Be the Broker: What do you want to see in these downtown Lexington spots?

Have you ever driven past an empty building and thought, “That would make a great __________?”

When driving around Lexington, you might notice there are several empty commercial spaces available — like the old Coba Cocina spot at 2041 Richmond Rd. We see it as a blank canvas to imagine what could come next + a way to open the conversation to what you think we need in the Horse Capital of the World.

We worked with the team at DevelopLex to choose three available properties in Lexington.

Now, we want you to be the broker: What do you envision for these spaces?

Saunier Street Livery, 171 Saunier St.

Built in the 1890s, this architecturally rich building still has its original Victorian facade and served as a working livery aka a horse + carriage stable, and home of the Lexington Livery Carriage Company. It’s situated between Short and Second Streets, near Explorium.

  • Size: Ground level has ~2,305 sqft, the loft is ~1,500 sqft with a ~2,923-sqft open lot in the rear
  • Price: $465,000 (Block + Lot)
The former Greentree Tea Room, a white brick bungalow on Short Street in Lexington, KY.

What business would be a good fit for this sweet Short Street spot? | photo by LEXtoday

Greentree & Antiques & Tearoom, 521 W. Short St.

This charming building is so sweet we’re ready to move in right now. Formerly the home of Greentree Antiques & Tearoom — which hosted delightful tea luncheons for years — this building features 29 on-site parking spots + a beautiful back patio space.

A big brick building with an awning that says Grillfish in Lexington, KY.

Before Grillfish, this corner spot was the infamous Atomic Cafe. | photo by LEXtoday

Grillfish, 265 N. Limestone

Located at the corner of Third Street and North Limestone, this spot was home to Grillfish until the summer of 2019but more commonly recognized as the old Atomic Cafe. It was originally built in the 1800s and known as the A.V. Wheat Grocery.

  • Size: 2,100 sqft
  • Price: Contact your broker

Let us know your thoughts, and we’ll share some of your responses in a future newsletter.