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Dickson-Jenkins Holds Grand Opening Celebration

Sep 04, 2018

On Saturday, September 1, the Dickson-Jenkins Lofts & Plaza held their Grand Opening celebration. The event officially marked the openings of Leaves Book & Tea Shop, Record Town, and The Salon Upstairs.

The original Dickson-Jenkins Lofts and Plaza was built in the 1920s. It started as a factory for the Dickson-Jenkins Manufacturing Company, which manufactured farm clothing and apparel. Sometime in the 60s, it was acquired by Branch-Smith Printing, which remained on the property until it was sold and eventually purchased by developer Eddie Vanston.  

The Dickson-Jenkins Lofts and Plaza consists of two parts: the three-story historical building and the one story, L-shaped portion that is attached. The top two floors of the three-story portion house the residential lofts. The ground floor is the home for local commercial businesses. The one-story, L-shaped portion of the building is retail and office space.

In addition to Leaves, Record Town, and The Salon Upstairs, a number of other businesses are opening in the Dickson-Jenkins over the next few months:

Megan Thorne Fine Jewels

Art Room Studio

Kellyn Dean Interior Design

Crittenden the Studio

Philip Newburn Architect

The Other Studio


Commercial and residential spaces are still available. Contact Jennifer Franke at or 817-808-0179.