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Distillery District

On Saturday, April 8, more than 1,000 costumed, glitter-faced, body-painted revelers are expected to join forces in Lexington’s Distillery District for this year's annual "costume rave for charity." more

Apr 4, 2017 1:19 PM Arts & Culture

The Burl Exterior

Photo by Estill Robinson

As it approaches nine months of business, the popular Lexington venue The Burl continues to reinvent itself more

Apr 3, 2017 10:25 AM Community

Entrepreneurial partners Jill and Kelly King Bakehorn expand their imprint on the Distillery District, with two new event venues set for grand opening in April under the umbrella of The Venues of the Grand Reserve. more

Mar 1, 2017 11:36 AM , Community

Housed in a former distillery building on the James E. Pepper campus, Goodfellas Distillery is the latest marquee attraction for the bustling east side Distillery District and a crowning achievement for founders Alex Coats and Eric Boggs. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:39 PM Business

Finishing touches are underway as Goodfellas Distillery prepares to open its doors Friday morning, ahead of what's expected to be a busy New Year's Eve opening weekend. more

Dec 27, 2016 2:49 PM Business

Rebecca Burnworth, a licensed architect, real estate agent, interior designer and self-proclaimed “code-wrangler, has helped to create a host of dining hot spots on Lexington's expanding restaurant scene. more

Aug 24, 2016 1:10 AM Business

PHOTO BY SARA HUGHES Partners (from left) Cannon Armstrong, Jomo Thompson and Seth Bertram are preparing to open The Burl, a 300-person capacity bar and music venue in Lexington’s... more

Jun 23, 2016 6:08 PM Business

News that James E. Pepper-branded bourbon again will be produced at its namesake building on Manchester Street offered yet another high-profile validation of the commonwealth’s favored elixir and something more — it signaled a new... more

May 27, 2016 2:54 PM Business

RenderingAfter a hiatus of nearly 60 years, whiskey is set to again begin flowing at the historic James E. Pepper Distillery under the iconic brand name. Owner Amir Peay... more

May 4, 2016 7:16 PM Business

Lexington’s Distillery District has secured a grant of more than $140,000 from the Lexington-Fayette Department of Environmental Quality & Public Works to aid stormwater management in the thriving entertainment area that has sprung... more

Oct 13, 2015 7:07 PM Business

Bluegrass Catering announced Friday it is moving to a larger space in the growing Distillery District.Judy and Jill Bakehorn said in a statement the company will move into 11,000-square-feet of space it purchased at the rear of... more

Sep 4, 2015 4:13 PM Business

When word began circulating that the former Manchester Street home of Buster’s Billiards and Backroom had been purchased by three Pikeville entrepreneurs, speculation about what would become of the space quickly mounted.“We’ve... more

Aug 27, 2015 8:53 PM Business

In the Distillery District, good intentions -- and $85,000 worth of asphalt -- apparently paved the way to an agreement that avoids a disastrous revocation of liquor licenses in the young... more

Aug 18, 2015 4:45 PM Business

In our Distinct Districts series, we highlight some of our favorite local corridors — thoroughfares ripe with clusters of unique businesses, interesting architecture or use of space and other factors that work in tandem to make... more

Jul 7, 2015 7:11 PM Arts & Culture

A series of illuminated, abstract sculpture based on charred bourbon barrels soon will mark one of Lexington’s major gateways: Oliver Lewis Way Bridge linking the city’s burgeoning Distillery [...] more

Business

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Downtown Development Authority is soon to issue a request for “world-class” landscape architects to partner with local talent in bringing the longtime subterranean Town Branch Creek... more

Sep 25, 2012 3:13 PM Business

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