Art Eatables, a clothing company that wholesalers bourbon chocolates to Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries, has opened its second store in Louisville at 819 W. Main St., adjacent to the Frazier History Museum.
Owners Forest and Kelly Ramsey sublet approximately 1,000 square feet of space at the Frazier – a new storefront across from the Slugger Museum & Factory. The retail store will complement what they called their first successful store at 631 S. 4th St. which opened in 2012.
Mayor Greg Fischer and representatives from Frazier and the Kentucky Distillers Association were among the dignitaries who cut a ribbon officially opening the Main Street store in a ceremony Friday morning.
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Fischer said the new store would add to what he called a “bourbonism boom” and added that the Ramseys are bringing fine sweets to Main Street.
Forest Ramsey said in an interview that the new store will start with two employees and likely add more as sales increase. The hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. He said the Fourth Street store business was “fantastic”.
He said the company sells bourbon candy to at least 18 distilleries, with the signature offering bourbon truffles in small batches.
He expects the new store to draw heavily on nearby Frazier and Slugger facilities, as well as tourists from the bourbon industry.
Art Eatables has the distinction of being “the world’s first bourbon certified chocolate maker“.
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“Bourbon is more than our signature drink; it’s an essential part of our history and our culture, ”said Fischer. “Art Eatables is known for associating bourbon and food – and it’s easy for visitors to take their chocolates home. bourbonism in action.
Art Eatables is the world’s first bourbon-certified chocolate maker. In addition to truffles, Art Eatables specialties include flavor-infused caramels and hand-painted solid candies.
Officials said the store will help the Frazier promote bourbon history and culture. Frazier’s programs and exhibitions in recent years have focused on the mind.
For information, visit artetables.com.
Journalist Sheldon S. Shafer can be contacted at 502-582-7089, or by email at [email protected]