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Old Cigar Warehouse to close after eight years of events

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After hosting more than 1,500 events over the last eight years at the Old Cigar Warehouse, High Spirits Hospitality no longer will operate the iconic event venue at 912 S. Main St. in Greenville after April 3, 2022. The company is turning to the Judson Mill redevelopment project.

The company’s lease was terminated by the building’s owner, who seeks to pursue new development opportunities, according to a news release.

High Spirits Hospitality has identified an opportunity to open two new event spaces at Judson Mill, the release said, which will feature two distinct indoor event spaces and two sprawling outdoor lawns. With a combined 28,000 square feet of available space, the company will be able to host events from 25 to 2,500 guests. The space will feature architectural details such as 100-year-old masonry, original timber beams, high ceilings, and oversized windows. Events at Judson Mill is scheduled to open late spring of 2022.

One of largest unused old mill sites in Greenville, Judson Mill will provide a new home for High Spirits Hospitality. (Photo/Provided)High Spirits Hospitality is relocating booked events that have been impacted by the closure of the Old Cigar Warehouse. While most events can be easily transferred to Events at Judson Mill, any booked client that does not want to move their event to the new space will be given a full refund, according to the release.

Event bookings for Judson Mill begin on Nov. 1.

“We are deeply saddened to be closing this chapter in our company’s history, but we are very excited about the opportunities that Judson Mill will afford,” Tammy Johnson, CEO and president of High Spirits Hospitality, said in the release. “Our team is going to take the years of knowledge, experience and lessons learned from Old Cigar Warehouse and channel it into this new space. We cannot wait to see what the future holds, and we can’t wait for you to come along with us on this new journey.”

High Spirits Hospitality is the parent company to four independent brand companies — Liquid Catering, the Old Cigar Warehouse, Bravo1 Protection, and High Spirits Events — as well as the lead operation for Topside Pool Club in downtown Greenville. The company started as a bartending service and has grown into a company with 30 full-time employees and more 100 part-time employees.

Reach Ross Norton at 864-720-1222.

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