The historic brick building that once housed the Bernheim Distillery Bottling Plant is set to be dedicated and named after West Louisville’s own Ray “Sir Friendly C” Barker. The Ray Barker building is divided into three main sections; Section A, Section B, and Basement.
Section A of the Ray Barker building is home to 13 offices on 3 floors. The first and third floors of the building are being leased by the Plymouth Community group, a 100-year old community organization.
The second floor offices have been donated to local community advocacy groups that are teaming with STAR Energy to achieve community goals.
- Office A13: Eddy Davis – Eddy Davis Photography
- Office A14: Ridge Wilson – Bouncey Houses
- Office A15: Gustavia – Plymouth Food Pantry
- Office A21: Nicole and Rico White – Louisville Community Connectors
- Office A22: G.M. Khalid Raheem – Arabian Federation
- Office A23: Ray Barker– Director
- Office A24: G.M. Chuck Cowan – Nu Chapter Tai Chi & Qi Gong Institute
- Office A25: Dr. Georgia Turner – 2 Not 1
- Office A32: Markham French – Plymouth Community Center
- Office A33: Kathleen Parks – Protest to Progress
- Office A34: Jackie Mayfield – S.A.N.F.A.N.
- Conference Room: Meshorn Daniels – God’s Lives Matter
- Conference Room: Peter Hayes and Adolph Thompkins– Man Up
Section B is the remainder of the original bottling plant, consisting of two floors and a basement. The basement is set to house a start-up aquaculture operation aimed at growing fish and vegetables. The first floor of Section B will primarily be used as storage space for local interests and a workshop for the maintenance team.
The second floor is divided into 2 spaces; the finished “Event Space” that can be rented out as a venue for functions, and an unfinished space that is currently being negotiated for use as a production studio.