Warehouse, 1 Village Park Drive: September 2019

This post is the last of a series on several buildings in downtown Cheraw that will be demolished to make way for a new hotel in Cheraw. According to this article in The Link (top right, paywalled), the addition of a Marriott-branded Springhill Suites is part of a plan to revitalize the downtown area. Currently, Cheraw already has four hotels: Quality Inn, Inn Cheraw, Palmetto Inn, and most recently Baymont by Wyndham. Hopefully, the plan to build this Springhill Suites is more of a sign of an influx of business to come to Cheraw than a gamble.

At the moment, this warehouse is used by the Cheraw Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which shares the same 1 Village Park address. It may have been previously used by either the old Moore's or Duvall's (Cheraw) Hardware stores. I have heard that the town is working with Habitat for Humanity to move this ReStore to the old BI-LO building at the corner of Highway 9 and Jersey Street, and of course, if that comes to fruition, then that will be a future post.

The building interestingly only has one entrance and exit, which is the loading bay door in the front. In the back, you can see a single doorway and another loading bay that were sealed off at some point(s) in the past. I can't decide if the chimney was for heating the building years ago or for an incinerator. I imagine that the UPS and FedEx drop-off boxes will remain at this location, though they may be temporarily moved for the impending demolition and subsequent new construction.