I was born and raised in Lexington (I'm 60) and a trip to Parkette was the extent of eating out for us, just as it was for many Lexingtonians. At that time there were no fast food restaurants and very few sit-down restaurants in Lexington.
I played on a Pony League baseball team sponsored by Parkette. We were the Poorboys. Everytime we won a game, we got a free Poorboy.
When I read the article, I noted that one of the new owners emphasized that they planned to serve food the way it was when Parkette was in its heyday. I hope they can do that and still be able to compete. The Poorboy Basket, a double decker with good-sized patties, a slice of tomato, a thick slice of onion, lettuce and mustard, with a big mound of FF's, made for a great meal. Their fried chicken was tops also.
I now live almost 40 miles from it now, but if they bring it back the way it was, I'll be a regular customer again.