boulder, think again. Read more …

Daily Camera: The Blue Parrot to recount Louisville’s past via mural art

Where today there is only a long stretch of pale blue blankness along the upper half of The Blue Parrot Restaurant in Louisville, starting this weekend there will be a diverse and colorful 130-foot mural telling the city’s story through a collage of historic and contemporary photos. Read more …

Daily Camera: First look inside Louisville’s historic grain elevator restoration

The machinery inside the four-story structure hasn’t turned in decades, but the fact that it is still here, seemingly ready to grind into action if given the signal, tells the folks behind the restoration of the century-old building that it’s all worth the effort. Read more …

Daily Camera: Louisville approves Alfalfa’s-anchored redevelopment for Safeway site

The Louisville City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution that allows Boulder developer Jim Loftus to move ahead with construction of a 111-unit luxury apartment complex with structured parking and 33,700 square feet of retail along South Boulder Road. Read more …

Family Circle Magazine: Louisville among 10 Best Towns for Families in the U.S.

Family Circle identified the 10 Best Towns for Families in the U.S. The magazine’s sixth annual list features the country’s best cities and towns that provide affordable housing, good neighbors, green spaces, strong public school systems and giving spirits. Read more …

Daily Camera: Louisville historic homes stilled and brought to life

The more Leah Bradley drove through downtown Louisville on her way to work each morning, the more taken in she was by the wide assortment of quaint and charming homes that seemed to line each and every street. She marveled at the unique architecture and bright colors, she was struck by the tidy porches and shuttered windows. Until one day in March, Bradley broke out her easel and her brushes, took up a position on the side of the road, and began to paint … and paint … and paint. Read more …

Daily Camera: Taste of Louisville satisfies the appetite for much more than food

A beautiful morning turned into an overcast, windy afternoon Saturday, but that didn’t seem to bother many of the thousands of people who gathered in downtown Louisville for the annual Taste of Louisville. Read more …

Daily Camera: Big week for commercial space flight, big week for Louisville-built Dream Chaser

Sierra Nevada ready to put spacecraft through rigorous approach, landing flight tests in California this year. Read more & watch …

Colorado Public Radio: Louisville is bucking the recession

One Front Range city seems unfazed by the recession. Businesses are filling downtown storefronts, housing prices are up, and restaurants are thriving. CPR’s Ben Markus has more on what’s going on in Louisville. Read more & listen …

Sunset Magazine: One perfect day in Louisville, CO

Main Street has stepped up its style with cheaper digs than Boulder and a growing high-tech scene. Read more …

9 News: Economic recovery reaching Main Street – literally

You hear it in the sound of construction equipment renovating buildings and you can read about it in building permits that hang in windows. They are unmistakable signs of an economic recovery that has come to Main Street in Louisville. Read more & watch …

Neighborhoods: Historic Downtown Louisville – Westword

The original Louisville sports an old-time charm that lives on in the Victorian frame buildings still lining much of Main Street and its environs. Read more …

Money Magazine rated Louisville as the best place to live in the U.S.

Some towns nestled along the Rockies are full of pretentious eco-hipsters. Not Louisville. Read more …

Louisville’s first art walk rejuvenates scene

Local artists and businesses work with city to make Louisville a destination. Read more …

Destination Louisville

This is not your father’s Louisville.

Unless you happen to be 10 years old and Dad wants to take the family out for a pizza with La Quercia prosciutto that the grownups can wash down with their choice of 21 beers. Read more …

Downtown Louisville expands outdoor dining

Members of the Louisville Downtown Business Association started construction Thursday on two community patios that provide expanded outdoor dining space for nearby cafés and restaurants in the city’s downtown this summer. Read more …