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New businesses coming to LEX
Downtown Lexington's skyline overlooking the old courthouse.
We’ve got our eye on Lexington developments. | Photo by @femibranded

🗓️ Coming soon

Every time we look around, it seems like something new is popping up in Lexington. Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to the Horse Capital of the World this quarter.


Bespoken Spirits, 109 W. Loudon Ave. | April 2024 | A distillery that uses a sustainable approach to produce its whiskey

The Melroy, 144 N. Broadway | July 2024 | A social club focused on bringing professionals together

A smoothie bowl topped with blueberries, walnuts, strawberries, ,bananas, featuring a peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut drizzle.

Playabowls ain’t playin’ around with their plant-based options. | Photo courtesy of @playabowlslexington


Everything Spuds, 1070 Chinoe Rd. | Spring 2024 | Serving up elevated baked potatoes with customizable toppings + menu specialties, like shrimp Alfredo and prime pepper steak

Lexington Tea & Brie, 219 N. Limestone | Spring 2024 | A tea room serving up pastries and breakfast

Pizza Pio, 471 Jefferson St. | TBD | A pizza joint from the minds behind West Sixth Brewing

Playa Bowls, 3900 Foundtainblue Ln. | Spring 2024 | New Jersey-based acai shop offering customizable, plant-based smoothies, bowls, and juices

✅ Now open

If there’s one thing we love even more than looking ahead to the future, it’s enjoying the present at one of Lexington’s newest spots. Check out this list of recently opened establishments.

A bar featuring multple chairs, a sign that reads "Welcome to Burl Brew!", and stained glass fixtures.

With a large TV wall + surround sound, it shouldn’t be hard to snag a good view at Burl Brew. | Photo courtesy of @burlbrew


Burl Brew, 371 Thompson Rd. | A 6,500-sqft craft brewery serving up beer and signature cocktails

The Pottery Place, 3555 Nicholasville Rd., Ste. 928 | A hands-on ceramic studio offering walk-ins, parties, mobile events, and workshops

Goldfish Swim School, 2520 Nicholasville Rd., Ste. 30 | A year-round swim school for children ages four month to 12 years old


Cosmic Fry, 1983 N. Broadway | Serving up non-alcoholic sips and bar food

Golden Flame Hot Wings, 141 Rojay Dr. | A wing lovers’ oasis offering a wide variety of sauces and dry rubs

Nebutori Food Truck, 819 National Ave., Ste. 120 | Located inside The Void Sake Co., this spot offers Asian fusion like ramen and burgers topped with crawfish rangoon

Wild Lab Bakery, 819 National Ave. | Small-batch bakery offering cookies, bagels, and coffee

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Thursday, March 28
  • Trivia Night | Thursday, March 28 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Lost Palm, 941 Manchester St., Lexington | Free | Head up to The Manchester’s rooftop bar for specialty cocktails, small plates, and brain games.
Friday, March 29
  • Celebrating Women Who Tell Their Story | Friday, March 29 | 7-9 p.m. | The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. 3rd St., Lexington | Free | Celebrate Women’s History Month by hearing the stories of Black women and their experiences in education, leadership, mental health, and wellness.
Saturday, March 30
Sunday, March 31
  • West Sixth Brewing Tour | Sunday, March 31 | 2-3 p.m. | West Sixth Brewing, 501 W. Sixth St., Lexington | $6 | Take a tour of this beloved brewery while learning about the building’s history and the brewing process.
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News Notes
  • Cecil Dunn, attorney + former executive director of the Hope Center, died over the weekend. Dunn worked with the organization for 24 years to help Lexingtonians gain access to food, clothing, and shelter. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Keeneland’s spring meet is fast approaching, and with it comes some changes in parking. Beginning in April, paved rows and parking spaces will require permits. The cost will be $10 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and $20 Friday-Sunday. The handicap parking + Meadow and Hill lots will remain free. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Bluegrass Greensource will host its 11th Annual Main Street Clean Sweep across the state in honor of Earth Month. Beginning Saturday, April 6 and throughout the rest of the month, you can join the crew to help clean up at various locations across Central Kentucky.
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