Fayette County

Marikka’s is coming down, but will return

Justin Pleus of Superior Demolition used an excavator Tuesday to tear down the old Marikka’s Restaurant and Bier Stube in the Southland Shopping Center on Southland Drive. Marikka’s and six other storefronts in that strip shopping center are being torn down to be rebuilt. Marikka’s Facebook page states that it will reopen in the spring in a new building. The demolition started Monday.
Justin Pleus of Superior Demolition used an excavator Tuesday to tear down the old Marikka’s Restaurant and Bier Stube in the Southland Shopping Center on Southland Drive. Marikka’s and six other storefronts in that strip shopping center are being torn down to be rebuilt. Marikka’s Facebook page states that it will reopen in the spring in a new building. The demolition started Monday. cbertram@herald-leader.com

Marikka’s Restaurant & Bier Stube at 411 Southland Drive is being demolished. The restaurant bills itself as “Lexington’s only authentic German restaurant” and serves a wide selection of American and imported beers.

“Bier stube” means a tavern or cafe offering German-style atmosphere, food and beer. Marikka’s has been at its current location since 1992. Before that, it was located at South Park Shopping Center.

The Southland Drive location had, prior to Marikka’s arrival in 1992, been the home of Frank’s House of Ribs.

Once the present building is razed, the owners plan to rebuild and be open again by late spring.

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