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The Cultural Hub of Daniel Island

The 890 Project (working title only) is the culmination of a vision to create a cultural destination on Daniel Island. The first phase began in 2016, with the mixed used office-retail building housing Dockery's restaurant, completed in 2017. This new event hall constitutes the second and final phase of this project and will bring an active and thriving cultural and dining experience on Daniel Island, hosting private events and public performances, as well as incorporating pedestian-friendly retail space to support and strengthen venue activities.

Purposefully designed to serve a variety of functions within its flexible event space, uses of the building range from small and large corporate lunches to evening performances ranging from intimate musical concerts, comedy acts, and some semi-staged performances, attracting national and regional performers to the venue. The 890 Project will also host performances presented by local jazz, string, and acoustic groups.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The flexible event hall is currently being designed to accommodate a 300—person banquet style event, with the ability to be reconfigured to a 500—person raked seat corporate conference and performance venue, suitable for large group presentations, small music concerts, recitals, and other similar performances.
The event space will be approximately 32,000 square feet in total, with retail spaces totaling about 8,000 square feet for a total project square footage of 40,000 square feet.
The projected groundbreaking is early 2020, subject to economic conditions (e.g. construction bids must come in at an acceptable level).
The projected opening is early 2021.
The final name is still under development and will be released to the public at a later date.
Amplify, LLC, a Charleston-based business services firm, is managing this development project. Amplify's services include a full spectrum of project management at all phases of development (development and brokerage, due diligence support, market research, and site location).
Project architects are Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects (SMHa).
This is a privately funded project by a local investment fund.
  • The 890 Project is centrally located and easily accessed. The overall is being designed to ensure that the local community will receive positive economic impact with minimal toll on the infrastructure.
  • The 890 Project will improve the economic climate of the Daniel Island Community and nearby Charleston area by attracting business to the heart of Daniel Island and increasing volume for existing shops, restaurants, hotels, and other island businesses.
  • Daniel Island and Berkeley County benefit from increased tax revenues from off-island corporate and visitor spending.
The project meets all City requirements for parking. More importantly, all businesses on Daniel Island are subject to shared parking agreements by Town ordinance. The adjacent office buildings to the project use very little of their parking after 5pm. The event center by its very nature will have predominately evening events, utilizing excess parking when needed after 5pm.
Although the facility is not specifically being built as a theater or recital hall, it is being designed with the requisite flexibility to accommodate small staged and semi-staged performances.
The facility is still under design and this information will be published at a later date.
Yes, your business will be able to rent a conference space on a daily basis.
The catering program is still under development.
As construction begins more information on rental pricing and availability will be made available.
A retail bakery has a committed lease. Other leasing opportunities are available for select retail businesses that are complimentary to the overall project.
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