LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Several neighbors in the Original Highlands neighborhood filed a petition in March of 2017 to request 1240 E. Broadway be designated as a historic landmark. More than half a year later, their application was approved.
As the intersection of Broadway and Baxter gets busier, Thorntons was going to slip into the picture at the former Bader's Food Mart.
However, when their development plans involved demolishing 1240 E. Broadway neighbors fought back with a petition.
"They wanted to preserve this because they were afraid that if this one went maybe the next one and the next one would," Preservation attorney Stephen Porter said. "Like the domino theory and start tearing down more houses."