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.
Ron,I thought that was "your" head. OH WELL!!!
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.
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.
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.
What's the saying..."lack of planning on their part does not constitute an emergency on mine."
Soooooooooo many bars, including rooftop bars. Do we need yet another choice? Perhaps we should consolidate every establishment in town (by making Charleston one huuuuuuuuuge mixed-use complex?) and have one massive, well-lit, pop-music blasting roof-top bar. Screw the residents! Why should anything in Charleston be about the residents? Profits above everything (pun intended).
Dwayne! Good to see ya! It's been a while. I was worried you had finally put your head so far up your ass you suffocated. Alright, let's do this.
"Believe me, I get it."
I am confident that has never been the case.
"The process is set up a certain way for multiple reasons, chief among them to give proper notice to area residents of what will be built next to them."
But when those residents receive proper notice of what is going to be built next to them and voice their concerns, you are opposed to it. Glad you have not lost the ability to argue against yourself in your own columns.
I agree it's not unreasonable to expect a fair amount of noise living in a downtown area. It's one of the costs of convenience. But at best the actions of the developer were incompetent and at worst completely shady.
So, your continued defense of the developer in light of this is extremely tone deaf. Then again, with your head in your ass, I imagine it's hard to hear.
I certainly understand the sentiment. But how many of the people you feel should be properly honored are actually from Charleston, or even the Lowcountry? How many CCP staff and contributors from management on down are true locals? I'd be interested to know. There is a tendency to blame the influx of development on outsiders, but I'd be willing to bet that a significant number of those "small businesses, independent makers, culture shakers, and status quo breakers" are also transplants attracted to the same things about the area as you are.
Just because you agree with their worldviews and contributions, and perhaps even know them, doesn't mean they are not complicit in attracting more development and ironically contributing to Charleston becoming more generic.
It's a cyclical problem without an easy solution. And it's not unique to Charleston. An area presents itself with amazing natural beauty, great artistic talent, eclectic food, etc. - all of the things people want Charleston to remain a haven for - but if it remains so, more people are going to be attracted to it along with more development.
If there is a socially and economically conscious way to alleviate these issues, I'm all ears. We all roll our eyes at getting stuck behind Ohio and New Jersey drivers going below the speed limit in the passing lane on their way to A.W. Shucks, but let's not pretend like there aren't inconsiderate, awful human beings from right here too, who contribute daily to a lower quality of life than we all want.
In closing - think about the essence of the the Best Of Awards themselves. Marketing. The end resulting is winning an award which will improve a brand and thus attract more people to it. Perhaps it's a self-defeating contest.
Walter not Rodney.....my mistake
Hell...I don't know why Slager and his attorney don't just go one step further with his Preposterous claim and say that he wasn't even there on the day Rodney Scott was murdered.....just say it was his evil twin brother who did it.
Man...an attorney will say and do anything to win Justice for his client....with the emphasis on win, not Justice, and certainly not truth
Is the Hotel in debt so much that they need extra revenue? Duh....Hope the hole, yes, whole place is troubled...
"And although a few neighbors may have won in this instance, it's the rest of us that have certainly lost out on something wonderful."
Okay, now I'm totally convinced that Dwayne Green is a program created by the Chamber of Commerce to automatically respond to any zoning issue with 950 words of inane talking points.
If the Beach Company proposed a Golden Nugget Casino on Magnolia Cemetery, the DwayneBot would respond in the City Paper with an article recycling his due process arguments and lamenting the cultural and aesthetic loss of a national treasure.
Put it next to your home.
I completely agree with your perspective on this situation. It's really unfortunate that the NIMBY neighborhood crew can override common sense and undermine an effort that would have resulted in a benefit for the city at large. And I don't believe the neighbors in this case even have a valid complaint as the property is effectively surrounded by streets, parking lots, churches and a park none of which would be impacted by any potential noise issues.
Dlylan roof is obsessed with the Confederate flag? I think liberals are more obsessed with it. The AME murderer had a 3" by 5" flag on a stick. Execute the punk for what he did, but stop using his pale behind as an excuse to remove historical markers and the flag.
Liberte, I like to think that the taxes they use for these renovations is recouped by the income taken in from taxes on the properties, and money spent by tourists who visit the hotels and refurbished beaches.
Beach erosion is a natural geological process. What is unnatural is taxpayers constantly being forced to subsidize wealthy ocean-front homeowners and hotels.
"it was the murders of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church by an avowed white nationalist that spurred South Carolina lawmakers to take down the Confederate flag that flew outside the Statehouse in Columbia."
The attack was blamed on White Supremacist rhetoric and Symbology, IE: the flag, and its removal was with the intent of reducing racial violence. Since its removal, there have been more instances of racial violence, not less.
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