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Former restaurant will become medical facility
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Crews worked Sunday at 2010 West DeKalb St. in Camden, transforming the former home of The Magnolia and Carriage House restaurants into what will become Lowcountry Urgent Care. The building is now owned, and the clinic will be operated by, Zip Clinic, a national chain of urgent care centers that already has locations in Beaufort and Walterboro. The clinic hopes to open by mid-June. - photo by Martin L. Cahn

The building at 2010 West DeKalb St., in Camden, the former home of The Magnolia, Carriage House and other restaurants, is being transformed into a medical clinic to the tune of more than one-half million dollars.

According to online records from the Kershaw County Assessor’s and Registrar of Deeds’ offices, 3Z Camden LLC, a limited liability corporation with an address in Galloway, Ohio, purchased the building that sits across from the Kershaw County School District’s offices, in February for $500,000. 3Z Camden purchased the building from Yang Zhou Qu and Cui Qing Yu in 2009, who purchased the building in 2009. Another $548,000 will be spent to renovate the former restaurant into a medical clinic.

3Z Camden LLC just formed in January. According to the S.C. Secretary of State’s website, 3Z Camden is registered in Charleston under Registered Agents Inc. at offices belonging to a number of registered agents representing corporations from around the country.

The building permit filed with the city of Camden lists “Zip Clinic” as the applicant.

According to its website, Zip Clinic operates seven urgent care facilities in Colorado, Kentucky and Montana. In December, The (Walterboro) Press and Standard reported that Zip Clinic opened Lowcountry Urgent Care and that it was already operating a similarly named clinic in Beaufort.

Zip Clinic Suzy Buck said the company hopes to complete renovations and open the clinic by mid-June. She said it will operate under the Lowcounty Urgent Care name.

“We’re actually based out of Chicago,” Buck said. “We are a walk-in clinic and take all forms of insurance, including Medicaid. We believe in easy access and convenience -- medical care on your schedule.”

She said Lowcountry even offers online appointment scheduling.

Buck said Zip Clinic identified Camden has having a lack of access to urgent care services and primary care physicians.

“I was part of the team that evaluated the property, although I wasn’t in on the final decision,” she said, “but it is on a busy highway and we prefer to use existing buildings.”

Buck said the clinic’s hours will likely be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

(The online version of this article has been corrected to show the correct name of one of the restaurants the building once housed. It was the Carriage House, not the Old Stagecoach as originally published. Also, additional verbiage has been added to the second sentence of the second paragraph to reflect that the previous owners purchased the building in 2009. The C-I regrets the errors.)