LouisvilleKy to launch new collaborative workspace at Fourth Street Live!


‘Spark Louisville’ will become a central hub for local entrepreneurs, creators and innovators to locate and grow their businesses


LOUISVILLE, KY (May 9, 2017) – Fourth Street Live! today announced that Louisville’s newest collaborative workspace, Spark Louisville, will be coming to the project in 2018.  Fourth Street Live!, which helped spark the revitalization of downtown Louisville in the mid-2000’s, will with Spark now become a central hub for local entrepreneurs, creators and innovators to grow their businesses, and connect with different industry professionals.  Ideally located in the heart of Louisville’s Central Business District, Spark will support the growing Louisville entrepreneurial community and ecosystem, placing members within close proximity to hundreds of successful businesses, dining options and entertainment.


Spark launched its initial venue in 2016 in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and Central Business District.  Spark Baltimore’s unique space has grown to house 84 companies totaling over 250 members in its first year of operations, representing a diverse community of entrepreneurial industries.  Spark Louisville will open at Fourth Street Live! with the same commitment to become an integral part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Louisville, providing first-class amenities to its members in a unique architectural setting.

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Spark’s innovative design and amenities provide its members flexibility to choose from diverse, flexible office rental packages, including Monthly Desk Memberships, Office Memberships and Collaborative Co-Working Space Memberships, and even Day Passes, Virtual Memberships and Mailbox Only Memberships.  These options provide members with the ability to control their strategic growth decisions and avoid long term commitments required by traditional office offerings. Members will be able to collaborate and enjoy top of-of-the-line amenities such as:


  • Well equipped conference and meeting rooms
  • Multiple large event spaces with catering available
  • Relaxing lounge spaces with media wall and group activities
  • High-end shared kitchen
  • Gourmet coffee and craft beer bar
  • Reliable high-speed internet
  • Convenient mail service
  • Community events and programs for entrepreneurs and startups
  • After hours meetups and networking opportunities
  • Online reservation system and concierge service
  • Indoor bike storage facility


Ed Hartless, President of Fourth Street Live!. stated: “Fourth Street Live! has anchored Louisville’s dining, entertainment and office district for over a decade, welcoming millions of visitors each year.  We’ve continually re-invested in the project since it opened.  The addition of this collaborative coworking space represents the next stage of growth for the district, ensuring Fourth Street will remain a vital part of the downtown civic fabric.  We’re extremely proud of our latest investment in Fourth Street Live! and downtown Louisville.”


“Spark will provide local entrepreneurs an affordable, appealing, flexible way to locate and grow their businesses in Louisville,” stated Shervonne Cherry, Community Manager for Spark. “It will allow young businesses to get support and resources to excel.  We’re committed to helping Louisville attract and retain a diverse entrepreneurial community.”


“Spark is another reason why Louisville is a true regional hub for entrepreneurship, job creation and economic growth for decades to come,” stated Mayor Greg Fischer. “The Cordish Companies helped ‘spark’ our City’s renaissance over a decade ago with Fourth Street Live! and will now be adding a new Spark to further that commitment of growth and forward momentum.  We applaud The Cordish Companies continued investment in downtown Louisville as they lay the foundation for entrepreneurs to thrive in our City.”


About Fourth Street Live!

Originating in 2004, Fourth Street Live! is located in the heart of downtown Louisville on 4th Street between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, just a short walk from most downtown hotels and attractions. During the past decade Fourth Street Live! has grown into the premier dining and entertainment district of Louisville, drawing over 4.5 million tourists and locals per year. Fourth Street Live! is home to nearly 20 different venues ranging in style and offerings. For more information visit www.4thstlive.com.