Greyline in decline – Another restaurant closes at Greyline Station

Lexington, Ky.–Another one bites the dust. The Lexington Herald Leader is reporting that another Greyline Station restaurant, Porterhouse Barbecue, has closed its doors. Wilson’s Grocery Store & Deli closed over the summer, along with Laura Lou’s Patisserie, making Porterhouse the third restaurant to recently shut down at the converted bus depot.

Greyline Station was formerly a bus station, but it was converted into a market by two prominent northside gentrifiers, Griffin Van Meter and Chad Needham, with the help of a $550,000 grant.

To purchase the land on which this “diverse” market sits, NoLi CDC, a nonprofit “corporation” created by the northside’s most prominent gentrifier Griffin Van Meter, used a $500,000 grant and a supremely helpful local government to partner with the area’s second-most-prominent gentrifier in Chad Needham, that infectious white diversity agent who earlier this week, as a member of the 6-person Lexington Board of Adjustment, voted to deny a permit for a homeless center located blocks from some of his other northside commercial investments.

Dany Meyer, NOC Lexington on the deal
“Concentrated property ownership by Major Gentrifiers in Northeast Lexington” with Greyline and Julietta Market-connected landowners highlighted. From 2015 article, “Who’s gentrifying northeast Lexington.”

It’s not clear what the future holds for Greyline Station, but there are still several remaining restaurants in the market, for now.

Greyline Station (Google Earth)
The Social Vegan at Greyline Station (The Lexington Times)
Da Dawg House at Greyline Station (The Lexington Times)
AppHarvest office at Greyline Station (The Lexington Times)
Julietta Market at Greyline Station (The Lexington Times)
Julietta Market at Greyline Station (The Lexington Times)
Greyline Station (The Lexington Times)

Top photo: Recently closed Porterhouse Barbecue at Greyline Station. (The Lexington Times)