LCK successfully completed renovating the former Fox Theater, a historic theater on Main Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, which is now the new home of The Nickelodeon Theatre.
In August 2012, The Nickelodeon moved into the newly renovated first floor of the theater. LCK was hired as project manager and owner’s representative to oversee the second phase of renovations, including a complete overhaul of the second-floor theater.
The theater’s location on Main Street posed challenges, such as limitations for materials storage areas and contractor parking and challenges unloading deliveries. Additionally, the Nickelodeon needed to screen films in the first-floor theater throughout the construction period.
“One of the particular challenges was introducing modern, cutting-edge elements such as state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment into a historical theater setting,” LCK project manager Wesley Slice said. “By combining quality equipment with decorative elements from the original theater, the new Nickelodeon creates a unique atmosphere that will help it thrive on Main Street.”
The project was completed in time for The Nickelodeon to host the annual Indie Grits Festival, which began April 15.
LCK, a regional firm certified by the National Women’s Business Owner’s Corporation as a woman-owned business, provides project management solutions for institutions, corporations and private entities in real estate development.