Colite City campus for creators and builders

Meet the Midlands’ next major hub

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Colite City will combine retail, dining, and entertainment options on the campus. | Provided by Jams + Stark

Colite City — a new entrepreneurial hub + ecosystem for creatives — is coming to West Columbia. Construction is expected to begin early next year and begin opening in the fall of 2023.

The new development from JAMS + STARK development company will be located at 228 North Parsons St., near Wentworth Printing, be ~300,000 sqft, and feature:

• A collaborative campus for businesses (think a giant co-working space)
• Artisan markets
• A food hall
• Boutique retail
• A brewery
• And more

The space being renovated is the Colonial-Hites Company complex, a company that was one of the largest manufacturing companies in the country in the 1960s making large metal and plastic letters. Among the signs created there was the United States Seal inside the United Nations building in New York City, the signage for the Houston Astro Dome, Disney World, and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

The manufacturing campus was added to the National Register on May 24, 2018, and plans are to keep much of the infrastructure intact.

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