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

It would be one thing if the new structure was replacing a century old building with character and a history, it's another to complain about a significant improvement to the property and the surrounding neighborhood when the location is currently an eyesore. The corner of King and Spring isn't some shrine to Charleston culture, it's a yard full of rubble with a view of an asphalt parking lot.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on May 1, 2017 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Tesla adding Charleston Supercharger station by the end of 2017

The Myrtle Beach Supercharger already is operational.

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Posted by Ward Mundy on May 1, 2017 at 4:52 PM

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

one less bar in charleston, we will perish of thirst...fuck the developers AND the shady. and especially shady developers.

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Posted by rukiddingme on May 1, 2017 at 4:13 PM

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

So have I got this right.

Your own magazine runs a poll with less integrity that a high school student council vote, so that that same magazine can approach the winners to give them an award and wink, wink, see if they would like to buy a full page ad in their upcoming Best Of addition to advertise the said award that they are giving them. And then you write an opinion piece to "shit" (I believe that's the words you used) on said voters for voting for those evil community destroy corporations who might happen to make a better iced tea, corn dog or pizza than some local businesses who only does 1/100th of the comparative sales, and consequently less exposure, in those particular product areas.

One can only wonder what other manufactured outrage stories you're working on.

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on May 1, 2017 at 3:24 PM

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

and in addition to that, how about you get off my lawn you damn kids!

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Posted by Lisa Vergara on May 1, 2017 at 2:54 PM

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

Dwayne:
Where to begin?! How about that you CHOSE to live next to a wedding reception/entertainment/music venue. We didn't.

How about that neighborhood associations exist to protect their quality of life from these interlopers wanting to make a buck and move on?

How about that the other rooftop bars that you cited are in business districts, not residential?

How about that one of the area's most prolific developers omitted including his crown jewel bar because of a "planning oversight?" For the last six years? You can't be that naive.

How about that he built the rooftop bar with an amplified sound system KNOWING that he did not have city approval to do so.

How about the way you marginalized the opponents from being "several dozen residents" to "a handful of residents" to "a few neighbors." Don't you read you own words? Our association has 179 homes. Our monthly meetings debated issues regarding The Dewberry for many years. Most recently, after hearing Mr. Dewberry's arrogant & condescending pitch, we voted almost unanimously to oppose his changes.

The city would have "greatly benefitted" from converting the old federal building by ANY developer. Unfortunately, we got this one because he was the highest bidder.

His entire first floor is virtually a bar. When he obtains the proper certificates of occupancy, guests can still take their drinks up to the roof for the view. He can even have unplugged musical entertainment.

So, now that you have the facts...enough whining for the poor developer and depriving guests of the view. How about some support [from you, a downtown resident], for the residents that have made and want to protect the charm of our neighborhoods?

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Posted by Ferris Kaplan on May 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

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

> Believe me, I get it.

No, you don't. Guess what, they didn't play by the rules, took an expensive gamble, and lost like they deserved to.

Happy May Day!

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Posted by Glenn Nelson on May 1, 2017 at 9:21 AM

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

The Dewberry should absolutely be allowed to open the rooftop bar. The hotel is on Meeting Street, one of the busiest commercial avenues. It's unfortunate that this hotel is being discriminated against. How can a person get approved "event space" on the rooftop of 1 Broad, when the Dewberry can't get permission to serve booze up there? Just look around Marion Square....who has been denied? No one!

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Posted by Lawrence Burtschy on May 1, 2017 at 9:01 AM

Re: “The invisible damage done by Charleston's smoking ban

My husband was diagnosed several years ago with emphysema. He was able to quit smoking and we stayed on top of any illness. He has been hospitalized with pneumonia every year. His breathing has been getting worse but oxygen levels stay in the 97 to 98 range except when he's in hospital. For a year now he has been passing out. It is only for 1 to 3 minutes and was only when he would start coughing. The doctor changed his medications around but he passes out when breathing a bit hard. Also his feet swell up and are numb all the time. He then started using a cane. i searched for alternative treatment before i was introduced to Health herbal clinic by a friend here in the United states she told me they have successful herbal treatment to Emphysema and other lungs diseases. I spoke to few people who used the treatment here in USA and they all gave a positive response, so i immediately purchased the Emphysema herbal formula for my husband and he commenced usage, its totally unexplainable how all the symptoms totally dissapeared, his cough was gone and he no longer experience shortness of breath(dyspnea), contact this herbal clinic via their email healthherbalclinic@gmail.com Or website www.healthherbalclinic.weebly.com. Herbs are truely gift from God

Posted by Susan McDonald on May 1, 2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “With federal investigations ongoing, Charleston is not immune to anti-Semitic threats

Hi Lynnar,

I'm British and on vacation in Charleston. I stumbled across your comments whilst looking at restaurant articles.

