Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The Beach Company celebrated a major milestone in the Coleman Boulevard Revitalization plan at The Boulevard Grand Opening on Dec. 5. The Boulevard, a mixed-use apartment and retail community at 725 Coleman Boulevard, officially opened on Thursday.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page cut the ceremonial ribbon, joined by members of the Coleman Revitalization Advisory Board (CRAB), representatives from several East Cooper charities and Charlie Way, chairman, and John Darby, president and CEO of The Beach Company.
In honor of the occasion, and in keeping with The Beach Company’s dedication to improving the quality of life East of the Cooper River, The Beach Company presented three local philanthropic organizations with contributions to support their causes. East Cooper Community Outreach, East Cooper Land Trust and East Cooper Meals on Wheels were recipients attending the celebration.
John Darby thanked US Bank, JHP Architecture + Urban Design, SeamonWhiteside Associates, Balfour Beatty Construction, Gulf Stream Construction, DesignWorks, Terracon, GDC Home, Robin Rogers Interiors, Blue Ion and the Town of Mount Pleasant for their many contributions to this achievement. He acknowledged the leadership of Eric DeMoura and the Coleman Revitalization Advisory Board for their vision for a vibrant downtown corridor in Mount Pleasant.
The Boulevard has established a number of “firsts” for Mount Pleasant. “The development has Mount Pleasant’s first parking deck, its first workforce housing and Coleman Boulevard’s first on-street parking,” according to John Darby.
The Boulevard also represents the largest capital investment on Coleman Boulevard. “A project like The Boulevard attracts specialty retailers, restaurants and services, such as Southern Season, Maverick Southern Kitchens and Stox Day Spa to establish a pedestrian core, making Mount Pleasant an attractive and unique destination on its own,” said Darby.
The Boulevard firsts
The Boulevard has established a number of “firsts” for Mount Pleasant.
The Darby and Way families have owned site for more than 60 years.
It was home of the first grocery store in Mount Pleasant, known as the Rodenberg Red and White.
It is Mount Pleasant’s first mixed-use project.
Establishes the beginning of a downtown district.
First parking garage.
First studio units.
First project with rental workforce housing.
Largest capital investment on Coleman Boulevard.
Home of approximately 475 residents.
Launched new life into Brookgreen Town Center, now home to Southern Season.
Retail coming to The Boulevard
Stox Salon and Day Spa
Maverick Southern Kitchens