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Longtime Lexington retailer is moving to Lexington Green

Betty Logan and her sons, Steve, left, and Elliott, at Logan’s of Lexington in 2014 when the store celebrated its 50th anniversary in business. The menswear retailer is opening its new store at Lexington Green on Wednesday.
Betty Logan and her sons, Steve, left, and Elliott, at Logan’s of Lexington in 2014 when the store celebrated its 50th anniversary in business. The menswear retailer is opening its new store at Lexington Green on Wednesday. teblen@herald-leader.com

Logan's of Lexington, the menswear retailer that's been in business since 1964, is moving to Lexington Green. The new store will be in the space next to Chico's at the main entrance near Joseph-Beth Booksellers. A release from Langley Properties, which owns Lexington Green, says that the move will be in September.

Co-owner Elliott Logan said that with the addition of sportswear lines such as Barbour, space was the impetus for the move.

"We'll have approximately two-and-a-half times the space we have now to show our merchandise in," he said. "It’s going to be a more open shopping space for our customers."

Logan noted the busy Nicholasville Road corridor and the draw of existing stores at Lexington Green including Joseph-Beth.

"Parking is easy and access is easy and that’s what we want for our customers," he said.

Harlan and Betty Logan opened Logan's in 1964 in Midway before moving to its current location in Tates Creek Centre in 1992. The store's website lists brands including Hickey Freeman, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, and Allen Edmonds shoes.

Lexington Herald-Leader columnist Tom Eblen wrote about the store in 2014 when it celebrated 50 years in business. The family shared memories of Harlan, who died in December of 2013, and his knack for running the business. After deciding to concentrate on high-end clothing in 1966, he visited New York to gather ideas.

"He was always very progressive," Elliott told Eblen. "He had a sixth sense about when a line was going to be hot or when something was going to be in fashion."

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