Aiken Business Roundup: Large Pink Barn receives new homeowners | Enterprise

A common function venue in the Aiken area is beneath new possession.

Sean and Erin Douglas not too long ago purchased the Significant Red Barn from Jim Oremus and his spouse, S.C. Rep. Melissa Oremus, R-Aiken.

Jim Oremus, who ran the business, explained the sale of the Significant Purple Barn as “bittersweet” in a Fb submit.

Throughout a phone job interview, he advised the Aiken Conventional that he was a arms-on operator who focused on giving the ideal customer service doable.

“I did it all myself,” Jim Oremus reported. “I did not have helpers. I reduce the grass. I cleaned. I did the prep operate for the events and points like that.

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“I just turned 57 many years previous,” he continued, “and it just dawned on me that perhaps I need to get started imagining about the long term and that this business is for any individual youthful. And these new owners are.

“That’s truly it in a nutshell,” Jim Oremus concluded. “There is no further that means to any of this. The business enterprise is carrying out just fantastic.”

He declined to reveal the sale value.

As of Dec. 9, details about the transaction wasn’t offered in Aiken County land information.

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The Significant Purple Barn is at 187 Chime Bell Church Highway.

“We surely want to make absolutely sure that folks still have the same great practical experience that they experienced with Jim,” reported Erin Douglas. “We’re hunting to broaden in the future a small little bit by keeping some situations of our have. The treatment and focus that Jim place into the area, we want to continue that, and we’ll also continue, hopefully, to build it into the No. 1 wedding, toddler shower and birthday location in Aiken.”

The Douglases have lived in Aiken for 4 yrs.

In 2017, the Oremuses acquired the Big Crimson Barn property, in the identify of Ashton Amusements LLC, for $300,000.

The sellers were being Luc and Liz Godard.

Automotive transition

C&C Automotive not long ago opened in Aiken on the former web page of Polk Tire and Car at 536 East Pine Log Road.

The proprietors are Amanda Drake and Aaron Clements.

C&C Automotive offers automobile repair service products and services and oil improvements.

In Aiken County, there is yet another C&C Automotive at 2355 Jefferson Davis Highway near Aiken Technical College and Langley Pond Park.

There also is a C&C Automotive in Columbia.

In Ga, there are two C&C Automotive locations in Augusta and one more in Martinez.

Clemkin Homes LLC acquired the Polk Tire and Vehicle home for $650,000 from Leighton Keith Polk in late October.

Terminix on Pine Log

The former spot of the Atlantic Broadband business office in Aiken is now the web-site of a Terminix pest regulate business.

In 2020, soon immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic began triggering challenges in South Carolina, Atlantic Broadband stopped giving entrance counter company for its customers at 520 East Pine Log Highway in March.

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“It is probable that changes built due to COVID-19 may well grow to be lasting, even after the pandemic subsides,” wrote Andy Walton, head of corporate communications for Atlantic Broadband, in an email to the Aiken Conventional in the tumble of 2020.

Counter provider never ever resumed.

In Might of this year, Terminix Services Inc. procured the Atlantic Broadband place of work property for $650,000 from Cogeco US (SC) LLC.

Atlantic Broadband improved its name to Breezeline in January of this yr.

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