Metro Government is providing a $100,000 low-interest (5 percent) loan to Anoosh Shariat and Paula Barmore to re-open Browning’s restaurant and brew/pub at Slugger Field.
Earlier this month, another operator announced plans to open at the location, but the deal fell apart soon after the C-J wrote about it.
Shariat was the key player behind the previous Park Place/Browning’s business, which closed unexpectedly last October. Shariat announced plans last June to open a business in Holiday Manor, but that hasn’t happened yet.
The Metro’s Business Development Corp. announced two other loans today: $60,000 for the Louisville Chemical Building at 601 E. Jefferson St., and $57,300 to improve buildings at 1507-1511 Bardstown Road, right across from Qdoba at Eastern Parkway.
The new Browning’s could reopen as early as Derby week.