DDRA presents Incentive Improvement grant to S.C. House of Wings

Darlington’s newest eatery – S.C. House of Wings – has made some big improvements since taking over the old Central Park location at 500 Pearl St. As part of their Incentive Improvement grant program, the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association presented business owners Michael Scipio and Tony Marcus with a $1,000 check to help defray the cost of new signage and building renovations.

“To date, we’ve given out $9,000 as part of our Incentive Improvement program,” said DDRA executive director Lisa Chalian-Rock, who noted that each time a business upgrades its property, there is a positive cascade effect throughout the community. “The impact of that investment is over $175,000 in improvements that have been done in relation to this (grant) program, and that’s not even counting the number of improvements people have made because they saw that somebody else was cleaning up, so they wanted to paint their business, too. That’s really what we want, for small businesses to take pride in their property.”

Scipio said that future plans for S.C. House of Wings include a major build-out and an outdoor dining area where guests can enjoy their food with (pending city approval) beer and wine. To learn more about the DDRA’s Incentive Improvement grants, visit www.buildupdarlington.org/projects.

Photo by Samantha Lyles

Author: Rachel Howell

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