Louisville Ky’s Fourth Street Live! gets new Executive Director


BALTIMORE, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Cordish Companies proudly announces the hire of Louisville’s Fourth Street Live! Executive Director, Ed Hartless.

Ed joins The Cordish Companies with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment management business. Prior to his new role at Fourth Street Live!, Ed was the Director of Operations for the collection of new restaurants at the San Diego International Airport where he managed hundreds of employees and worked closely with both the City of San Diego and the State of California to insure the proper opening and operations of 22 restaurants in a two year period.

Prior to that, Ed served as the Area Director for Entertainment Consulting International (ECI), an affiliate of The Cordish Companies, where he was responsible for hiring and training management, implementing new restaurants and overseeing marketing for the Mid-Atlantic region.

Ed Hartless
Ed Hartless

“This is a very exciting time in my career to join an organization with as strong a track record as The Cordish Companies,” stated Ed Hartless. “Fourth Street Live! is a dynamic dining and entertainment district, already welcoming over 4.5 million visitors a year, and I couldn’t be happier to continue my career here.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ed to our team as Executive Director of Fourth Street Live!,” stated Reed Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies. “Ed is a valuable addition to an already strong staff and his expertise will ensure that Fourth Street Live! remains a great asset to the City of Louisville for years to come.”

About Fourth Street Live!
Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining and entertainment destination located in the heart ofDowntown Louisville on Fourth Street between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. A short walk from historic downtown hotels, the Kentucky International Convention Center, Waterfront Park, the KFC Yum Center, Slugger Field, and more, Fourth Street Live! offers something for everyone. Valet parking is located at the intersection of Muhammad Ali Boulevard and 4th Street. Public parking is conveniently located at the Fourth Street Live! garage. For more information, please visit www.4thstlive.com.

About The Cordish Companies
The Cordish Companies’ origins date back to 1910 and encompass four generations of privately-held, family ownership. During the past ten decades, The Cordish Companies has grown into a global leader in Real Estate Development, Gaming & Hospitality, Entertainment Management and International Urban Planning & Development. One of the largest and most respected developers in the world, The Cordish Companies has been awarded an unprecedented seven Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence for public-private developments that are of unique significance to the cities in which they are located. Prime examples are The Cordish Companies’ prominent role in the redevelopment of Baltimore’s world famous Inner Harbor; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. In addition, The Cordish Companies has developed and operates multiple highly acclaimed entertainment destinations throughout the United States which welcome over 50 million visitors per year and are the most visited destinations in their respective regions. Over the generations, The Cordish Companies has remained true to the family’s core values of quality, entrepreneurial spirit, long-term personal relationships and integrity. As a testimony to the long-term vision of its family leadership, The Cordish Companies still owns and manages virtually every business it has created. For more information visit www.cordish.com or follow us on Twitter.

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