Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Agenda: Anthropologie prepped, Sandy to steer clear, Wine + Food Fest unveils poster

Charleston tech industry continues growth

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM

King St. Anthropologie prepped for Friday opening
After months of work to remove the smell of Abercrombie & Fitch cologne from the 7,500 square foot space, womens retail and home furnishing chain Anthropologie is set to open on Friday in the King St. storefront formerly occupied by the tween outfitter between Wentworth and Hassell St. City officials are welcoming the opening as an asset to the popular shopping district along King St. The company tweeted on Tuesday: "Let’s hear it for no more driving to Anthro in Myrtle Beach!"
Sources: Post and Courier
Related: Retail real estate market rebounds strongly in third quarter

Charleston Wine + Food Festival unveils 2013 poster
At a private reception at new King St. hotspot Stars, Charleston Wine and Food Festival organizers unveiled the official 2013 poster, designed by Robert Lange, for the February 28-March 3 festival.
Sources: Post and Courier

Charleston tech industry showing signs of growth
The Charleston Digital Corridor reports today that growth of Charleston-based technology companies continues, with average wages in the sector more than 160% local and state median incomes and with most companies looking to expand their workforces within the year.
Sources: Charleston Digital Corridor

Republican candidates a no-show at League of Women Voters forum
Republican candidates in county auditor and congressional races opted to attend other events, canceling their appearance at the League of Women Voters forum as their Democratic and third party opponents discussed the races in the absence of their GOP counterparts.
Sources: Post and Courier

Boeing exec addresses union activity at N. Charleston plant
After reporting the company's Q3 earnings, Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney told reporters that he didn't think Charleston workers would move forward with the union organizing, saying that the company was committed to working with Dreamliner workers directly.
Sources: Charleston Regional Business Journal

Charleston school board elects new chair, welcomes new member
Two-year chair of Charleston County School Board Chris Fraser welcomed the end of his reign over the board, saying he'd reached his limit amid ongoing squabbles on the board. After welcoming a newly-appointed member, the board elected Cindy Bohn Coats as its new leader.
Sources: Post and Courier

Hurricane Sandy looking like it'll avoid S.C. coast
Most forecasts are sending the year's 18th named storm, Hurricane Sandy, well east of the Carolinas, but the storm could bring some weather to the coast by the end of the week.
Sources: Myrtle Beach Sun News, Live 5 News/AP

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