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Lex Bowls bids farewell, for now

Christian Basnight, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

Greg and Amie Phillips felt there was a market for açaí in Lexington—the city where their son attended school at Virginia Military Institute. So the pair uprooted from New York and opened their own...

Lex Bowls is one of two smoothie bowl shops to have arrived in town.

Comparing Lexington’s smoothie bowl shops

Austin Winslow, Staff Writer November 15, 2022

With the arrival of the new smoothie bowl company Appalachian Sage in town, there is now competition for Lex Bowls, another recent addition. Both are in convenient locations, have excellent service...

Owner Trevor Stores was born and raised in Lexington. Though this is his first time owning a business, he brings years of bartending experience to the venture. Photo by Jess Kishbaugh, ’24.

SkyBar brings a new aesthetic to Lexington

Shauna Muckle March 15, 2022

As guests head inside Lexington’s newest attraction, they’re greeted by a narrow set of steps below a sign reading “Entrance to Speakeasy,” along with exposed brick walls, a gleaming wood bar and...

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