Ask any Louisvillian what makes their city great, and you’ll
quickly get an earful about the growing trend for homegrown products and
services that are available.
Whether they boasting about the city’s eclectic restaurant
scene, the abundant farmers markets, or the emergence of shops that support the
city’s buy-local movement, one thing is clear: Locals love Louisville.
This grassroots pride for the products from local artisans
and producers is what ignited artist Terri Ross’s entrepreneurial spirit to
open 5-0-Lou, a gift boutique that celebrates Louisville and Kentucky with a
collection of locally crafted apparel, gifts, jewelry, food, and artwork.
have a unique city with city-wide pride, as well as neighborhood pride. There
are few places in the country that enjoy what we have here with our locals.”
according to Ross, the local fever is spreading. The large number of innovative
artists and crafters who reside in or near Louisville gave her and her
daughters the confidence to open and fill a shop with locally made wares.
“We love the Crescent Hill/Clifton area and take a lot of
pride in being the newest thread in the rich fabric of local businesses that
make up ‘The Avenue,’” she said.