Lexington will soon have a new addition as a major piece of the town’s vision plan becomes reality. Town Administrator Britt Poole said the Icehouse Amphitheater is expected to be ready to open next to town hall later this year.
Poole sat down with Midlands Anchor Founder/CEO Tia Williams recently to discuss the amphitheater and the progress of the vision plan in general. “We wanted to sort of take the pulse of the community,” he said of the reason for beginning the vision plan process, which included 18 months of public meetings.
“We tried to make everything as inclusive as we could,” he said, noting that some meetings were open to all comers, but others specifically aimed at the faith community, the business community, and other groups to make sure all voices were heard. The goal, Poole said, was “to be able to get wherever the citizenry wanted us to get.”
The amphitheater, which will seat 900 people, is part of that plan, with plans to have it host concerts and other events, drawing more people to Lexington’s Main Street. The new facility may later acquire a new name. Poole said naming rights will be for sale once the amphitheater is complete.
The full interview with Poole is posted on the Midlands Anchor Facebook page.