The VIPP Report: Support Small Business Saturday by stopping by the MELANnaire Marketplace at Fourth Street Live

(Louisville, KY) The MELANnaire Marketplace is curating the Galleria REMIX Holiday Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, November 27th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Fourth Street Live indoors located at 416 W. Liberty Street, in downtown Louisville.  Did you realize that it’s been nearly 40 years since you’ve shopped in the Louisville Galleria?  The community considered it as one of the best places where people could gather to shop, eat, work, play and so much more.  On Small Business Saturday you will get to experience that same feeling with the MELANnaire Marketplace, while supporting local businesses fulfill their entrepreneurial drams of being a business owner. 

The Louisville Galleria, (now known as Fourth Street Live) at one time was the place that many in the Black community visited on a regular basis.  The Galleria Remix Holiday Shopping Extravaganza will open its doors on Black Friday. (November 26th) and Small Business Saturday (November 27th) and EVERY weekend up until Christmas Eve for all your shopping needs. 

There will also be live entertainment, pictures with Santa, family photos, food vendors plus crafts for kids and so much more.  

As you begin to shop for your holiday gifts, we invite you to stop by and support Black-owned businesses who have a large array of products and services from bath & body, clothing, handcrafted jewelry, artwork, and fresh baked goods just to name a few of the products available.   

MELANnaire Marketplace founder Nachand Trabue says “Finally, a place we can depend on to shop during the holidays.  Avoid large traffic jams and support local businesses.  That’s a win-win for the community and your dollars go right back into the community.  Come shop with local Black-owned businesses.  If you would like to be a vendor, we would love to have you just contact us at”

If you are looking to do a profile on Trabue and/or any of the vendors, we invite you to come out and hear the stories. If you would like to be a vendor and/or be a sponsor, please contact MELANnaire Marketplace at   Please announce and/or post on your community calendars.

“Where Black Businesses Matter”

Follow us on social media and take photos using the following hashtags so we can share your experience #MELANnairesLou, #BLACKbusinessesMatterLOU & #MELANnaireMarketplace.

Instagram:  @melannairemarketplace

The VIPP Report: Superchefs will be highlighted in two national shows. Filming will take place this weekend


The Travel Channel and The Cooking Channel will highlight the Louisville chef and his restaurant

(Louisville, KY) This weekend not one but two national outlets will be in Louisville shooting segments for their television programs. Superchefs owned by Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson will be highlighted in both shows.

The Cooking Channel will visit the 1702 Bardstown Road restaurant sometime over the weekend of April 21st.  Their focus will be on great breakfasts.

The Travel Channel will also venue the poplar eatery to highlight their menu.

We are not allowed to release any additional information at this time but we wanted to release that the two highly rated programs will be in the City of Louisville in the coming week.  When we can release additional information such as air date and video clips we will be happy to share with your media outlet.

Also, this week we will release information on two appearances on The Food Network.  Stay tuned for details.

Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson says “I’ve been travelling and have been given some unbelievable opportunities for myself personally, my restaurant and some of the causes near and dear to my heart.  I believe everything happens for a reason.  Some to teach you a lesson while others to help uplift others.  My ultimate goal is to be successful not only monetary but to be a blessing to others through service.  These opportunities give me a chance to get in front of culinary students to talk about my journey and helping them with internships, jobs and a place to work on their culinary skills.  This also gives me a chance to highlight organizations that help children make sure they have food in their stomachs so they can be productive in the classroom. I’m honored to be a part of anything that will help me and my community.”

If you would like to have Superchef speak at your next event and/or setup an interview, please direct all requests to  VIPP Communications at so we can handle your inquiry accordingly.

WHO:                    Darnell “Superchef” Ferguson and Superchefs

WHAT:                  Filming with two national shows this weekend

WHEN:                  Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd

WHY:                    Highlighting his menu and Kentucky cuisine

WHERE:               1701 Bardstown Road, Louisville

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