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BRIEF: Former movie theater at Lexington Green to become retail, office space

May 6, 2014

By Karla Ward, Lexington Herald-Leader



May 06--The former Cinemark movie theater at Lexington Green will be redeveloped into retail shops, restaurants and office space.

The eight-screen Cinemark Lexington Green Movies 8 closed last month.

A minor amended development plan changing the building's use from a movie theater to retail and office space was filed recently with the Division of Planning, planning manager Bill Sallee said.

While the plan leaves the building's exterior largely unchanged, Sallee said the developers want to add patios to the two front corners, presumably for restaurant seating.

The property is not part of The Mall at Lexington Green.

The county property valuation administrator's website lists the owner of the 1.8-acre plot as Nashville Mini Storage LP of Nashville, which has owned the building since 1996. The site is valued at $900,000 for tax purposes, according to the website.

Cinemark opened the nearby 16-screen Fayette Mall Cinema in 2006 and converted the Lexington Green theater to an art-house multiplex the same year. The location switched to a discount format in 2008.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety.

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