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Changes Planned for Downtown Entertainment Venue > Columbia Business Report

Big changes are coming to a building on Columbia’s Main Street that’s home to several businesses.

The first floor of 1624 Main will see a change of tenants, according to a announcement of LTC Hospitality Services, a restaurant management group based in Colombia.

The first floor currently houses the Main Course, the Soda City Beer Garden and 1626 The Venue Piano Bar.

Main Course will continue to operate from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday until Aug. 29, when it will close, according to a spokesperson for LTC Hospitality. A new restaurant will move into the location currently occupied by Main Course and is expected to be announced in mid-August.

The live music that was scheduled at Main Course will move next door to The Venue, and the Soda City Beer Garden will remain open as usual.

A new business is also set up on the fourth floor of the same building.

Player’s Club Academy, an extension of The Player’s Club members-only indoor golf club on the third floor, will host a grand opening event from 6-10 p.m. on August 18. The Academy will offer virtual golf and other activities for the general public.

“We are excited to bring interactive games, golf and other amenities to the general public, who can now enjoy the Player’s Club experience,” said Scott Olliges, Director of Player’s Club and Academy. “The Academy will offer more than golf, including other entertainment for the whole family, like our Oculus Rift virtual reality systems, Nintendo Switches and classic arcade games.”

The original Player’s Club concept offers a modern country club atmosphere with state-of-the-art golf simulators with real courses, a virtual putting green, on-site golf professionals and other amenities in the heart of downtown. city ​​of columbia.

The Academy will feature an open-concept layout, golf bays, on-site private lessons with a Class A PGA member and club fitting by Doc Griffin, Master Club Fitter with Doc Griffin Golf.

Limited tickets to the Academy’s grand opening are free to the public and available online at

Contact Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.