Work has begun on the building next door to the opera house, which may eventually be the new lobby for guests to enter in.
SUMTER, S.C. — “Downtown is kind of the heart of a city because downtown can say a lot about the city as a whole,” Sumter Downtown Development Coordinator Leigh Newman shared. “Anything you have to bring people downtown – businesses, restaurants, art – that’s just what we’re working on to get people downtown.”
Whether it’s vibrant murals or community events, downtown Sumter is seeing changes constantly. This week, that means starting work on the Opera House expansion.
Seth Reimer is the presenter and cultural manager for the city of Sumter. He tells me that while the opera house is a popular attraction, it could use some updating. A couple years ago, the city purchased the building next door. Now, work has begun to remove ceiling tiles and uncover the …