It may be cold outside. It may be snow in the forecast. It may be dreary and gloomy, a bit wintery, as well.

But it is work season, too, at the Hughes Lofts — which will soon be the home of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, at 209 East Main Street in downtown Louisville.

On Friday, construction crews continued to labor on into the afternoon, working diligently on completing the South Tower for the stairs and elevators shafts to the historic site — which will house the Louisville Thoroughbred Society in 2019.

The LTS will be a private membership club that will provide first class service, amenities, food and beverage options, and a top-end Cigar Bar and Cigar Pavilion once the construction and renovation projects that are currently full tilt are completed.

The new facility will offer state-of-the-art audio and video presentations of Thoroughbred racing from around the world, and will also have premium dining and meeting space for private functions, as well. One of the city’s largest bars will be fully stocked with your most favorite adult beverages, and the facility will be equipped with the ability to have both business and social functions hosted.

After the South Tower is completed, the work will shift to the Washington Street end of the building and a duplicate tower will be constructed for stairs and elevators shafts. Once that North Tower is done, then the infrastructure of the parking garage will start to take shape, with support beams and columns poured and inserted into place.

The rooftop of the newly constructed parking garage will serve as an open air bar and entertainment zone for the Louisville Thoroughbred Society. The region’s finest and most exquisite indoor Cigar Bar and humidor area will open onto the rooftop, as well, and have access to the area’s largest outdoor “Cigar Pavilion,” which will be equipped with an expansive fireplace and top shelf accommodations.

First class seating, fire pits and outdoor television monitors will allow members and their guests to enjoy the facility both inside and out.

Here’s a quick look at the construction improvements that were underway on Friday, Jan. 11:

For more information about the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, and how you can become a member, go to our website at and follow the prompts to the “Membership Application.”

With a few simple clicks and turns, you can become the newest member of Louisville’s newest club, and closer to the Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry than ever before.