Matt Chalfant’s infill construction at 137 E. Spring — you know, where the Horseshoe Bar used to be.


It has quickly progressed from nothing to something.

Unsubsidized, entrepreneur-driven infill — in downtown New Albany, though without sewer tap-in waivers.  Wow.

This lot has remained in a state of gravel since the Horseshoe Bar decided to fall to the ground one night in the 1990s. Here’s a view of the bar in 1988, from the Indiana History Room Archives.

I’m told this will become an office, not a bar.

Filling the holes in the streetscape? I’m for it, though expect to hear wails of anguish — dude, we’re losing six parking spaces!