The Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday a new visitor center at the Capitol Market.
Charleston CVB President and CEO Alisa Bailey pointed to Huntington’s visitor center at Heritage Station as the model for the decision to move to the Capitol Market. She said putting a visitors bureau in a building with other businesses was the right thing to do.
“I think when we looked at the models out there when the visitor’s centers were located in a building that had retail and that had food service—that had authenticity to it—those are the models that really worked. The visitor really wants to know what the heart and soul of the city is," said Bailey.
"Having them in this historic building and having them have all of these opportunities to spend there money—that’s what we’re supposed to be doing.”
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and Capitol Market Director Tammy Borstnar joined Bailey and other CVB officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the visitor’s center Tuesday morning.