Hamburg Journal Business News – Winter 2021

Lexington’s PVA office announced the finalized sale of the former Shriners Hospital at 1900 Richmond Road to the Kentucky Easter Seal Society for $10 million.


Best Western Lexington Inn recently completed a 10-month renovation.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington – Hamburg opened on Pleasant Ridge Drive. The new hotel features 106 suites and a range of tech-focused and eco-conscious amenities.


Bob’s Discount Furniture opens a new showroom inside the former Babies R Us location in Hamburg Pavilion in January.

Need a Nerd? Nerds to Go is opening a franchise on Richmond Road in January. The “nerds” are on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for emergency computer & technology diagnosis and repair.


Boonedogs prepares to open on Old Richmond Road in early 2021. The new specialty hot dog and artisan sausage restaurant concept found a home in Judyray Food Mart, a former neighborhood convenience store.

LaRosa’s Richmond/Lantern Ridge Road, near State Route 876 and 1-75, is under construction now, with a projected late Spring grand opening.

Texas Roadhouse recently announced that Regional Market Partner Jerry Morgan has been promoted to President of the Louisville-based restaurant company, effective January of 2021.



All dates are tentative and subject to change.

In-person events for Commerce Lexington are not planned to resume til spring 2021.

The Commerce Lexington Annual Dinner, which is typically held in January, has been tentatively rescheduled for July 2021.

EMERGE 2021 is slated to go virtual on March 9.


Know Your Neighbors
Try a Gigantic Gourmet Brownie

Necessity is the mother of invention, and brownies have definitely qualified as a necessity for many over the last year.

Erinn Foglesong decided to become a home-based processor in Hamburg, launching The Brownie Bae, after realizing there was no handy source dedicated to gourmet brownies in the neighborhood.

As for what her gourmet brownies entail, think of your favorite childhood snacks manipulated into fun flavor combinations, with some brownies weighing up to a pound and a half.

Asked why the brownies are on the pricier side, Foglesong isn’t shy, declaring, “Because they are gigantic, gourmet, and freaking worth every penny.”

Customers can place orders at least 48 hours in advance and pick up in Hamburg.


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ORI Lexington is revolutionizing work environments

After nearly a year of adapting to working from home, many workplaces are returning to office environments in 2021.

The mission of Office Resources, Inc. (ORI) is to revolutionize work environments in Central Kentucky and they’re doing it in our neighborhood. ORI, which acquired Cardinal Office Systems in 2012, opened their futuristic office showroom on Fortune Drive last year.



This article also appears on page 4 and 5 of the Winter 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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