SoCo Pittsboro is a new dining and nightlife destination currently in development in Downtown Pittsboro.
Conveniently located right next to the historic courthouse off the roundabout, SoCo includes a combination of renovated historic properties, including the original Justice Motor Co., and new construction that honors the past. The concept will feature a smart mix of locally-owned independent restaurants, bars and like minded businesses.
Soco is currently leasing space in the former Justice Motor Co. building with build to suit opportunities for restaurants, bars, breweries and distilleries.
The property will feature 6,000 square feet of four-season dining on a continuous deck that spans an entire city block, encouraging diners to enjoy food and from different concepts at the same table. There is plentiful parking, both owned by SoCo and available public spaces convenient to the property. Soco is currently leasing space in the former Justice Motor Co. building with build to suit opportunities for restaurants, bars, breweries and distilleries.
- Centrally located right by the historic courthouse in Downtown Pittsboro
- Historic space that once housed Justice Motor Co.
- 6,000 square feet of outdoor dining on a continuous deck, spanning an entire city block
- Locally-owned, independent restaurants, bars and businesses
- Mix of restaurants, bars, a brewery/distillery. Both casual and fine dining.
- New construction with same historic feel including a rooftop bar for dining and drinking
- Plentiful parking, both owned by SOCO and available public spaces
SoCo Pittsboro sits a few steps from the Courthouse and right on the roundabout in Downtown Pittsboro, which is the county seat for Chatham County. Generations of judges, lawyers, and those who sat in front of them have strolled these streets and frequented downtown businesses.
SoCo includes the former Justice Motor Company, which was owned by brothers Frank and Fred Justice and included dealerships in Siler City and Pittsboro. Built in 1924 and referred to as “The Stroud Building”, the space housed the Chatham Motor Company until the Justice brothers purchased in in 1930. In the 1940s Justice Motor Company expanded the dealership to include SoCo buildings on Sanford Road that currently house The Mod and Chatham Business and by adding an Art Deco/Art Moderne style showroom. This showroom fronted onto West Street (Highway 64W) and is currently available for lease. During the over forty years that Fred C. Justice had a car dealership in Pittsboro, he gradually expanded to include additional buildings and lots in and around the Motor Company.
Please enjoy the photos and click here to read an excellent article about The Justice Brothers and Justice Motor Company, written by Margaret Hamlet Bingham and used courtesy of the Chatham County Historical Association.
While the vision for SoCo is forward-looking in many ways, it actually echoes a return to the bustling downtown lifestyle that originally put Pittsboro on the map. As the County seat, downtown Pittsboro was a magnet for commercial trade and social interaction. It was where one went to meet friends, exchange ideas and make new discoveries. SoCo is building on Pittsboro’s rich social and economic history by offering exciting new attractions to prompt a return to vibrant downtown life.