Dorothy and Joe Taylor— Living, Working, and Playing In The Market Common
by Melissa LaScaleia
Introduce me to your family.
It’s myself and my husband Joe Taylor. He is the executive chef at Divine Prime. I work as a sales associate at Soma Intimates, my favorite store here.
We have three fur-baby rescue dogs: Sophia, Mochachino, and Lily; Mable the cat; a new kitten named Moxie-Mae; and a turtle, Zuppa.
Why did you move to the Market Common?
My grandmother was transferred here in 1969, she was in the Army Air Force Exchange Service. I’ve spent every summer here until I graduated high school, then I came back permanently. I’ve always loved Myrtle Beach; I’ve always considered it home.
Where do you live in the Market Common?
Behind Cresswind in Oak Forest.
Where are all the places you came from?
I came from Fayetteville, NC, the Air Force Base area. I had lived up in the Windy Hill part of Myrtle Beach, and I wanted to come back to the south end. I’ve lived by the back (North) gate area for the past twenty years, before the Market Common was developed.
Do you have a favorite place in the Market Common?
I have to say Divine Prime.
What’s your favorite thing about living in the Market Common?
I love all the amenities, and seeing how it has evolved. We love the Soho area.
How has your lifestyle changed since moving here?
It’s nice to live, work, and shop and have everything pretty much at your finger tips.
Can you share one quirky fact with us about your family?
Joe and I have a lot of Hawaiian connections. I’ve never had biological children, but through God’s blessings, I have a grand-baby in Hawaii. She’s named after my mother. Her name is Leila Grace.
What are your favorite things to do here?
I really enjoy the lake, the festivities, and the Dragon Boat Races festival. My absolute favorite is the Southern Times Square on New Year’s Eve and the ball drop.