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Re: “Evan Guthrie Law Firm

Helpful law firm. Will be using them again in the future.

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Posted by Keith B on April 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill w/ NEEDTOBREATHE

video and light show were stunning. audio reminded me of concerts from the 70's, most of the music was amplified to the point of distortion, at times the bass was cracking and distorted to the point you couldn't here faith or tim. you would think that by 2017 we could make amps and speakers that were clear and crisp, guess not

Posted by Steve Colson on April 22, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Eric Vaughn Duo

Having a time when he's playing would be helpful.

Posted by NerdHerd78 on April 29, 2017 at 7:04 PM

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

So proud of Team SC! I judge at the state level and that rabbit roulade was nothing short of phenomenal! For a high-schooler to accomplish that in one hour is mind-blowing! Love PROSTART!

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Posted by Riverside on April 29, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Weekend rally calls for an end to violence against trans women of color

How many were killed in Charleston? Or in SC? Just curious?

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Posted by lynnar on April 29, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

To the person who is hoping to keep neighborhood businesses in the downtown area, I am afraid that will not happen. Coming from NYC, I see the same thing happening here. There is not an inch of that city that is not being gentrified. Places in Brooklyn, where 20 years ago, you would not have even walked through those neighborhoods, and now condos are going for at least $1 million. Same is happening here. Landlords are forcing businesses out when their leases are up and increasing the rents to exorbitant prices. Or they sell the building to a developer, who just does not care. I am afraid, when push comes to shove, everyone has a price, when put in front of them. When I think about all the small businesses that were on the Upper West Side and the Upper East side and the Village. All gone. It is not the New York City I grew up in. That is why I had to leave.

Then, when I walk on King Street, another business is going out. Most of the time, it is because the rent has gone up so high, that the business owner, just cannot afford the rent. The only businesses that can afford to open are chains. And even they are in trouble. American Apparel went out of business. And how many food places can open on King?

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Posted by lynnar on April 29, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Bull Street Gourmet locks its doors for good today

Big chains don't "make it" in historic Charleston...remember Atlanta Bread Company and Applebee's on N. Market? Fuddruckers, Grandy's, etc in the Market??

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Posted by DaleS on April 29, 2017 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Tavern and Table's Chef Katie Lorenzen on Iron Chef's Eats this Sunday

Awesome to get the attention...Horst would be jealous!

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on April 29, 2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Growing Old, Not Better

I have to make sure I am at home when I read your recaps because I always end up cackling hysterically and spilling my drink during a fit of giggles/ugly-crying. Your allusion to Gulliver's Travels was particularly hilarious this evening. "'Do you sleep standing up?' Craig asks, on behalf of all humanity." I am dying!!!

Posted by ClaireG on April 29, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Coastal mayors take a stand against Trump plan to open Atlantic to offshore drilling

Face the fact Mr. Mayor, drilling will happen. I don't necessarily agree with the drilling as I also don't agree with Liberals & Democrats. Our resources will eventually "dry up" & we will look to other alternatives(offshore drilling). You talk about drilling causing a major threat to tourism, well a more major problem we have in the city of Charleston , "FLOODING" that a little responsible intellect could resolve,but there is way to many politicians buying votes. The flooding not only causes a threat to tourism,it also "is" a threat to "health". Mr.Mayor, it's time to "EARN OUR KEEP".

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Posted by dun'kin Duncan on April 29, 2017 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Influencer by Birth

I love this show but love your recaps even more. You are officially my favorite person in this world with the mention of Caroline in the City. If you were to run for President you would have my vote.

Posted by atate1901 on April 29, 2017 at 1:34 AM

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: “Seven-story development at corner of King and Spring streets gains final approval

Wow! I am impressed. What a fabulous building. Just cannot wait. Another Mike Brady designed Architectural Gem to add to the DT Crown. Mike's been sooooooo busy here lately. Our Stepford Community is only a few years away from complete fruition. So excited to finally be able to say "Hello Buckeyes, Welcome to Anywhere USA".

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on April 28, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

btw Lynnar, another bit of history -- Trump got access to the land for his casinos in Atlantic City through a sweetheart deal with the Mayor's office. The buildings involved were condemned by the city, taken by eminent domain and then sold to Trump at prices well below market value.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 28, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

"Are we living in a communist country now?" Another inane and ignorant comment by Lynnar. The US has used eminent domain since the adoption of the Constitution, and the Courts' interpretation of freedom of speech is more liberal now than at any other point in our history. Apparently she got her education of American history and government at the same school as our President.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on April 28, 2017 at 2:38 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Chs. could take West Ashley lot via eminent domain; Senate passes gas tax; Mulvaney takes blame for repeal falter

I'm not in support of the City's use of eminent domain for the old Piggly Wiggly property in West Ashley. It becomes a slippery slope to all property owners. I understand that the Sunoco gas station was a bad fit for many reasons (it's the gateway to West Ashley, had an awful design and use of property, neighborhoods strongly rejected the idea, etc.) I was against that use, but for the City to "take" this property so that it will become a "park", well that's ludicrous! This area is extremely dangerous with merging roads, to begin with. A park is an ill conceived idea. Too bad Whole Foods or Trader Joe's couldn't see this property as a viable area to open their stores. Perhaps it should be developed as a mixed use for retail and offices????

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Posted by Ellen Hoffman on April 28, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Re: “The Exposure Myth

I have a question and I'm not trying to be mean, I am serious. In this article some artists say they donated works worth x amount but it sold for only q amount. Who decides what the piece is worth? On the lighter side, perhaps you could direct the charities to other artists, such as the artisanal pizza, artisanal bakery or artisanal sandwich shops. People always need food

Posted by Michael Hodge on April 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM
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