Find designer hardware at Willis Klein in Lexington Ky

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky
Willis Klein in Lexington Ky

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky is on Walton Avenue.

If you are getting ready to sell your home in Lexington Ky, then you may be planning some updates. If all-new kitchen and bathrooms are not in your budget, there are some relatively inexpensive changes you can do that will make a big difference. A shop that can help you with that is Willis Klein in Lexington Ky.

This decorative plumbing and hardware store was founded in Louisville in 1960 and is part of a four-store chain. The Lexington location opened in 2002 and specializes in a wide range of designer hardware. The more time you spend exploring the large showroom, the more products and services you’ll find! Willis Klein is the place to go if you are switching out doorknobs, cabinet handles and pulls, faucets, and more. They also sell fancy freestanding bathtubs, tile backsplash, and lighting. There’s even an in-store closet design studio where homeowners can get a closet custom-designed for their space. Willis Klein also sells and installs safes and provides locksmith services.

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky specializes in designer hardware and plumbing .

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky

Lots of locks, doorknobs and hardware at Willis Klein in Lexington Ky

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky

Willis Klein in Lexington Ky also has a custom closet studio with a dedicated designer- the wonderful Meme Simmons.

The store on Walton Avenue is located next to Warehouse Block a former industrial area that is now a thriving shopping and entertainment district.  The area features a European market, a beer hall, restaurants including Locals Craft Food & Drink, gyms, a jewelry store, and much more.

The surrounding neighborhoods are a convenient area for those wishing to bike to Transylvania University or the University of Kentucky. Downtown is less than a mile away. Warehouse Block is just off Winchester Road which leads into town, and outbound connecting to New Circle Road and I-75. New Circle is our beltway encircling the core of Lexington.

There are several neighborhoods within walking distance to Willis Klein in Lexington Ky and Warehouse Block. These include Kenwick, Bell Court, Mentelle Park, Equestrian View, Ashland Park, and Liberty Heights.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Broomwagon in Lexington Ky is a unique business

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broomwagon lexington ky

Broomwagon in Lexington Ky

I am continually amazed by the diversity of local businesses in town. Now there’s a store that combines bike repair with food and drink! Here’s the scoop on Broomwagon in Lexington Ky:

Broomwagon is not your typical bicycle shop by any means. They sell new bicycles and offer repair service with a twist. They know that many cyclists are commuters and need their bikes right away. In offering “service while you wait” they created a combination bike shop/cafe/beer garden. The store opened last year and has a bar at the repair station so customers can enjoy a brew while watching the mechanic at work. There is a courtyard as well where patrons can enjoy soups, salads, wraps, and tamales from an ever-changing menu. Brunch is served on weekends and features a waffle-omelette combo! Regular breakfast is served daily and features wraps, cinnamon rolls and croissants. Milkshakes are also on the menu.

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Customers can enjoy a brew at the repair bar while watching the mechanic work.

broomwagon in lexington ky

Broomwagon in Lexington Ky is a combination bike shop, beer garden, and community hang out.

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The shop has a coffee shop vibe and the community is welcome to hang out. There are weekly open mic nights and group events. Recent happenings include a tweed-themed bike ride, a country music concert, a heavy metal show, and even bike roller racing. Another weekly event is the Monday night jam sessions where participants are invited to bring their instrument and make some music.

The retail side of the business sells new bikes including commuter models, accessories, tee shirts and much more. By the way, “broomwagon”  is the name of the vehicle that picks up stragglers who are unable to finish a bicycle race. The store is located on North Limestone Street on the northeast corner of Loudon Avenue. This is a hip, happening area of town with new businesses opening and even a regular night market event. Currently the area includes a couple restaurants, an independent bookstore, a vintage arcade, donut shop, hair salon, and a local bar. More stuff is happening in the near future!

Residents who live near Broomwagon in Lexington Ky can walk to local shops, a drug store, a park and even a pretty spectacular climbing and fitness gym. Homes for sale in the area are at every price point up to $625,000. Neighborhoods within a half mile of the bicycle shop include Fayette Park, downtown, Arlington, and Meadows. Many of these homes would be ideal for real estate investors or first time home buyers.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Check out Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky
Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky opened last week. The organic grocery store is near the southern edge of downtown close to the University of Kentucky campus. The company spent over $800,000 renovating an old Winn Dixie store that had been vacant for years. Revitalizing old buildings is in keeping with Lucky’s mission of giving back to each location’s community.

