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The Needler, 102 East Main Street (Lexington): Mid March 2018   no comments

Posted at 11:57 pm in closing

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It appears to me that The Needler may have occupied two buildings with a common wall, both the corner building with the historic plaque, and the brick building abuting it. While my grandmother tried to teach me how to knit once, I know very little about needlepoint, & cross stitch and the like. This SCETV story (with oddly somber music) gives a little background on the store and the needle arts.

(Hat tip to commenter MJ)

Written by ted on June 5th, 2018

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Rainy Day Pal Books, 711 East Main Street Suite H: 16 July 2017   no comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing

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This old school used book store was on the upper level of the Old Mill on US-1 in Lexington. I stopped by back in May when I was having lunch at the brewpub. They had a nice selection of SF -- I even picked up some A. E. Van Vogt in French. Not that I could read them. At one time I probably had a grade-school understanding, but that's long gone. At any rate though, he always said he was more popular in France than the US because his translations were done by a French poet. They're certainly not exemplary prose in English, but that Van Vogt dream logic pulls you in..

The later pictures are from August.

There is a nice little farewell message on the shop's Facebook Page.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on August 25th, 2017

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Main Street Cafe Bar & Grill, 131 East Main Street: Summer 2016   2 comments

Posted at 10:19 pm in closing

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I never stopped in this place, which was apparently a Lexington fixture, but I might well have liked it, as it apparently had Greek fare along with standard bar food.

Given the fact that they listed in last year's phonebook, but not this years, and that the last Yelp review is from 19 July 2016, I'm dating the closing as Summer 2016.

(Hat tip to commenter Brian)

Written by ted on February 9th, 2017

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Mae's On Main, 121 East Main Street (Lexington): March 2013 (moved/renamed)   2 comments

Posted at 10:46 pm in Uncategorized

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Although I didn't realize at the time I did that closing, apparently Mae's On Main in Lexington has moved to the Round Robin location on Devine Street. I'm not sure where Devine Robin fits in -- as of yet, the Round Robin marquee is still up.

The Lexington location has a classic "old retail" look. A lot of interior work is ongoing there, so hopefully something new will go in before too long. Or before the fat lady sings, anyway.

Written by ted on March 20th, 2013

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