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Entrepreneur to open event venue in West End


Renovations are ongoing for the future site of The Old Cigar Warehouse at 912 S. Main St. in Greenville’s West End. (Photo/Provided)
Renovations are ongoing for the future site of The Old Cigar Warehouse at 912 S. Main St. in Greenville’s West End. (Photo/Provided)

By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published Feb. 27, 2013

A former cigar and cotton warehouse in Greenville’s West End will be the space of a future event venue.

Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson
Entrepreneur Tammy Johnson plans to open The Old Cigar Warehouse sometime this May in a more than century-old building with exposed brick and stained floors.

Johnson is also the founder and owner of Liquid Catering, a Greenville-based, full-service alcohol and beverage catering company that runs out of a renovated garage at 116 E. Broad St.

Liquid Catering sales were up more than 200% for 2012 compared with the year prior, with 60% of the business stemming from weddings. Johnson saw an opportunity to create another business from her events-based company.

“We need another event venue in downtown Greenville,” Johnson said of the space that will host weddings, fundraisers and corporate, nonprofit and social events, among others. “This is a really creative space that we can personalize for each event.”

Renovations are ongoing in the basement of 912 S. Main St., a space that has been vacant since 2006. Part of the space has average ceiling heights with floor-to-ceiling beams throughout, and the other portion has vaulted ceilings as high as two stories.

Following renovations and a small expansion, the space will contain 7,700 square feet of interior space, as well as an outdoor deck, capable of accommodating 600 guests.

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