The store boasts high quality locally sourced produce, fresh meats, and great selection in all the other departments including dairy, bakery, deli and liquor departments. With an emphasis on fresh, the mozzarella cheese for the pizzas in the deli is made in-house, and they even make their own bacon. There’s also a big focus on having fun while shopping at Lucky’s Market. There’s lot of hoopla and giveaways- which may or may not die down in time. If you were there at the actual grand opening you saw that instead of a ribbon cutting they had a bacon cutting! In another novel twist, customers can stop by the cafe and grab a beer to enjoy while cruising the aisles- something they refer to as “sip and stroll.”

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market is known for keeping their shelf inventory as attractive as possible.

Lucky's Market in Lexington Ky

Lucky’s Market in Lexington Ky is committed to giving back to the community.

Employees at the market are expected to have some cooking expertise so they can offer preparation ideas and helpful tips to customers. They are generally courteous, helpful and engaging. Everything at the market is designed to be a feast for the eyes with attractive shelf displays everywhere you look.

Based in Colorado, Lucky’s Market was founded in 2003 and is now in eleven states. Their community-based philosophy means that they are committed to at least 10% of their produce being locally sourced. And employees are paid for up to 32 hours of volunteer work per year. The store is located at 1030 South Broadway.

If you’d like to walk to this grocery store, you can! Neighborhoods within a half mile of Lucky’s Market include Gardenside, Gibson Park, Campus View, and Lynn Grove, many of these are ideal for first time homebuyers. Click the links to see current homes for sale then contact me to schedule a showing.

To learn about other Lexington Ky neighborhoods that will allow you to walk to the grocery store, read this earlier blog post.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

It’s time for some hot broth at Caldo in Lexington Ky

caldo in lexington ky
caldo in lexington ky

Have you been to Caldo in Lexington Ky?

Nothing beats a hot bowl of soup after being out in the cold all day. There are some great places to get soup in town including Caldo in Lexington Ky. This new business that opened last year is part of a big nutrition craze that’s all about bone broth. People in LA and New York are drinking it for better health and there are even broth stands in Central Park. Regular consumption of broth is claimed to help your joints, strengthen your bones, improve your complexion, and build better immunity.

I think it’s cool that Lexington is in on this hot new trend! Caldo serves their broth in a cup so you can drink it as you would coffee or other hot beverage. Flavors include chicken, beef, miso, and ginger with the option to add extras such as chili oil, lemon, fish sauce or tomato paste. You can get your broth cold or even in a smoothie. You’ll also find salads, granola and coffee on the menu with everything centered around the intention of harnessing the healing powers of whole foods. Caldo is locally owned by a well-known chef and caterer who also owns Wild Thyme, a popular gourmet cooking shop.

The broth shop is located in the booming Warehouse Block shopping district just east of downtown. This recently renovated area is full of small locally owned businesses including National Provisions French bakery, market and beer hall (formally National Boulangerie), Designs Unlimited Jewelry, a trumpet maker, Breakout Games, Locals bar, and many more. Click these links to read previous blog articles about these businesses.

If you lived in any of the nearby neighborhoods you could walk to the gym, bakery, as well as the other shops. Neighborhoods within a half mile of Caldo in Lexington Ky include Kenwick, Mentelle Park, Bell Court, and Ashland Park. Most homes in the area are bungalows and brick houses about 100 years old. There are also some new townhouse condominiums being built near Warehouse Block. Click the links to see current homes for sale then contact me to learn more.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Do you know about the urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky?

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Do you urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky

Have you heard about the urban chicken keepers in Lexington Ky?

Did you know you don’t have to live in the country to have chickens? There are some urban neighborhoods in Lexington that allow hen houses- and there’s even a website and Facebook page celebrating our backyard farmers. Hen houses don’t take up much room- and nothing beats fresh eggs!

Raising chickens and collecting eggs are a fun, easy way to get into farming. Chickens can stay outside year round and require minimal care when compared with other farm animals. The whole family can get involved with feeding the chickens- and collecting the eggs. Chickens are cheap to buy and cheap to raise. After all, when something is inexpensive we often say it was only chicken feed!

When setting up a place for your chickens, make sure they are protected from predators such as raccoons. The hen house should provide shelter and be raised so they can gather under it as well. Also make sure that they will not run off into your neighbor’s yards.

