A popular local coffee shop will soon open its first location outside of Nashville in a downtown Louisville tower.
Barista Parlor announced in a Facebook post last week it will be opening a new location in Louisville’s 500W tower. The 29-story Class A office building at 500 West Jefferson Street has been undergoing a major renovation over the past year.
The coffee shop is moving its iconic Gulch operation to one of the city’s most-watched development projects, SomeraRoad’s Paseo South Gulch.
SomeraRoad is also in the process of renovating Barista Parlor’s Louisville home. The company is investing $16 million in the renovation of the 500W office tower.
SomeraRoad is also converting 500W’s entire fourth floor into a marquee tenant amenity floor. On the floor will be a tenant lounge and cocktail bar, including private bourbon lockers, casual gathering areas and event spaces.
The fourth floor also will include a fitness center, featuring Peloton Bikes, treadmills, a yoga and pilates studio, free weights, training machines, locker rooms and showers.
These features will extend outdoors onto Louisville’s largest green-scaped rooftop terrace. Tenants can use the outdoor seating areas, meeting spaces and event spaces on the terrace, and it will be fully accessible to tenants for cocktail events, casual luncheons and other activities.