Former Baxter’s Bunch Playhouse in Fort Mill could become restaurant or retail spaces

The former Baxter’s Bunch Playhouse could be leased to a restaurant or divided into several retail spaces, says developer and playhouse operator Warren Norman.

Norman said he has shown the space at 1504 Carolina Place off S.C. 160 at least 10 times since the playhouse closed at the end of February.

Norman said several factors led to the closing of the playhouse: the cost of insurance and the liability of running a facility like this had increased, the property was more suitable for different uses, and the owners felt they could not replicate the feel and quality of the business at a different site.

The playhouse opened more than four years ago when Norman could not find a place to hold a children’s birthday party in York County.