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Old 05-28-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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Old 05-28-2019, 01:43 PM
 
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Is the underground part open now? Last time i was there in the fall, just the ground level was open.
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Old 05-28-2019, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia,SC
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Is the underground part open now? Last time i was there in the fall, just the ground level was open.
Nope it's still closed. I'm not sure if it's gonna open up any time soon. I hope so.
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:53 PM
 
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Here's a nice piece in COLA Today about the CMA renovation. It makes me want to check it out next time I'm in town.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:22 AM
 
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High occupancy rates are increasing the demand for more hotels: https://www.thestate.com/news/local/...232506072.html
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:18 AM
 
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High occupancy rates are increasing the demand for more hotels: https://www.thestate.com/news/local/...232506072.html
I like the note in the article that 2 more larger 110room plus hotels were planning to build as well.

Now I doubt we will see a hotel as large as some of the ones in atl open here but itís nice to see increased growth in the city
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:51 AM
 
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Well one of those 110 room hotels is the still gestating plan to draw a 5 pts hotel to that building on Devine
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:05 PM
 
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I like the note in the article that 2 more larger 110room plus hotels were planning to build as well.

Now I doubt we will see a hotel as large as some of the ones in atl open here but itís nice to see increased growth in the city
I was wondering about that when I read the article. I didn't realize the convention center generated that much traffic to be honest.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:01 PM
 
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I was wondering about that when I read the article. I didn't realize the convention center generated that much traffic to be honest.

We have vastly out grown its size. There are several days where every section of the con is full which just happened this past week for the week.


We need lexington to get on board with the Convention center. It takes all 3 of the parties to agree ( Columbia, Richland, Lexington ) Unfortunately Lexington doesn't care about it very much since its in Columbia, Richland. Just like how they are cutting most of their funding for the Zoo.


So hopefully they can all come together and either get Lex Co on board or get them to release their sake in it so we can move forward.


The center is trying to at minimum double its size. They are also in a chicken or egg situation where 2 or 3 hotels own property near the center, and are waiting on them to expand, but the center is wanting the hotels to use as leverage for the expansion.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:58 AM
 
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We have vastly out grown its size. There are several days where every section of the con is full which just happened this past week for the week.


We need lexington to get on board with the Convention center. It takes all 3 of the parties to agree ( Columbia, Richland, Lexington ) Unfortunately Lexington doesn't care about it very much since its in Columbia, Richland. Just like how they are cutting most of their funding for the Zoo.


So hopefully they can all come together and either get Lex Co on board or get them to release their sake in it so we can move forward.


The center is trying to at minimum double its size. They are also in a chicken or egg situation where 2 or 3 hotels own property near the center, and are waiting on them to expand, but the center is wanting the hotels to use as leverage for the expansion.
Fascinating! I always expected the convention center to expand into the parking lot, if not the land behind, but wasn't aware that it had reached that stage. I remember hearing that a full service hotel brand was locking down land behind the center/deep off of Gervais, but thought that just died out. It makes sense that they are land banking. Out of curiosity, do they have a ballpark for what they think an expansion would cost?

Theoretically the hotels would not want to break ground until the plans were solidified, so maybe the brands signing letters advocating for expansion would do the trick.
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