Lexington, KY – After the departure of longtime downtown tenant Desha’s, the owners of Victorian Square have announced that the corner of Main and Broadway will now be home to an Urban Outfitters.
The clothier, aimed primarily at patrons in their teens and 20s, will be joined by Dayton, Ohio-based pizzeria and beer establishment Pies and Pints, and by the Brass Tap, a Florida-based beer bar with 12 other locations – including one in Cincinnati – and more than two-dozen more announced in Florida, Texas, Maryland and Arizona.
“As a UK alum and former athlete I have a deep-seated love for the city of Lexington,” the Brass Tap’s owner and former University of Kentucky soccer player Mathew Baum said in a press release. “When the opportunity presented itself for me to return to Lexington, I knew my business, the Brass Tap, would be a perfect fit.”
What has been known as Victorian Square was purchased in the summer of 2012 by a joint partnership of the Webb Companies – the original developers of Victorian Square – and Cincinnati-based Jeffery R. Anderson Real Estate. The ownership group also announced today that the shopping venue itself will be re-branded as The Square.
“At the outset, we knew it was time for a re-invention and re-thinking of Victorian Square,” said Anderson’s Vice President of Real Estate Mark Fallon. “We think that ‘The Square’ represents a fresh, updated feel to a location that has long been a favorite destination for the Bluegrass region.”
The new stores are expected to open in the fall.