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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: “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: “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: “Bitty and Beau's, a coffee shop staffed by intellectually and developmentally disabled people, opening in Charleston

What an amazing idea! I will follow the progress as Bitty and Beau's comes to Charleston and make sure to be there when they open!

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Posted by Amy Patterson on April 28, 2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

That's our local kids and one is my daughter. We are so proud of them. We will be heading down tomorrow to watch the competition Saturday.

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Posted by Kathy Shaggy Cartee on April 27, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Culinary Institute of Charleston looks to high schoolers to increase declining enrollment

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Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

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Posted by Franz X Meier on April 26, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Re: “The road to S.C.’s fourth national title might just be paved in prosciutto

Go Team South Carolina!

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Posted by DPO on April 25, 2017 at 1:33 PM

Re: “5 local coffee drinks that are 100% better than Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

Lime Oleo Saccharum? WTF is tha... oh. That actually sounds like a damned fine ingredient. http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/09/cock…

Posted by factoryconnection on April 24, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “5 local coffee drinks that are 100% better than Starbucks' Unicorn Frappuccino

This is just some of the liberal people that liberals survey. And this so-called poll involved just "HOW" many so-called coffee professionals?(mostly younger people,college)
Bottom line,STARBUCKS" make and sell the best coffee ever.
And that's my 2 cents worth'.

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Here's what you can eat at High Water Fest this weekend

Any gluten free or celiac friendly options among the vendors?

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Posted by Claire R. on April 22, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Froufrou white party Dîner en Blanc returns to Charleston

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Posted by Uninterrupted White on April 21, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “FAB speaker Barbara Lynch named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People

@thisisfabchs is also pleased to have Barbara also hosting a dinner at McCradys Tavern - $45/pp.

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Posted by Randi Goldenstein- Weinstein on April 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Summerville's Perfectly Frank's has closed

If you guys knew what I know, you'd be extraordinarily thankful they closed that location. Shudder.... I'm. Just. Saying.

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Posted by Tina Devereaux on April 20, 2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Chubby Fish restaurant will open in Coming Street storefront

Hahaha who are you? Obviously nobody important

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Posted by Geoff Shyatt on April 19, 2017 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Summerville's Perfectly Frank's has closed

Awwww! Patiently waiting for new digs for the best dogs!!

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Posted by Debra Jones Howard on April 19, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Summerville's Perfectly Frank's has closed

That sucks great virety of dogs deserves a better venue I will be whating

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Posted by Chris Hutchinson on April 19, 2017 at 2:52 PM
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