Monday, December 28, 2009

701 one of the "Bright Spots of 2009"

See the story inThe State that lists 701 Whaley as one of the "Bright spots of 2009>

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

All Local Farmers' Market at 711 Whaley

The new location of the All Local Farmer's Market is bringing in a whole new crowd of faces says the market's founder Emile DeFelice.

The opening Sat. at the new location was a "banner day" for several of the vendors with most selling out by around 11:30.

Great local products, music and friends are finding a place to settle on Saturday mornings at 711 Whaley.

Cheers to the champagne crowd!

Folks can also tour 701 Whaley on Sat mornings during market hours.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Palmetto Palate

701 Hosts Friends of Farm Bureau's Palmetto Palate, and evening of food, fun and fellowship!
July 23rd.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

All Local Farmers' Market

Starting July 4th - the All Local Farmers's Market will be running full force in the building next to 701 Whaley. The address for that building is actually 711 Whaley.
Rain or Shine
8am - 12pm
For Immediate Release:
Come out and join us for Columbia's All-Local Farmers' Market featuring all-natural or organic produce, beef, eggs, chicken, lamb, pork, grains, honey, flowers, and milk from South Carolina farmers. The market also boasts vendors with baked goods, award-winning hot sauces, goat milk soaps and lotions, handmade items, and more.

Come enjoy some music and friends and pick up fresh products for your July 4th celebration!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

701 EVENT Rentals

701 Whaley in Columbia, South Carolina.
A unique, historic venue offering options for private and community gatherings.
The 1903 building has an exuberant charm, created by it's rich history as the Pacific Mill community center.
See 701 History

The Grand Hall is approximately 7000 square feet with 12 foot windows, storefront view of the old mill clock tower and impressive church steeple, beautiful marble restrooms and the grand staircase.

The spacious room can be draped for a smaller gathering or used in combination with other areas for larger groups.

Need a more intimate space for a dinner party or reception?

Gallery ll is approximately 2000 square feet and boasts beautiful hardwood floors, charming bead board ceilings with original turn buckle trusses, 10 foot windows and large marble restrooms.

701 Center for Contemporary Art's gallery is situated along side Gallery ll and combined are approximately 5000 square feet.

The contemporary Studio 204 is outfitted with a full modern kitchen, full bath down, an intimate loft with a half bath and is approximately 1000 square feet.

Great for workshops or overnight guests!

For rates contact:
TOM CHINN 771-0101

Monday, February 23, 2009


The Valentines event was a SMASH HIT!

Angela Howard entertains the crowd with her one woman trapeze act!

Thanks to all that made this a huge success including: STIR events, Mangia, Mangia, Terra, Sakitumi, Indigo Jones and The Whig! Liquid Assests did the bar tending and although we ran out of beer fast they worked hard to keep things flowing.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The New Venue in Town!

701 has been hopping with events taking place every week!
Check out the wedding set up from last weekend!

Photography - Brantley Freeman, All Dressed Up Photography

All Dressed Up Photography,

Wedding Planning & Design - Melanie Murphy, By Invitation Only

Tables and chairs available now for rental at 701.

Flowers - Debby West, Think Floral

Thursday, January 15, 2009

State Paper Article

Jeff Wilkerson at The State Paper wrote an article about the documentary running on ETV.

Monday, January 12, 2009

ETV to Air 701 Whaley Documentary

This Thursday, Jan 15th,701 Whaley, my documentary will air on ETV's Southern Lens series at 10pm.

About 3 years ago I got a tour of 701 Whaley from Richard Burts. He was thinking of buying the condemned building.
The moment I walked in I knew the building had a story to tell and that I would be one of the ones to tell it.
The energy of the space was filled with voices, conversations, music and spirits of the past - they seemed to pull me in (as they have done so many others) and beg for someone to save the building and the history that goes with it.
Richland County Conservation Commission not only had the vision to provide grant money to help save the structure but also funded the documentary process so that the stories of the building will be forever preserved.
Now that the building is being occupied again and the documentary process is over, I am thrilled to still be a part of the building and to share the joy of a space that has served so many.