As a newish resident, I thought it would be fun to shoot a few Louisville related questions to CurrentMarketing’s other recent transplant. So let’s see what Michigan native, Brian Solomon, has to say about the ‘Ville:
AT: Best thing you’ve seen since moving here?
BS: The junkyard. Well, it’s not a junkyard, it’s a yard that has everything that Coney Island threw away. On Mellwood, I think.
AT: How do you pronounce your new city?
BS: Before, Looeyville. Now, Looavull. I’m learning the local lingo.
AT: Cards or cats?
BS: Cats. I have a cat, so I better say cat.
(After a brief clarification of UofL Cards vs. UK Cats: “Spartans”)
AT: Place you can’t wait to check out?
BS: 4th Street. Haven’t spent much time downtown.
AT: Most surprising aspect of Louisville?
BS: The architecture. It looks straight out of a Twain novel.
AT: What do you think about horses?
BS: They’re very big. And freak me out a little bit.
AT: Bourbon or beer?
AT: What do you use most to get around town? Google maps, GPS or wing it?
BS: Google Maps on my Google phone (flashes phone). But I’m starting to wing it too.
AT: Something that we have in Louisville that you did not have in Michigan?
BS: A river.
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