Pepper Distillery to Reopen on Manchester Street

Historic James Pepper Distillery to reopen on Manchester Street by Janet Patton, 05.04.16, The James E. Pepper Distillery will be making bourbon again. A businessman from the Washington, D.C., area who owns the James E. Pepper label plans to put a distillery in the historical home of the brand on Manchester Street, Mayor Jim […]

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Manchester Music Hall Planned for Old Buster’s Site

Old Buster’s site to be reborn as Manchester Music Hall Staff Report, 8.11.15, The former site of Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, a popular Manchester Street concert venue that closed in December, is being reborn as Manchester Music Hall. Owners Adam Hatton, Mitch Potter and Adam Short say they plan to renovate the space to […]

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Much to Learn from Contrast Between Pepper Campus and CentrePointe

Learn from CentrePit debacle Op-Ed by Sue Roberts and Matthew Zook, 08.01.15, In classrooms all over the world, students learn by comparing and contrasting. Every year we look for local examples to teach key concepts in urban geography, city planning and economic development. The past several years in Lexington have produced particularly stark contrasts […]

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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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Lexington’s Distillery District

Distillery District has until March to resurrect tax-increment financing, state officials say by Beth Musgrave, 12.10.13, State economic officials have agreed to wait until March to decide whether a state incentive for the Distillery District, a proposed entertainment district along Manchester Street, should go forward. Last week, the Urban County Council questioned whether Mayor […]

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Fayette Alliance Supports Hydrology Study for Downtown Lexington

Distillery District study is able to move forward without an amendment to the budget. No formal vote will be required at this time.

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