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The Assembly


Elizabethtown Lifestyle Magazinee


The Assembly, located at 110 South Main Street, always appealed to Todd Davis and his dad, Rick. They knew the history of the building and also saw the great potential it had to be something special for the community. In July 2019, Todd brought his wife, Cameron, and two children, Kyleigh and Hudson, to the property for a tour and pitched the idea of purchasing the building to his family. “I am so thankful for Todd’s vision and his ability to look past the run-down building because, at first glance, I thought he was crazy,” recalls Cameron. “Sometimes it takes a little crazy to take on a project as big as this.”


Renovations got underway in early 2021. The first tenant to jump on board was Social on Main. The Davises travel a lot with their family and often seek out food halls to stop in. When Neeley Hacker proposed her concept of Social, the Davises knew it would be the perfect fit. After finalizing Social’s layout, the team working on The Assembly created spaces in the building for other tenants. Kalon Health, The Bug’s Ear, and Kuddy’s Sips and Sweets all committed to The Assembly in 2023. “One more addition is coming later this year that we are really excited about,” explains Todd. “We promise the downtown will love it.”


Family and locally-owned businesses make up the infrastructure of The Assembly, which was always important to the Davises. Keeping tenants local and helping family-owned businesses thrive was always the goal. “We think we have the greatest group of tenants under one roof at The Assembly,” says Todd. “It was a long five- year journey but definitely worth all of the hard work it took to get to this point. We look forward to being a part of the growing downtown area for many years to come.”


MAILLARD

Also a culinary endeavor by Kirt and Cecille, Maillard Wood Fired Kitchen specializes in Neo- Neapolitan and other wood-fired fare. The eatery has built a loyal clientele of craft pizza lovers, starting out as a food truck operation and setting up at venues throughout the region. The menu includes traditional offerings such as the Margherita and Classic Pepperoni, along with more experimental options, including pizzas featuring toppings such as Alabama white sauce, Calabrian chiles, and asparagus.





TAGLISH

Bringing a taste of Filipino cuisine to downtown Elizabethtown, Taglish offers a variety of traditional entrees, such as Chicken Adobo (chicken braised in soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns, and garlic), Lechon Kawali (crispy fried skin-on pork belly) and Pancit (stir-fried rice noodles with sausage and vegetables). The restaurant also offers appetizers such as Lumpia (spring rolls filled with beef, pork, and vegetables served with chili or chili-infused vinegar), along with Ube Macapuno Cheesecake for dessert. Owned by Kirt Jones and Cecille Domingo- Jones, Taglish presents a modern take on traditional Filipino dishes by utilizing local products and pairing them with flavors of the Philippines.




REUBEN ’S

The addition of Reuben’s Downtown Delicatessen to Social on Main represents a triumphant return for the beloved local eatery after their initial closure in 2019. Formerly located on Cardinal Drive, Reuben’s new location offers beloved signature sandwiches such as the Wildcat and the Cardinal along with classic deli sandwiches such as the House Roast Beef and Turkey and Swiss Club, along with hot- from-the-grill options such as the Classic Reuben and the Philly Cheese Steak.





A dream that dates back to 2019, Social On Main has found a home at The Assembly. The intention for this mixed-use space came from a passion for hospitality and community that owner Neeley Hacker recognized in other establishments she’d visited and loved over the years. Research and development for the concept spanned from Michigan to Texas as Neeley met with both food hall and tap wall owners that inspired the vision for Social, fueling Neeley’s determination to bring a similar vibe to Elizabethtown.


The concept, design team, and a network of contacts and relationships were all in place; all that was needed was the perfect space. Nearly two years later, after looking at multiple options in the downtown area, Neeley connected with Todd Davis, owner of The Assembly building. After explaining her concept, Todd agreed it would be a perfect fit for the Assembly, granting her a life- changing opportunity to bring her dream to life. Today, Social On Main is a beautiful new gathering spot for anyone interested in good eats, cold drinks, and first-rate fun.


Offering a new kind of lunch and dinner experience in a food hall setting, the Social tenant roster is a thoughtful collection of beloved local food vendors. Chosen for their quality offerings, Maillard Wood Fired Kitchen, Taglish Filipino American Kitchen, and Reuben’s Delicatessen are happily serving delicious meals six days a week.


In addition to its dining options, Social prides itself on being the largest self- pour tap wall in Kentucky with a total of 42 offerings on tap. Guests can enjoy 28 domestic, import, microbrew, and craft beers, eight wines, and six handcrafted batch cocktails sold by the ounce. There’s truly something for everyone.


Last, but certainly not least, are Social’s duckpin lanes. Often referred to as the little cousin of mainstream bowling with its smaller ball size and shorter game time, duckpin bowling is a relaxed, extremely fun version of the classic.


Neeley looks forward to the road ahead.


“Building a business from the ground up has been the most rewarding project of my life,” she said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Elizabethtown and our downtown neighborhood and can’t wait to see families, friends, and neighbors come together in one place.”







Kalon Health

Along with great dining, shopping, and entertainment options, wellness is also on-tap at The Assembly. Kalon Health, a health spa offering an assortment of wellness services and treatments, is now taking appointments. Health, wellness, and medical aesthetics services offered by Kalon are numerous, ranging from cryotherapy to skin laser treatment to vitamin infusions and shots. To learn how Kalon Health can help you rediscover your natural radiance, visit kalonhealthky.com.


Services Offered:

• Personalized Wellness Programs

• Cocoon Wellness Powered Massage Services

• Cryotherapy

• Float Pod Therapy

• Vitamin infusions and shots

• Facials, Micro-needling, Skin Peel, and Waxing Services

• Chrome Laser Treatments

• Body Contouring

• Men’s Services





The Bug's Ear

The Bug’s Ear offers a unique boutique experience focused on lifestyle items you can’t find anywhere else. Regional shoppers and a vast online community look to The Bug’s Ear to find the perfect gift, home decor accessory, baby items, jewelry, or the perfect outfit and accessory. The boutique carries several brand favorites like Bogg Bags, Kendra Scott, Enewron, Nora Fleming, Jellycat, and more!


Family-owned and operated, this lovely lifestyle shop finds its new home in The Assembly, allowing patrons to eat, drink, and shop in one convenient location. Shoppers can stop by with on-site parking access before or after enjoying a meal.


“We love being part of such a unique venue that has diversified the brick-and-mortar shopping experience in downtown Elizabethtown.” - Louise Davis, Owner, The Bug's Ear





Kuddy's Kuddy’s Sips and Sweets was born when Cameron Davis’s love of sweets and traveling out west collided.


“On family trips we would come across these tiny soda shops that combined the most interesting and delicious flavors to create tasty drinks,” Cameron recalled. “I knew this would be a fun concept to include at The Assembly.”


As for the name, Cameron thought of it on the way home from their kids’ soccer tournament. “Our son, Hudson, goes by the nickname Huddy. Replace the H with the K from our daughter’s name, Kyleigh, and you get Kuddy’s,” she explained. “Our kids inspire us daily so it was only fitting to name this project after them.”


Kuddy’s will be everyone’s favorite sweet stop inside The Assembly, serving up fizzy soda drinks, ice cream floats, milkshakes, and delicious baked goods. And for the adults, make any of Kuddy’s drinks “dirty” by adding a shot of your favorite alcohol to give your concoction a little kick!


Instagram: Kuddys.SipsAndSweets I Facebook: Kuddy’s Sips and Sweets”



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