Last weekend I was in downtown Lexington enjoying all the city’s nightlife has to offer, and I noticed some serious construction work going on where the infamous pit was once located. Turns out, the massive CentrePointe project is actually happening, albeit a little behind schedule, and they’ve made some significant progress on the development in recent months.
But there’s a new plot twist in the process: the CentrePointe development (as it’s been known since it was first introduced like 50 years ago) will now be called “City Center.” The new name will be formally introduced a little later today, but I’m telling you now so you can tell your friends and they’ll think you’re in the know. Big time street cred there.
With the name change comes other name changes: the Marriott hotel that will take up a large chunk of the property will be called “Lexington Marriott City Center” and the office building will be known as “One City Center.”
I would tell you when it’s scheduled to be completed but we all know it’ll be another decade or seven before the doors open on that new Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse and all the other places we’ve heard about it. At least it’s got a fancy new name and it’s not a big hole in the ground anymore, though. That’s good.