Three Applebee's closed for fast-paced renovation

Three Lexington Applebee's restaurants will reopen at 4 p.m. Thursday after closing for three days for extensive interior and exterior renovations.

The three locations are Harrodsburg Road at Beaumont Centre Parkway, Leestown Road at Townley Center and Nicholasville Road at Fayette Place.

All three have removed the pop-culture memorabilia on their walls in favor of photos and murals depicting local landmarks, athletics teams and events, franchisee Thomas & King said in a news release.

The Applebee's restaurants on Harrodsburg and Nicholasville roads also had new bars installed and their restrooms remodeled.

"This renovation breathes new life into our Lexington restaurants to give them a stronger connection with their individual neighborhoods and provide our guests with a renewed experience," Christy Metcalfe, senior vice president of marketing for Thomas & King, said in a statement.