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The expansive building under construction that is behind Watkinsville’s Golden Pantry will be the city’s biggest business complex since the Town Center was constructed over 10 years ago.

Behind this complex are local business duo and married couple Dory and Steve Brown. They are the building’s owners and bring a variety of work experience, ranging from selling stoves to contractor work, to their newest business venture. 

Two of Dory Brown’s businesses will be in the new building. 

One of those businesses is Hearth, Home and Patio, an appliance and outdoor furniture store to be located downstairs. Her other business there will be Hearthside Lofts and Events, a business with an intimate event hosting space and overnight loft experiences. 

The third business in this complex, called Butcher and Vine, will be based out of the other side of the building’s first floor.

The cuisine business will serve high-quality meat, cheese and wine. As of print deadline on Wednesday, Butcher and Vine’s owner was not available for comment. 

The Browns are still in the process of building out the business spaces. However, Dory Brown discussed and Steve Brown chimed in regarding their aspirations for their complex. 

For more on this story, see the August 15 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website.

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