LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The massive Lex Live entertainment center in downtown Lexington is targeting a mid-March opening date.
The nearly 90,000 square foot facility features movie theatres, a bowling alley, a sports bar, an arcade, and more.
They originally planned to open in October, but the pandemic forced them to push the date back.
Before they can open, they need to hire employees to help run the place, so they're holding a job fair at Lex Live on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
"Certainly, some people have been negatively impacted by the variety of events that have happened and have been freed up and are looking for opportunities right now and we encourage them to come down," Director of Operations, Bruce Wren, said. "Even if people have opportunities now, this is going to be the place the be in Lexington. I encourage them to come down."
Available jobs include everything from introductory positions to managerial positions.
"There's so many different positions you can operate in," Director of Operations, Bruce Wren, said. "Whatever your interests are, we're going to have something for you."
Lex Live plans to hire more than 150 people during this first round. Once pandemic restrictions are lifted, they intend to hire more people.
Before heading to the venue located at 301 S. Broadway, applicants are asked to fill out this online application, if possible.
All job applicants will get free parking in the Hyatt lot across the street from Rupp Arena.
When Lex Live opens, masks will be required, and the venue will operate at 50% capacity to maintain social distancing.
"We certainly feel like we are sufficiently prepared with all the tools that are necessary for people to be within the guidelines and be safe to get out of the house, but also to able to come out and feel that they can have some fun again at a place where they're going to be pretty impressed with what they find," Wren said.