In the November 2020 economic development update, Paula Thompson details 22 announcements that spotlight new, expanded and relocated businesses in London and Laurel County.
Executive Director Paula Thompson provides a recent economic development update with details about more housing opportunities coming online soon, as well as a new restaurant planning to open soon in downtown London.
Come Together is London’s newest event venue created by local, Channing Price.
“I dream of living in a city of London that is full of genuine kindness toward others, thoughtful fellowship, creativity and opportunity for everyone. We are just getting started, and one way we are doing that is by hosting pop-up market events,” said Price.
Their next Small Business Saturday Market will take place on November 28th 11am-7pm.
The Small Business Saturday market was created to give community members an opportunity to display in-person on Small Business Saturday alongside like-minded business people who value community over competition.
Visit the Holiday Artisan Market at 206 North Main St. Do some holiday shopping or to treat yourself after the week! They’ve slowly been adding more vendors to the market, so come see the new things on display!
Another milestone was reached this week in the ongoing development of Whitley Branch Veterans Park.
With the installation of several bridges and pavement of the last sections of the walking track, the park now has 2.25 miles of track for walkers and runners to enjoy.
Next up in the development of Whitley Branch is the construction of 40 additional parking spaces and a pickleball court on the lot next to Southeast Farm Supply on Dixie Street.
A new perimeter fence will be installed when those projects are completed.
London Parks and Recreation Director Mackey Williams said the expansion of Whitley Branch was necessary due to the overwhelming popularity and use of the park.
He also noted that the latest project came in about $40,000 under budget.
CITY OF LONDON ROAD WORK
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT:
Paving begins on Tuesday, Nov. 17th from Nevada St. from Main St. to Hwy. 229.
Milling begins on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 7am from Mill St. from West 5th St. to 11th St. and the KY-192 London Shopping Center access road from the Cardinal Country Store to Wallgreens.