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Facilities Update
The Indigo Road Announces Additional Details For The Cedar Room, The Private Event Space At The Cigar Factory

Over 13,000-Sq. Ft. Event Space Available for Events in June 2015, Offers Views of
Cooper River in a Spacious Historic Setting

The Indigo Road Group announced additional details for The Cedar Room (701 East. Bay Street), the private event space at The Cigar Factory. The project is being designed by architect David Thompson and initial plans call for an open space, featuring historic wood columns, blond reclaimed wood floors from the original space and rustic elements of the 1880 circa building. The walls consist mostly of floor to ceiling windows that reveal views of landmarks such as the architectural acclaimed Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, the SC Ports Authority and the beautiful Cooper River. It is one of the only venues in the city offering waterfront views.  

Available to host a variety of events, the space will feature a bridal suite, event staging locations, a built in service bar, a coat check area and storage spaces. The professional kitchen will house an 8-ft. hood system, 6-burner range, double stack convection ovens, an ice machine, washing areas and several counters with heat lighting for caterers. Outside the space is a 3,000-sq. ft. courtyard featuring additional seating and entertaining space and gardens available for clients to utilize.

Parking is plentiful and available for guests and event management, security and rentals will be available for an additional cost. Operated by The Indigo Road group, the Cedar Room's preferred caterer will be Mercantile, the new culinary market and eatery that will open downstairs from The Cedar Room in Spring 2015. The exclusive bar service will be with Mash, the new downstairs bar also opening below the space. Mercantile's Executive Chef Trey Dutton is the former Chef de Cuisine at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff and also worked for Chef Mike Lata at Anson and FIG. Dutton is a Culinary Institute of Charleston graduate.

The Cigar Factory was built in the 1881 and served as a textile factory, a Cotton Mill, and then a cigar factory for over 60 years. During the 1930s, the factory was the largest private employer in Charleston with about 1,400 workers generating more than 400,000 cigars daily. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and several parts of the original warehouse structure will be preserved and restored in the redevelopment of the space.

The Cedar Room is accepting inquiries for event rental and will be open June 2015. For information on reserving The Cedar Room, visit: www.thecedarroomcigarfactory.com .

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