Craig – I don’t know you, nor have I had the opportunity to visit your establishment yet. However, your post below is outstanding. I know it’s hard to sit back and read of poor or mediocre experiences at your place and not respond. I tend to think of it like this. Rarely do we comment on good experiences. We tend to expect them. It’s seems like we zero in on those experiences that break our expectations great or poor. Let’s face it, when’s the last time you called the power company to thank them for keeping the power on?
Anyway, you have one a customer. I’ll be seeing you soon!
I say we simply eat the children... Just a modest proposal...
I did blow with Obama and Osama on the roof of the White House... Then burned one with Willie...
Is it just me, or is this chick kinda hot?
Folks... Let's face it... Park Circle is changing. Now, if you happen to be a straight man and go out to DIG in the Park (on a Friday or Saturday... Especially when a folk act is playing), you feel as if the lesbian gestapo will cut you! (Kidding of course). The LGBT community has bolstered the Park Circle area with capital and commerce, but they were seen as an unwelcome interlopers into the community by the African-American residents. They were going to start a wave that would "gentrify" the area and drive the current residents out. If you think this is untrue, you are either lying to us and yourself or not familiar with the last ten years of Park Circle history. It's ironic that the perceived interlopers of that day are now the ones seeing interlopers around every corner that are threatening to change the "community."
So, these are the grumbles of growth. I'm not saying that Mixon B&A is right or wrong. I'm just arguing that change always comes with pain. But, make no mistake, Park Circle will change and some will like while others do not.
And, yes, to some extent, you can guide and direct these changes. But, you can't guide it all... This is an age old argument that could be found in thousands of places across this country. Good luck keeping out the change! I do wish you well...
After reading a couple of the bad reviews above, I wanted to come charging in here to the defense of this great place. The food is awesome, the beer selection is good (and always cold) and the crowd is a good mixture of what Charleston is...
That being said, I have to say that they are unfortunately spot on when it comes to reviews of the service and general attitude of the staff. At times it seems as if the hipster style of just being too cool to care bleeds from the atmosphere (where it's okay) to the service (where it's not.)
I go here often and will continue to do so. I humbly ask the ownership to take note of these trends in comments. It can't be all of them have a grudge or caught you on a bad day.
The only thing, in my opinion, anyone could say negatively about this place is the apparent apathy in customer service.
As I said, I will go back and I will continue to recommend it to family and friends. I just hope they get this bit corrected.
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