J. Alexander's executives on Friday announced they plan to open a restaurant in a Lexington, Kentucky, mixed-use development next year. The 8,100-square-foot location will employ roughly 100 full- and part-time people and join a number of other restaurants at The Summit at Fritz Farm as well as Whole Foods and Pottery Barn.
Nashville-based J. Alexander's has been majority-owned by Fidelity National Financial since 2012 and also runs higher-end eateries under the Redlands Grill and Stoney River brands. The chain is on track to be spun out to FNF investors in the coming weeks.
Matt Rogers at Eater Nashville reports that the Magnolia South restaurant on Hayes Street abruptly closed its doors last week. The eatery had opened its doors less than a year ago, filling the spot previously occupied by Mambu and Rosebud.
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