Escape games have become increasingly popular in recent months - you may have seen your friends post pictures on Facebook or Instagram, indicating if they were able to "escape" or not. If you're looking for an indoor activity to occupy your time during these cold winter days, plan a night out at Locked In! Fun for a girls, guys, or couples night out, Locked In can accommodate 2-8 people per adventure.
There's an adventure for all skill levels - starting from easiest to most challenging: The Warehouse, The Museum, The Laboratory, or The Classroom. Once your adventure is selected, your group will be "locked" in the appropriate room and be asked to figure out clues and puzzles in order to escape within 60 minutes. Winners get bragging rights - but if for some reason you can't escape, you'll surely want to try it again soon! This is also a great place for a corporate event or team building exercise.
Locked In is located at 521 S 4th Street. Reservations need to be made in advance, and the cost is $27 per person. While you're downtown, take a look at some of the great properties that are for sale in the 40202 zip code. Louisville has some of the best downtown living, with amazing condos overlooking the Ohio River that are walking distance to all the restaurants, museums, and entertainment that downtown has to offer. One of our agents will be glad to schedule showings for any houses or condos you may want to see before your night out at Locked In.
Family Realty has rebranded with a new logo! We love the look of our richer colors while still maintaining the integrity of our brand, and hope you do too. Family Realty remains committed to our excellence in customer service and honesty in all aspects of buying and selling homes in Louisville.
We plan to fully integrate the new logo into our business over the next couple of months, and our website and social media accounts have already been updated. We are excited for our new sleek sign to be posted at our office on Bardstown Road in the next few weeks. And don't forget to watch for our new logo on our For Sale signs all over town coming soon!
Not only do we have a new logo, but we have more great news to share...stay tuned for details!
Kentucky is known for bourbon, but what about brandy? Copper and Kings is Louisville's very own distillery for American craft brandy. Their brandy is distilled in copper pots (named Isis, Magdalena, and Sara, after women in Bob Dylan songs), and contains no added sugar, flavors, or synthetic chemicals to alter the taste. The Butchertown Brandy and American Craft Brandy are aged in Kentucky boubon barrels. The brand also offers Apple Brandy, Absinthe, Cr&ftwerk (craft beer infused with brandy), and some limited release brandies and gins. Currently, these spirits can be purchased in 28 states and they continue to expand.
In addition to the distillery, Copper & Kings boasts 3 distinct event spaces: the courtyard, second floor art gallery, and rooftop skydeck. They can host many types of events, from corporate functions to weddings!
On the second Thursday of each month, Copper and Kings hosts a special workshop. This January 12th, take a tour of the distillery and stay for their workshop on Warm Cocktails, with a focus on making toddies and ciders. The workshop is $25; reservations are required. Participants must be 21 and older.
Copper and Kings is located at 1121 E. Washington Street, Louisville 40206. Currently, there are 53 properties on the market in the 40206 zip code, which includes neighborhoods such as Cherokee Gardens, Clifton, and Crescent Hill, including our listing at 3206 Dublin Ln. If you'd like to view some of these homes before your workshop at Copper and Kings, contact Family Realty to schedule a showing.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an iconic exhibition basketball team, known for their entertaining antics on the court. Initially known as the Savoy Big Five, the team originated from the south side of Chicago in the 1920s. In 1928, a touring team called the Globe Trotters were formed and toured southern Illinois, and by 1929, their manager and promoter renamed them the New York Harlem Globetrotters. An interesting fact is that the Harlem Globetrotters did not actually ever play in Harlem until 1968! Over the years, the team has played in over 115 countries in front of millions of fans. They were inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, and even have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
You may recognize the team song, "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Brother Bones. It is sure to get everyone up on their feet and clapping along as the team takes the floor to get warmed up! The team members are, first and foremost, amazing athletes, but also bring an element of comedy to the sport of basketball. The Harlem Globetrotters love getting the fans, especially children, involved in the game.
The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at KFC YUM Center on Friday, January 13th at 7pm. Tickets can still be purchased. Don't miss out on this event that the whole family is sure to enjoy! Before heading to the game, take some time to check out these current homes for sale in the downtown area. If you are interested in seeing any of these listings, contact Family Realty to schedule a showing.
New Year, new resolutions! If you're among the millions of people resolving to start the new year out by getting in shape, try CYCLEBAR. CYCLEBAR offers premium indoor cycling classes for people at all skill levels. The idea was hatched in 2004 by a brother and sister, Bill Pryor and Alex Klemmer, with their first studio opening a year later. They have since partnered with other fitness enthusiasts to open studios nationwide.
This new St. Matthews location opened at the end of November, and they offer a FREE intro class for people that have never tried indoor cycling before. Once you've tried the free class and are hooked, their Classic class is the most popular, offering hills and drills along with upper body work. And always, a great playlist of music to accompany the ride! There are other classes that offer variations on the Classic, such as Throwbak Thursday and Happy Hour themed rides. Visit the CYCLEBAR website for full details. You can also view their current schedule, see which instructor will be leading the ride, and sign up for classes online. The cycle theatre can hold up to 55 bikes, so be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot in the next class! Cycle shoes are provided, and the CYCLEBAR staff will help you set up your bike if needed.
Currently, new riders can buy a 3 ride package for $29, or a 10 ride package for $99. Other options are also availabe for purchase. CYCLEBAR is located in St. Matthews, in the Shelbyville Road Plaza next to Qdoba and close to Trader Joe's.
While you're in the area, check out our listing at 3206 Dublin Lane. This 1.5 story, 4 bed/2.5 bath house is a gem of a find on a quiet street in St. Matthews. There is a finished area that can be used for a home office or playroom, and the elevated deck off the eat-in kitchen is perfect for entertaining! Currently listed at $350,000. Contact Christopher Dayton at Family Realty to schedule your showing today.
Happy New Year from Family Realty! We hope you had an amazing holiday surrounded by family and friends. If you realized during the holidays that your house is too small for entertaining (or maybe it's too big and you're tired of hosting all the family gatherings), contact Family Realty today to put your home on the market! Our trusted agents will gladly review our 77 Point Marketing Plan with you to determine the best way to approach selling your home. Selecting the right Realtor is key, and Family Realty is sure to have the right agent for you.
Family Realty also has a lot of exciting new plans in store for 2017, and we can't wait to share them with you. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks!