The Space

Lawyer finds his dream downtown office …

In June of 2012, Wes Fowler, owner of The Fowler Law Firm PLLC, claimed the 9,000-square-foot at the historic Candy Factory building located at 25 Dr. M L King Jr. Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103.

Full article in Memphis Business Journal

Local lawyer finds his dream downtown office

Local lawyer finds his dream downtown office

 

An interesting history …

 

Charles Vergos buys Candy Factory Suites, 1980

Charles Vergos buys Candy Factory Suites, 1980

In 1980, Rendevous restaurant owner, Charles Vergos (pictured left) swapped the Candy Factory building on the southeast corner of Wagner and Linden for an $80,000 Andrew Wyeth painting. Broker, Robert Sanderson helped carry the art. Built in 1907, the building initially housed the Shelby Candy and Coffee Co. Candy was made there until 1922, when it became Wagner Street Grocery. In 1990, the Candy Factory building, by then owned by developer Henry Turley, Jr. was renovated and converted to residential condominiums, with commercial uses on the street level.

The Candy Factory Suites was also once home to Conaway Brown Inc., a local advertising agency. The building still features the metal racks once used to hang ads. “In 1996, the Memphis Landmark Commission gave Conaway Brown an award for the commercial rehabilitation of the building.” (MBJ)

Now the beautiful three-level space houses Wes Fowler and his firm, along with other unique, modern executive suites.