BAR approves COA’s for Zaxby’s, State Farm and alterations to Doko Depot

BLYTHEWOOD – It was a busy night for the Blythewood Board of Architectural Review Monday evening. Board members approved Certificates of Appropriateness for construction of a Zaxby’s restaurant, construction of a State Farm Insurance Office and alteration of the Blythewood Depot Building. All three projects flew through the BAR with no major adjustments to the […]

The deed is done – Doko Depot is sold!

BLYTHEWOOD – Approximately seven years after council voted in August, 2012, to pursue an economic development project that was characterized as the site where a replica of the town’s original train depot would be built, it appears that the disposition of that replica, the Doko Depot spec building, which sits across from Town Hall, has […]

Doko Depot almost there

BLYTHEWOOD – Four years and many meetings later, Doko Depot is on the cusp of being finished, purchased and open for business by sometime in September or October, according to Chris Hill of Hill Construction LLC. Representing Don and Sarah Russo of Freeway Music who are purchasing the building, Hill appeared before the Board of […]

Doko Depot sale nets $163,874

BLYTHEWOOD – During Council’s final budget workshop on May 23, Town Administrator Brian Cook reviewed the new estimate of the final net profit from the sale of the Doko Depot shell building – $163,874. That’s about $23,723 less than the $187,597 net profit council members anticipated when they initially sold the building in 2017. Since […]

Doko title snafu cleared, but costly

BLYTHEWOOD – During its first budget workshop for the fiscal year 2019-20 last week, Mayor J. Michael Ross asked Town Administrator Brian Cook to confirm that the $39,000 listed under capital improvement expenditures is the year-to-date amount the Town has spent on legal and professional fees associated with the sale of the Doko Depot building […]

Council settles Doko Depot deed hitch

BLYTHEWOOD – The town of Blythewood took the first steps in resolving the latest of several delays in the sale of the Doko Depot building across from city hall Monday night. This particular delay was caused by the discovery last year that title restrictions on two slivers of land in the Doko Depot property had […]

Depot sale delayed by undisclosed deed limits

BLYTHEWOOD – The sale of the Doko Depot has been delayed since December, 2017, for myriad reasons. In September, 2018, Mayor J. Michael Ross announced a new delay – this one caused by the discovery that property title restrictions had not been disclosed to the Town in prior financing efforts with Santee-Cooper. “We are in […]

Doko Depot sale held up by deed issue

BLYTHEWOOD – After a year of planning, a year of construction, a year of searching for and finding a buyer, the Town of Blythewood has spent almost another year waiting to close the sale of the Doko Depot. And the wait is not over. Mayor J. Michael Ross announced at Monday night’s Town Council meeting […]

Update: Doko hitch

BLYTHEWOOD – Further de­lays are expected in the closing of the Town of Blythewood’s con­tract for the purchase of the Doko Depot facility. Possible defects in title in some of the underlying land have been revealed and the Town is in the process of remedying those is­sues. A portion of the land under contract was […]

Pub-type restaurant to open in Doko Depot

BLYTHEWOOD – In a special called Town Council meeting Monday evening, it was announced that the owners of the Old Mill Brew Pub in Lexington will be leasing half of the Doko Depot building for a similar restaurant to open under the name of Doko Station. “I’m very excited about the restaurant,” the Town’s economic […]

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