(WHAS11) -- The Westport General Store, an historic building in the scenic river town of Westport, Ky. has shut its doors. For nearly a decade, Louisville’s Will Crawford and family ran a restaurant out of the store which routinely received top reviews from local restaurant critics. The restaurant’s website says it was the first in Oldham County with a full bar. It was also an early trailblazer in using local ingredients and products from local farmers.
Live music flowed out of the place with Bluegrass groups and others while you ate. Crawford said this in an email to customers and on his Facebook page, “The reason? The economy, lack of good consistent help, personal family concerns. Thanks for the great nine year run. We have met a ton of new friends and some really strange characters have crossed our threshold, as well.”
Crawford says he will make the space available for private parties. The closure of his restaurant comes on the heels of the sudden closing of Avalon on Bardstown Road, and the announcement by Andrew Hutto, the longtime owner of Baxter Station, that he is putting his restaurant on the market while it continues to operate.