Tom Eblen

April 15, 2012

Tom Eblen: Plans for 21c hotel show downtown's economic potential

Lexington leaders were almost giddy last week after 21c Museum Hotels announced plans to turn the old First National Bank building into one of its award-winning hotels and contemporary art museums. They had every right to be giddy. It is a big deal, for many reasons, and comes at a pivotal time for downtown Lexington.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.