Starbucks in Louisville

Hwy 329 & I 71, Crestwood, Kentucky
OPENED: 6/29/2007, PHOTO: 6/10/2008

This store has a cool dsiplay celebrating the area and its people. I believe I was told that the manager's grandfather is one of the men in the old photo.

Hurstbourne & Taylorsville, Jeffersontown, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/10/2008, ORIGINAL VISIT: 9/23/2002

I imagine they have rolled out the tables to all the store by now, but this was the first store where I saw, in late 2002, one of those tables designed for wheelchair access.

Louisville-Blankenbaker & I-64, Jeffersontown, Kentucky
OPENED: 6/11/2012, PHOTO: 7/16/2014

This store has a super-cool feature that is not immediately obvious. On the wall immediately to the right upon entering is a photograph of a coffee plantation, with a shadow of a hot air ballon. That photo comes from corporate, and blends in with the other corporate photos on the wall. But directly opposite the plantation photo, across the room, is a black and white drawing of a hot air balloon. The idea, of course, is that the shadow in the photograph is that shadow of the ballon in the illustration!

1000 Baxter Ave. Center, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/21/2005

The door to this location opens into a really cool octagonal space... I half expected ninjas to come crashing down. Towards the back of the store, a long window is partly covered by a large, wide, x-shaped cross beam whose purpose escapes me still.

4400 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???

It's hard to tell from this outside shot, but inside the store is unusually shaped.

Bardstown & Heather, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 6/23/2006, PHOTO: 6/7/2007

Though the building is new, the site belonged to the well-known Kingfish Restaurant.

Blankenbaker Plaza, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/10/2008

I thought it amusing that this location actually advertises a "teen night" in an effort to give the local youth a place to hang out. This is in sharp contrast to my store in Plano, TX, which does everything it can to try and get the kids to stop loitering. But, as the manager explained, there's not much else to do in Middletown, KY.

Central & 3rd, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 5/1/2007, PHOTO: 6/10/2008, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/7/2007

This store display University of Louisville jersey #31--who was that, though?

Dixie Hwy & Kerrick, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 9/1/2006, PHOTO: 6/8/2007

Frankfort & Lexington, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 9/15/2006, PHOTO: 6/7/2007

This store is built inside an former Buick dealership and displays old photos of the same.

Holiday Manor, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 11/13/2015, PHOTO: 12/26/2015


Hurstbourne & I-64, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 9/28/2007, PHOTO: 7/16/2014, ORIGINAL VISIT: 6/10/2008


Hurstbourne & Shelbyville, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 6/10/2008

This is another one of the few stores built inside what used to be a bank. Besides using the vault as an extra-private conference room, the extra rooms available will be used for a training center and an office for the district manager. Up until this point, I had never really thought about where the DMs hid out when not making the rounds.

Jefferson Mall, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 7/21/2006, PHOTO: 6/7/2007

LaGrange and Factory, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 11/21/2014, PHOTO: 4/26/2015


Mall St. Matthews, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 5/5/2006, PHOTO: 6/7/2007

Middletown - Shelbyville & I 265, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 12/6/2018, PHOTO: 5/27/2019

National City Tower, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 9/23/2014, PHOTO: 11/2/2015

Cool baseball themed decoration at the National City Tower store in Louisville, just blocks away from the Louisville Slugger Museum.

Oxmoor Center Kiosk, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: 3/28/2001

Paddock Shops, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: ???, PHOTO: ???


Taylorsville & Hikes, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 3/2/2007, PHOTO: 6/7/2007

Taylorsville & I-265, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 8/18/2006, PHOTO: 6/7/2007


Westport and Freys Hill Rd, Louisville, Kentucky
OPENED: 7/16/2015, PHOTO: 11/2/2015

Prospect Plaza, Prospect, Kentucky
OPENED: 3/27/2015, PHOTO: 4/26/2015

This relocated store features two large old photographs of Lousiville, as well as a large Siren mural behind the condiment bar. Also, a piece of artwork created by a regular customer depicting a stylised collection of Starbucks cards.

I-65 and Hwy 44 - Shepherdsville, Shepherdsville, Kentucky
OPENED: 8/4/2016, PHOTO: 3/27/2017

Closed Stores
CLOSED - 24 March 2015 Prospect Village
CLOSED - 18 February 2011 Springhurst Commons
CLOSED - 09 November 2015 Holiday Manor [OLD]
CLOSED - Hubbards & Westport
CLOSED - 24 October 2008 Poplar Level & Hess
CLOSED - 18 February 2011 Springhurst Commons
CLOSED - 09 November 2015 Holiday Manor [OLD]

Licensed Stores (Not Operated by Starbucks or Their Primary Partner)
Kroger Louisville 752
Kroger - Louisville #186
Kroger - Louisville #339
Kroger - Louisville #356
Kroger - Louisville #387
Kroger - Louisville #764
Kroger-Louisville #350
Louisville Convention Center
Marriott Hotel Convention Center
Meijer-Louisville #164
SDF - Louisville A/B Rotunda
SDF - Louisville Pre-Sec Food Ct
Seelbach Hilton
Target Louisville T-1071
Target Louisville T-1479
Target Louisville T-780
Kroger Louisville #785
Target Louisville T-1071
Target Louisville T-780
Teavana - Oxmoor Center
Health & Science
SDF - Evenings
Kroger - Louisville #707
Swain Student Activity Ctr.
Hyatt Louisville
Kroger - Louisville #379