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New venue downtown for rent

There’s a new space on West Main Street where Frankfort folks can gather or host events.

The 3,000 square-foot venue complete with a low-standing stage and tables and chairs is available for rent, says Jason Rodgers of Remodeling Kentucky.

Rodgers recently finished remodeling the space behind his wife’s storefront, Rebirth Recycling on West Main Street.

“We’ve had some pretty well-known indie artists in here already,” said Rodgers’ wife, Tin, mentioning musicians Bobby Bare Jr. and Carey Kotsionis. “They say it’s been one of their top places to play because it feels like they’re at home; it’s relaxed.”

The venue is available for rent for office meetings, birthday parties, anniversaries, performances and group meetings. To see the space or learn about pricing, call Jason Rodgers at 502-545-8779.

“American Whiskey 101”

Capital Cellars is offering “American Whiskey 101 with Charles Cowdery” Saturday, April 28, from 4-6 p.m.

The class is an introduction to bourbon and other American whiskeys. You’ll learn what whiskey is; how it compares to other distilled spirits; and how American whiskey compares to other world whiskeys, such as scotch, Canadian and Irish. Production methods, recipes, tasting techniques and history are covered. Four whiskeys will be tasted and discussed.

Charles K. Cowdery is the author of BOURBON, STRAIGHT: The Uncut and Unfiltered Story of American Whiskey and the producer/director of “Made and Bottled in Kentucky.” He writes for The Whisky Advocate, WHISKY Magazine and other publications. He is editor and publisher of The Bourbon Country Reader, the only publication dedicated exclusively to American whiskey. He is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame (2009) and a Kentucky Colonel. He lives in Chicago.

The class is limited to 30 and is $30. It’s prepaid registration only. To register, call 502-352-2600 or sign up at Capital Cellars in person.

She Expo is May 19

The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the She Expo May 19 at Terri’s Catering at the Glen-Willis House, 900 Wilkinson Blvd.

The expo will feature shopping, entertainment and seminars on health, fitness, education and other important topics for women, according to a news release from the chamber. Some sessions will cover yoga, wine and photography, the release says.

“The She Expo is the equivalent of spring break for women – it’s an opportunity to kick back, relax and have fun with friends,” Chamber Executive Director Carmen Inman said of the first-ever She Expo in Frankfort. 

“This is a destination Saturday in Frankfort that will allow women to connect with friends and family while recharging their batteries. We want women to come out and enjoy the beauty that is woman.”

Tickets for the expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19, will cost $5 at the door or $10 for an added luncheon. 

For more information, call 223-8261 or email Inman at Vendor information is available at 

David Toles top tire dealer

The U.S. Commerce Association selected David Toles Auto Pro as Frankfort’s best tire dealer in 2012, according to a news release from USCA.

The store was selected for the 2012 Best of Frankfort Award in the tire dealer category Thursday. The USCA’s “Best of Local Business” award program recognizes companies that have shown successful marketing and service to their customers and community, the release says.

Award winners are determined by information gathered by USCA, a New York City-based organization that promotes local businesses, and third parties, according to the release.



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