Columbia’s Main Street District is gaining a 41 room boutique hotel estimated to be complete by late summer of 2017. This project, aided by incentives from historic tax credits, “is going to be the first real decent sized boutique hotel in Columbia” according to Lee Mashburn, City Center Partnership Board member and Vice Chairman and Executive VP, Pre-Construction of Mashburn Construction Services. Mashburn announced the addition at the CCP Annual meeting on November 14th, also stating “it’s going to be a great addition”.
“Hotel Trundle” is being spearheaded by investment partners Rita Patel and Marcus Munse and will be designed by project architect, The Boudreaux Group. Boudreaux Group will also be the anchor tenant of the second floor of the former Powell Building, which is one of the buildings being renovated on Sumter Street. The others are adjacent buildings at 1222 and 1224 Taylor Street, formerly Rose-Talbert Paints and Western Auto. The hotel will front Taylor.
“Marcus and I are really excited to bring a really unique experience for our guests. It’s really going to promote the community that Main Street District is amping up and bringing that back to Columbia,” says Patel during the annual meeting. Munse added, “We’re excited to be part of the revitalization, thankful for our partners. We really think it’s going to be a great project”.
Together the buildings will combine for 23,000 square foot of space. Work has already begun, with Mashburn Construction managing renovations of the historic building.
Patel urged the crowd to visit the site: “take a peek in the windows you can see the beautiful tin roof ceilings and exposed brick. All of that will be featured.”