SCA displays renovation of Lee Ave. building

The SouthernCarolina Alliance held a grand opening celebration Nov. 28 on Lee Ave.

  • Pictured from L-R: Gregg Brunson, VP Brunson Construction Company; Rose Elliot, Hampton County Administrator; Buddy Phillips, SCA Board Chairman and Hampton County Councilman; Debbie Turbeville, State Director, USDA Rural Development; Dr. Roy Hollingsworth, Hampton County Council Chairman; Anna Sue Rivers, Hampton Town Council; Michele Cardwell, USDA Community Programs Director; George Hicks, USDA Rural Development Area Director; Mayor Terri Wright, Town of Brunson and SCA Board Member; Rob Montgomery, Montgomery Architecture and Planning, Inc.; Mayor John Rhoden, Town of Hampton; Pete Mixson, Hampton Town Council; Katherine Anderson, Interior Designer, Katherine J. Anderson Design.

The SouthernCarolina Alliance spared no expenses while showcasing their beautifully remodeled new office space located at 201 Lee Avenue in downtown Hampton, South Carolina, Nov. 28 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The building, which was constructed as the Guardian newspaper’s original office space in 1911, will serve as the SCA’s regional office and host meetings and clients seeking to possibly locate their businesses to Hampton County.

Described by Hampton County council member and SCA board member Buddy Phillips as “Hampton’s first skyscraper”, the building was completely redone inside and out by Brunson Construction. The building’s original 1911 wood flooring was kept, however, and after being professionally refinished is a beautiful additional to the state-of-the-art building. The historic Lee Ave. building now offers features the original constructors could only imagine in their wildest dreams, however, including elevators and large high-definition flat screen televisions equipped with video tele-conferencing features.

During a speech to the nearly 100 attendees to the open house event, Phillips thanked designers, constructors and Town of Hampton officials for their hard work and dedication to the project, which all involved will bring a needed revitalization to the downtown area of Hampton. Phillips also thanked his fellow county council members and County Administrator Rose Dobson-Elliot for their dedication and tireless work to see the project come to fruition.