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Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

There was one on James Island too, lest we forget.

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Posted by Ian Campbell on August 18, 2016 at 9:27 PM

Re: “After 13 years in business, King Street Grille closes shop

Yet another business forced out by greedy landlords wanting ridiculous amounts of rent.

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Posted by Dan Diehl on August 18, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Small business owners are being crushed by government regulations, Obamacare, the economy & overseas competition. Low information consumers are quick to judge their business decisions. The Crosby's and their partners have run a quality, ethical business for close to 30 years. They should be supported for unavoidable business decisions & not blamed. They were encroached upon by urban development. Enjoy the fruits of your labor & thanks for years of great seafood.

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Posted by Harrietta Pauls Smith on August 18, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Small business owners are being crushed by government regulations, Obamacare, the economy & overseas competition. Low information consumers are quick to judge their business decisions. The Crosby's and their partners have run a quality, ethical business for close to 30 years. They should be supported for unavoidable business decisions & not blamed. They were encroached upon by urban development. Enjoy the fruits of your labor & thanks for years of great seafood.

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Posted by Harrietta Pauls Smith on August 18, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

The ones throwing shade at them for selling you obviously don't understand how difficult it is to keep a small business going from the tax liabilities. I imagine if they could still be profitable and have the revenue stream needed they wouldn't be closing. It's their place and the decision was as well.

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Posted by Robert Vitorre on August 18, 2016 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Seriously Maryjo.. I'm sure there was more to it than just selling.. Charleston will never be the same old Charleston it used to be...

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Posted by Jennifer Olver on August 17, 2016 at 6:38 PM

Re: “James Island sports a restaurant scene as quirky as its residents

I do love a good burger, but I go to The Lot for that. I also love a great steak. I go to The Lot for that. Seafood, same thing. Great wine, The Lot. It's my favorite restaurant on the island, hands down. Sure, I'm biased, but I do love The Lot and everything Chef Andy churns out. Plus, knowing the farmers that provide the food means a lot to me. I do look forward to trying Sermet's JI though, and Roadside Seafood is good when you want the fried seafood fix. I just wish they didn't use styrofoam for their takeout dishes.

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Posted by follymusic on August 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Our short guide to 'za in the Holy City

Missing on this list is JI PIzza. Our favorite handsdown. Try the Islander with Love and tell me you don't agree.

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Posted by follymusic on August 17, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “When it comes to cocktails, is it time to kill the word craft?

Ah, now Paul is one of the emperors who are actually wearing clothes!

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Posted by Lew Bryson on August 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

Re: “What is Charleston's signature sandwich?

Mark, We wrote all about the origin of fried fish sandwiches here http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charles…

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on August 17, 2016 at 2:08 PM

Re: “What is Charleston's signature sandwich?

If you do your homework Charleston was known for Fried Whiting Sandwiches served in lunch counter all over town

Posted by Mark Winslade on August 17, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

random thought - if you leave a 6 for the kitchen and some underage staff members drink it are you liable? And if I buy the kitchen a beer, why should the House make a profit?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on August 17, 2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen has been offering a 6 pack for the kitchen on its menu for a long while now

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Posted by Jacob Smith on August 17, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

kitchen love...don't get lost in the details...is a concept WAY overdue.

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Posted by ncspartan on August 17, 2016 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Edmund's Oast gives customers a way to show kitchen staff some love

That's very nice. But is it really that customers aren't invited to give honest cash to the cooks? If a 6-pack of beer is a legal gift, wouldn't a small pile of Lincolns be OK?
I'm all in favor of getting away from the front-of-house tipping system. I know servers think they work hard, but for my 20%, most of them are living the life of Riley. I'd rather see them working at a straight hourly rate, with the good ones getting a higher wage. Knowing that a waiter makes $35K is disheartening when cooks get minimum wage.
So they squall. "We have to get a bunch of money when we're on the floor because we only work 6 hours." Well, the paradigm can shift. Staff could work 8 hours apiece at a rational wage - best-qualified/paid people can serve up front and prep salads when traffic is slow.

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Posted by ImFromHere on August 17, 2016 at 12:14 AM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

It's their property to do with as they please.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on August 16, 2016 at 11:28 AM

Re: “Chef Brannon Florie opens his third Mt. Pleasant restaurant next Tuesday

That's the first I've heard about what was happening on Coleman with the former Fonduely Yours / Oriental Garden space. Interesting, though I guess there will be other businesses there too.

What about the former Boulevard Diner? Hard to keep up with what's going up and coming down on Coleman.

On 41 is good, the menu does work for adults and kids.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on August 16, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Chef Brannon Florie opens his third Mt. Pleasant restaurant next Tuesday

If Chef Florie has made that benigted space that On 41 now occupies finally work after so many others have tried and failed, then maybe he's just the guy to work the former Bangkok Garden space that has also seen its share of tenants over the past few years. Nothing he can do about the crappy access to that shopping center, just make a great product that matches consumer demand.

Also: now I'm bummed that Bangkok Garden closed!

Posted by factoryconnection on August 16, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Crosby's Seafood Market will close on Aug. 25 after 37 years in business

Way to sell out......congrats on the big sell but how sad that soon the ambience of the old Charleston will be gone.

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Posted by MaryJo Fiveash Clark on August 16, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Re: “James Island sports a restaurant scene as quirky as its residents

was excited about your return...then i read this. a fitting follow up would be in an depth piece on fast food in Mt. p.

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Posted by ncspartan on August 14, 2016 at 1:32 PM

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