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Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Influencer by Birth

I love this show but love your recaps even more. You are officially my favorite person in this world with the mention of Caroline in the City. If you were to run for President you would have my vote.

Posted by atate1901 on April 29, 2017 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

There was a study conducted under the auspices of, I think, the City of Charleston and perhaps Historic Charleston Foundation many years ago about the three parts of King Street and what types of businesses were missing in each "zone." South of Market, South of Calhoun and North of Calhoun were identified. Today, we look at upper Kingt and never think about how diverse it is with types of business, food and drink. It did not just happen that way - that is for sure. Through proper planning on the part of the city and very smart developers (and I use that word in the kindest of ways) this blend and mix took great calculation. The vision survived the second worst economic disaster this country has seen in its' existence. Upper King made it. The condominiums at the Cigar Factory did not! This crafting the "ethnic food" restaurants North of Calhoun was brilliant. You boys know who you are.

A missing part for the neighbors and the visitors South of Market on King was the need for refreshments, light groceries; and prepared foods. There was a great sandwich shop for years on the west side of King Street south of Market across from the South Carolina Library Society which featured exceptional soups and sandwiches. Sadly, the rent made it simple a non-profitable venture as I recall.

Justin Coaxall always did it right at Bull Street Gourmet and I do hope that another establishment who cares for the neighborhood, like the people who actually took over the old Bull Street Gourmet, has done. It is the yang of Capitalism and Charleston is very fortunate that many multi-generational families have chosen to keep local business in their buildings versus chasing the gold, which I certain can understand.

It is with that sense of community that another little spot will open and a young couple will work hard to live their dream, as we have seen so many times in this city with Scott and Ruth, Serge and Geraldstine, Joanne and Mickey, Pasqual and Penelope, Massimiliano and Natasha, and now Caitlin and Michael and Paul and Marguerite.

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Posted by Mitchell Crosby on April 28, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

mmm, love cheesecake!

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Posted by Tim Ber on April 28, 2017 at 8:23 PM

Re: “Diner en Blanc: We came, we saw, we (actually) had a really good time

Schmucks.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on April 28, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

Cheesecake Factory God No. I moved to Charleston at the same time this opened. I loved sitting in the window seat drinking wine and having dinner (back when they served dinner) only a few blocks from my house. I told myself each time I went that if Bull Street went under, I would have to leave Charleston. We'll see if I'm able to stay.

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Posted by Kimberly Hogan Hambric on April 28, 2017 at 2:59 PM

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: “The Exposure Myth

I have a question and I'm not trying to be mean, I am serious. In this article some artists say they donated works worth x amount but it sold for only q amount. Who decides what the piece is worth? On the lighter side, perhaps you could direct the charities to other artists, such as the artisanal pizza, artisanal bakery or artisanal sandwich shops. People always need food

Posted by Michael Hodge on April 28, 2017 at 1:20 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

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: “Diner en Blanc: We came, we saw, we (actually) had a really good time

My thoughts exactly!

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Posted by Lauren Shinnick on April 28, 2017 at 12:45 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: “New outdoor venue The Bend debuts with hip-hop artists, comedians, and more

Hey hip hop artist come get your new beats at
kingephraimbeats.com

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Posted by SlyGod kraft on April 28, 2017 at 8:47 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: “Bitty and Beau's, a coffee shop staffed by intellectually and developmentally disabled people, opening in Charleston

This is a great idea. If they are capable of doing the work safely, I would be happy to see them have jobs and leading a more productive life.

I will drop in when they open. I am always looking for a good cup of coffee that does not require me to learn Latin just to place my order.

Posted by Jshicke on April 28, 2017 at 7:54 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
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