Dudley's Restaurant has been a mainstay on the Lexington gathering and dining scene for the last 28 years. Dudley's Restaurant occupied space in Historic Dudley's Square until Oct. 2009. Wanting to be in the heart of downtown and Cheapside district Dudley's made a big move in 2010. With 4 other investors Debbie Long owner of Dudley's Restaurant purchased The Northern Bank Building. Built in 1889 it was one of the most prominent in downtown Lexington. Not only did it face the rear of the courthouse but it marks the beginning of Market Street. That became the entrance to the aristocratic Gratz Park Residential Historic District. It also was the head of Cheapside, originally the Public Square and location of the market House, later the site of Court Days.