Blue Grass Airport Awards Food & Retail Contracts

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board awarded contracts for its retail and restaurant facilities, which will open in the fall.

The Paradies Shops Inc.will operate three locations that include a convenience store, a Paddock Shop, and a Keeneland Shop, which will include a 50-inch plasma screen television with feeds from Keeneland Races and offer an upscale merchandise mix of apparel and gifts indicative of the local racetrack.

The food and beverage contract was awarded to Creative Host Services Inc., which will include pre-security a Quizno’s and a Knob Creek Tavern, which will serve signature bourbon and Kentucky mint juleps. Beyond security, the company will open a deSha’s American Tavern, a Caffe Ritazza, and a Quizno’s kiosk.