Hill Construction Company started the renovation of the train depot building in Doko Park in Blythewood this month. The unique space will be home to Freeway Music School, the Midlands premier music lesson’s studio, and the all new Doko Station Pub & Eatery.
In this exciting build-out project, the music school and restaurant are creating a complex that emphasizes great food, entertainment, education, and community involvement. Freeway Music will occupy a larger portion of the space, with 14 custom built rooms for private music lessons and rock band classes, including a brand new rehearsal space that includes a recording studio element.
“Every detail of Freeway Music’s lesson facility, from high-end sound dampening insulation, to layout, floors and fixtures have been chosen with the student’s experience in mind,” said owners Don and Sara Ann Russo. “We are overwhelmingly excited about this new location. It takes our motto “More Than A Music School” to an entirely new level,” said the couple.
Doko Station Pub & Eatery will feature an eclectic food menu with freshly made appetizers, wraps, paninis, pizzas, soups & salads. The relaxed atmosphere of this retro train station pub will include occasional acoustic performances by local musicians and outdoor dining options.
“This has been a dream of ours for several years, and it has finally come to fruition,” said Lexington’s Old Mill Brewpub owners John & Kelly Clinger. “We are keeping it close to home, with locally roasted & freshly ground coffee, local craft beer on draft, other favorites by the can, as well as regional & imported wines along with a delicious food menu,” they continued.
About Freeway Music School:
Freeway Music is Columbia’s premier music school. We have 5 locations in Downtown, Lexington, Irmo, Northeast, and Sims Music. Freeway Music offers private lessons on the broadest selection of instruments in Columbia, SC for all skill levels, styles, and ages.
We have just the right teacher and program customized just for you no matter your age, interest level, or instrument of choice. Whether your interest is in piano, voice, drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, strings, woodwinds, horns, mandolin, banjo, DJ, our Adults' Ukulele Sip n' Strum class, Rock Band classes, or even theatre, Freeway Music is the place to start your music journey. For more information, visit www.freewaymusic.net.
About Doko Pub & Eatery:
Doko Station Pub & Eatery is owned and operated by Lexington’s Old Mill Brewpub owners John & Kelly Clinger. It will feature an eclectic food menu with freshly made appetizers, wraps, paninis, pizzas, soups & salads. For beverages, Doko Station will have locally roasted & freshly ground coffee, local craft beer on draft, other favorites by the can, as well as regional & imported wines.
The relaxed atmosphere of this retro train station pub will include occasional acoustic performances by local musicians and outdoor dining options. Doko Station is environmentally friendly, using only recycled and compostable containers/cups, etc. Whatever your occasion: grabbing lunch with a friend or coworker, eating dinner with the family, or even waiting for your child to finish music lessons, come on by! 11 AM – 9 PM; Tuesday-Sunday.
About Hill Construction Company:
Hill Construction Company is a building contractor committed to “Building Excellence.” Hill Construction is a South Carolina commercial construction services firm respected as a leader in “team approach” project delivery. Offering clients more than 20 years of experience building offices, churches, restaurants, medical facilities, multi-family dwellings, and much more, Hill is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and honest communication in every phase of construction. For more information on Hill Construction, visit www.hillconstructionllc.com