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Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

“When you have rent, gas and children, you should expect a decent day’s pay for a decent day’s work,”
NO.
When you have valuable skills you should expect a decent day's pay for a decent days work.
Otherwise you are S.O.L.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 27, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

I can't understand why the city hasn't tried to create an entertainment district near the City Aquarium where there is lots of land and few residences. Locating the cruise terminal near the ailing aquarium would also make sense as it would reduce downtown traffic and hopefully get more people to visit the financially challenged aquarium. Of course making unwise and often baffling decisions is what the city seems to do best.

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Posted by Anthony Placebo on August 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Re: “Get off your steed and on a bike

And remember everyone:

Every extra person who bikes, takes a car out of traffic and out of valuable street parking.

That said, try to make them feel safe by avoiding passing them in a narrow lane and everything else you can think of :)

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Posted by VictorBennett on August 27, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Leon's masters fine dining — and char-grilled oysters — in a curated-casual space

Funny. I live near Leon's, and because the prices are so high for fried chicken and concrete floors, I've asked neighbors who've been there. Can't get a positive reaction. The out-of-towners will have to carry the place.
WTF is with opening expensive restaurants in poor neighborhoods and not hiring local people who could walk to work? Is it so hard to train somebody to serve in a place like this? Teach them to say "local" and "unctuous" and the Yankee foodies will be happy.

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Posted by ImFromHere on August 27, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

Who doesn't love Tim Keane's hair? Except those weeks when he forgets to touch-up the roots, he's everything Barbie dreamed of in Ken's replacement.

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Posted by ImFromHere on August 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

The city seems to view bars as the devil incarnate, but hotels can do no wrong. Guess the hotels give more $$ in political donations than the smaller drinkin joints.

A mix of businesses would be ideal but we are not there yet, and it's punitive to punish F&B for doing well. Especially since the City was happy to take in their taxes when the economy was in the tank just a few yrs ago,and bars were the only game in town.

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Posted by Driftaway on August 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Re: “Hanna Raskin reveals illegal labor practices in Charleston’s food and beverage community

Kinsey, I'm sorry you didn't call me to discuss the story. I would have been happy to explain that the Mexican restaurant violations originated with non-local owners, and were extensions of investigations conducted in other cities around the state. Since my foremost responsibility is covering Charleston, I chose to focus on those audits which affected the restaurant owners, workers and diners who live here.

Until every restaurant employee is fairly compensated for his or her work, we'll still need more ink to cover "the plight of casual and fast food workers fighting for higher wages." But I think it's equally important to examine the high-end restaurants which hold themselves up as exemplars of quality in every sphere -- and have the awards and press coverage to show for it.

The great thing about the emergence of chef celebrity is chefs now have a platform for making real and lasting changes to our food system. If celebrity chefs can do for line cooks what they've done for farmers, the Department of Labor will soon have far less to do.

Hanna Raskin
Food writer and critic
The Post and Courier
hraskin@postandcourier.com

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Posted by Hanna Raskin on August 27, 2014 at 6:10 PM
Posted by Paulius on August 27, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

Is it just me or is Tim Keane starting to look more and more like Willem Dafoe?

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 27, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Rivers Avenue gets a little sweeter with Ragamuffin Sugarshop

My father and brother owned and ran Charleston Lock and Safe for many years. It's great to see this building that was such a part of my childhood no longer abandoned.

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Posted by Jeanette Fowler on August 27, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

A no closing solution would be even better.
Ticket he loud and disruptive only, and let freedom ring.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 27, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Get off your steed and on a bike

More tips n' laws:
** Your bike WILL BE CONFISCATED by the City if you park on anything but a corral on KING STREET between Calhoun and Spring. Don't expect a note -- if your bike is parked illegally and disappears, grab $40 cash and head to the police station on Lockwood. And be ready to buy a new lock.
** DON'T TEXT on your bike -- it's illegal, you can be ticketed.
** Helmets aren't mandatory, just a good idea. Find one you like and give it a try.
** And to reiterate, USE LIGHTS on your bike -- white on the front, red on the back. You can be ticketed and fined if you're seen biking without them at night.
http://www.bikelaw.com/learn/

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Posted by OliveArgyle on August 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Twenty years of secular humanism in Charleston

Thanks for a positive article. Great group of very supportive loving people. Varied interests and people from across the spectrum of society.

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Posted by Rob Britt on August 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

The soft closing suggestion is by far the best solution I've heard. I wish I could have been at the meeting, but I was already at the bar.

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Posted by Abby Fleming on August 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “16-year-old Summerville student arrested for killing dinosaur hires lawyer

This whole thing reminds me of when I was a sophomore in HS and there was a bomb threat. We had to enter through metal detectors and have our bags searched, and one older boy thought it would be funny to bring in a bag stuffed with "weird items" such as stuffed animals and other toys. The security people weren't amused but let it fly. A teacher caught wind of the joke and had him arrested for obstruction of justice! It was ludicrous. Yes, he was an idiot, but not a criminal.

Posted by Abby Fleming on August 27, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Re: “City officials at public meeting: Charleston should not have an entertainment district

I have said it before, how about a moratorium on hotels?

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Posted by nofaith on August 27, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “The re-release of Ghostbusters takes a critic back to a formative movie summer

Yea, it's funny and all, but its politics are shit.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/why-ghostbus…

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 27, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Re: “CofC grads start solar-powered golf cart taxi service on Folly

"Nobody's broke ass starts a business right out of college without a lot of help $$$$ from Mom and Dad."

Honestly, very few people at any age start a business without help from somewhere (the bank, family, friends, "crowdsourcing") but then, 30 years later, it's all "I built this! All me! Mine!"

Posted by mat catastrophe on August 27, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Re: “CofC grads start solar-powered golf cart taxi service on Folly

Nobody's broke ass starts a business right out of college without a lot of help $$$$ from Mom and Dad.

Posted by Racer X on August 27, 2014 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Nominations now open for 2014 City Paper Music Awards!

That was the joke.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on August 27, 2014 at 6:12 AM
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