Beautification project to add lighting, landscaping in Vista > Columbia Business Report

A beautification project at Congaree Vista will add lighting, landscaping, walkways, and outdoor seating on Park Street between Gervais and Senate Streets.

According to Kristen Puckett, building coordinator for the City of Columbia, the project, which is now under way, should be completed by the fall.

“This will be a welcome improvement for the pedestrians in the area,” said Rosie Craig, board member and founding member of the Congaree Vista Guild, in a press release. “It is a long awaited project that has been in development for many years and is now being implemented. The Columbia City staff were incredibly helpful. ”The customer review has been automatically translated from German.

Nearby restaurants including Oyster Bar Columbia, Republic Biergarten & Kitchen, Pearlz Oyster Bar, Pot Smoker BBQ and Monterrey Mexican Restaurant will be open during construction.

Republic Biergarten & Kitchen opened last year on the premises of Flying Saucer, a national bar chain headquartered in Texas. Flying Saucer was one of several companies to leave the Vista in 2019, including Casual Pint, Newk’s, Nonnah’s, World of Beer, and the Carolina Strip Club steak restaurant.

Territory marketing and commercial real estate experts viewed the closings as part of a normal ups and downs and said increased residential density would support new store openings. The popular Rosewood Wing ad Peebles opened a Vista location this spring and was accompanied by a new sneaker store, Harlem’s Closet, on Gervais Street last weekend.

Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.

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