Well, sort of. The New York Times is moving into the bookstore business and their first retail store opening not in Manhattan, not in Los Angeles, not in Chicago, and not in DC, but rather Lexington, Kentucky. My home sweet home. In October, the newspaper will open the doors to a 1,738 square-foot retail store in Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. You won’t be able to miss it! It’s right across from The Bourbon Bar restaurant.
Read an article from The Lexington Herald-Leader about the plans for the store here.
If you’re hanging out at Blue Grass Airport, and the brand new Times store isn’t enough to keep you busy, take a left on Versailles Road, heading west, and drive a couple of miles and check out the castle. Yeah, a real honest to god castle with walls and turrets and such. When I was a kid, I always wanted to live there. It’s a cool thing to see and you can piss off all the locals if you stop in the middle of the road to take a picture.