Twig & Leaf, surrounding businesses may be torn down, replaced with CVS


Posted on March 23, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 23 at 6:09 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - A highlands restaurant and surrounding businesses could be torn down if a Cleveland developer has their way.

There is a board meeting going on to discuss the possibility of moving a CVS pharmacy into the Douglass Loop area.

The popular Twig and Leaf restaurant and other places around the Douglass Loop could shut down if land owners and developers have their way.

WHAS11 News talked to the restaurant owner who's leased the property for nine years and says it's a shame if it closes.  

"Most of the customers have lived in the highlands and moved out and they bring in their families with cameras. It makes me feel good people love this place so much. It would hurt not only on our side but customers that love this place," says Twig and Leaf owner Tanveer Iqbal.

"It's great food. It's cheap. It'd be a pity to see it turn into a CVS.  Especially when there's one just down the street," says Highland resident Drury graham.

A Cleveland real-estate developer is looking to possibly tear down the CVS pharmacy near Kroger to turn it into a parking lot and then build a new CVS store in the Highlands.

They're targeting property on Bardstown Road between Princeton Drive and Douglass Boulevard.

That means the Twig and Leaf restaurant and other places could be saying goodbye.

It's been somewhat of a landmark since opening in 1960.

The Bardstown Road Overlay District Committee is meeting for discussions with the developer.

Nothing is finalized right now.