Lexington Downtown

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Additional public grant funding will go toward the advancement of Lexington’s downtown linear park project.  Governor Steve Beshear made the announcement at city hall on Wednesday.

The $2.7 million will go to support design and construction of Town Branch Commons along a section of Vine Street.  Governor Beshear says a protected pedestrian crossing will be established near the Lextran Transit Center.  “The signal for the pedestrian crossing will include a phase to allow buses to safely exit the transit center,” said Beshear.

The former Buster’s music venue on Manchester Street in Lexington recently was sold for $1.1 million dollars to a trio of Pikeville businessmen who plan to keep it as an entertainment venue and are in the process of opening the doors in late September.  Adam Hatton will be in charge of the new Manchester Music Hall.  He shared his plans with Tom Martin.

Short Street Facelift Precedes Breeders’ Cup Frenzy

Aug 27, 2015
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Downtown Lexington’s Short Street is featuring a new look.  The makeover comes in advance of October’s Breeders Cup Championships at Keeneland.  Downtown Development Authority President Jeff Fugate says the changes make the area more pedestrian friendly.  “We’ve made it safer for the pedestrian,” said Fugate. “We’ve widened sidewalks, we’ve shortened the crosswalks so that, if you’ve got heels on or slow to get across the street it’s easier to get across the street to get where you want to be.”