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Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association has been a part of the Brandon Community since 1974. One of the community’s favorite parts of Center Place was Pat’s Corner, which was the center’s gift shop.
Pat’s Corner was removed from Center Place and turned into storage and office space. This saddened many people from the community.
When the COVID pandemic hit, Center Place was almost shuttered, which meant that Pat’s Corner would never return. “One of the things I wanted to bring back from Center Place’s past was the gift shop or Pat’s Corner,” said Center Place’s Executive Director, Libby Hopkins.
Pat’s Corner was named after Pat Odiorne, Center Place’s original executive director. “Pat made sure the gift shop was stocked with art, jewelry, scarves and other fun items,” Libby said. “I too want to make sure the gift shop is stocked with new and unique gifts as well as art, but I wanted to take it a step further by having only local artists’ works in the shop along with locally made candles, clothing, purses and teas. We are still calling it Pat’s Corner, but it will be considered a local artisan shop.