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Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Yeah. Design sucks. They should have made them use hardiplank on the exterior so it looks like Charleston.

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Posted by PooPants on April 28, 2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

This eminent domain is not good! Are we living in a communist country now? Gee, I guess we are. Seems we are losing our freedom of speech now. So why not take some property you own. If they do this, what is next? So, does that mean, the city can decide to just take away my house???? Think about it.....you take an inch, then you take a yard.

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Posted by lynnar on April 28, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

This looks like a shopping mall in Atlanta. The last thing it should be called is elegant.

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Posted by deirdre42 on April 28, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Will any affordable units be allotted? #ilovedowntowntoo. Other cities luxury buildings housed 80/20 units. Charleston needs affordable housing downtown. Why not start here!

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Posted by Kimberley Fennicks on April 28, 2017 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

That College of Charleston rent revenue will make it work.

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 28, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Re: “S.C. lawmakers dedicate April 27 in honor of Duke’s Mayonnaise

Well, you people finally got something right. Heritage is a wonderful thing, "politics" suck.

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 28, 2017 at 7:54 AM

Re: “What're you scared of?

Trying to understand this cartoon. Is it saying that only white Americans feel they have a right to carry a weapon for self protection, or that All Americans should be against the 'Constitutional Carry bill' because it might make it hard for terrorists to be noticed when they walk armed down the street?

If you are a citizen of the United States, the Constitution applies to you. The second amendment is a CIVIL right, just like freedom of speech.

Posted by Jshicke on April 28, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Re: “Stegelin: Commemorative Trump flip flops

Remember that he is our elected president.
Show half the respect that you liberals showed the last "freeloader".

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 28, 2017 at 7:49 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Bravo to the city for turning down the application.Now let's put our energy to halt the hotels from taking away the Charleston we came here to enjoy. It won't be long before we won't be able to look out across the harbor and enjoy the views.

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Posted by giotta on April 27, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

You know how people say that it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission? Not with construction permits. The professionals know this. They f*cked up. "Oh, but they're wealthy businesspeople, shouldn't they get their way with this neato thingy?" Dwayne asks.

No because that would make it even more f*cked up. The argument that they've rehabilitated the Rivers Federal Building is a red herring; they are getting their money out of that hotel and the restaurants just like they originally planned.

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Posted by factoryconnection on April 27, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “City and state legislators push plans to bolster affordable housing in Charleston

The Homeownership Initiative has several homes in its inventory and is a great place to start to provide affordable housing. This legislation kicks the can down the road. We have a good start in the HI program it's just highly under utilized. Please Google it to learn more

Posted by John McCollum on April 27, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “It was the best of, it was the worst of

Really, you should take a harder look in-house if you're concerned. Awards have been created specifically for advertisers. It's a joke and it has been for a while. Foghorn Leghorn pretty accurately summarized the process. What you're doing is describing a turd sandwich and saying one half sucks instead of the other.

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Posted by BNP29412 on April 27, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Has anyone applied any science at all to the noise argument? Sounds to me (excuse the pun) that too many subjective arguments are being bandied around regardless of the merits of the case.

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Posted by Chris Leigh-Jones on April 27, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “It was the best of, it was the worst of

Oh, Ms. Parks, your opinion pieces are as refreshing as a shot of hemlock with a side of arsenic on toast points.

"Best of" issues are annual mainstay of city papers nationwide. They're not some corporate conspiracy to gentrify smaller, and typically better, local offerings but solely popularity polls. Often ballot stuffed and just a way for city papers to increase their ad revenue for a specific week. Frankly you should applaud CCP's efforts to include their own editor recommendations, which I found worthwhile. Besides don't you have better things to write about like Trump's similarity to Hitler or the CIS normal patriarchal hegemony?

One thing you can be assured of when it comes to your writing, you'll never have to worry about, appearing in anything "best of"

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on April 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

It's called penance. Sin against the city planning board and play the price. Some latitude should be given that the owners took an ugly office building and turned it into an equally ugly looking hotel (externally) with a great bar.

That being said, there isn't a house or apartment closer than a city block away (on one side) and five stories below this rooftop location. Compared to equal venues like the Bohemian, the Watch, Stars, The Pavilion, the Vendue and even Revelry Brewing, this place is practically soundproof.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on April 27, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

Ron,I thought that was "your" head. OH WELL!!!

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 27, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

The neighborhood is being petty the Dewberry bar is literally five floors above the nearest house so what type of noise are we actually complaining about. If it's about the permitting process that's fine but admit it.

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Posted by brandon johnson on April 27, 2017 at 3:07 AM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

There are a lot of tragedies in Charleston, but this is not one of them. Hard to believe Mr Green is actually an attorney. Seriously Green has little respect for the regulations and permitting process that the Dewberry ignored. I guess they thought it would be easier to ask forgiveness rather than permission.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on April 26, 2017 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

5 Star??? Ummm, I don't think so......but correct me if I'm wrong. It definitely doesn't appear 5 star to me after visiting and careful consideration.

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Posted by DaleS on April 26, 2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Should the Dewberry's rooftop bar have been allowed to open?

What's the saying..."lack of planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on mine."

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Posted by Truman Smith on April 26, 2017 at 4:58 PM
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