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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Focusing Our Energies

By now, you've probably gleaned that we are a group of folks who have a deep reverence for historic and unique spaces. We've been doing this preservation and hospitality thing for more than 10 years now, and we love it. This week, we had a good sit-down, focused our energies and discontinued the planning process for the hotel project.

As you know, Lowndes Grove came to us as an unexpected, wonderful once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Currently, we're in Phase 1 of a three-phase renovation led by Glenn Keyes Architects, Sheila Wertimer for landscape design and interior designs by Paula Adams. We know from experience that historic properties always present unique challenges during the renovation process, and Lowndes Grove is no exception. It’s requiring a lot of attention and resources, which it richly deserves. We want to give it our undivided attention, but with the hotel planning also in the works, we just couldn’t do both effectively. And, since preservation is what we’re all about, Lowndes Grove is our top priority.

I mean, what's not to love about Lowndes Grove? It's on the National Register of Historic Places; it's waterfront and once this renovation is complete, three events could take place simultaneously and the peninsula will truly rock. So, we're going to keep doing what we do so well: preserving and protecting historic Charleston properties. And create authentic moments in venues that can never be duplicated. Thanks always for your support and friendship.

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