New Lights in Short St. District Offer Ambiance, Visibility

The Short Street District in downtown Lexington attracts patrons from all over the city for its entertainment, food, and bar scene. Now, thanks to the addition of new lights, late-night visitors can stroll through this safe, well-lit corridor and enjoy the pleasant ambiance. Mayor Linda Gorton says, “These lights invite all of our citizens to come downtown and enjoy a meal or music or an art gallery.”








The Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP), Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, and VisitLex partnered to string additional lights on Short Street between Upper and Mill, as well as along Mill between Main and Short.

The addition of a new section of lights is part of an overall effort to improve the customer experience in the district. The lights create a warm, glowing environment and draw attention to Lexington’s historic and interesting architecture. Aimee Lanza, Owner/Operator of Centro, says, “The lights bring needed visibility to the area’s businesses and make the district even more walkable.”

Mary Quinn Ramer, President of VisitLex, says “We are thrilled with how the new lights impact the Short St. District, especially as we enter tourist season in Lexington.” Ethan Howard, Economic Development Project Manager at DLP adds, “We look forward to future art and lighting projects that will continue to enhance this vibrant area of downtown.”

As spring is upon us, consider taking an evening stroll through this charming area.

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