Adventure to Tate Street: Design Archives & The Corner

The Corner          Design Archives

On Tuesday, Meagan, Valawnda and I headed to Tate Street in search of murals that the Atelier had done.  While we didn’t find any murals, we did get to check out The Corner and Design Archives. See More Pictures from our adventure here.

The Corner is own and ran by Mr. Grant! A very sweet man.  According to Grant’s legend, The Corner has been in the same location on Tate Street since the 1950s.  Back then, Mr. Grant’s father used to run the store, now its just Grant and Aubrey. As many times that I’ve passed by The Corner, I had never actually went inside until Tuesday.  They sell all types of things, like greeting cards, flowers, sunglasses, jokester novelties. It’s a nice place and Mr. Grant makes it a lot nicer. We had about a 15 minute conversation, about my schooling, his daughters, and how Tate Street used to look.

 Once we finished up there, we headed to Design Archives.  I’ve been a fan of the vintage store, since 2005 when I first came to Greensboro. At that time they were located on West Market right before downtown.When I walked into the store, we were greeted by Kit (marvelous southern charm), Julie and Chavall.  Nine years ago, Kit started Design Archives after working as a Fashion Designer for 28 years. Most of the clothes in the store come from people bringing in unwanted items.  The store has everything that you could want from a vintage store. Shoes, luggage, dresses, vests, pants, hats, scarves, belts, glasses, watches, Meagan brought this really cute dress.  The store has been rated Best Vintage store in Greensboro over three years in a row.

Check the store out online

Tate Street Festival is coming up soon I’ll make another adventure on Tate Street Soon. 

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