Anderson entrepreneur launches Bleckley Station

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Steve Kay’s planned event center is modeled after a turn-of-the-century train station

 

Anderson entrepreneur Steve Kay is adding yet another building to the Bleckley brand. This time it’s a 16,000-square-foot event center named The Bleckley Station, located on Main Street in downtown Anderson.

Modeled after a grand turn-of-the-century train station, The Bleckley Station will feature a 45-foot-high glass atrium and 10,000 square feet of open floor space accommodating banquet seating for up to 500 guests. The 22- to 45-foot ceilings will have exposed curved steel beams and wooden trusses. Along Main Street, full glass walls will allow ample natural light in.

The crown of the Station will be the 2,000-square-foot skylight above the exposed structural steel art, said Kay. By day, filtered light will create an outdoor feel in a totally enclosed and conditioned space. By night, LED lighting will reflect off the glass ceiling and create an infinite variety of color and moods for any event.

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VIEW // Renderings of Bleckley Station

Ryan McKibben, architect

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“We think The Bleckley Station will be something that competes and attracts people from all over the Upstate,” said Kay.

The new event venue will operate under the Bleckley Hotel umbrella, a boutique hotel with 24 rooms comprised of five buildings in downtown Anderson. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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