This is the second location for the Luau Room in Louisville. It was originally located at the airport
Bar & Restaurant
and was a Dobbs House Luau location. The restaurant was sold by Dobbs House to Vern Ferguson in 1983 as the airport expanded, and Ferguson relocated it to this spot near the University of Louisville. Amazingly, much of the decor from this large paradise (9,000 sq. ft.) has remained intact over the years, surviving incarnations as a Mexican restaurant, a Salvation Army (that's right—imagine walking into a thrift store and being surrounded by tikis you can't buy!), and most recently a nightclub. The owner of the property reportedly has insisted the decor remain, and has more in storage. As of summer 2005, the space is for lease again.