To learn more about raising chickens go to CluckLex.org. You can also connect with other backyard chicken farmers on their Facebook page. CluckLex usually has an annual tour of local chicken coops as well.

Keeping chickens in Lexington is legal, but you will need to check with your neighborhood association before getting your own coop. I know of several neighborhoods that allow hen houses, both downtown and in the suburbs. Some Lexington urban chicken keepers can be found downtown, in Aylesford, Kenwick, Bell Court and other areas. Other neighborhoods include Glendover, Pickway, Carriage Lane, Joyland (Kingston), and Shadeland. Click the links to see current homes for sale and then contact me to schedule a showing.

Remember, just because your neighbor has chickens does not mean the home owners association allows them. Be sure to check the restrictions first.

And if backyard farming leaves you wanting more, consider buying a home in the country with acreage or even a horse farm. Here’s my link to Kentucky Horse Farms, Land, and Properties for Sale.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Source on High in Lexington KY offers many healing options

Source on High, Lexington KY, located in the Woodland Triangle downtown
Source on High, Lexington KY, located in the Woodland Triangle downtown

Source on High, Lexington KY, located in the Woodland Triangle downt

If you are looking for a broad array of healing resources, look no further than Source on High in Lexington KY, located at 518 E. High St in theWoodland Triangle area.  Corinne LaReau’s dream of 20+ years is truly beginning to take shape these days, as she is preparing to add two Sensory Deprivation Tanks to the array of offerings already in place. Those offerings include three experienced massage therapicst offering a number of different modalities ranging from deep tissue to body rolling, an array of five different styles of Yoga classes (including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hot, Hatha and Restorative), classes in Pilates and Tai Chi, as well as meditation sessions.

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Corinne LaReau, owner and mastermind behind Source on High, Lexington KY, displays her choice of new tiled flooring being used in the two new Sensory Deprivation Tank rooms.

Although Source on High Wellness Co-op has only been open a little over a year, owner Corinne LaReau (also one of the massage therapists and yoga teachers), has continued aspirations to expand their offerings, and she is wasting no time!  Next on the list, she is realizing her vision of adding two Sensory Deprivation Tanks, a plan she discussed with her good friend and well-known Lexington businessman, the late Ed Lane. Corinne and Ed visited several other facilities in other cities before establishing a plan that made sense, and the renovations are now in progress, with expectations that the tanks will be ready to offer to the public sometime this November.

There are a number of different names for such tanks. According to Wikipedia, an isolation tank is a lightless, soundproof tank inside which subjects float in salt water at skin temperature. They were first used by John C. Lilly[1] in 1954 to test the effects of sensory deprivation. Such tanks are now also used for meditation and relaxation and in alternative medicine. The isolation tank was originally called the sensory deprivation tank. Other names for the isolation tank include flotation tank, float tank, John C. Lilly tank, REST tank, and sensory attenuation tank.  According to Corinne, each tank will take approximately 800 pounds of salt to create the needed floatation results! Are you ready to experience the void of nothingness? Contact Corinne to reserve your session!

Prajna Design and Construction, Inc. has been making all of the renovations in preparation for the sensory tanks, including drains for showers, water resistant finishes and ventilation. In addition to the sensory deprivation tanks, Phase III of Corinne’s future master plan includes adding a Watsu pool for water therapy. She also has a Farinfrared sauna in place (pictured behind her).

Prajna Construction owner David Wittmer (right) and fellow worker John assess the progress in one of the two sensory deprivation tank rooms at Source on High, Lexington KY.
Prajna Construction owner David Wittmer (right) and fellow worker John assess the progress in one of the two sensory deprivation tank rooms at Source on High, Lexington KY.

What else could possibly fit into this unique blend of offerings at Source on High in Lexington KY? Well, given that a large part of what is driving the success and receptivity of this endeavor is about people’s healing and finding various sources for inner peace, Corinne tries to fit like-minded presentation in where possible. Such is the case with this week’s special event…a Book Launch Party & Author Presentation being held from 5-7 pm, Friday October 16th. Author Z Newell (yes, one and the same Principal Broker for LexHomes Real Estate!) is celebrating the publication of his book entitled BRINK; Don’t Go Back to Sleep. This allegory, falling under the category of “Visionary Fiction” (fiction with a message), was inspired by Michael Singer’s NY Times bestseller The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself.  At 6 pm on Friday, the author (Z Newell) will give a presentation entitled “The Watcher and The Source”, based on his interpretation of Mr. Singer’s work.  “The Watcher”, says Newell, is yet another ‘tool in your toolbox’ for accessing inner peace and joy…in a way similar to some of the other modalities offered at Source on High in Lexington KY.  More info on his book and “The Watcher” can be found at Z’s Author/Inspirational Speaker website WhatMadeMeThink.com.

