Noted bartender Colin Shearn from The Franklin Mortgage Investment Co. in Philadelphia has moved to Louisville to assume the bar manager position at sister establishment, St. Charles Exchange. During his tenure as general manager at The Franklin, it was recognized as one of the best bars in the country by Esquire, GQ and Bon AppÃ©tit, and it is featured in the July issue of Playboy as one of “America’s Best Bars.”Â Shearn has worked with The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. since its first day in business and has served as the general manager for the past two years. He has been consulting on the cocktail program at the St. Charles Exchange since before its doors opened in April, and in the process, Shearn fell in love with not only the bar, but the city of Louisville and its people. “I’m coming to Louisville at a fortuitous time, it’s quickly becoming one of the major players on a national level in the world of cocktails,” says Shearn. “I’m excited for this opportunity and thrilled to be a part of it all.”
St. Charles Exchange, 113 S. Seventh St., is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open seven days a week for dinner and drinks from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, call 502.618.1917 or visit www.stcharlesexchange.com.