Cosi, a thirteen year veteran of Hamburg’s fast casual franchises, located on StarShoot, closed in early September. A sign posted on their door reported that they still have catering services available, and continue to operate the Lexington Center.


Life Brewpub, off Richmond Road, was closed in early September, for non-payment of taxes according to a sign posted on their door. It opened in 2016.



Castle & Key Distillery, formerly the Old Taylor Distillery in Millville, Kentucky, has reopened to the public after several years of renovations and millions of dollars. The 130-year-old, 114-acre property contains not only a castle but the world’s longest rick house.


Chenault Vineyards in Richmond (in the former Acres of Land location) has opened Ranada’s: The Bistro at Chenault Vineyards, operated by Lexington Chef (and frequent Food Network competitor) Ranada Riley.


According to Old Kentucky Chocolates website, they are currently hiring for a new location in Hamburg. A sign posted on the door of the former Cosi, which closed in early September, confirms that Old Kentucky Chocolates is moving in.


Cincinnati based LaRosa’s Pizzeria has begun construction on their Lexington location on Richmond Road next to Skyline.



Tuesday, October 2

The Bluegrass Farmers’ Market, located in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot is open Tuesdays from 2 to 6 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm.


Saturday, October 13

Housewarmings hosts Big Green Egg Basic 101 class on Saturday, October 13. Learn all the tips and tricks for cooking on the Big Green Egg.


Saturday, October 20

Housewarmings Chef Shannon teaches a class on making the Perfect Turkey on the Big Green Egg on October 20 at noon.


Bourbonanza is October 20 in downtown Frankfort. Local distilleries, breweries and wineries will be serving libations along with great food, live music and Kentucky and Bourbon-themed demonstrations


Thursday, October 25

Sutton’s monthly wine tasting dinner is Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm. Taste four different wine pairings with four courses.

This article also appears on page 11 of the October 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.


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