2017-10-13 / Business

City Snippets

Flood-damaged TitleMax building sold

Cypress Commercial and Investment Real Estate has sold the city’s top eyesore, the flood-damaged former TitleMax property on Devine Street for $200,000, to a local developer who intends to redevelop the site.

Capital Center under new ownership

South Carolina’s tallest building, the 25- story Capitol Center building at 1201 Main Street, has been sold for an undisclosed price to Hamilton Equity Partners, a New York equity firm. Tax records value the building at $35.2 million.

Town taking over ailing sewer plant

Lexington officials are taking over a malfunctioning Carolina Water Service sewer plant while the company and the town negotiate its sale to the town.

Two Notch Best Buy closing

The Best Buy store on Two Notch Road near Columbia Mall is closing October 28. The company’s two other Midlands stores remain open.

Athleta opening Cross Hill store

High-end ladies athletic apparel shop Athleta is opening its first Columbia-area storefront in CrossHill Market next month.

AllSouth opening two new locations

AllSouth Federal Credit Union is developing new locations at 2095 North Beltline Boulevard in Forest Acres and the Killian’s Crossing lifestyle center on Killian Road near Interstate 77.

Lake View getting new plant

American Scrappers is launching a $15.5 million distribution and logistics center and hydroponic farm in the Dillon County community of Lake View, creating 200 new jobs.

Café Strudel opening in Lexington

Popular West Columbia eatery Café Strudel is building a new 3,500-square-foot restaurant in downtown Lexington, opening early next year.

Women’s shop opening on Main

SugarBelle, a women’s clothier and accessory shop, is opening later this fall at 1623 Main Street.

Pizza Man leaving scene

City of Columbia zoning officials say a 4,358-square-foot Doctors Care is proposed at 2601 Rosewood Drive, displacing the Pizza Man restaurant.

Zombie Coffee opening on Lincoln Street

Zombie Coffee and Donuts is opening a new store on October 9 at 650 Lincoln Street direct ly across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium and adjacent to the South Carolina Fairgrounds.

Museum receives $10 million grant

Charleston’s International African American Museum has received a $10 million grant, its largest private donation to date, from Li l ly Endowment Inc. The news comes on the heels of a $500,000 donation from Wells Fargo and Co.

S.C. tourism worth $20.2 billion

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism reports tourism in our state is a $20.2 billion industry that supports one in 10 jobs and generates $1.5 billion in state and local tax revenues.

Charleston air travelers near record

Charleston International Airport is on track to handle more than 4 million passengers this year — a record for the state’s busiest airport.

Pipeline may extend into state

A controversial natural gas pipeline planned for parts of the U.S. East Coast could extend into South Carolina, according to The Associated Press.

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