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Redevelopment Project Brings More Life to Corinth’s SoCo District

The building has two shops downstairs and three apartments with balconies upstairs. (Photos by Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today)

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today

A large redevelopment project in Corinth’s SoCo District was recently completed.

The building, which was basically an empty shell before the project, now has two shops downstairs and three apartments with balconies upstairs.

It was reconstructed from the ground up, but some of the building’s original components, including brickwork and a floor, were preserved.

The redevelopment project was undertaken by Emily McGrath and her husband, Jason, along with their business partners, Allen and Valerie Norton.

The Wick Street property is adjacent to the Shirley Dawgs clothing store and across the street from the SoCo Grind coffee shop.

McGrath, who owns Rowan House, which is also in the SoCo District, said she thinks the project turned out great and that it was much needed on Wick Street to fill the void that was there.

“We couldn’t be happier,” McGrath said, adding that all three apartments and the two downstairs business spaces are already occupied. The apartments were designed with an industrial/rustic look.

In fact, all the spaces were rented before the project was completed. McGrath said the apartments are a great place to live, especially since they are right next to stores, a restaurant and a coffee shop.

The project started in September and was completed at the end of February. McGrath is happy that the project has brought even more life to the bustling SoCo district and said she wants the area to be a “destination.”

The building as a whole is called Atkins Place, in memory of the McGraths’ late neighbor, Dick Atkins.

The two shop spaces on the bottom are occupied by Love & A Dog and Love & A Puppy, which are owned by Kayleigh Bode. Love & A Dog carries women’s clothing, accessories, shoes, gifts and a few men’s items. There is also a section with collars and treats for dogs. Love & A Puppy has boys’ and girls’ clothes and baby items.

A children’s clothing store occupies one of the downstairs spaces.
The other downstairs space is home to Love & A Dog, which sells women’s clothing and many other items.

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