Wednesday, December 07, 2011

SW news updates: Mobile dental unit & shopping locally

This is NOT what you want.
- Mobile Dental Unit: The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness Mobile Dental Unit is now accepting new patients! The Mobile Dental Unit will be available for appointments at the Southwest Government Center (7219 Dixie Highway) on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00am and 4:30pm. Emergency dental services for adults are provided. Patients pay $10 at the time of service and the remaining balance is based on a sliding income scale. Call (502) 574-6688 to schedule an appointment.

- Buy Local 
  • Fairdale Florist: 30% off Christmas D├ęcor and great stocking stuffers! Located at 10700 West Manslick Road.
  • LeLe’s Boutique: Christmas Specials Galore! Located at 10624 West Manslick Road.
  • Koch & Company Christmas Open House: December 10th from 5-10pm! Fine art, painted furniture, floral jewelry, pottery, wood, antiques, gifts, glass, Christmas items, and much more! Located at 10978 Dixie Highway (Gene Snyder and Dixie Highway Valley Station Shopping Center). Call 502-618-4069 for information.

Independent local businesses employ an array of supporting services, circulating money in and strengthening the local economy. Dollars spent at community-based merchants create a multiplier effect. Studies have shown that for every $100 spent at a chain, $15 remains in the community while $45 remains when spent with home town businesses.

Valley Station pimped by dollar stores- residents flee

The latest edition of Councilman Bob Henderson's email newsletter arrived a few days ago and attached was an interesting story about economic development in the 14th District:

There will be an informational meeting on December 14th at 1pm concerning the property at 13313 Dixie Hwy (north east corner of Dixie and Pendleton Road) for a possible Family Dollar Store at that site. The meeting will be held at 514 West Liberty Street in downtown Louisville.

Case #16208

Let's talk about it.

What do you think about this development? Is it the right thing for SW Louisville? Is it the best we can get? Do you think it is a good thing? Is any business a good business? Is our area over-served by dollar stores?

The facts are clear. The area is already saturated with dollar stores, from the Dollar Tree to Dollar General and now Family Dollar.

But what I want to know is what YOU think of this new situation.

Blast away.....

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Welch and Fairdale Community Club bring "Santa Land" to District 13

A holiday favorite returns to the Fairdale Playtorium on Thursday, December 15th when Santa Land brings fun for children in District 13 thanks to Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) and the Fairdale Community Club.

“I am happy to support this wonderful Christmas time event once again,” says Welch. “This will be my 6th season to participate and I would like to thank the local business community for their support.”

The Fairdale Playtorium will be magically transformed into Santa Land on December 15th. The event will get underway from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The Playtorium is located at 10616 West Manslick Road.

The Jolly Old Elf from the North Pole will be on hand to talk to kids and entertainment will be provided by the Step N Out Dance Studio.

“A special appreciation goes to the wonderful work that the Fairdale Community Club provides our children and seniors throughout the year,” says Welch. “It is hard to imagine where our community would be without dedicated people who just want to make the holidays a little brighter for those who need some help.”

Welch provides funding for the event and partners with the Fairdale Community Club. The Community Club connects with many local businesses and area merchants to provide gifts to area children.

The event is free and open to children and their parents or guardians.

For more information about Santa Land, contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.