Old Red Bank Convenience Station on South Lake Drive becoming doctors’ office
Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) – The Old Lexington County Red Bank Convenience Station at 1633 South Lake Drive that was used as a place to drop off residences’ garbage and recyclables for years has been purchased from Lexington County. A doctors’ office is being built on the property. According to a person who is heavily involved in the project, the digging started several weeks ago.
According to Jonathan Koon, locally owned and operated SouthernMED Pediatrics is building a new, much larger facility that will replace the one they already have leased in Red Bank for a number of years. That office is currently located in the South Lake Commons strip center next to Hawley Bicycle a bit closer to I-20 and Lexington. Koon said the practice has just run out of room to grow in that area, and the number of current and potential new patients is not showing any signs of slowing down at all. At some point, the doctors who own the practice felt it was time to stop leasing, buy some property, and build the facility they wanted and would better suit their needs.
Koon said the old building was over 3,000 sq. feet, but the new office will have a total of approximately 7,800 sq. feet of heated space. If you add in the outside patios and other outdoor features, the new building will have a total footprint of approximately 9,000 sq. feet. According to Koon, the doctor-owners believe this will allow them all the room they’ll need to serve the community into the future.
SouthernMED Pediatrics was founded by Dr. Kyle Guyton and Dr. Joseph Delaney who came up with the idea of starting their own pediatric practice while they were doing their residencies in Columbia, SC. Their fresh, holistic (the entire child), family and faith-based philosophy on infants, children, and adolescents is not only different but refreshing to both their patients and their patient’s parents. Because of this, the have grown tremendously since they were founded. They now have practices in Lexington (Lake Murray), Red Bank (South Lake), Garners Ferry, Fort Mill, Batesburg-Leesville, Orangeburg, Northeast Columbia, and the Counseling Center which is also located in Lexington. You can learn more about SouthernMED Pediatrics by going to their website at southernmedpeds.com.
According to Jonathan Koon, the general contractor for the new project is David Snyder. Koon said that if all goes well, the new office should be completed and dedicated by the late summer or early fall of 2021.