JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Downtown Jackson has another place for you to call home. Mayor Harvey Johnson joined developer David Watkins and several other business and city leaders for a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Standard Life Flats.
After 10 years, the old Standard Life Insurance building has been transformed into a facility which includes 76 apartments, and soon, a New York style grocery and deli called Bodega. Gwin Wyatt says she was inspired to open the grocery because her daughter, who is a resident of the nearby King Edward, had no place to get items like bread and milk downtown.
Wyatt said, "It's gonna be a New York style bodega and we're going to have a deli on this other side over here and we're going to have a grocery store on this side here. We're really excited to provide this opportunity to the downtown community."
The 81-year-old building cost about $33 million dollars to renovate.
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