The Three Peaks Enrichment Center, formerly known as Pine Bridge Coliseum, is becoming a vibrant center of activity in downtown Spruce Pine in the coming years. Mayland Community College acquired the Pine Bridge Coliseum and Inn in 2015 and renovations are under way to transform them to both College and Community space. The Inn is now the Blue Ridge Boutique Hotel and is fully operational with 32 rooms available, each themed after an area destination. A restaurant on the first floor of the hotel is in construction in addition to terraced gardens and patios with outdoor seating. To make a reservation or to learn more visit www.blueridgeboutiquehotel.com
The old Coliseum pool complex was demolished in 2018 and a new roof was installed in Spring 2019. A new parking lot surrounding the Center was completed in Spring 2020 in partnership with Blue Ridge Resource Conservation & Development that ensured the rain water from the roof of the building and the parking lot does not end up in the Toe River.
Renovations inside the Three Peaks Enrichment Center are under way. The first section to be renovated was the Mayland Cosmetic Arts Center, which opened in Fall 2022. The Center offers Mayland students enrolled in the Cosmetology program a professional environment in which to learn their art and provide customers with top level services. Find out more information and make an appointment at the Cosmetic Arts Center.
Located above the Cosmetic Arts Center is the Resource Center for Entrepreneurs (RCE). Funded through several grantors, the RCE will be the new home of the Mayland Small Business Center (currently located at the Spruce Pine campus) and will provide local entrepreneurs with expanded services to help grown their businesses. It will have computer access that will help connect entrepreneurs to other Mayland services and software. It will provide assistance for entrepreneurs with meeting space and access to office equipment. There will be a photo room for businesses to professionally photograph their work for marketing purposes. The RCE is scheduled to open in Spring 2023. Find out more about the MCC Small Business Center.