Councilman James welcomes Coco’s Cakes to West Oak Street on Saturday, May 23rd

May 21, 2015

Louisville – Councilman David James (D-6) will join Mayor Greg Fischer on Saturday, May 23rd to officially welcome Coco’s Cakes to 501 West Oak Street during an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:30am.

          “This is the kind of business we need to continue our momentum in revitalizing the Oak Street Corridor,” says James. “This new business shows everyone that local entrepreneurs can thrive with a little help from Metro Government.”

          Coco’s Cakes owner, Shacole Henderson, secured a METCO Small Business Loan in order to expand her operation from a made to order cake shop to a full service bakery offering a wide variety of baked goods in the Old Louisville area.

          “I love it here. This is probably the best location I could have found and I think we will be very successful,” says Henderson, who is a native of Louisville. “I am following in my grandfather’s footsteps. He was a culinary chef and named this business for me.”

          Coco’s Cakes will be in operation Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

          Councilman James has made the revitalization of the Oak Street Corridor a top priority. Working with a task force he created, the Councilman secured more than $400,000 in infrastructure repairs to the Oak Street Corridor. Those improvements began in 2014 with new sidewalks, curbing, drainage with new landscaping.

          “This is a great day for the neighborhood and we hope other businesses will see what Coco’s Cakes has seen and join us on Oak Street,” says James.

          For more information, contact Councilman James office at 574-1106.