Citadel Mall rebranding as EPIC Center

Citadel Mall rebranding as EPIC Center
January 30 17:07 2020 Print This Article

As you walk around the interior of Citadel Mall, you will see numerous signs welcoming you to the EPIC Center. Richard and Ginger Davis took ownership of the mall in early 2017 and noted that it was at the epicenter of the City of Charleston, inspiring the new branding. The Davises and their management company Trademark Properties sought to re-purpose what a mall looks like. The traditional retail model for malls is being replaced by services and event spaces.

MUSC now operates an full-service outpatient clinic in the former JC Penney space, where 1200 patients a day may receive 22 different medical services and tests. The former Sears is now an HBO production studio, where much of The Righteous Gemstones series is being filmed. Other recent arrivals at EPIC Center include Reforge Charleston, a DIY maker space, a community theater, Flip Gym gymnastics studio, and OutSlide In, an indoor children’s playground. The increased foot traffic generated by these new attractions will lead to more food and beverage businesses at the site.

EPIC Center was re-zoned for Planned Unit Development in December 2019, which will eventually yield an additional 1.4 million square feet of office space, 600,000 square feet of retail, 275,000 square feet of medical facilities and a traveling sports event center. The event center will not only be used for regional basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and cheerleading competitions but may also be used for fashion shows, concerts and conventions. The space will have the capacity for up to 20,000 visitors. EPIC Center will also include 1225 housing units and 500 hotel rooms.