2021 NC Main Street Champions
TOGETHER WE CREATE ... vibrancy from vacancy! Steven and Jamie Stewart did just that! The Stewarts took on the challenge of fully renovating a vacant 1925 two-story brick building, with deteriorating exterior brick walls, collapsing floors, and moldy walls. The Stewarts, who participated in the Moving Lenoir to the Second-Floor program, created a vision for the space and designed it to offer ground-floor commercial space and a three-bedroom, two-bath luxury apartment on the second floor.
The commercial space now houses their insurance agency, Stewart & Associates, and they are frequently seen dining downtown with clients. Prior to the completion of the apartment, which overlooks Downtown Lenoir’s two-story Thomas Sayer sculpture, the Stewarts had secured a signed lease.
A once neglected corner has gone from vacancy to vibrancy with the help of Steven and Jamie Stewart and Lenoir is proud to name them its NC Main Street Champions.