The Cigar Factory, one of Charleston, South Carolina’s largest privately owned properties is located at the corner of East Bay Street and Columbus Street. The iconic building is approximately 244,000 square feet and positioned on 4.5 acres within the landmark historic district. The building has sweeping views of the harbor, port, and city skyline and will include a substantial amount of on-site parking and green space. Built in 1881, the building was originally used as a cotton mill, but sold in the early 1900s to American Tobacco Company which manufactured the popular cigar brand Roi-Tan until the 1970s.
The work that has been done to date is of high quality and includes a near complete shell renovation, substantial site and utility work, a full overhaul of the structural components of the building, and environmental remediation. The new owners have taken advantage of the property’s unique ability to qualify for tax credits and are finishing the rehabilitation of the building as an authentic mixed used project with office and retail space. www.cigarfactorycharleston.com