There were auto dealership in the Western part of the city long ago, but they were small. All of that area is covered by the Medical complex now. Some filling station structures survive from that era. It was never called the "Auto Mile." Morrison Drive was called "Auto City" in the late 1960s and early 1970s for a while.
"historic auto mile buildings along Spring and Cannon"? Does anyone know what he is talking about? I knew that there were several car dealers on upper Morrison at some point but have never heard of them here. Or is he using the term differently?
This town honestly wouldn't be able to support a 24-hour coffee house. It doesn't even support one with decent late-night hours as it is....
And they're all so goddamn sparkly fucking clean.
All three of Summervilles hipsters will be hanging out there.
How about a coffeehouse next? We have enough beer joints.
Perhaps a hybrid of Amelies,
Charlotte's über popular 24 hr French bakery/coffee house?
I think a N. Morrison area location near santis,moose,with parking lot, courtyard for music,art,community meetings etc would do killer business.
Was there last night bc I won VIP tickets and the food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing!!
What NO ONE has reported is that the Cannonborough-Elliotborough Neighborhood Association has been trying to restrict this proposal to an 11 PM closing.
This was the 'straw that broke the camel's back' and led to the Late Night overlay zone now before City Council. The owners of this enterprise have 1). Misrepresented their project to the NA("it will be a family type restaurant") but knowing this, it was unanimously shot down in a public NA vote. 2). The previous architect initially presented one set of plans to the NA but then submitted a revised set to BAR(bait & switch, anyone?). 3). At the protest hearing for Liquor License they stated under oath: That the NA had approved their project; They had the full support of the City, as per Ombudsman Sheehan, quoting "this is just what the neighborhood needs!" and further stating he was "our go to guy to push this project along". Mr. Sheehan denies making any such comment(s) and retorts that the City does not 'back' projects. By the by, these developers had no documentation for their arguments. The State approved it...
The City has yet to specify in writing what the were qualifications were for allowing this proposal to be 'grandfathered' in for staying open 'til 2 am. Initially reps from the NA were told by City personnel this proposal would not be allowed to stay open 'til 2 AM. Sounds like someone has some grease with the City, maybe threatened a law suit? The second set of plans by Stumphouse referenced in this article were approved for 'height, scale, & mass' by the NA.
The developers of this project have never acted in good faith toward the neighborhood and it's residents.
Are there hipsters and stoners in Charleston? Remember this is the town that calls places like Elliotborough/Cannonborough and Mixson hipster haven and 'up and coming'.
Everyone misses that info...
Anywho, happened to drive by tonight and saw lots of people lined up for what I am being told by my incredibly well-informed and not-at-all-speculating-source that it was a new staff orientation/dinner.
So, yea. There's about 50 employees at this place, I reckon.
And none of 'em looked like the hippies and stoners at the Boone/Asheville shops. Which is fine. I don't like servers who forget you're in the place every five minutes.
Billbedamned, it's there just right at bottom above the "Around the web" ads:
1306 North Main St
Be nice if you mentioned where the fuck it is in Summerville.
Aww, she sounds like my grandma. I wish I was going to be in town this weekend because I could definitely use some homemade Italian food! I hear ya about the pizza, Mrs. Albano. Charleston has amazing restaurants but if you're used to New York, New Haven or Providence pizza it's hard to eat anything else. I'm a big fan of the pizza at Modern's in New Haven and Vito's in Newington.
Please stop talking about TBL, hard enough to get in as-is. Amazing food.
"Will they have Coors Light? Damn Rarebit doesn't carry it. It's not like the Bandit has to haul it back from Golden."
The bandit didnt go to Golden, he went to Texarkana.
Will they have Coors Light? Damn Rarebit doesn't carry it. It's not like the Bandit has to haul it back from Golden.
Recovery room is a dump--makes sense it's run by a fucking Yankee!
From one southerner to one carpet bagger: I like the cut of your jib sir!
This is the coolest
To all the staff and Patrons at big johns i'm so sorry for your loss. Big johns was what it was, and most importantly it was a home to many hard working folk. just another example of the Charleston gentrification machine at work. And to the big johns building owner "Ryan Condon" Go FUCK YOURSELF. You are obviously a piece of shit. here is some advice from a worthless carpet bagger northern to a southern gentleman. Take care of the people who take care of you. Take care of the staff that ran your bar for 15 years, that mopped the floor at 2:30am, and handled all sorts of drama while you bought 160 properties(per our 25 minute phone conversation last week), and let them have the dignity of staying open to the end of the month. I know you own the crab shack and 6 other restaurants so you must know that F&B folk count on up coming shifts as part of their pay. how dare you change the locks and board up the door and not let them have their final shifts. You can blame your nephews for not running the bar as you see fit but where have you been slum lord???? while the roof leaked and the pipes clogged. that's the buildings owner issue not the bar manager (just another kind piece of advice from one land lord to another) and to your new partners at the rare bit, don't trust this man. do you really think your copper mugs, white shirt tie wearing bartenders and cute yuppie credit card waving crowd is going to enjoy the new digs? good luck........sincerely chris "Boston" DiMattia owner of recovery room tavern and big johns patron
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