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Re: “Charleston fights an uphill battle against short-term rental listings

Can't find a rental on the upper peninsula? Look no further than airbnb.
975 A Ashley Avenue
Cozy townhouse near Hampton Park, $130
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8458739

1012 Ashley Avenue
Sunny Apartment on the Peninsula, $188/ 140
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12903717

49 Darlington Avenue
Breezy bungalow, $129.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2771245

54 Darlington Avenue
Cozy 3-bed bungalow $450
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5158472

66 Darlington Avenue
Nice 2 bedroom 2 bath Bungalow in Wagener Terrace, $175/$190
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13523628

67 Darlington Avenue
Historic Wagener Terrace, $125
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7732229

130 Darlington Avenue, Michael Elder
2-bedroom walk to Citadel $300
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/629482

17 Eighth Avenue Unit A (?) – it’s at the end nearest St. Margaret Street
DT apartment just blocks from marsh, $200
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6587801

189 Grove Street, Natalie Taylor
Pied-a-Terre in Downtown Charleston
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11442224
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13667895

229 Grove Street, Anne Marie Bowdoin
Cozy & private 1BD downtown Chs, $127
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4223886

9 Magnolia Avenue
Hip downtown bungalow, $169.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2611378

110 Peachtree Street, Matthew & Julie Asher
Lrg 3bed/2ba on Peninsula Downtown, $179
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/993753

842 Rutledge Avenue
Large Room Downtown, Parking & Bikes, $120
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2586576

120 San Souci Street
Downtown private guest house + yard
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5546608

158 San Souci Street
Spacious 3 bedroom 2 story home, $178
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3116132

52 Simons Street
Downtown 3-story new Modern Home off King Street, $250
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13576011

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Posted by ImFromHere on July 10, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

"Pump the brakes"? Are you freakin kidding? Stand on the brakes, slam it in park jump out and run. If we got or can expect 7000 (approx.) rooms for accommodating tourists that is enough. That doesn't even count internet sites for rentals. Just cause the world wants to come see us does not mean we need a room for them all.

We are at the tipping point don't let greed ruin it completely.

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Posted by bigideal0904 on July 7, 2016 at 11:14 PM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

"the added strain of congestion and limited parking that would be created by the projects" . What? What? What? This is smack dab in the middle of tourist mecca. Its ground zero for visiting Buckeyes. There is never any parking now, so who cares. It can not possibly be any more congested than it is now. The 1/2 floor, is it for shorter guests? Lets pack a few more of them in there because ...... #1!!!!

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on July 7, 2016 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

GOOD POINT! Public Corruption Vowed Perjury or Patriotic Professionalism?
I vote NO MASONS IN GOVERNMENT. The vows they've sworn to subvert our civil institutions for personal financial gain swells our landfills, and chokes their chickens. Don't even get me started on the shrine club stench....

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Posted by William Morgan on July 7, 2016 at 12:54 AM

Re: “Legal battle over hotel approvals highlights Charleston's accommodations angst

"unlawful, arbitrary, and capricious, contrary to the applicable city ordinances, and beyond the powers of the BZA,"...So the Board of Zoning Appeals went beyond their powers to grant a zoning variance? Give me a break, a real estate broker and developer like Tyrone Hanlan (with Hanlan Consulting a Development; aka 241-243 East Bay Holdings LLC) should know that is exactly the purpose of the BZA. First, please do a better job at reporting, Charleston City Paper. Second, this "not in my backyard)ism needs to stop.

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Posted by Luke Morris on July 6, 2016 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Good article! A couple of points here. Novolex has a whole line of products, not just plastic bags. For all we know, if plastic bags were to be eliminated it may only cost them one job if it is all automated. We need to tour the plant to get the facts on this. I just don't buy the fact that elimination of plastic bags will shut down the company. They have many product lines.
Also, when the cashier uses a plastic bag they only put 2 or 3 items at most in the plastic bags. With canvas or reusable bags or paper, it seems they can pack in 10 to 12 items. So if the plastic cost 3 cents and the paper cost 10 cents, the cost works out the same.
And yes, there are many, many issues we need to solve on the planet, but let's start somewhere. Plastic bags are not necessary and we did fine without them before they were introduced in the late 70's.
Remember, McDonalds and Burger King and all used to use Styrofoam and plastic? They switched about 20 years ago. Did it put them out of business.
No one likes change but we need to change. We are doing way too much harm to our sea creatures and humans and our planet. Let's clean up our act.

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Posted by James Anthony 1 on July 4, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

"let's ban the plastic 6 pack rings!"

http://www.tshirthell.com/shirts/products/…

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Posted by Pronghorn on July 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

lets ban the plastic 6 pack rings!

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Posted by LA 1 on July 1, 2016 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Yes, matastrophe.

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Posted by Pronghorn on June 30, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

"We"?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 30, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

We use our own bags so we don't have to use paper or fucking plastic.

Have that.

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Posted by Pronghorn on June 30, 2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Ima,

I had a reply going to you, but it might make a better column than reply.

At the very least, can you provide some link to the historical context instead of just your recollection?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on June 30, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Yes there are more important issues, but it's also a good idea not to look over the seemingly small ones like this. Paper and plastic mills are a huge part of the issue that I'd like to hear more about, but this is just a brief article, not an essay.
Being able to recycle them from home like we do paper and plastic would encourage the consumer to be more thoughtful. Also, awareness of issues is the first step.

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Posted by wolverine on June 30, 2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

It's pretty easy to use my cotton net bags that I got on eBay pretty cheaply. Once I forced the habit (to stop forgetting them) it's no big deal. The cashiers don't love them, but I don't mind helping bag because I'm not lazy.

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Posted by Jimi257 on June 30, 2016 at 1:45 AM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

"Without healthy oceans and clean air other issues will be irrelevant. Human kind will cease to exist, so these are the issues we can control and should deal with first and foremost."
and the planet continues and evolves with or without us

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 29, 2016 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Without healthy oceans and clean air other issues will be irrelevant. Human kind will cease to exist, so these are the issues we can control and should deal with first and foremost.

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Posted by Ashley Hawkins Cook on June 29, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

"Seriously with all the terrible shit going on in the world this is the cause du juor!!?? Paper or plastic? "
Seriously! Because some people are capable of dealing with two issues at a time

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 29, 2016 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

This is hard. I'm into recycling. I planted trees on my little property I have. I wish more people would do it. I recycle in my neighborhood. I try and use a bag when I shop. But I use the plastic bags for my dogs poop. Also for my small garbage bin in the bathroom. It would be great to make the plastic bags out of recycled material. They do make recycled poop bags. But they are expensive:(

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Posted by lynnar on June 29, 2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

Seriously with all the terrible shit going on in the world this is the cause du juor!!??
Paper or plastic?
Don't like em ? don't use em! Like em? Don't toss em.

Political unrest, terrorist activity, homeless people, hate mongerers, economic turmoil....

paper versus plastic ? really??

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Posted by bigideal0904 on June 29, 2016 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Is Charleston next in line to take a stand on plastic bags?

"How can you have a paper vs plastic comparison without considering the relative impact of paper and plastic mills?"
because our job here is to demonize plastic, not paper

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM
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