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Want to walk around Uptown Lexington or Depot District with a Beer?


Proposed new drinking laws in Lexington NC

Are you tired of walking through Uptown Lexington without a beer in your hand? Well, do we have some great news for you! The city of Lexington has decided to look into changing the Laws of Lexington.  No longer will you have to chug your drink if you are going to be enjoying the Social District Area of downtown Lexington, NC. 

Yes, Uptown Lexington in little ole Davidson County is trying to pass a new law that other cities like Miami, Savannah, Ga., and New Orleans have already passed. Doesn’t everyone compare the mighty metropolis of Lexington NC to the Big Easy of LA ( no not lower Arcadia)?

If Uptown Lexington Executive Director Jacob Gordon gets his way, people 21 and over will be able to travel between bars and restaurants in Uptown Lexington and the Depot District, with their drinks, freely.

So what is the Lexington Social District Area?

The Lexington social District comprises the Depot District area and the Uptown Lexington Area only. The Uptown District runs Main St. Lexington, stopping at 3rd Ave to 3rd St. Uptown Lexington Inc provides a map of shopping and dining. The other side of this law would include the Depot District of Lexington NC. 

While the Depot District is much newer and in its infancy stages of development, the Depot District includes areas like Bull City Ciderworks of Lexington, the Breeden Insurance Amphitheater, and Goose and the Monkey Brewhouse

A part of this area is the Railroad Depot District. Construction of the Railroad Street Market that has projected plans to include a restaurant/bar, an open-aired courtyard and event space, a distillery with taproom, and a barrel room with rooftop seating overlooking Breeden Insurance Amphitheater.

So what will the Open Container law include for Uptown Lexington and Depot District?

Open containers would not be allowed outside of either the Depot District or Uptown Lexington NC boundaries. And don’t worry visitors wouldn’t be allowed to carry just any booze of their choice. All drinks would be put in marked containers. So, if this law is passed by the city council, don’t plan on bringing your own beer to the Depot District Music Fest

Both areas of Uptown Lexington, and Depot District have made huge strides in re-developing Lexington City from a furniture factory and the BBQ capital of the world, to a destination of people outside of Davidson County. Due to the redevelopment of both Uptown and the Depot District, the city of Lexington’s real estate values have increased significantly compared to other cities in North Carolina. 

There are still some great deals available for redevelopment. If you are interested in getting involved on the ground floor of the revitalization of historic uptown Lexington and other cities located in Davidson County please contact us. We’d be happy to get you a list of commercial or residential properties available for sale.

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