Ashlee Clark Thompson

Ashlee Clark Thompson is a freelance writer and food blogger who covers casual dining in Louisville at She is a Louisville native and Western Kentucky University graduate. Ashlee has previously worked as a reporter at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. Her work has also appeared in LEO Weekly, Food and Dining Magazine and 

When she's not eating or writing about food, Ashlee enjoys watching "Golden Girls," listening to NPR and spending time with her husband and dog.


Food and Dining
5:05 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Restaurants Face Uphill Battle for Cardinal Towne Diners

Brian Herbert

Cardinal Towne seemed like a good location for Papalinos NY Pizzeria to open a second location.

Bolstered by the success of the restaurant’s Baxter Avenue store, co-owner Shelly Hernandez says she and her husband, co-owner Allan Rosenberg, rented a space in Cardinal Towne, a mixed-use development on Cardinal Boulevard. Sandwiched between the University of Louisville Belknap campus and Old Louisville, the location had the potential to draw patrons from two distinct communities. They opened the Cardinal Towne Papalinos store in August 2011.

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