Lexington, Kentucky: Huge Mortar and Pestle

The Bondurant Pharmacy operated for 37 years in a building shaped like a giant mortar and pestle. The building is now a liquor store.
Address:
1465 Village Drive, Lexington, KY
Directions:
On the west side of Village Drive just north of its intersection with US Hwy 60/Versailles Rd.
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Painted green.

Mortar and Pestle - Painted Green

The old Bondurant Pharmacy has been repainted green.

[Danielle, 06/25/2015]

... to make it look less like a mortar and pestle and more like an exotic cocktail? Look at that giant olive!

Huge Mortar and Pestle

It has been painted green since the photo. Hard to miss, and it's on the way to Keeneland, the great thoroughbred racetrack in Lexington.

[giltamawa, 04/14/2015]
Huge Mortar and Pestle

Not only is the Huge Mortar and Pestle a seedy, run-down liquor store now, it is also a crime magnet [recently robbed]. Why buy a structure like this if you don't want to do something special with it? Depressing.

[Raquelita, 01/02/2013]

Imperial Liquor.

Huge Mortar and Pestle

This is now a drive-thru liquor store.

[Ande, 06/15/2012]

Perhaps if one needs an Rx for self-medication. Imperial Liquor is a name with possibilities, though... the pestle sphere could be painted as an Earth globe, and the mortar walls as the Roman Colosseum.

Huge Mortar and Pestle

This is now just a sad relic of what it was. It is a liquor store and not maintained well at all. Seems the demographics of the area have shifted and this great little icon shop didn't stand a chance. The giant Dixie cup up the road is still worth the trip, but this was just depressing now.

[Zreet, 01/16/2012]

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