Fort Mill Theater Redevelopment Project

A theater on Fort Mill’s Main Street that’s almost 70 years old will soon be redeveloped into a mixed-use building.

The Old Centre theater opened in 1947 and closed in the 1970s. A fire in 1990s did significant damage to part of the building, leaving a portion just the shell.

Construction is planned to begin in early Fall. The portion of the building that opens to Academy Street will include about 6,300 square feet of loft-style offices, with open ceiling and exposed brick. The Main Street part of the building will become retail and restaurant space totaling almost 7,000 square feet, including patio space.

“As someone who grew up in Fort Mill, I’m so excited to see the Old Centre theater repurposed to once again become a vibrant part of the community,” said owner Chip Smith in a statement.
Two tenants, EW Process and Insight Business Solutions, will move into the office portion when it’s completed. Kuester Commercial Real Estate is seeking tenants for the rest of the building.

“The redevelopment of the Old Centre theater will be a unique opportunity to save a portion of Fort Mill’s history and position it for its future success,” said F. Shaw Kuester III. We here at Ferrara-Buist Companies are excited to get started on this project and will keep you updated on the progress!

David Buist

David Buist

Ferrara Buist Commercial

David Buist is a licensed general contractor, a licensed professional engineer, and a registered LEED AP. David graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Civil Engineering and has focused on Commercial Construction.