A Phoenix Couple Turn a Corner Store Into a Home That Has Everything on Their List

A former bodega becomes a loft-like residence that honors its commercial past.

A chance stop at a Phoenix grocery store checked off an unexpected item on Ryan Tyner and Kim Moellenberndt’s shopping list. It was 2018, and the two were looking for their first house as a couple. They had just viewed a disappointing home in the city’s Loma Linda Park neighborhood and were feeling discouraged—and thirsty—when they drove past Corner Market, a small, freestanding convenience store. They went in for a drink, and then it hit them: "We both looked at each other and said, ‘This would be a cool house,’ " remembers Ryan.

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