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BRINK: Don’t Go Back to Sleep by author Z Newell, Lexington KY is celebrating its launch this week at Source on High, Lexington KY

 

 

 

So come on down to Source on High in Lexington KY this Friday from 5-7 pm, meet some interesting people, take a look around at the offerings, have some refreshments and, perhaps, touch a bit of your own inner peace & joy!Book Launch postcard (back-Rev.)

Interested in living downtown, within walking distance of some of this great activity? There are a number of nearby neighborhoods within walking distances of Source on High in Lexington KY, including Woodland Park, Ashland Park, Chevy Chase, and Aylesford.  Or perhaps check out the greater downtown Lexington KY properties for sale, and contact us if you’d like to take a closer look!

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Check out the new Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky
Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

The new Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Lexington is a happening place with some exciting new entertainment districts growing and thriving. Three major ones are the Pepper Distillery complex, Jefferson Street, and the National and Walton Avenue area. The latter is now known as Warehouse Block and features restaurants, gyms, a hair salon, jeweler, and much more. (Read my earlier blogs about specific businesses including Breakout Games and a Jeweler, Baker, and a Trumpeter.) The new Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky is just the latest business to open up in this fast-growing dining and shopping district.

Designed to be a neighborhood hangout, the restaurant and bar seats a total of 130 people. Diners and drinkers can sit inside or on the patio or rooftop. The location at the corner of National Avenue and Walton Avenue used to be a drivethru liquor store. The new owners of the building added garage doors on one side that can be opened. The 2400 square foot establishment serves American Fusion lunch and dinner, The bar offers craft beers, cocktails, and signature drinks.

The garage doors will be opened during good weather at Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

The garage doors will be opened during good weather at Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating at the new Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

View from the top deck at Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky

If you lived near Locals Bar & Restaurant in Lexington Ky, you would be able to walk to it and other eateries, as well as the the plethora of independent small businesses in Warehouse Block. This area is expected to continue to grow with more new businesses planned in the future. Located on the edge of downtown the district will be further benefited from the nearby Midland Development project. Residents who live nearby have quick access into downtown via Richmond Road (which turns into Main Street) or Winchester/Midland Roads, which connect to Main Street. Commuters going east on Winchester Road can link to New Circle Road (our beltway encircling town) and a few miles further can find the north-south I-75 entrance ramps.

Homes for sale within a half mile of Warehouse Block range from brand new townhouses to, typically, 100-year old bungalows. Neighborhoods to explore within walking distance include Bell Court, Kenwick, and Downtown.

 

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

It’s happening at the Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

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The entertainment complex at James Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky is fast becoming one of the hottest places to be in town. Be sure to visit on a Friday evening when there might be live bands, food tents, as well as a food truck or two to add to the ambiance. The distillery is on Manchester just east of downtown. The site sat empty for decades and is just now springing to life with bars, restaurants and nightlife filling up the 55,000 square feet of space. Some of the businesses to check out:

 

Barrel House Distillery

Pepper Distillery Lexington Ky

The Barrel House at the Pepper Distillery Lexington Ky

The first business to get on board with the Pepper Distillery project, the Barrel House Distillery makes oak rum, blue vodka, bourbon and moonshine. This craft distillery offers tours and tastings on select days of the week.

 

The Breakroom Bar

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The Break Room at the Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky features a deck and patio overlooking Town Branch creek.

This bar is in the building that originally served as the break room for the distillery workers. It sits on the edge of Town Branch creek, and even has a deck to sit out and enjoy the view. There are plans to build a bike and walking path right along the water. On some Fridays there may be a live band on the patio. It’s a great place to people watch!

 

Middle Fork Kitchen Bar

Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

The patio at Middle Fork Kitchen Bar at Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky seats 50 and is next to the creek.

Sit at the chef’s counter and watch the action in the kitchen, or anywhere in this open floor plan. A worldwide fusion of flavors is served at tables inside, as well as on the patio overlooking the creek.

