Don Franklin Auto Mall Donates to Lex Habitat for Humanity. To celebrate “Giving Back” over this past November and December, the Don Franklin Lexington Auto Mall, in partnership with Lexington Habitat for Humanity conducted a special holiday promotion, generating $10,800 for Lexington Habitat for Humanity. 



Builders Exchange of Kentucky opened their first Lexington office off of Winchester Road. Builders Exchange of Kentucky, founded in 1927, is a full service construction trade association with a membership of some 900 consisting of general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, manufacturer representatives and others who are engaged in the commercial and industrial construction industry


In January, iLoveKickboxing celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting in Hamburg Pavilion.


Liquor Barn (with two locations in 40509) has been purchased by Blue Equity, a Louisville-based private equity firm.


Toys R Us has announced multiple store closings, including the Hamburg location, located on Star Shoot Parkway. Going-out-of-business sales are scheduled to begin in February and complete in April.



A demolition permit was issued by the city for the former Applebee’s location on Richmond Road in front of Southland Christian Church, and Chick-fil-a has announced plans to build a new restaurant there.


Cincinnati favorite Skyline Chili is coming to the neighborhood. One Holland Corporation applied for a building permit at 2850 Richmond Road for a 4,855 square-foot, $700,000 restaurant. No opening date has been announced, but traditional Cincinnati-style chili lovers can rejoice that their hometown favorite is moving to the 40509.




Thursday Feb 1

Blue Grass Airport Hosts Commerce Lexington’s February Business Link.


Tuesday Feb 6

Bluegrass Tomorrow’s annual Vision Awards Breakfast, celebrating the region’s achievements in 2017 and taking a look forward to 2018, will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at the Griffin Gate Marriott. Registration begins at 7:30 am.


The 29th Annual Economic Outlook Conference is February 6 at the Lexington Convention Center at 8 am. Leading experts address issues including: the outlook for the local, state and national economy, the financial markets and current topics of interest.


Friday Feb 23

The AAF Lexington American Advertising Awards will bestow the annual “ADDYs,” Lyric Theatre.


Saturday Feb 24

The University of Kentucky College of Engineering presents the 2018 Lexmark E-Day at 9 am. Engineers Day is a celebration of everything engineering has to offer. From building bridges, to discovering new medications, to writing the software that powers cell phones.


Monday Feb 26

UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics hosts Leaders of LexGig Lecture at 5:30 pm. The guest speakers will be Aldona Valicenti, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Scott Shapiro, Chief Innovation Officer in the Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. They will discuss Lexington’s gigabit project, which is bringing a fiber-optic network with ultra-fast internet speeds throughout the city.


Tuesday March 27

EMERGE is a full-day event that brings together entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, business professionals, and community members on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Lexington Convention Center.


This article also appears on page 4 & 5 of the February 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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