Charleston’s History.  Our Future.

The Firm celebrated its relocation during a cocktail reception with clients on October 17.  See photos from the event here.

Moore & Van Allen’s Charleston office is thrilled to be “planting our shoes on new ground,” with the March 2013 relocation to the city’s historic Kress building.  Moore & Van Allen will occupy nearly 25,000 square feet on the second and third floors of the building, providing the Firm with 10 spare offices to allow for continued growth within the Charleston region.  The first floor of the building, located at 78 Wentworth Street (the corner of King and Wentworth streets), will be occupied by a retail tenant.

“We are excited to be relocating into a building that represents such a large piece of the city’s history, as well as the nation’s.  Kress & Company played such a significant role in the economic development of our nation, and we have the utmost respect and appreciation for the structure in which they staked their claim on the Charleston market,” stated Moore & Van Allen Member Don Meyer.  “We also greatly value its location in the heart of downtown Charleston, and look forward to working and hosting clients and colleagues in the new spot.”

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The office plans to be fully moved into the highly-anticipated new space on March 18, upon completion of interior renovations now in progress.  The Kress building was originally constructed in 1931 for use as a Kress & Co. 5-10-25 Cent Store, and is protected by a conservation easement donated to the Historic Charleston Foundation in 2004.  The intent of the renovations, progress of which can be seen in our photo gallery, is to update the space to ensure full business functionality and improve energy efficiency, while respecting the building’s original art deco architecture and causing minimal disruption to its existing trademark core and shell.

The office’s move into the Kress building’s higher-profile location will provide greater ease of access to both clients and Moore & Van Allen attorneys.  It is located only .3 miles from the Historic Market and Charleston Place, and .5 miles from Marion Square.  When complete, the office will provide 39 individual office spaces, a rooftop terrace, four conference rooms, a reception area and designated client entrance.  Anyone interested in seeing the final product can contact Jean Anglin to schedule a tour after March 18.

For directions to our new office, click here.