Shopping in Louisvilleflickr/Nan Palmero
Many of Louisville's historic buildings have been converted into shopping and dining complexes, which makes browsing for a special purchase even more interesting. Things to see by regional artists are sold at numerous galleries in NuLu (new Louisville). Antique shops along Bardstown Road offer many choices for collectors.
Fourth Street Live!, a pedestrian mall downtown on 4th Street between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, is a retail, dining and entertainment zone as well as a venue for concerts and other fun things to do. A glass ceiling over 4th Street provides protection from the elements. Hard Rock Cafe, 424 S. 4th St., offers a collection of rock 'n' roll merchandise.
At the intersection of Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) and Brownsboro Road (SR 22) is Paddock Shops, a collection of more than 60 upscale shops and restaurants in a landscaped outdoor setting.
Malls in Louisville
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The Louisville area also offers three enclosed suburban malls. To the east are Oxmoor Center and Mall St. Matthews, both on Shelbyville Road. Southeast of the city is Jefferson Mall, at the Outer Loop east of Preston Highway. Most include major department stores, such as Dillard's, JCPenney and Old Navy.
East of the city in Shelbyville, English antiques and silver are the specialties of the Wakefield-Scearce Galleries.
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