New and Noteworthy May 2018

Meredith Lane



Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers joins The Summit

Shelia Bayes opened her first jewelry store in Lexington 22 years ago. In that time, the store earned the reputation as one of Central Kentucky’s best jewelers. Now, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers will have a new home in The Summit at Fritz Farm, joining a slew of national brands and local favorites that already call the shopping and entertainment district home.

One of Harper’s Bazaar’s Top 100 Jewelers in America, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers is known for quality. They carry prestigious brands like Bulova, Lagos, A. Jaffe, Armenta and more, offering watches and jewelry for men and women, including bridal, wedding and engagement styles.

Find them online at

Polished Interiors is opening soon in South Elkhorn Village

Since opening last June, Polished Interiors has made a name for itself in Central Kentucky for chic home furnishings and décor. In order to better serve their customers, they have are moving to 4379 Old Harrodsburg Rd, #150.

Owner and Designer Evelyn McCoy offers her expertise in helping clients make their homes more “polished”. With over 15 years of experience in the Interior Design industry, Polished Interiors can help in every design aspect of virtually any space.

In addition to furniture, Polished Interiors offers lighting, art, pillows, candles and other home accessories. Shop online 24/7 at, or visit them in person at South Elkhorn Village.

House Has a New Home

The boys have made a big move! With a retail store, wedding floral design and interior design services, House needed room to grow. They have taken over the space at 1148 Industry Road, giving them more square footage, and more opportunities to wow Lexington with their flair for fantastic design, gorgeous florals and wonderful home accessories.

Sprucing up your home with House is easy. They offer florals, home décor, gifts, wall art and so much more to make any space special. From throw pillows with attitude to welcoming front door decorations, House  always has something new to inspire your home style.

What really sets House apart, of course, is their customer service: they’re always eager to help, offering style tips and fresh ideas to help anyone feel like a design maven. Don’t forget that the boys can also offer Interior Design services, whether for a single room or your whole home.

Shop online at or right from their Instagram: @housebyjsd

New In Town: 

Live beautifully with The Silks of Lexington

Welcome to the Winners Circle.

The Silks of Lexington is comprised of 13 mature lots in a gated community across from Calumet Farm and Keeneland. This neighborhood surrounds one of the city’s hidden jewels, the John Clay Estate. It will instantly have the feeling of an old Kentucky village with timeless architecture and incredible scenic landscapes.

Ranging in size from just under half an acre to 1.72 acres, the lots offer natural beauty. Over 60 mature trees are throughout the neighborhood, including the incredible 40 ft Ginkgo tree in the front lawn of the John Clay House: his father, Henry Clay, is believed to be the first to re-introduce the Ginkgo tree to central Kentucky.

For additional information or to schedule a private showing, contact [email protected]

Chandler Reese is Now Open

Right in the heart of the Woodland Park area, Chandler Reese is the latest ladies’ shoppe to open in this super cute corridor full of locally-owned boutiques.

Located at the corner of Kentucky Avenue and E. High Street, this space is light, airy and welcoming with great inventory! Chandler Reese carries a wide range of trendy to timeless apparel including everything from casual wear, to work basics and pieces that can be worn to weddings, Keeneland or a special night out.  You can also find jewelry, purses and other accessories, as well as handmade gifts and unique greeting cards.

Shop in store or online! Find Chandler Reese on Facebook and Instagram: @chandlerreeseboutique

Creative Collective Connects Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Ladies of Louisville, Lexington and surrounding areas… have you ever wished there was an organization dedicated to helping you navigate your career while finding support from other women?

Well rejoice… there is finally something exactly like that! Known as
Creative Collective, this group is dedicated to highlighting, supporting and empowering female business ownership and entrepreneurship.

The group is comprised of five local female entrepreneurs. “We’ll host workshops and classes designed to educate and encourage other women, from a recent grad looking for direction to a mom with a growing side hustle,” Kate explained. “We’ll also host fun, casual mixers, where women who are experiencing the same struggles and triumphs of running a business have a chance to connect.”

Their May 8th Mentor + Mix event will allow women to connect over their areas of expertise, share ideas, brainstorm effective strategies and be an asset to one another. To learn more, find Creative Collective on Instagram: @creativecollectivelex

Name Change:

PBI is now Limestone Bank

Still the same team. But with a new name.

Limestone Bank traces its history back more than 110 years. Through their transitions from Bulleit Bank to PBI Bank to Limestone Bank, they’ve maintained integrity, hospitality, service and a deep connection to their community.

“I couldn’t be more excited about our new name, Limestone Bank,” said John Taylor, President and CEO of Limestone Bank. “Limestone can be found throughout the Commonwealth. It’s a material used to build strong foundations, just like what we’ve been doing at the bank for over a century.”

He continued, “We’re not going to be changing the way we do business. The relationships you built with our bank will not change. I’m confident we’re heading in a great direction, and heading forward into being a part of your firm financial success, long into the future.”

Limestone Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porter Bancorp, Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based bank holding company.


Commerce Lexington Shines a SPOTLIGHT on DLP’s Terry Sweeney

The April 11th Commerce Lexington, Inc. SPOTLIGHT Series presented by Fifth Third Bank featured a look at downtown with Downtown Lexington Partnership President and CEO, Terry Sweeney. Guests arrived at The Mane on Main and enjoyed an insightful discussion and look at the future of our city.

An Indianapolis native, Sweeney previously served as vice president of real estate development for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and as executive director of the Corpus Christi (Texas) Downtown Management District. He discussed his new role with the Downtown Lexington Partnership, as well as some of the organization’s focus areas and the creation of a new three-year strategic plan for downtown Lexington.

Curious about where Lexington is headed? Stay up to date with Commerce Lexington by visiting