Mauldin Cultural Center set to get a major makeover

“'It looks exactly like an old elementary school cafeteria,' said Keira Kitchings, coordinator for the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs. 'You walk in and say, ‘Where’s lunch?’'

But that will soon change, as a $125,000 grant from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will help transform the cafeteria into a performing arts hall.

It’s fitting, as officials see the Mauldin Cultural Center as a key part in the city transforming part of East Butler Avenue into a 'downtown.' Unlike many cities, Mauldin’s Main Street is the heavily traveled U.S. 276.

'We want people who come here for a performance to get a feeling that they’re walking into a theater instead of their elementary school,' Kitchings said.  -- Greenville Journal | Read Article