Stories of BullStreet


Pastors Dawn Hyde, Lucas Jones, and Charles Weathers are busy building a community open to all and exploring ways to connect throughout Columbia.  Being located at Central Energy gives them the space to dream big and see the growth of BullStreet happening right outside their front door.

“We were excited to be one of the first groups to locate onto the BullStreet campus. Whether people visit Central Energy through worship services or a special event, we are proud to be a part of such a dynamic movement to re-shape our city. We feel our space becoming an energy hub for the community to celebrate, work, and dream.”

Brad Shank – Columbia Fireflies

Brad Shank serves as the President of the Columbia Fireflies.  He joined the team in 2015 and has enjoyed bringing Minor League Baseball back to Columbia.

“It is so exciting to see the BullStreet District growing around us every day! The Fireflies and Segra Park have been the heartbeat of the district from day one, and we challenge our staff daily to continue to create a fun and welcoming environment for all of our guests because we know that in many cases we are their introduction to the BullStreet District. We love calling BullStreet home, and we can’t wait to see the vision for the BullStreet District come to life and transform these old grounds into an economic catalyst for Columbia and the entire Midlands.”

Mayor Steve Benjamin – City of Columbia

Former Mayor Steve Benjamin was at the forefront of Columbia, SC’s urban renaissance and was one of the most innovative public officials in the U.S.  His vision for transforming BullStreet proved that his belief in Columbia’s potential is unbounded. The City of Columbia has played a vital role in unleashing the potential of the largest urban revitalization project in the city’s modern history.

“This is the largest developable tract of land in any downtown east of the Mississippi.  This is a unique opportunity and I’m proud to say it’s ours. It’s Columbia’s”

Greg Hilton – SOCO

Greg Hilton is passionate about building community and empowering people to do more of the work that they love. He and his team brought their “Top 50” coworking community to the heart of BullStreet to be a part of writing the district’s new story.  

“Our passion and purpose is helping independent workers and entrepreneurs live life on their terms, do work they love and be a part of something bigger. BullStreet gives us the freedom to experiment, create and build real community every day.”