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Big Changes in Big Lex

Lexington’s always on the move. For proof, consider that within just a month’s time, a new micro-brewery has opened up and 3D movies are coming to the State Theatre.

Blue Lab Brewing Company opened for business just before Thanksgiving. The craft brewers are Bill Hamilton, associate professor of biology, and Tom Lovell ’91, associate director of alumni affairs. Right now their hours are limited, based on what’s brewing — they’re open two nights a week (Wednesdays and Fridays at the moment) and on Saturdays in the early afternoon. Bill says, though, that if the light’s on, knock, and you can check them out on Facebook, too. Blue Lab is located at 123 South Randolph St.

Meanwhile, the State Theatre has installed digital 3D technology in one of its auditoriums. According to information that the theatre provided, 34 features are scheduled to be released in 3D during 2011. The first 3D movie at the State will be “The Chronicles of Narnia,” which will begin showing in 3D on Dec. 17. Other features on the way are “Gulliver’s Travels 3D” and “The Green Hornet 3D.” There will be an additional charge of $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for children and senior citizens in the 3D auditorium.

And finally, an update on a Lexington favorite. We reported this summer on the fire that swept through the Southern Inn on the morning of July 9. Its familiar neon sign was removed for safekeeping, which gives Main Street a very different look. The restaurant, now calling itself Southern Inn II, has temporarily relocated to 465 East Nelson Street, former home of a Chinese restaurant. Never fear, it will be back in its usual location—work is underway to repair the building on Main Street.