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Frankly Speaking

What is a DFI?

June 21, 2016

Kentucky Main Street Program Key to a Vibrant Downtown. Last week I was talking to a long-time resident about the articles I’ve been writing on behalf of DFI (Downtown Frankfort, Inc.).  Suddenly she said, “I’ll bet a lot of Frankfort residents don’t know what DFI is, or what it does. “I’ll bet you’re right,” I replied. With that in mind I asked DFI Executive Director Kim Strohmeier to answer the questions I figure most people would want answered about the organization. When he’s talking about DFI Strohmeier’s enthusiasm is contagious. A big part of that enthusiasm is because of a personal connection. “This isn’t just a job, this is a passion of mine,” says Strohmeier. “This is where I’m from;...

A Home Downtown

June 08, 2016

Young Family Loves Living on Broadway. “If I had known how cool downtown was I would have moved down here a lot sooner.”  So says, Elle Travis, a resident of downtown Frankfort. We met recently at The Coffeetree Cafe near her Broadway apartment and in no time Travis was busy listing all of the things she loves about living downtown. “The people. That’s huge! There is such a great sense of community with the business owners, people riding their bikes, walking their dogs, and the sidewalk wining and dining.”  Travis, who works downtown, also loves being able to walk everywhere. “I don’t need to drive a car. My commute is thirty seconds. You can’t beat it!”  Though her husband Pete...