New 50-room hotel proposed for convenience store near City Market | Company
A 50-room hotel is proposed for a property in Charleston’s French Quarter that currently houses a convenience store.
The boutique-sized accommodation would be at 56 State Street, which was once a gas station and is now a Scottish grocery. from Charleston Zoning Appeal Board is due to hear the request at its next meeting on June 7.
The project would have at least 2,000 square feet of meeting space and feature a lobby bar, according to documents submitted to the city.
The plans show four main floors and a mezzanine. The entrance to the hotel would be at the corner of Cumberland and State streets.
The lot is directly in front of The Loutrelan upscale 50-room hotel inspired by Charleston Gardens that opened last November and recently made a splash as one of two local hotels named on Travel + Leisure‘s “It List” of the best hotel openings in the world. Le Loutrel is operated by Hotels in Charlestonwhich also works The Spectator’s Hotel on State Street.
History city market is down the block from the proposed location. It is also within walking distance of local restaurants like O-Bar at the Oyster House and Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar.
Charleston Law Firm Womble Bond Dickinson represents the buyer and will present the proposal to the zoning board.
The current owner of the site is East Bay Company Ltd.which has owned 56 State Street since 1984, according to county property records.
The 56 State Street proposal will be the second application for a new hotel in Charleston that the zoning board has considered this year.
Last month, the council heard an application for a 150-room hotel that will be part of the Morrison Court mixed-use development on Morrison Drive. This request was unanimously approved at the May 17 board meeting. This hotel will have a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and a restaurant. It will be built next to a 12-storey office building under construction. The Morrison Yard complex will also include residences and retail businesses.
South Carolina tourism indicators were all up last month, according to data released last week by the state’s tourism department.
Golf, in particular, is doing well, and South Carolina leads the nation in year-to-date growth in golf games, says tourism director Duane Parrish wrote in its April earnings summary.
Golf rounds were up 5.7% from 2022, which was a banner year for the sport in South Carolina.
State park revenue is also up, even from record 2021 revenue. From the start of the fiscal year last July through April, South Carolina parks brought in $41.8 million. , up about 12% from a year ago, according to the latest data from the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. With May and June still to come, that’s not far off last year’s annual total of $45 million in revenue.
In April, Parks brought in $5.9 million, up 9% from the month last year.