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The Plex is being closed and torn down, John Stoehr reports on Charleston City Paper's Unscripted blog. The North Charleston venue apparently couldn't reach an agreement with SCE&G over the building's lease — which the utility bought out — so the building is going to be demolished to make room for a new SCE&G office building.
The former location for Friday Night Fights, the lowcountry’s monthly display of the sweet science presented by Jim Kelley Promotions, was The Plex in North Charleston. Kelley has since April moved the fights to Mt. Pleasant and its Omar Shrine Convention Center near Patriot’s Point.
The move, along with a gaggle of rumors, signaled something was amiss at The Plex. Turns out that if the venue couldn’t work out a deal with SCG&E (sic), which ended up buying out its lease with sights set on constructing a new office building next to the airport, then its future would be dim. During its squabble with the power company, which spanned much of fall and spring concert season, The Plex avoided booking national and regional acts. Was Bright Eyes the last big show? I don’t know.