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Mauldin is planning major renovations for the city’s Cultural Center, with a new lobby with a bar and an outdoor plaza among some of the potential changes on the way.

The City Council approved the planned improvements unanimously at its regular meeting Monday. 

“It’s been hugely important to the quality of life of our city,” said Van Broad, the city’s community development director.

The Cultural Center is key for connectivity in the city and business development and recruitment, he said.

Mauldin’s Cultural Center, which was formerly a school building, was purchased by the city in the mid-2000s and its role as a hub for city events has continued to grow over time, with a children’s theater company performing for sell-out audiences and community groups leasing space there. Outside, an amphitheater area has been home to the city’s popular Beachin