Hidden between the historic downtown neighborhoods of Lexington, is an revitalized gem of entertainment, dining, and community support… Jefferson Street.
A prime street running parallel to Broadway, Jefferson Street holds rich history for Lexington, KY.
Over the last several years Jefferson Street has evolved into a true restaurant and entertainment district and is now home to a variety of locally owned and celebrated businesses including: The Grey Goose, Stella’s Kentucky Deli, Nick Ryan’s Saloon, Wagon Bones Grill, Wine + Market, Enoteca, The Blue Heron Steakhouse, Chase Tap Room, The Green Lantern Bar, County Club Restaurant, West Sixth Brewing and Smithtown Seafood. Prior to 2008, The Green Lantern and Stella’s were the only two establishments in operation. Bookended by West Sixth Brewing at the north end of Jefferson and Stella’s and Wagon Bones on the south end, patrons can explore everything from white tablecloth dining to eclectic music venues and tap rooms.
- Keeneland Press Release, “Inaugural Jefferson Street Soirée”
Rector Hayden REALTORS® very own Whitney Baxter (Relocation Coordinator) and June Laves (Marketing Specialist) were lucky enough to be able to volunteer at the VisitLEX + Keeneland Event – The Jefferson Street Soirée this year!
The event is held annually to celebrate both the ending of the Keeneland Yearling Sales prior to the meets in October – and the release of Lexington’s favorite traveling companion – the Beyond Grits Local Restaurant Guide!
Baxter and Laves handed out the brand new 2016-2017 guides to street fair guests as they perused local craft beer and food from the area vendors. Local favorites like Blue Stallion Brewery, West Sixth, as well as Nick Ryan’s and Wagon Bones had samples and small plates for guests to enjoy. Families and friends milled about enjoying live music at each end of the street fair, the south stage being sponsored by Lexington Parks & Recreation.
We also managed to grab some photos of the great people enjoying the evening at the Jefferson Street Soiree.