Adrenaline Trampoline Park & Entertainment Center is moving into the old HHGregg location in Hamburg. The company will offer high-energy activities such as basketball,
dodgeball, Rock-climbing, Wipeout, foam pits, battle beams,escape rooms and virtual reality rooms.
Alltech’s ONE Ideas Conference hosted speakers and guests from around the world. Deirdre Lyons accepted the Alltech Medal of Excellence and Humanitarian Award on behalf of the late Dr. Pearse Lyons.
Applebee’s location in Hamburg, which closed in January of 2018 is being replaced the Tex-Mex restaurant chain, Chuy’s. Established in 1982 by Mike Young and John Zapp, Chuy’s has gained notoriety through their elaborate choice in decor. Each location has their own feel but some common themes are an Elvis shrine, every restaurant celebrates The King’s birthday. This is Chuy’s second location in Lexington, the other is on Nicholasville Road near Cinemark.
Back Yard Burger posted a sign on their front door that reads, “Sorry We Are Closed.” The Hamburg location was the last remaining franchise location in Lexington.
Chick-fil-A on Richmond Road is planning to open in late June or early July. The building is currently in the process of receiving a brick facade. The new location is where the former Applebee’s used to be, which closed in 2016.
On Tuesday, May 15, Frederick Douglass High School implemented the use of walk-through metal detectors. Students enter the building and enter lines designated with stanchions like you see at the movie theater. Students then place any bags or purses on a table to be checked, and keys, cell phones, or other items from their pockets or hands are placed into storage baskets. All entrances are now monitored by teams of staff, including law enforcement officers and contracted safety ambassadors.
Dr. Alisha Patel, Hamburg Family Dental, has moved into the neighborhood on Old Rosebud Road. They provide dental care for growing families and have committed to showing community support through sponsoring the Wellness Program at Frederick Douglass High School. They are now accepting new patients.
Hamburg’s Farmers’ Market is located in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot every Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm and Tuesday 2 pm to 6 pm.
Hamburg YMCA’s new Camp Shelter is almost near completion. The 4,000-square-foot Pavilion will incorporate bathrooms, multiple external water fountains, picnic tables, backpack storage off the ground, and much needed shade for children participating in the Y’s Summer Day Camp. The community is invited to utilize the Pavilion as a stopover during their normal course of outdoor exercise, much like how the Pavilion at the North Lexington Family YMCA is utilized for runners, walkers and bikers. Hamburg YMCA members are also invited to utilize the Pavilion outside of summer day camp hours as it is in close proximity to our outdoor splash pad.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles congratulated three Kentucky Proud restaurants for reaching the lifetime cap on state reimbursements for local food purchases through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s “Buy Local” program.
Lexington Habitat ReStore is coming to Winchester Road in early June. The new store will be located near the intersection of Winchester Road and Delaware Ave (817 Winchester Road). ReStores sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Loco Ice is now open in the Hamburg Pavilion beside Best Buy. They offer “Hawaiian Style” shave ice.
Construction for Skyline and LaRosa’s first Lexington locations on Richmond Road are underway, one building now has walls. Signs on the construction site also hint that First Watch Cafe, located on the corner of Richmond Road and Man O’ War, might be moving across the street to join LaRosa’s and Skyline. One Holland Corporation owns and operates several locations of Skyline, LaRosa’s, and First Watch Cafe.
St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway takes place in 30 cities across the US, three of which are in Kentucky (Lexington, Louisville and Paducah). The Lexington Dream Home, valued at $400,000, is located in Hamburg at 3489 Polo Club Boulevard. The home is 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and an estimated 3,200 square feet. It has a large kitchen with a center island and opens up to a big family room that has a fireplace and triple tier ceiling. The master bedroom is downstairs and opens up to a covered rear porch. It also has a two car garage and large mudroom. The house has easy access to the Brighton East Rail Trail. The giveaway takes place on June 21 at 5 pm on ABC 36.
Taste of the Bluegrass was Friday May 18 at Keeneland’s Keene Barn. Taste of the Bluegrass is an annual fundraiser for God’s Pantry Food Bank. More than 50 of the region’s best food and beverage vendors offered tastes of their best food and drinks.
Tuesday June 5
Business Link is at the Hilton Lexington Downtown on June 5 at 4:30 pm.
Thursday June 7
June 7 from 5 pm to 7 pm, Sullivan University Lexington campus hosts a Career Information Session.
This article also appears on page 3 of the June 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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