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Downtown Lexington restaurant, Midway bakery reopen after pipes fixed

The Midway Bakery, which closed Monday because of a burst pipe, reopened Tuesday after repairs were made.
The Midway Bakery, which closed Monday because of a burst pipe, reopened Tuesday after repairs were made. Photo provided

Lockbox, the restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Lexington, reopened Tuesday morning after closing Monday because for a weather-related incident.

According to a statement, a pipe burst in the hotel experienced a pipe burst overnight Sunday night, affecting “that impacted several floors, including the lobby and the restaurant.

It’s unclear when the restaurant will be able to reopen. The hotel remained open. The 21c Museum Hotels are known for their extensive art collections, and it’s unclear whether any works were damaged by the water.

According to 21c chef Jonathan Searle, the boutique hotel worked with vendors to clean and restore all guest spaces to order.

The hotel at 167 West Main Street is in a building that is more than a century old. The hotel and restaurant opened in 2016, with Lockbox in the former First National Bank building lobby and vault.

Lockbox isn’t the only Lexington restaurant hurt by last week’s very lowcold temperatures: Good Foods Co-op, Mirror Twin Brewing, Locals’, School Sushi and Buddha Lounge also were affected also impacted by burst pipes or water mains. Most reopened after a day; School Sushi announced that it would reopen Mondaytoday.

In Midway, the Midway Bakery, which also closed about noon Monday because of a burst pipe, around noon. The bakery said it would reopened Tuesday for normal business hours.

See inside the Lockbox, the restaurant and bar at 21c Museum Hotel. The restaurant in downtown Lexington opened in February 2016. Chef Jonathan Searle runs the restaurant.

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