So very glad I got to eat the fried chicken and check out this creative and tasty new spot before work pulled me out of Charleston for a few months. It was one of the last things I did before leaving downtown and I can't wait to get back. Best of luck to Brooks and Tim!
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I've been away from the Holy City for a few months but am curious - with a Harris Teeter a mile away and a new grocery store proposed in this complex - is this a small push to eventually redevelop that current Harris Teeter/ East Bay site with hotels and housing in advance of the cruise ship terminal? I remember hearing that HT was looking at their Charleston options back in 2013 before Kroger bought them.
Let me first preface by saying I sent *certified* letters to all of our local "media" today in support of Charleston Waterkeeper and their Founder/ Executive Director Cyrus Buffum. I did it because this characterization is incorrect.
I have known Cyrus for over a decade - actually beginning with he and I committing to the College of Charleston and their fractured, disorganized student government in 2001. I have never known Cyrus to be anything other than genuine, focused and dedicated to the task at hand. While I don't see him often enough - I have known Cyrus to be a leader through and through.
These unsubstantiated and trollish comments posed by many of the same cast of characters here are the same fools that strike down everything, good or bad - in the CP comments sections, the P&C "comments section" and other local media --- and are defamatory and insulting. I would personally love to organize a public forum to flush these folks out in an effort to get YOU to actually defend your opinions IN PERSON.
I would love to speak to the original Waterkeeper *supporter* who made the inquiry as to his experience with NPOs as they relate to Waterkeeper. I can assure you - and through more than a decade of family giving - that this process as it relates to 501(c)3 organizations is difficult to navigate and requires effort that far supplants the mission and capacity of the organizers - and often their limited staff. I travel more than 8 times per year to sit in NPO meetings - of which I have a limited scope of influence and historical context.
In the past 4 or so years, I was witnessed Cyrus (and his support staff) build the foundation of organization that would have consumed many of his contemporaries.
Whether building a for-profit or not-for-profit business, you relinquish a part of your soul in favor of the misson at hand.
I, too, will expect to see the annual reports, organizational goals and ongoing updates towards their progress - and I fully expect and believe that a high character and dedicated person like Cyrus Buffum will deliver --- because he always has. It's easy to post comments and deliver criticism when you simply read the headlines.
On a personal note --- Cyrus Buffum - you have my highest and most unequivocal support. You have done an amazing job creating a local affiliate of an organization that very few Charlestonians would have heard of - unless you launched it way back when. Keep your chin up and you will go far.
In friendship and community,
This is ridiculous. Maybe the City should enforce crosswalks first...our most basic of street level enforcement. Start with Meeting at Charlotte (try Saturday morning during the Farmer's Market) or Calhoun Street near MUSC. Drivers blatantly blow through these all day, every day.
College of Charleston students have the money to pay, are easy targets and the City knows it. That's fact.
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