The Paddock Shops Profile

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The Paddock Shops shopping center is located off of Brownsboro Road in the city's East End. The Paddock Shops is an outdoor shopping venue, a pedestrian experience, and is home to more than 50 stores and restaurants, including Pier 1, Gap, Express, Barnes & Noble, and Bath and Body Works. There is plenty of parking, free of charge, and once you have parked, you can stretch your legs as you stroll from store to store finding what you need.

The Paddock Shops Location:

4300 Summit Plaza Dr.
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 425-3441

(Yes, The Paddock Shops used to go by another name. By the address, it is clear why the shopping center was formerly The Summit of Louisville. While the shopping experience at this location is now called the Paddock Shops, it is remains a go-to destination for many living in Louisville's East End.)

Hour of The Paddock Shops:

When is the shopping center open? The Paddock Shops have standard hours, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 6 p.m. Often there is entertainment, too. For instance, in summer you will find live music on Thursday nights along with family-friendly activities. Check the website for special events and holiday celebrations.

The Paddock Shops Stores:

The largest store within The Paddock Shops shopping center is Bad Bath & Beyond, an anchor shop with over 30,000 square feet of retail shopping space.

Other anchor stores at The Paddock Shops include a Barnes & Noble, Earth Fare, Ulta Cosmetics and DSW.

Of course there are other stores at The Paddock Shops that are not as large but many are very popular, including:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Ann Taylor
  • Baby Gap
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Express
  • Gap
  • Gap Kids
  • Hollister
  • Lane Bryant
  • Old Navy
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Quest Outdoors
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Yankee Candle

The Paddock Shops Restaurants:

When you shop, you get hungry! Some of Louisville's more popular dining and drinking establishments within The Paddock Shops shopping center include the following.

  • Martini Italian Bistro
  • Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill
  • Zoës Kitchen
  • Mitchell's Fish Market
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Starbucks

More Lunch Options in Louisville:

Had enough of the mall but are still feeling like a snack. No worries, there are plenty of spots to grab a meal around the shopping center and throughout Louisville.

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Why Shop at a Mall When I Can Shop Online?

While online shopping is convenient, allowing you to browse for hours in the comfort of your own living room, there are times when it makes sense to head to the mall. For one, shopping malls can be great for basics and in the case of huge marketing campaigns—think back-to-school—it can be cheaper to buy from a physical store than online. 

Plus, it can help to see the thing you are purchasing in person. When shopping online you are relying on an image and a description to provide you with all the information you need.

Often items need to be returned because they do not fit correctly—whether it is clothing that has been purchased or an appliance that has to fit in a particular nook of your countertop.

Lastly, you can people watch at the mall! It is fun to shop with others, whether you are heading to a mall with a friend or admiring the fashion of strangers when you get there. Louisville is a friendly city and it is common to run into friends when you are out and about. Neighbors, co-workers, teachers at your children's school and is common to run into a lot of friendly faces at the shopping mall.

Note: Jessica Elliott's article was edited by a current expert. April, 2016.