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Fischer, Tandy Celebrate Opening of Downtown's Newest Restaurant

Thursday February 3, 2011

Doc Crow Smokehouse near KFC Yum! Center

To celebrate the opening of Doc Crow Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar, Mayor Greg Fischer decide to forego a tradition ribbon cutting – and instead opted for a barbecue tasting.

He, along with Metro Councilmember David Tandy, sampled different barbecues that will be on the menu at downtown’s newest restaurant, located adjacent to the KFC Yum! Center.

“Main Street is quickly becoming one of the city’s main restaurant rows,” Fischer said at the grand opening today. “From new restaurants such as O’Sheas, Bluegrass Brewing Company and now Doc Crow to Rivue, Bristol and Proof on Main, downtown’s becoming a food lover’s destination.”

The city, through the Economic Development department, provided a $100,000 low-interest and a $20,000 forgivable loan for the restaurant.

Doc Crow is one of several restaurants that are planned for Whisky Row Lofts projects at 2nd and Main being developed by siblings Valle and Stephen Jones and Bill Weyland, a leading downtown builder.

The $19.5 million project includes apartments, commercial spaces and meeting spaces and private rooms for parties.

Doc Crow is owned by Brett Davis and brothers Michael and Steven Ton. The brothers own and operate Basa on Frankfort Avenue and were founders of 732 Social on East Market St.

The restaurant, which opens to the public on Feb. 10, will feature traditional Southern fare, including barbecue and an array of seafood. Over 60 types of bourbon, nearly 100 wines, nine beers on tap and 30 beers in the bottle also will be featured.