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Magnolia House of Lexington, 220 West Main Street (Lexington): 2008   2 comments

According to their archived web site this house was built in 1893, and it does remind me of the houses in Fernandina from that era that I used to see growing up.

After being vacant for a while, it was an event and catering operation. I was a bit surprised when I found that online -- I had expected that it had probably been a B&B. The last archived version of the web site dates from June of 2008, and given the threadbareness of the paint in several places, I would guess it probably closed not long after that. It's certainly a beautiful property and I'd like to see it survive even if only a a law-office or whatever...

Written by ted on February 3rd, 2011

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  1. I don't remember the exact date of closing but it was in 2010. During its last phase of operation it had expanded into a buffet-style restaurant on the weekends. I took the family there a few times and while the food was excellent, it was a bit expensive for a buffet. I can only imagine that the buffet came along as the economy went down and they tried to compensate for the lack of event bookings.

    JB

    5 Feb 11 at 9:57 am

  2. I used to work for them, Cathy and Randy Lanier. It started out as a Wedding/Reception venue. He also had Wine Tasting's on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. Randy is very talented when it comes to custom cakes and ice sculptures. They just had a sale on all of the items left in there. From freezers to Christmas ornaments. The food was pricey, but it was good. I was also fortunate enough to also eat at their house for dinner on many occasions. Hate to see them go out of business.

    Sidney

    4 Jan 12 at 3:22 pm

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