Investors Purchase Buster’s; Plan to Reopen in the Fall

Former Buster’s on Manchester Street sold to Pikeville group; venue to reopen in fall by Janet Patton, 7.22.15, The former Buster’s music venue on Manchester Street has sold for $1.01 million to a trio of Pikeville businessmen who plan to keep it as an entertainment venue. Mitch Potter, working with business partners Adam Hatton […]

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The Summit Will Include Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn home furnishings chain to open Lexington store at The Summit, developers announce by Cheryl Truman, 7.16.15, Pottery Barn will open its first Lexington store at The Summit at Fritz Farm, now under construction at Nicholasville Road and Man o’ War Boulevard. Pottery Barn sells upscale home furnishings and home décor. The chain […]

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Environmental Assessment for Subdivision Planned for Prior Sewage Plant Location

Developer to do environmental assessment for subdivision proposed where sewage plant once stood by Beth Musgrave, 7.21.15, Developers of a 27-home residential subdivision have agreed to conduct further environmental assessments on the property off Saybrook Road and to delay a zoning change request scheduled to be heard this week. The move was prompted by […]

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Residential Infill Projects Bring New Life to Miller Street

Lexington’s historic Miller Street gets new life with residential infill projects by Beverly Fortune, 7.17.15, Miller Street is so small and unobtrusive, most motorists pass without giving it second glance. Just 13-feet wide, it is a one-way street that runs between West Second and West Third, just east of Jefferson Street. And as recently […]

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State Board Approves Funds for Hemp Project

Board approves tobacco settlement funds for hemp project AP Report, 7.2.15, RANKFORT, Ky. — The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky. WDRB-TV in Louisville ( ) reports Atalo Holdings will process Kentucky-grown […]

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Short Street Getting Pedestrian Friendly Makeover for Breeders’ Cup

Lexington’s Short Street to get a pedestrian-friendly makeover for Breeders’ Cup by Beth Musgrave, 6.24.15, Short Street is getting a makeover in preparation for this fall’s Breeders’ Cup. The alterations — designed to make the bar and restaurant corridor more pedestrian-friendly and attractive — will be temporary but could become permanent if the pilot […]

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Editorial: Land Preservation Aids Local Growth

Land preservation aids local growth Herald Leader Editorial, 6.23.15, Fayette Planning Commission member David Drake worried aloud at a meeting of that group Thursday that a proposed new zoning plan for the county’s rural areas places too much emphasis on “control.” He wants the document to encourage, rather than limit, new commercial uses in […]

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Stormwater Issues Could Increase Cost of New High School

Stormwater problem could add to cost of new Lexington high school by Valerie Honeycutt Spears, 6.21.15, After a more than $62 million construction contract was finalized for Fayette County’s sixth public high school, city engineers came across a stormwater problem that could add $86,000 to the cost, school district officials said. It involves sediment […]

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Farm Stand Opens in Chevy Chase

Farm stand opens on Sundays in Chevy Chase by Janet Patton, 6.18.15, A new farm stand, selling pastured meats and mostly local produce, has opened in Chevy Chase. The market, at Euclid Avenue and High Street, in a small parking lot next to Corner Wines, was the idea of Bourbon n’ Toulouse owners Kevin […]

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Ground Broken for YMCA in Hamburg

Ground broken for YMCA in Hamburg by Cheyene Miller, 6.18.15, Mayor Jim Gray and other leaders of Lexington stood with shovels in hand and hard hats in place Thursday morning at the site of a future YMCA in Hamburg Place. “Projects like this are what make Lexington special,” Gray said to a crowd of […]

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