The dust is flying inside. The mud is still working outside. And, the work continues on all sides.

The Louisville Thoroughbred Society — an upscale, private membership club dedicated to serving those that are interested in, invested in and fans of the Thoroughbred industry and which is scheduled to open later this year — is coming together.

The new facility, which will be located at 209 East Main Street and occupy the entire second floor of the renovated Hughes Lofts when completed, is a whirlwind of activity these days, for sure. Construction crews have removed (and stored, for “safe keeping”) the former iron-clad safes that were located in both the basement and the first floor in order to make way for the South End Elevator Tower that will service all six floors of the building.

Concrete work continues on the outside, and prep work for nearly 30 new stone columns that will bear the initial weight of the new parking garage are about to be poured and located — starting next week.

The infrastructure for both the staircases in the two new stair towers — added to the outside of the building — has been ordered and should be set into place soon.

And, renovation and restoration work on the antique bar for the “Cigar Bar,” is ongoing and making progress.

Here’s a closer look at the latest work on the facility:

For more details on how you can join and become a member of the new facility, go to our website at and fill out the membership application.