New Art Studio Opens in Flemingsburg
Kudos then to Kathy Macht and her husband for finding a new vision and a new life for the old building (as reported in this Ledger Independent article). Reportedly, the Machts have transformed the second floor of the Old Tobacco Factory into a big city-style loft (make sure you check out the picture at the article link, it's beautiful what they've done with the place). Even the flooring was taken from an Augusta Kentucky home that was built in 1810 and later torn down. On the first floor, they've added an art studio and gallery, called Banana Tree Studios, where they plan to showcase their work and that of local artists.
The entire project is one for the books and hopefully will inspire others who have had crazy plans of New York-style lofts but enjoy the quiet country setting Kentucky has to offer. I know I'm inspired ; )