LOCAL STYLE CRUSH: THE SQUARE

By Jesse L. Brooks

 

The Square has been at the heart of downtown Lexington since the 1880’s. The block of sixteen buildings has housed, among other things, saloons, hotels, restaurants and an opera house. What was once better known as Victorian Square, a hopping spot in the 80s/90s, has been brought back to life with an all new array of shoppes and restaurants, as well existing classics. In 1985 a modern renovation brought them all together under one roof, creating an airy and accessible space that is best observed from the central courtyard. The original decorative metal ceilings, ironwork and exterior balconies have been preserved wherever possible. The result is a perfect blend of historical architecture and modern comfort that is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. Today, The Square offers visitors an exciting and original mix of shopping, galleries, restaurants, bars, and even a theater and museum for the kids. Sincerely Yours an ideal spot for gifts, especially for the lady who loves jewelry and/or entertaining. Urban Outfitters is a trendy go-to for eclectic styles as well as unique home and gift assortments. As for dining, if a great steak is what you're craving then Tony's is the way to go. Known for its superb food accompanied with outstanding service, Tony’s is the perfect mix of urban chic and Southern charm. For comfort food lovers, Pies & Pints is a unique craft pizza and beer concert featuring a made-from-scratch menu with eclectic combinations on a familiar canvas – pizza! For UK fans who like to pre-game with a nice cold drink, the Hopcat is the place to be. If you're looking for a fun day out with the kids, then you can't go wrong with The Explorium of Lexington. A children’s museum with a mission to create a fun and dynamic hands-on learning environment that inspires imagination and curiosity. As you can see, The Square has a little something for everyone, so make time and come see what’s inside!

 

Address: 401 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: (859) 252-7575

Website: http://thesquarelexington.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesquarelex

 

 

 



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