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As the Distillery District continues to grow, business owners, developers and local officials search for solutions to infrastructure and parking. Read more

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Drew Purcell

Phil Greer's firm has developed more than 100 commercial properties with a new construction value totaling $1 billion. Read more

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Tariff worries loom large as Kentucky’s bourbon industry continues its unprecedented building boom. Read more

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Journalist Steve Coomes, who covered the pizza industry for the better part of a decade, shares his thoughts on the downfall of the outspoken Papa John's founder who finally said too much. Read more

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Lexington architect Rebecca Burnworth and partners open a new restaurant and bourbon bar in Millville, Kentucky Read more

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Out-of-state tourists have traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail for nearly two decades. Now, thanks to a state law allowing on-site cocktail service and other efforts, more Kentuckians are also visiting their local distilleries. Read more

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Mentors help Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen owners turn greens into green. Read more

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With Honeywood, renowned chef Ouita Michel takes serious business lessons to heart as her restaurant empire expands. Read more

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Lucie Slone Meyers

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With Red Light Kitchen & Lounge, chef Lucie Slone Meyers — the grande dame of Lexington’s restaurant scene — takes on her latest challenge. Read more

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With Corto y Lima, Jonathan Lundy leans on experience and Latin influences to build a restaurant according to his tastes. Read more

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With the sale of Cheddar's Casual Cafe, Lexington-based Greer Cos. reaps reward of years of hard work. Read more

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Craig de Villiers is taking the multi-unit business route to prosperity by opening his second Graze restaurant in December, at 207 S. Limestone St. in Lexington. Read more

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If all goes to plan, the historic building that houses Belle's Cocktail House will open its rooftop lounge in mid-October, and the space will feature a bar, a two-sided fireplace, seats, high-top tables and room for about 100 guests. Read more

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Tom Behr acknowledges that competition in the Lexington restaurant market is stiffer than ever. But the owner of Pazzo’s Pizza Pub, who helped sons Brian and Brett launch The Village Idiot and The Beer Trappe, respectively, isn’t... Read more

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It’s been 12 years since the U.S. Department of Labor set the minimum pay threshold for salaried employees working more than 40 hours per week at $23,360. But come Dec. 1, that number will almost double, to $47,476. That sharp increase... Read more

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Last fall, Krim Boughalem and Andrea Sims found themselves cornered by their own success. As owners of Table 310 and National Provisions, the couple was stretched so thin managing both operations that neither business was getting the... Read more

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Officials at Shaker Village were thrilled to announce in January that the Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded it a $5.1 million grant to preserve and modestly modernize a pair of its historic facilities. Yet a closer look at its ongoing efforts... Read more

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In this golden age of bourbon, drinkers are treated to (and charged a lot for) a slew of special releases, one-of-a-kind sips designed for savoring and, often, black market selling. Historically, Maker’s Mark has avoided the fray by... Read more

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Like any Kentucky restaurateur, Brian McCarty knows the value of bourbon to bars and restaurants. Yet the co-owner of Bluegrass Hospitality Group (whose restaurant brands include Sal’s, Malone’s, Meats BBQ Market and Drake’s) didn’t... Read more

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Photo by Theresa StanleyTony Palombino is like a lot of restaurateurs who study others’ concepts to see what’s trending. If a dish or drink piques his interest, he’ll experiment... Read more

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