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Local chef credits team of University of Kentucky doctors for saving his life after heart failure diagnosis

By Mallory Olson University of Kentucky Matthew Varga lives his life in the kitchen – it is his passion. “I cannot imagine doing anything else,” he said. “And it’s not just cooking that I love, it’s the people, too. They are my family.” Working as a chef at Honeywood, one of Ouita Michel’s newest restaurants at The Summit at Fritz Farm, it is not unusual for Varga to log a more than...

Development group announces completion of new multi-family community at Summit at Fritz Farm

Dobbins Group, LLC, a Birmingham-based multi-family real estate development firm, recently announced completion of The Henry at Fritz Farm, the $45 million luxury apartment component of The Summit at Fritz Farm, a premier mixed-use community anchored by Whole Foods in Lexington, Kentucky. The Henry integrates multi-family living into a lively retail and restaurant core, with apartments both above...

New Blue Sushi Saki Grill to open at The Summit in August, gets help with job interviews from BGADD

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, a modern sushi concept by Flagship Restaurant Group, will open its first Lexington location this August at The Summit at Fritz Farm. Bluegrass Area Development District is assisting with the Lexington launch. Ethan Linville, Business Services Manager for the Bluegrass Area Development District, worked with Chad Pinkstaff, General Manager of Blue Lexington, to utilize BGADD...

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria expansion continues with opening of new restaurant at The Summit

Texas de Brazil Churrascaria continues its expansion into new markets by opening its 53rd Brazilian-American steakhouse this week at The Summit at Fritz Farm development in South Lexington. The family-owned restaurant treats guests to authentic churrasco-style grilled meats and a continuous dining experience that blends the unique culture of Brazil with the generous hospitality of Texas. “We...

Saddle Up: Shake Shack making its Kentucky debut at The Summit at Fritz Farm

Shake Shack will open its first Kentucky location on Thursday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at the Summit at Fritz Farm, the mixed-use destination celebrating the rich heritage of Lexington. The Lexington Shack will be located at 115 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 100. The one-level freestanding Shack will anchor “The Green,” a communal outdoor area designed by Kentucky native and award-winning garden designer,...

The Summit at Fritz Farm begins three-day celebration with First Look Weekend events

The Summit at Fritz Farm, Lexington’s new one-of-a-kind destination, is excited to celebrate its First Look weekend with the community. Join The Summit at Fritz Farm on April 27 for a three-day celebration as the first round of best-in-class retailers and restaurants open to the public. This dynamic destination located at the corner of Man o’ War Blvd and Nicholasville Road will be activated Thursday...