You seem to have read a lot of false information - 'Mohammed" isn't the most popular baby name in the UK. (Not that there would be anything inherently wrong with that. The UK is a largely secular country - although historically/culturally Christian, belief in God/churchgoing is relatively scarce. The country is tolerant of religion, though, which applies as much to Muslims as it does to Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jewish people etc.)

https://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2014/dec/01/muhammad-not-most-popular-boys-name-in-britain

On the subject of anti-Semitism, my wife and son are Jewish, and have never encountered any in the UK. That's not to say it doesn't exist, and of course it is deplorable in any form, but you are greatly exaggerating the situation. There were 1024 incidents in the most recent year, which is an unacceptable number, but it must remembered that these incidents include social media posts, graffiti etc. It's *because* anti-Semitism is taken so seriously in the UK (and other northern-European countries) that these figures exist and even the smallest of incidents is (rightly) included. Some right-wing outlets will try to conflate pro-Palestinian sentiment with anti-Semitism, which may skew your impression. Of course, there are many Jewish people in Israel who favour a two-state solution. Anyway, my point here is you have been given an entirely wrong impression by suggesting that northern Europe is descending into a Neo-Nazi dystopia.

On Sweden, the misrepresentation of the country has been covered extensively elsewhere. The way you describe Malm is inaccurate. I lived in Sweden for a long time, and Swedes are (by and large) proud to be an open country which welcomes those in need. That's not to say it's a country without problems, but show me one that is, at any point in history. This is a good debunking of the immigration/rape correlation myth. http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1soqk97

I love America. My wife and her family are American. But this 'greatest country' in the world mentality sounds a lot like jingoism. By what metric? Economically? What about other equally (or more) important factors? Happiness? Quality of life? Health of population? Gap between rich and poor? Violence? Education?

Love the place you live, try to fix the things you don't like, but there is no such thing as 'the greatest country on earth'. America falls a long way down the list on many of the things mentioned above, and is wonderful in so many other ways.

I wrote this reply because you stated a lot of things about the part of the world I call home as fact, when they're not. Posting stuff like this on the internet makes the world seem like a worse and more scary place than it is.

I've enjoyed visiting your beautiful city.

Posted by Jamie Broadbent on April 30, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Coastal mayors take a stand against Trump plan to open Atlantic to offshore drilling

There is a need to start looking at alternative energy sources, drilling is not the answer, destroying our environment, is extremely short sighted, I applaud the mayor for this stance

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Posted by Micheline Mandel on April 30, 2017 at 12:39 PM

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

Born and raised here. I hate what Charleston has become.

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Posted by aliykacat on April 29, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Re: “Weekend rally calls for an end to violence against trans women of color

A bit on the racist side, isn't it? What about white women, Indian woman, or other women? What about handicapped? Or do you specialize like doctors? This seems a bit of a reach to me

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Posted by Michael Hodge on April 29, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Weekend rally calls for an end to violence against trans women of color

How many were killed in Charleston? Or in SC? Just curious?

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Posted by lynnar on April 29, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Coastal mayors take a stand against Trump plan to open Atlantic to offshore drilling

Face the fact Mr. Mayor, drilling will happen. I don't necessarily agree with the drilling as I also don't agree with Liberals & Democrats. Our resources will eventually "dry up" & we will look to other alternatives(offshore drilling). You talk about drilling causing a major threat to tourism, well a more major problem we have in the city of Charleston , "FLOODING" that a little responsible intellect could resolve,but there is way to many politicians buying votes. The flooding not only causes a threat to tourism,it also "is" a threat to "health". Mr.Mayor, it's time to "EARN OUR KEEP".

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 29, 2017 at 7:45 AM

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

Wow! I am impressed. What a fabulous building. Just cannot wait. Another Mike Brady designed Architectural Gem to add to the DT Crown. Mike's been sooooooo busy here lately. Our Stepford Community is only a few years away from complete fruition. So excited to finally be able to say "Hello Buckeyes, Welcome to Anywhere USA".

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on April 28, 2017 at 2:59 PM

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

btw Lynnar, another bit of history -- Trump got access to the land for his casinos in Atlantic City through a sweetheart deal with the Mayor's office. The buildings involved were condemned by the city, taken by eminent domain and then sold to Trump at prices well below market value.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM

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

"Are we living in a communist country now?" Another inane and ignorant comment by Lynnar. The US has used eminent domain since the adoption of the Constitution, and the Courts' interpretation of freedom of speech is more liberal now than at any other point in our history. Apparently she got her education of American history and government at the same school as our President.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 28, 2017 at 2:38 PM

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

I'm not in support of the City's use of eminent domain for the old Piggly Wiggly property in West Ashley. It becomes a slippery slope to all property owners. I understand that the Sunoco gas station was a bad fit for many reasons (it's the gateway to West Ashley, had an awful design and use of property, neighborhoods strongly rejected the idea, etc.) I was against that use, but for the City to "take" this property so that it will become a "park", well that's ludicrous! This area is extremely dangerous with merging roads, to begin with. A park is an ill conceived idea. Too bad Whole Foods or Trader Joe's couldn't see this property as a viable area to open their stores. Perhaps it should be developed as a mixed use for retail and offices????

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Posted by Ellen Hoffman on April 28, 2017 at 1:46 PM

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

I realized that these are simply popularity contests when they gave best pizza to EVO again. After eating there and getting a one-sided topping pizza I never went back. All the toppings were on one side as if they had tilted it at a 45 degree angle when placing it in the oven. Perhaps they thought I ordered a half and half. The store made bacon was delicious but it would have been better if it covered the entire pizza. Waitstaff seemed to be bored with the ordeal. But hey, if you go there a lot and nowhere else, then, yes, it most likely is your favorite pizza place. And if Chic-fil-a has the best tea, then the rest should take heed and step it up.

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Posted by Michael Hodge on April 28, 2017 at 1:07 PM
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