Day: May 14, 2016

Sisters are neighbors — and sworn enemies, too — in $280M Schneider family fight

Galt House
The Galt House hotel is the jewel in the Schneider real estate crown.

The just-resolved legal battle over the late Al Schneider‘s real estate empire “prompted a war of words” between four sisters — three of whom live in adjacent houses on the same block off Newburg Road; the fourth lives less than a mile away, The Courier-Journal reports today.

Al Schneider

It dragged on through four courts and required 10 lawyers, “one of those unfortunate family disputes that you hate to see,” said Rebecca Jennings, an attorney for sisters Mary Moseley and Dawn Hitron.

Moseley, 66, CEO of the Al J. Schneider Co., and Hitron, 62, a homemaker, agreed in court yesterday to drop a plan to sell the Galt House hotel and other high-profile assets worth more than $280 million before a May 31 deadline. Now, all 24 of Schneider’s heirs will decide what’s next, the newspaper says.

The other two opposing sisters were Christy Coe, 64, a nurse practitioner, and Nancy O’Hearn, 70, who owns an event planning company. Ironically, the CJ says, Coe’s husband Randy for many years tried to keep other family-owned businesses out of trouble as director of University of Louisville’s Family Business Center.

Schneider, the patriarch, died in 2001 at 86.

With local Airbnb rentals this gorgeous, we should plan a Louisville staycation

Airbnb house
An amazing kitchen in a Cherokee Triangle home.

An occasional look at premium travel from Louisville.

How big is the home-sharing vacation rental business here in Louisville? Industry leader Airbnb alone offers more than 300 choices across the city.

Our favorite is smack in the middle of tony Cherokee Triangle: an entire four-bedroom, 3½-bath home, with a kitchen we’d die for: “Dacor six-burner stove and double-oven, built-in refrigerator, microwave drawer, dishwasher, farmhouse sink, prep sink, custom floor -to-10-foot-high cabinetry, white marble countertops and 10-foot long island.” Nightly rate: just $500.

That’s right near the city-wide Airbnb average of $493 a night; at that rate, most are in the city center:

Airbnb map

Related: Here’s The New York Times’s Louisville travel page, including this just published update to its “36 Hours in Louisville” guide. Don’t forget the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and TripAdvisor’s picks, too.