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‘York’ Opening In June


At the signing for York were (L-R) Amber Holobaugh with the Chamber of Commerce; Teresa Sanders with the SWTDD; Brooke Hinson, owner; Joey Newman with the Small Business Development Center; and Kim Douglass, Director of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce.
Photo by W. Clay Crook / The Lexington Progress.


In 1913, a fire had devastated what was known then as the Council Block.  From the ashes rose a new set of buildings where Tasha Johnson, Howard Douglass, and Lori Yarbro have active businesses.     Now another of the Council Block buildings is being renovated for active service.  Older citizens remember it as Hancock’s Dry Goods, and after a modern façade was added, it was opened for many years as Children’s Fashions.     But 44 North Main Street is lovingly back to its basic brick, and iron rosettes still decorate a row of what the new occupant found to be windows when the covering was removed.  “We are going to apply acetate to remove the paint,” Brooke Hinson says, “so we can enjoy the natural lighting.”   Above the doorway, that still sports a turn of the…

For the complete story, see the May 17th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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