Gentleman’s Quarters Barbershop now open + The WKRT coming soon to Brookland development in West Columbia

The Hideout in WeCo + Palate are located across from Brookland on State St. | Photo by the COLAtoday team

Back in November, we explored WeCo as pretend-residents of Brookland for a day, exploring the apartment community’s bustling surrounding area. Think: Eats from Primal Gourmet, Terra + Palate and drinks from WeCo Bottle and Biergarten and Black Rooster.

Even more has popped up around the mixed-use development since then, named for the historic Brookland community once home to mill employees, a business district + trade center (on what is now Meeting St. + a small portion of State St.). Now, Brookland is one of the Columbia area’s newest live-work-play destinations. 

Here’s an update on Brookland’s development:

Gentleman’s Quarters Barbershop is now open adjacent to Brookland | Photo by the COLAtoday team


  • Brookland’s roster of commercial tenants — which already included Black Rooster and Select Physical Therapy — has expanded. 
  • Gentleman’s Quarters Barbershop is now open at 117 State St., offering haircuts, beard trims, classic shaves + more.
  • #ComingSoon: Pilates studio The WKRT is coming to 121 State St. with an anticipated opening date of Sept. 1. The new 1,440-sqft. location will be its third, joining those on Devine St. and Sunnyside Dr. in Forest Acres. Karis Loewen, The WKRT’s CEO, says Brookland is “a perfect fit.”
Woman working out on astroturf rooftop
The WKRT staff recently worked out on Brookland’s lush rooftop | Photo provided


  • Construction on the apartments at Brookland is now complete, ft. spacious floor plans and modern design elements, like subway tile, sliding barn doors, bar top seating and designer lighting.


Looking for a new place? You can contact Brookland to schedule a tour — apartment homes start at $1,220/month.