Adluh Flour Mill has been operating in Columbia since 1900 and through lots of changes, still remains. Now the ownership pairs the old with the new.

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Adluh Flour Mill has been operating in Columbia since 1900 and through lots of changes, still remains. Now the ownership pairs the old with the new.

"We haven't changed and all of our neighbors have," Roger Horton said.

Within a couple years, Gervais street has transformed.

But, since 1900 Adluh Flour has been cranking out flour, corn meal and grits.

"Our quality has been the same since the mill was designed, we have not changed a thing and that's probably the reason why this mill is still here," he said.

Horton is the mill manager. His wife's family purchased the mill in 1926 and they've been running it ever since.

And while operations haven't changed, some of the property will.

"We've just had this open space for the last seven years or so," Horton said.

Renovations start in two weeks and a restaurant downstairs has been confirmed, Old Chicago Pizza and Tap Room.

"It's exciting seeing an old building renovated, given new life," he said.

But just because you're making room for the new, doesn't mean you can't appreciate the old.

"I'm so drawn to color and all of the old paint in here, probably lead paint, it's cracking and flaking off and the pigments are just so natural and antique," Whitney LeJeune said.

LeJeune is a local artist, asked to capture this part of Adluh Flour in a painting.

"It's gorgeous so to be able to bring new thriving businesses and keep the original character of the city – this is history," she said.

The space will be used for two restaurants and office space upstairs.

Old Chicago Pizza and Tap Room is slated to open by September.

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