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South Main Village

The bones of the buildings originally brought developer Eddie Vanston into the South Main Village. Back in 1998, there was very little going on but Vanston set his sites restoration of the Markeen Apartments at Daggett and St. Louis, which had impressive stock beneath layers of neglect and disrepair. Just as the first wave of residents understood, Eddie knew there would always be customers for buildings with historic fronts and substantial bones as those on and around South Main. In 2012, the Supreme Golf building became the flagship for the village’s new waves of inhabitants – adding residential units, offices and bar / venue Shipping & Receiving. A pitching wedge from the Central Business District and the TRE, the transformation of the village has come in stages, each of which have added to the creative buzz of South Main – in the form of Amphibian Stage Productions or creative firms such as The Starr Conspiracy and Ilfusion. As like minds collect in the area, the freedom to re-imagine has built momentum for new residents and businesses alike. Though he tried to convince others to open the bar the neighborhood needed, it was Vanston who had the gumption to do it, but now others – including Pouring Glory, the freshly opened growler bar – are on the horizon.