LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - One of the new touches at K-Lair is reclaimed wood that was taken from an old tobacco factory in Winchester, Kentucky.
The original K-Lair sign from the 1960's has also been restored.
The space of the dining room has more than tripled with 19 television sets and multiple seating options, booths included.
UK says it's important to maintain a mix of old and new for students and faculty to enjoy because it's all about the memories that are made and, of course, the fried honey buns.
"The menu favorites that people remember, the people that met there, it's over 50 years old, so it's a tradition that returns," said Eric Monday, University of Kentucky. "All of those great memories come back for so many folks and to create some new traditions it's all about building community."
The new restaurant opens a week from Tuesday, September 2 at 11 a.m.