Marquis Station

Four buildings at the corner of East Montague and Virginia avenues in North Charleston are being redeveloped into a mix of tenant space to be called Marquis Station. A summer opening is projected. Warren L. Wise/Staff

A prominent corner in North Charleston's Olde Village is being redeveloped for a mix of tenants in the business district.

North Charleston-based Cityvolve LLC is constructing Marquis Station, a four-building complex at East Montague and Virginia avenues. The $2.8 million project sits on a half-acre site, formerly home to Beasley Mechanical Contractors, and takes its name from W.B. Marquis, the landscape architect who designed the nearby Park Circle neighborhood in the early 1910s.

All of the existing buildings will be reused and repurposed with several new additions, expanding the total footprint to 12,500 square feet, according to Cityvolve partner Jeff Baxter. They will open to the East Montague business district and feature a shared courtyard.

Construction should be completed by this summer. So far, five tenants have signed leases, including:

Park Circle Athletic Club in a 5,600-square-foot former garage at 1005 E. Montague.

The Orange Spot Coffeehouse in a 1,280-square-foot space at 1011 E. Montague.

VIP Marketing & Advertising and subsidiary Craft Creative in a 1,520-square-foot former mechanics building at 1019 E. Montague.

Park Pets, a pet supply company, and an undisclosed furniture retailer in a two-story block building and Quonset hut that will be renovated and connected. It will offer five suites in a 4,100-square-foot space. Three sites remain available, including two upstairs office spaces.

Deferred for details

The 74-unit, apartment building with ground-floor retail space slated for the corner of Spring and King streets in downtown Charleston hit a bump last week.

The city's Board of Architecture Review deferred final approval for the site at 595 King pending more refined details for the project. The site is across King from the U-Haul property, which the city would like to see developed into a park one day.

The proposed building is a project of Armada Hoffler Properties of Virginia and Spandrel Development Partners of New York City.

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Roll Tides

A luxury condominium project at the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant continues to attract residents, according to the developer.

Tides IV is now 70 percent sold or under contract.

The seven-story building, developed by Colorado-based East West Partners, has 54 units with large balconies and marsh views. Residences range from 1,050 square feet to 3,100 square feet, with one to three bedrooms. Prices begin in the $900,000s for two-bedroom units and rise to $2 million for penthouse options.

The development off Wingo Way is a separate entity from the three other buildings in the Tides condominium complex.

Miller Harper, partner-in-charge in South Carolina for East West Partners, said the location and ''lock-and-leave'' ease of living have spurred sales, which have been especially brisk among current Charleston area residents.

Reach Warren L. Wise at 843-937-5524 or