DDA Presents Inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award
The Conyers Downtown Development Authority (DDA) presented their inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award to Andy Shipp of Sovereign Partners and Steve Carter of Carter-Young, Inc. for their efforts in preserving and beautifying the Old Coca-Cola Building located at 882 Main Street in Olde Town Conyers.
The building, constructed in 1940 and the site of the Conyers Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, was most recently purchased by Andy Shipp and Steve Carter in the spring of 2014. The building houses the Rockdale County Public Defender’s Office and Carter-Young, Inc., a collection agency, that moved into the present location in October 2014.
“The Conyers Downtown Development Authority Board wanted to recognize the commitment of Mr. Shipp and Mr. Carter in their exterior renovations to the building at 882 Main Street. The new windows, signage, paint, landscaping and lighting are welcome improvements. When we saw the interior of the space, we were really impressed by the care the building owners and contractor, Chuck Russell of Ground Up Restorations, took to preserve and retrofit it for Mr. Carter’s office needs,” said Conyers Downtown Development Authority Chairman Daniel S. Digby.
The DDA anticipates presenting the Outstanding Achievement Award annually to a business in Olde Town Conyers that has taken great care and consideration with beautification and preservation of buildings in the historic district. Mr. Shipp and Mr. Carter were presented with a plaque and planter for their efforts at 882 Main Street.
The Conyers Downtown Development Authority was created by the Conyers mayor and city council to be a catalyst for revitalization, promotion, development and redevelopment in Olde Town Conyers. The Conyers DDA Board of Directors consists of Chairman Daniel S. Digby, Vice Chairman Brandon Mitchell, Vince Evans, George Levett, Renee Marrett and Keish Momin. The DDA meets the second Tuesday of each month in the city manager’s office at Conyers City Hall at 6 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
Pictured, left to right, are: DDA member Keish Momin, DDA Chairman Daniel Digby, DDA member Vince Evans, Steve Carter, Andy Shipp and DDA member Ronald Godwin. Not pictured are George Levett, Renee Marrett, and Brandon Mitchell.