Lincoln Property Company has begun the second phase of its Church Street Project and started the demolition of the former Ballroom at Church Street.
The 23,000 SF Ballroom at Church Street was built in 1994 on Garland Avenue and is tucked away behind the Cheyenne Saloon. The building, which has primarily been used for weddings and special events, closed in 2019 and has sat vacant since.
A new 32-story office and residential tower called “The Edge” will be taking its place, joining its sister tower, Truist Plaza. It will consist of 234 residential units, 200,000 SF of office space, and a 10-story parking garage.
Prior to the demolition of the Ballroom venue, the bulk of its interior features from steel trusses and decorative elements were donated to local churches and non-profits, and the exterior iron gates are being held in storage to be used in the new CityArts Courtyard project – when that ever happens. Some of the pieces have also been held over for the in-development Bumby Arcade Food Hall, which is on track to open in 2024.
This makes me so sad. It was a beautiful venue and helped make Church Street beautiful and unique.