Rite Aid
The Hamburg Rite Aid on Executive Drive closed its pharmacy on February 20, and the rest of store is scheduled to close on March 6. Most Lexington area Rite Aids will remain open, but begin operating as Walgreens as part of the recent nationwide acquisition. Click here to read more about the merger.

In the Hamburg area, neighbors have a locally-owned option for all pharmacy needs. Grassroots Pharmacy opened March 2017 to serve the Lexington, KY community, and is located in Hamburg Pavilion, behind Altar’d State. They area preferred provider with most major insurance, and offer curbside pickup. (Or go in and try the smoothie bar.) Call 859.263.1382 for info about transferring a prescription.

New Elementary School
The new elementary school located off Athens-Boonesboro Road has been named Brenda Cowan Elementary, in honor of Lexington’s first African American female firefighter who was lost in the line of duty.

Zoning Change
An official letter has been sent to the city for rezoning purposes on Pleasant Ridge Drive. Companies Justice Plaza LLC and Kentucky Nickel Investments LLC want to change their commercial area zone from B-5P to B-6P.

payless store front outsidePayless ShoeSource
On February 15, 2019 Payless ShoeSource filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This is less than two years after its emergence from its previous bankruptcy.

Apartment Coming to Hamburg
Ball Homes has proposed a 12 apartment building complex that will have 336 apartments. The location is north of the Man O’ War Boulevard and Polo Club Boulevard intersection and Ball Homes, has filed an application for rezoning.



This article also appears on page 6 and 7 of the March 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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