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Coffee Craftsman Makes Broadway his New Home

November 22, 2016

Buffalo Trace Barrels Re-purposed with Delectable Results. Tony Davis is a fount of energy.  He loves what he does and it shows in the enthusiasm he has for his work and the quality of the business he’s created.  And just what exactly is the business of Kentucky Knows, located at the corner of Broadway and Washington in downtown Frankfort? Is it a place to get great coffee? Yes.  Is it a place to get great hand–crafted gifts of all sorts made out of Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels? Yes.  Is it a place to learn about the history of this region of Kentucky?  Again, yes. You’ve simply got to check out this highly unique establishment for yourself and meet the owner...

Local Landmark Beautifies Downtown

November 08, 2016

Historic Property has Vibrant Mix of Tenants. The McClure Building at 306 W. Main St. is one of the most beautiful buildings in Frankfort. The first skyscraper in the city got its name from Richard McClure who had a store on the ground floor when the building first opened. I recently sat down with John Dunn, who is part of the family firm that manages the building, to find out more about what goes on in the stately structure and how they came to be involved. “Dad opened a car wash up on East Main in the late seventies,” said John referring to his father Joe. The family had subsequently moved to Louisville and gotten into the property business.  “Dad...