Pepper Warehouse - 1200 Manchester Street
Parking is available but we recommend you take a taxi to and from the Beaux Arts Ball. It's a cheap and safe alternative to drinking and driving.
Taxi Service Provided by Bluegrass Cab.
Look for the lime green taxi!
$2 flat rate per person and per ride!*
*Price only applies to pick-up/drop-off locations. Standard rate applies to other locations.
Lexington Ave/View Dr. Intersection
and at the Rupp Arena Drop-off
Schedule: 9:00pm till 3:00am
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The Lexington Distillery District is located on Manchester Street, less than 2,000 feet to the west of Rupp Arena and the central business district of downtown Lexington. Manchester Street as it stands today is heavily industrial, characterized by a tow yard, rail yard, decrepit infrastructure, and old warehouses remaining from a time when Bourbon Distilleries were plentiful in this area. Lexington was a major bourbon producer in Kentucky 100 years ago, the James E. Pepper Distillery was the nation's largest bourbon distillery at the time. The James E. Pepper Distillery still stands and is the center piece for Lexingtions adaptive re-use plan. The plan calls for revitalization of many of the interesting and historic buildings as well as residential, commercial and mixed-use infill development.
The Distillery District plan calls for programming that would include but not be not limited to: a boutique hotel, bourbon museum, small batch bourbon distillery, office space, commercial and retail space, condominiums, live work units, multi-family units, open public space, and the Town Branch Trail. There is a lot of excitement over the aspect of revitilizing the Distillery District but until those plans take shape the James E. Pepper Distillery is the peftect place to host the Beaux Arts Ball.
Read more on the Lexington Distillery District: www.lexingtondistillerydistrict.com