If they are able to sell stuff directly from the distillery, then I hope they pass on the savings of having to go through a middle man to the customer. Our local beer breweries have not done that yet. So why go to the brewery, and then pay the same as at a grocery store? Locals who bother to travel to a local maker should receive some sort of reward. I just hope those distilleries on King have better success rate than all the micro breweries we had downtown many years ago. Not many have survived.
The Beach Co. is in business to make a profit. Good for them. But allowing any sort of zoning that would allow them to make changes in that area, without knowing exactly what they would replace it with, is stupid. They are not concerned about who they force to move out and find affordable rent somewhere else (not downtown). I can guarantee any apartment they rent will be almost double what they pay now. Sure, a small percentage will be for those with limited income, but the majority will be out of towners who are looking for a fancy view and in close proximity to the city. Forget most students, nurses, etc... that work nearby. They will have to go up the peninsula to find housing. More cars...lots of cars....for the limited parking we have in that area. Look at the neck for future housing.
As a Texan I believe that if you cannot smoke a brisket, then you cannot BBQ. Texans believe that it shouldn't matter if the ribs have sauce on them or not. The meat should speak for it's self.
Gosh, you guys have got it all wrong.
Let the folks who sent complaints to the FCC, I ...
1. Fondly remember the documentary Roots.
2. Am offended that the FCC allows the Name of God and Jesus to go unbleeped while other cuss words are blocked.
3. Do not want nudity on broadcast radio.
4. Am afraid that our children will take off their clothes at school.
5. Believe that this proposal is bullshit.
Do they have a Charleston Festival in Italy? Cause if not, I am going to boycott Spoleto until they do..
X--tortion...it's everywhere. http://www.landofthisguy.com/?comic=projec…
We were at the Beer Garden. Nice that the sun was not out, as heat and beer do not mix well after a few hours. I found the selections varied, all cold, and we did manage to try 6-7 different brews without becoming comatose. I hope it returns next year. What a great advertising event for Sunoco and their Craft Brew stations. Bet they notice an increase in sales after this event. By the way, if you only want to "try" a certain brew at Sunoco, they usually have the growler varieties in a bottle. Not quite as good as a draft, but gives you a chance to wander through brew forests and try different brands and styles. I know my draft puller's name, now, at my local Sunoco.
The article says "the structure has to be at least 25 feet tall but no less than 50 feet tall"
Do you mean 'at least 25 feet tall but no MORE than 50 feet tall?'
"...undermine the sense of solidarity..."
Libertarians do not believe in solidarity.
Building out instead of up is an absolute waste of an incredible opportunity. The way to prevent a city like Charleston from feeling more crowded is not sprawling, flatter buildings! Building up allows both residential volume AND use of the surrounding land, such as the nearby baseball field, playground, tennis courts, or even the simply open field adjacent to Lockwood/Broad, which gives the area a more spacious feeling. Not to mention, balcony views of Charleston and the water are incredible, but are sadly few and far between. Charleston's vibrant crowd of young professionals tend not to be millionaires (yet?), and as a student, I can attest to how difficult it is to find an apartment in a safe area, close to campus, with washer/dryer and dishwasher, and for less than $1,000/month per bedroom. A high rise is the only way to achieve such value; otherwise, it will be unaffordable, have a waiting list, or both (Bee Street Lofts). Ashley House is the only other high rise in the immediate area, and while many would consider it outdated (most units do not have W/D & DW), it remains 100 years more modern than the vast majority of other options its area. It blows my mind that it sounds like they've essentially ruled out the concept of building a tall, beautiful, modern, energy-efficient, building to replace an aging one - all in the name of flattening the skyline over affording a positive, attainable experience for the everyday residents who make this city so great. For the "mix of college students, MUSC nurses and interns, young urban professionals, and retirees" you mentioned who currently live there, a flatter development means more of those people would be forced to live elsewhere, which also notably could mean more cars on the road - especially for the first 3 on that list who currently are able to bike/walk to work/class on the peninsula if they move out to West Ashley, James Island, or Mount Pleasant - and I think we can all agree we'd rather have less of that. Efficient use of the land should be a priority - the building can be designed to enhance Charleston's beauty, no matter how tall it is.
It's the old "give us Barabbas" (GUB) syndrome..
I'm thinking Hells Agents and the Black Panthers..
Why do some people assume that being crude equates to being funny? Seems this act is all about getting attention.
The public domain is police responsibility. That's why we pay tax dollars. I agree that you do not want a bouncer mixing it up in the streets and in parking lots. If this law passes I foresee a bouncer being attacked in a dimly lit lot. Remember, they don't carry anything to protect themselves besides their fists (maybe pepper spray). Further, if a bouncer tells me to get off a sidewalk I'm not going to listen to him since he does not have the authority to move me from the public space. Employees are going to be hurt and business will be sued. This is dumb.
Why not try it on cable (non-premium) from 8pm-5am to start with and just get a feel for how it goes? I don't really anticipate the weather Channel having anchors with their tits out or Al Roker dropping the F-Bomb on "Keeping it Real With Al." I mean, has anyone watched Tosh.0? I fail to see how a woman's breasts could be more inappropriate than some of these shows. And I have two small kids and would never let them watch Tosh, Family Guy, South Park, etc.
Regulation and censorship are two entirely different concepts.
An old building which has done a lot of good service to the community. I've lived there and it shelters a remarkable, diverse community. Some of these group's determination to drive everyone but the rich out of the city is gradually destroying the living city which once existed here. Almost no children grow up downtown now. Fewer young people live there. We're going to be left with a city which is a luxury experience largely enjoyed by older people who have made their money elsewhere.
After 20 years of relentless damage, during which my family had to leave for Mount Pleasant, Charleston is incapable of understanding that the city a century of poverty could not destroy is being leveled by the rich. The city's cultural institutions are weaker. The once active civic life is a shadow of what it once was. Do we have cooler restaurants? Sure. Can we put on festivals full of tourists and the occupants of trophy houses? Certainly. Do people here still know and honor each other's stories? Children, the young and those who need to earn a living need a city. A city should be devoted to the people who need and love it. It is not a product to be marketed to the highest bidder. Charleston and the Lowcountry's incapacity to comprehend that is why our communities are being obliterated.
Having seen the last strong years of the downtown community, an economically diverse, racially mixed experience and gone on to help attempt to recreated community in I'On in Mount Pleasant, I do understand what is at stake here. It's incredibly hard to maintain today. It is far more important and special than how the places look or how much parking you have.
Yikes. A mini BBQ war is raging.
Thanks for letting us all know what you like by using the words "I" or "My or me" over 35 times in this article.
The adage, "Success has many fathers (and, one assumes, mothers) but failure is an orphan," comes to mind while reading the remarks of Heather Higgins here and in other PR published by her group, IWV, since Sanford's victory. At least in this account she did not go so far as to state categorically that hers was the only group which supported Sanford when the NRCC abandoned Sanford's campaign. She only implied it. In truth, other organizations, such as Freedom Works, a large pro-life organuzation, and other groups both large and small jumped into the breach at the same time as, or even before, IWV. It is a shame that in its efforts to garner some (albeit deserved) praise and recognition, IWV would undermine the sense of solidarity and common purpose which attends an unexpected and resounding victory by dismissing or minimizing the efforts of others, including -- it sounds like to me -- the efforts of the candidate himself.
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