Business transitions

Cobblestone Shoppes, the region's only shops-within-a-shop concept, has opened inside My Favorite Things, located at 2721 Old Rosebud Road, next to Garden Ridge in Hamburg. Among the stores featured at Cobblestone Shoppes are Comptoir de Famille, specializing in French furnishings; Gourmet Cafe, an eatery serving gourmet foods and sauces; Pandora, featuring signature jewelry; Claire Murray, a line of rugs and accessories; The Flower Shoppe, featuring floral arrangements and designs by master florist Phillip Marcum; and All Things Kentucky, which offers a variety of Kentucky-themed items and University of Kentucky merchandise.

Forcht Bank has opened its third banking center in the Lexington market with the addition of its Beaumont Road Banking Center, located at 997 Governor's Lane, off Beaumont Centre Circle. The bank's grand opening will continue through Friday.

The law firm of Grasch & Cowen, located at 302 West High Street, has changed its name to Grasch & Gudalis PSC, with the addition of attorney Brian M. Gudalis. Albert F. Grasch Jr., a founding member of Grasch & Cowen PSC, represents national and local businesses in litigation, in addition to handling medical malpractice, discrimination and other personal injury claims. Gudalis will continue to focus his practice in business litigation and corporate transactions. Theodore E. Cowen will continue with the firm in an Of Counsel position. The firm's phone number will remain (859) 253-9506.

Lexington native Joe Ray Nelson, his wife Jayme Nelson and parents Gary and Margie Nelson have opened The Nelson House at 441 Southland Drive, next to the Doo Wop Shop. Grand opening festivities will be 5-8 p.m. Friday. The event will include live music, store specials and door prizes. Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Sullivan University has opened the first College of Pharmacy in Kentucky in 50 years. The campus is located at 2100 Gardiner Lane in Louisville. Sullivan University's College of Pharmacy offers students an accelerated curriculum that establishes the foundation for a career in the health care system in three years of professional training instead of the traditional four academic calendar years. For more information, visit

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo