We had the good fortune of connecting with Gerry Cooper and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gerry, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe the organic nature of Avenue Studios has easily been the biggest factor to our success. The mission has been real from the beginning and I think the people feel that. Moving our city and those around forward has been a top priority. I believe people see that and want to buy into a brand that’s more than just surface level!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Pursuing what I wanted to do creatively was an easy decision, but having the minor success I’ve had wasn’t easy. There were plenty delays on when I wanted to originally launch, dissatisfaction with how certain things came out, but that’s a part of the game. I just had to keep pushing with consistency, a quality product and a community based approach. It all eventually came together in due tim
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Breakfast at Eggs Over Frankfort, then head over to Carmichael’s Bookstore to keep the mind fresh. Later we can hit brunch at The Cafe, go to Fleur De Flea and Vintage Vibe for some vintage finds, then Better Days West for some record shopping. At night we’ll get dinner and drinks at Bar Vetti before heading to The Merryweather for Never 2 Much featuring myself, Aaron Chadwell and Magic Domdi. Maybe we can even end a late night at The Pearl or Z-Bar.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The city of Louisville, KY for being a constant inspiration and supporter. Avenue would be nothing without its roots and that starts in Louisville!
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Personal photo is courtesy of Dom Baci. All Avenue brand photos are courtesy of Gerry Cooper.