New Restaurant And Craft Beer Bar Joining National Ave

Entrepreneurs plan restaurant and craft-beer bar as part of National Avenue renaissance by Cheryl Truman, 4.15.15, Kentucky.com Although it doesn’t look like much now, what used to be a drive-through Sportsman’s Liquor store at National and Walton avenues is being transformed. Two Lexington entrepreneurs who played soccer together at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School say […]

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Lextran Approves $24 Million Budget for FY 2016

Lextran approves $24 million budget for fiscal 2016 by Karla Ward, 4.15.15, Kentucky.com Lextran’s board of directors on Wednesday night approved a $24 million operating budget for fiscal 2016. The budget marks a decrease in expenses of about 1.7 percent from the current budget. Lextran general manager Carrie Butler said the budget, which also must […]

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R.J. Corman Left Permanent Conservation Easements on His 1,200 Acre Farm

Before his death, railroad magnate R.J. Corman saved his 1,200-acre farm from development by Tom Eblen, 4.11.15, Kentucky.com NICHOLASVILLE — April Corman Colyer says her father always told her and her siblings that the farm he and they grew up on and gradually expanded to more than 1,200 acres would never be developed or sold […]

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Proposed Management District to Collect Tax for Cleaning Downtown Lex

Proposed management district would collect tax to help clean up downtown Lexington by Beth Musgrave, 4.11.15, Kentucky.com On a recent trip to downtown San Antonio, Renee Jackson walked 10 blocks before she saw her first cigarette butt or a piece of trash. That’s not the case in Lexington, said Jackson, the executive director of the […]

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Mayor Gray Releases Proposed FY 2015-2016 Budget

Highlights of Mayor Gray’s proposed budget include: $22 million for restoring the old courthouse $10 million for Town Branch Commons $2 million for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund $1.15 million for the PDR program   Mayor Jim Gray proposes spending for old courthouse, new park, raises, more police by Beth Musgrave, 4.7.15, Kentucky.com Lexington Mayor […]

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NoLi CDC wins $550K Knight Grand for Local Market

North Limestone group wins $550K Knight grant for food hub plan by M. David Nichols, 4.7.15, BizLex.com The nonprofit community organization behind the popular Night Market events has been awarded more than half a million dollars by the Knight Foundation to develop a permanent site to serve as a food hub and small-business incubator. The […]

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Rural Fayette County is Not the Place for Shortcuts in Planning

Fayette farmland is no place to take shortcuts in planning Editorial, 4.5.15, Kentucky.com There is nothing onerous or excessive about requiring careful planning and vetting of new developments in rural Fayette County. On the contrary, anything less than careful planning and vetting has the potential to unravel 60 years of smart public policy and investment. […]

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Ben “Cash” Kaufmann Buys Bellini’s Building

Downtown Bellini’s building sold to Lexington businessman by Cheryl Truman, 4.2.15, Kentucky.com The building at 115 West Main Street that formerly housed Bellini’s restaurant was sold earlier this week to Ben “Cash” Kaufmann, a Lexington real estate entrepreneur. Kaufmann is paying $750,000 for the property, which was offered at a Master Commissioner’s sale. In early […]

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Anderson Communities Seeks TIF to Build Tunnel Between Apartment & UK

Developer seeks TIF financing to build tunnel from new apartments to UK campus by Beth Musgrave, 3.31.15, Kentucky.com A Lexington developer is proposing to build a pedestrian tunnel underneath railroad tracks to connect a proposed housing development to the University of Kentucky. Dennis Anderson, president of Anderson Communities, who has several apartments in the area […]

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National Avenue Continues to Attract New Tenants

Breaking news: National Avenue corridor getting key new tenant by M. David Nichols, 3.31.15, BizLex.com The blossoming National Avenue corridor is about to welcome a key new tenant, with plans to turn the high-profile corner of Walton Avenue and Winchester Road into a showpiece gateway into the area. Locals’ is a bar and restaurant concept […]

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