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Butchertown offers a unique balance between industry, retail and residential. It's a vibrant neighborhood mixed with a bit of grit due to its storied past. At its center sits the JBS Swift pork processing plant. Across the street, in The Butchertown Market discover Cellar Door Chocolates and Work the Metal, a home décor and gift shop. Affordable housing and hot spots such as Coopers & Kings American Brandy Company, Play Dance Bar and the Pointe add appeal to this up-and-coming area for young professionals.

If you're looking for a neighborhood with outdoor ping pong tables, climbing walls, trend-setting eateries, beer and wine shops, eccentric galleries and edgy boutiques selling everything from furniture to fashion, the NuLu neighborhood on East Market Street is it. NuLu's gathering spot has become the Fresh Start Growers' Supply, which is also the home for the Phoenix Hill NuLu Farmer's Market and Flea off Market, an outdoor bazaar, with food trucks and live music.

Located between the Highlands and NuLu, Phoenix Hill offers a rich tapestry of people, businesses and housing. Hidden amongst this urban area is the triangular 1 1/2-acre Rubel Park. Nearby, Irish Hill features Distillery Commons, the former home of National Distillers and Chemical Company's Kentucky Distillery, Warehouse & Bottling Plant. Today, it houses The Antique Market, office and retail spaces. Next-store neighbor, Headliner's Music Hall, is a locally owned, concert venue, and a must-visit stop for music lovers those wanting to hear the latest national touring acts.







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