Infrastructure for Town Branch Commons Could Cost $75 Million

Town Branch Commons, a park through downtown Lexington, could cost $75 million by Beth Musgrave, 5.19.15, Building and maintaining a linear park through downtown Lexington could cost upwards of $75 million, city officials told the Urban County Council on Tuesday. But only $10 million would be city money, they said. Town Branch Commons, a […]

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National Provision Continues Expansion with European Grocery

National Provisions expands with European-style grocery by Susan Baniak, 5.19.15, Andrea Sims and Krim Boughalem, the owners of Table Three Ten and National Boulangerie, have expanded their National Provisions operation yet again with their fourth phase: the opening of a grocery in the adjoining space on the corner of Walton and National avenues. Although […]

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2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky Tourism Tops $13 Billion

Economic impact of Kentucky tourism topped $13 billion in 2014 by Susan Baniak, 5.5.15, Kentucky tourism generated an economic impact of roughly $13.1 billion in 2014, according to survey results released this week by the state’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Tourism spending increased in all nine of the state’s tourism regions, with the […]

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National Ave Development Continues to Come Together

Latest piece of National Avenue puzzle is falling into place by M. David Nichols, 4.24.15, The construction of a flashy new restaurant and craft beer spot would be welcome news in many areas of Lexington. But in July when Locals’ Craft Food and Drink is scheduled to debut in a massively reconstructed site at […]

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Herald-Leader Editorial: It’s Time to Try Two-Way Streets

Stop dawdling, try two-way streets Editorial, 5.14.15, Mary Ginocchio, the owner of Mulberry & Lime at 216 N. Limestone, where two one-way streets meet, described Tuesday the route customers must take to reach parking spaces behind her building. They drive past her business to Third Street where they turn right and drive to Martin […]

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Council Committee Hears More About Two-Way Street Study

Council committee hears recommendations on converting one-way streets to two-way downtown by Beth Musgrave, 5.12.15, A committee of the Urban County Council heard more Tuesday about a $490,000 traffic study to convert one-way streets to two-way, but the committee took no action on a recommendation to pursue two-way streets on the city’s north side. […]

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City Council Votes to Create Downtown Management District

Lexington council votes to create downtown management district by Beth Musgrave, 5.7.15, Lexington will soon become the second city in Kentucky with a downtown management district, and supporters say it will make downtown cleaner, more welcoming and safer. The Urban County Council voted 12-2, with one abstention, during Thursday night’s council meeting to approve […]

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Unnamed Development Group Interested in CentrePointe

Unnamed development group expresses interest in Lexington’s CentrePointe development by Beth Musgrave, 5.7.15, An unnamed development group has expressed interest in the long-delayed CentrePointe project in downtown Lexington, city and CentrePointe developers announced late Thursday. That means the city’s April 28 demand that The Webb Companies fill in the block will be put on […]

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Two-Way Street Study Released

Changing downtown Lexington’s one-way streets to two-way not feasible for all of them, study finds by Beth Musgrave, 5.3.15, The public will have an opportunity Wednesday to hear more about the results of a long-awaited study on whether to convert some of downtown Lexington’s one-way streets to two-way. The study — which cost $490,000 […]

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Keeneland Moving Simulcasting to Red Mile

Keeneland moving simulcasting to Red Mile by Janet Patton, 5.6.15, The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a plan by Keeneland to move its simulcasting — betting on live horse races run elsewhere — to The Red Mile in Lexington. Keeneland will put the simulcast betting in a new $2 million operation inside the […]

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