Two of Columbia's dining clubs, The Palmetto Club and The Summit Club, announced today they have agreed to combine operations beginning Oct. 1.
Board members of the clubs have sent letters were sent to members Wednesday and plan meetings later this month to seek approval from the membership.
The combination follows almost a year of consultant studies, the clubs said.
At first, the combined club will operate in both existing locations -- the Palmetto Club building on the west side of Sumter Street and the Summit Club atop the The Tower at 1301 Gervais at Sumter and Gervais streets, the clubs said.
The Palmetto Club building is scheduled for renovations starting in the spring.