Now that Kroger’s on Romany has closed, Wheeler’s is filling the needs of the neighborhood as an essentials quick-stop. Smart move Wheeler.
Nestled in the industrial side of Lexington is the 26-acre McConnell Springs. This oasis has been celebrated by locals and is definitely worthy of the praise. A beautiful pocket of woods and walking trails, along with some educational material, McConnell Springs is a nice break without driving far from the city center. Continue reading “McConnell Springs”
At the corner of Euclid and High Street (or is it Tates Creek Road at that point?…) on Sundays from 10-2 is the Chevy Chase Farmer’s Market. These neighborhood markets are popping up everywhere making locally grown produce within reach for most people of Lexington at least one day a week. Continue reading “Chevy Chase Farmer’s Market”
Locals’ is continuing development as the newest restaurant to open in the National Avenue neighborhood. The place is looking pretty neat. The building has come a long way since a few months ago, last we posted, and even further from the liquor store that sold to underage teens (not that I would know anything about that…). Continue reading “New Restaurant on National Coming Along”
Behind Victory Christian Church at the corner of Owsley and Cramer is a community garden that has been lovingly tended by volunteers from the neighborhood for a few years. Free veggies are offered to the community but to not feel guilty, pitch in with a little weeding and watering. Sign up here. Continue reading “Community Garden on Owsley and Cramer”
I love car shows. I seek them out and happily Lexington seems to have people gathering to show off their rides every weekend. This weekend is Keeneland’s Concours d’Elegance. Over a four-day period, classic cars and new cars gather in Lexington to show off their beauty.
Lexington is very proud of our ShowCats who are traveling to LA to cheer at the World Special Olympic Games. You can follow them on Facebook to see all the work they have done to get to the Games. Continue reading “Help Us Cheer on Lexington’s Own SHOWCATS!”
Before Woodland Park was Woodland Park and the University of Kentucky was the University of Kentucky, students attended classes in this building.
The University of Kentucky has extensive photo archives giving us a better understanding of UK history. Check it out on UK’s website.
Henry Clay is as important to the state of Kentucky as horses and bourbon. We have a few places that are dedicated to him including his burial place out at the Lexington Cemetery. Continue reading “The Tall Obalisk for the Great Compromiser”
Out Harrodsburg Road, right outside of the circle is a shopping center that contains many great restaurants and retail shops. Located on Fieldstone Way in the strip on the left is the Sahara International Market Traditional Butcher Shop. Continue reading “Sahara International Market”
What a lovely find!
Follow the twisting streets of the Belleau Woods neighborhood to be introduced to an 18-acre swath of greenspace and play areas. Belleau Woods Park has all of the necessities of a great space for Lexingtonians to utilize but the park was nearly empty when we got there. Granted we were here on a damp day where storms constantly threatened but it’s in the middle of a large neighborhood! Continue reading “Belleau Woods Park”
The space in front of the new branch of Southland Christian on Richmond Road that was once occupied by Perkins had buildings torn down, was flattened, was filled in with dirt, planted with grass, and now is being dug up again. Dig a hole, fill it in.
Wonder what’s happening with it next?
On the south side of the Chevy Chase neighborhood is a small collection of shops along Romany Road between Cooper and Providence. The largest store is Kroger’s, one of the few remaining neighborhood sized stores in Lexington. The neighborhood loves it for the ease of access. Continue reading “Romany Corridor”