October 28, 2021

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The Real Estate Maniacs

J.J. Newberry Co. setting up in New Albany is renovated into modern day loft

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The J.J. Newberry Co. making in New Albany was made by brothers Frank and Jacob Zinsmeister in 1901. Formerly property to a few storefronts, the commercial composition also held room for numerous workplaces on the second floor. The developing afterwards became the web site of Clarence Benjamin’s Shop & Preserve women’s discounted retailer. Preston Arts Center then took over the house in the 1970s and remained there right until 2011 the constructing then sat vacant for eight a long time.

A desire appear legitimate

As the house owners of HIM Gentleman’s Boutique and Mane Alley Shade & Extension Bar, Ross and Diana Wallace experienced been functioning their businesses in the developing across from the former Preston Arts Heart in downtown New Albany for 5 many years.

“We just saved declaring, I want some thing would go in there,” Diana explained to the Courier Journal. “It’s these kinds of a wonderful developing. It could be so rather … (but) it just sat empty.”

The few viewed the house previously recognised as Preston Arts Middle sit unoccupied calendar year soon after calendar year — until eventually they had been presented with the prospect to acquire and restore the setting up, transfer their corporations into it, and build their new home upstairs.

The kitchen in Ross and Diana Wallace's home in New Albany. Aug. 18, 2021

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“The first apartment I at any time seemed at (was) when I was 18,” Diana recalled. “It was in a downtown creating over a small business … and I was like, oh my God, that is so great — I want to do that one particular day. It can be humorous for the reason that I never definitely designed that the target, but then when we had the opportunity to obtain this creating, I was like, oh my God, my 18-yr-outdated self is so pleased proper now!”

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