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Another retailer leaving Fayette Mall for The Summit; new store opening in February

The writing has been on the wall for months: Williams-Sonoma is moving to The Summit at Fritz Farm, as this sign on an empty storefront on Larue says. Now the Anthropologie has moved from Lexington Green and the new Williams-Sonoma is scheduled to open in February; the one in Fayette Mall will be closing.
The writing has been on the wall for months: Williams-Sonoma is moving to The Summit at Fritz Farm, as this sign on an empty storefront on Larue says. Now the Anthropologie has moved from Lexington Green and the new Williams-Sonoma is scheduled to open in February; the one in Fayette Mall will be closing. jpatton1@herald-leader.com

Upscale cooking and kitchen retailer Williams-Sonoma is moving. The San Francisco-based home goods store is leaving Fayette Mall and joining the crowd at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

The store in Fayette Mall will be closing at the end of January, and the Summit store will open at 151 Larue in February, according to publicists for Bayer Properties, the developer of the shopping center at the corner of Nicholasville Road and Man o’War Boulevard.

The new store will be in a 5,056-square-foot space next to the new Anthropologie store, which moved from Lexington Green.

Store manager Sam Keen said the new store will be a “Williams-Sonoma Home,” so it will have all the kitchen and dining room goods plus more home goods.

Williams Sonoma is committed to our stores being located in the most inspirational environment in every market, and believe this to be true about our relocation to the Summit at Fritz Farm” said Shane Brogan, senior vice president of stores, in a statement.

The Summit, which opened about 18 months ago, has dozens of upscale stores, some new to the Lexington market and some that were lured from other shopping centers. Whole Foods, which opened a new store at The Summit, also moved from Lexington Green.

Dozens of new restaurants also opened at The Summit last year, impacting Lexington’s dining scene. The Barn, a food hall with about half a dozen local restaurants inside as well as a bar, has been a popular draw.

A new Origin boutique hotel is scheduled to open in April 2019 with a full-service restaurant called The Still.

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