What’s it like watching years of hard work literally go up in flames? Just ask Justin Thompson, who had to watch just that when Belle’s Cocktail House, the rustic downtown Lexington bar with a rooftop view he co-owns, went up in flames on the morning of Aug, 24, 2018.
What happens when two lawyers, the president of a construction company, the director of sales for the largest North American Thoroughbred breeding operation and the partner of a sports marketing agency walk into a bar?
Much has changed around Lexington, particularly the University of Kentucky campus, since the early 1980s. However, through all the changes Lynagh’s Irish Pub has always persevered, providing patrons a stool to sit on, a refreshing beer to sip on and a mouth-watering O’Round burger to munch on.
In July 2018, My Old Kentucky Foam, a family-friendly craft brewery, restaurant and community gathering hub opened on Main Street in downtown Georgetown.
On the outside, The Twisted Cork looks like a run-of-the-mill liquor shop, but open it’s doors and you’ll quickly see that it’s anything but.
Hard work pays off. Just ask Tee Dee Young.