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Cartwright Food Hall

Case Study

Cartwright Food Hall

Transforming History: Caldwell Constructors Revitalize 215 Trade Street
into Cartwright Food Hall


Caldwell Constructors embarked on the transformation of 215 Trade Street into Cartwright Food Hall, a collection of eateries and restaurants exclusively from the Upstate committed to fostering a sense of community. Caldwell successfully married modern comforts with historic preservation to craft this unique culinary haven in downtown Greer.

Before After


The primary challenge centered on securing tax credit funding based on adherence to Historic Preservation Certification Application guidelines. Retrofitting a century-old building with modern amenities while complying with strict historic rehabilitation standards required meticulous planning and close coordination with preservation officers. Caldwell Constructors excelled in adapting to unexpected challenges and maintaining transparent communication, ensuring the project advanced smoothly while respecting rigorous historic preservation standards.


Despite encountering delays in elevator and window deliveries, Caldwell Constructors demonstrated exceptional budget and schedule management, completing the project in just under 12 months and remaining under budget. Savings were returned to the owner, showcasing the team’s commitment to efficiency and financial stewardship. Drawing from their wealth of expertise in historic rehabilitation, the team undertook the project with foresight, flexibility, and unwavering dedication. This approach led to the successful rejuvenation of Cartwright Food Hall, seamlessly merging tradition with innovation, surpassing client expectations, and enhancing the cultural fabric of downtown Greer.



“We had the pleasure of collaborating with Caldwell Constructors on the transformation of 215 Trade Street into Cartwright Food Hall, a project that truly captured the essence of our community. Despite encountering delays, Caldwell Constructors demonstrated exemplary budget and schedule management, completing the project under budget in just under 12 months.”
– Cartwright Food Hall