From Louisville Business First, December 9, 2020
The Louisville Urban League has gained a new corporate partner for its more than $40 million sports facility in West Louisville.

Thorntons will have an exterior-facing convenience store located inside the 24-acre Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center development at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Simon Richards, president and CEO of Thorntons, said during a news conference on Wednesday morning that the convenience store will be open seven days a week starting in early 2021. Profits from the store will be completely reinvested into the Louisville Urban League’s programs to promote equity and empowerment once the store opens.

Richards declined to disclose the amount Thorntons will invest in the new location, but he did say the store would serve as a training site to recruit community members for jobs with the company and the store would work to highlight products from local Black-owned businesses.  Click here to read more from Business First.