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Memphis-based sorority renovating headquarters

Memphis Business Journal
By Michelle Corbet

A Memphis-based sorority is undergoing a $1.2 million renovation of its national headquarters building on Players Lane.

Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. filed a $1.2 million building permit March 9 for interior renovations of the Kappa Delta Sorority National Headquarters.

Brett Grinder, principal with Grinder, Taber & Grinder, said the company recently finished exterior renovations that resolved drainage issues and is now moving inside to modernize the space.

Improvements include temperature control upgrades and the renovation of the basement and ground floor.

The basement has served as a mailroom and storage space, said Heidi Roy, Kappa Delta director of communications, but is being renovated into office space to accommodate a growing staff.

The ground floor will also be reconfigured to house more personnel, Roy said, with a redesigned grand entrance to the headquarters' museum area.

Nashville's 1220 Exhibits, the same company that designed the National Civil Rights Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music, is designing a museum area for the sorority.