 

Ethereal Brewing

Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

Ethereal Brewing is a craft brewery at the Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

A local craft brewing featuring their own brews as well as a rotating menu of other small batch beers.

 

Crank and Boom Ice Cream Lounge

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Enjoying the patio at Crank and Boom Ice Cream at the Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

Enjoy homemade ice cream and local pastries at this ice cream parlor. Ice cream can be made into a sandwich using a doughnut and choose from toppings including strawberry and chocolate sauces, homemade marshmallows, and candied bacon. Sit inside or outside, and be sure to check out the selfie booth upstairs.

 

Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee at the Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky

 

This up and coming area is sure to become even more popular. In no time, people moving to Lexington will want to live close to all this action. Be ahead of the curve by buying a home for sale near the Pepper Distillery in Lexington Ky. Area neighborhoods include downtown, Woodward Heights, and Meadowthorpe.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Things are happening at Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky
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Construction continues as part of a $7 million expansion at Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

A new 25,000 square foot brewhouse is being built atop of existing buildings at Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

Bourbon is known around the world as a Kentucky product (95% of all bourbon is made here) and the Bourbon Trail is popular with tourists from both near and far. Did you know that many of these same tourists are also visiting local breweries? The craft beer movement is growing strong and we happen to have at least six local breweries in town, referred to as “The Brewgrass Trail.” Here’s the scoop on our first craft brewery,  Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky:

Their official name is Alltech Lexington Brewery and Distilling and they make ten beers and four bourbons. The company is located on the corner of Maxwell and Oliver Lewis Parkway. As you can see by these pictures there’s lots of construction going on.

The downtown brewery opened in 2000 with the launch of Kentucky Ale. Kentucky Light soon followed and in 2006 Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale was introduced. All three beers have won awards and are distributed across Kentucky and into surrounding states. In 2012, the $4.5 million distillery opened. The 20,000 facility produces and stores Pearce Lyon Reserve, Town Branch Reserve, and Town Branch Rye. They also make Bluegrass Sundown: a unique bourbon-infused coffee concentrate. The facility is one of the very few “brewstilleries” in the world, with both brewing and distillery production happening at the same place!

This latest construction is part of a $7.5 million expansion. A new 25,000 square foot brewhouse is being built on top of existing buildings. Lots of glass is incorporated in the design so people driving by can see the processing tanks.

Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

The bourbon distillery at Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky

Tours are seven days a week and last about an hour. The standard tour includes a tasting. There are also specialty tours led by the Master Brewer, Master Distiller, or both. These private group tours provide an in-depth look at each step of the process.

Alltech Brewing in Lexington Ky is located on Cross Street off of Maxwell on the west side of town. Residents who live in the area can walk to Rupp Arena, the thriving Jefferson Street corridor (see my recent post about the Apiary and the Jefferson Street area), and the arts and entertainment district of downtown. Homes for sale within walking distance of the brewstillery can be found in the Downtown and Woodward Heights neighborhoods.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Have you seen the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky?

Roller Girls of Central KY
Roller Girls of Central KY

Roller Girls of Central KY…just a Bluuurrrrrrrr  of speeeeed!!!

“Here they come…..and there they Go!”  Now that the Kentucky Derby is over, let’s talk about a different kind of derby! Did you know that we have our own roller derby team in Lexington Ky? I saw them practice recently at the Breadbox, home of West Sixth Street Brewing and other businesses.

FullSizeRender (18)The Rollergirls of Central Kentucky started in 2006 and they compete with other teams in the region. Roller derby can be a tough -and even brutal- game! This is a contact sport where two teams of five skate around a short track trying to get in front of members of the opposing team. Skaters bump and jostle their way to the lead. Bruises, sprains, broken bones, and concussions are not uncommon!

Their next match is at the Lexington Convention Center on May 30th, which will be their season opener. There are at least four more events in the coming months. Learn more about the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky on their Facebook page.FullSizeRender (19)

And if you’d like to walk to the Lexington Convention Center, Rupp Arena, and the heart of downtown Lexington, check out these neighborhoods (Click the links to see current homes for sale):

 

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Top ten reasons to move to Lexington Ky

Top ten most expensive neighborhoods in Lexington Ky

Lexington’s Latest Listings

I look forward to helping you buy (or sell) your next home in the Lexington and Central Kentucky area!

 

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!