LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2013) — The Jefferson Davis Inn – locally referred to as the “JDI” — is returning to Central Kentucky.
The JDI, a popular spot for food, spirits and music, which closed in 1996, originally was located at West High and Limestone streets, where Jefferson Davis lived while attending Transylvania University. A historic marker still exists at the original building. The new JDI will feature southern pub fare, sweet treats such as funnel cake fries, large-screen TVs to watch the game, a bar with nearly 70 bourbon selections, and a private special events room.
Developed by Jeffrey Morgan, a Transylvania University graduate and local developer, the JDI building has been referred to as quintessential Lexington architecture with brick and limestone reminiscent of an era of construction long since lost. The bar is owned and operated by Jeff’s twin brother Jason Morgan and their mother. Jason is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and attorney for McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland.
The Jefferson Davis Inn Grille and Tavern opens March 1 at the corner of Cedar and Broadway in downtown Lexington.