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Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Too much of anything in most cases is a recipe for disaster. However, coming to Charleston after living in a severely economically depressed area will open your eyes immensely. There were no jobs or opportunities for a better life in my previous home. I love this city and hope that we can find a solution to some of the problems created by its popularity.

Posted by couchqueen2020 on July 28, 2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

@EBF. You are wrong. A bed & breakfast is zoned residential, NOT commercial. If the owner lives onsite for at least 183 days per year, anyone can get a b&b license, South of the Crosstown that is. Why not north of the Crosstown or West Ashley, or J.I.? Why should I be denied a residential use of a residential home, just because I live north of this arbitrary line? I'll tell you why (according to the City and some of the task force members): No particular reason.

Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Goulette opens with a casual, grill-heavy menu

Maybe cassoulet in the winter. That's when it should be served. Not in the summer.

Posted by lynnar on July 27, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

@ Pat Hendrix: Regardless of what livability did io did not do for you regarding this one particular rental, I will repeat myself: Lee Batchelder explained at the most recent meeting of the task force that there have been ZERO (that's right ZERO) calls about owner-occupied B&B's. And yes making it illegal for me to run a b&b, a residentially zoned, older-than-Jesus traditional form of rental (the Inn of the X-mas story wasn't a Hyatt, I'm certain), this is akin to not allowing blacks, gays or anyone else to sit at lunch counters, stay at hotels, etc. Fear is ungodly and is what is tearing this community apart, not those of us can be responsible b&b owners. Charleston seems hell bent on letting fearful, uptight mostly-rich folks continue to violate people's basic rights, civil or property.

Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Bryan, after three cracks at your reply, I think that last post was your best. Nice work.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on July 27, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Americano restaurant in Mt. Pleasant is for sale

I would love to see the rarebit here!

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Posted by Hugh Molten on July 27, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Local groups respond to President Trump’s call to ban transgender military personnel

Where did this whole problem come from all the sudden...WTH??

Wow talk about problems...calm down everyone I think the new rules still allow you to cross dress part time.. You just can't be post op. lololol jk

how this would be enforced and or regulated is the real problem. Talk about the government in your business!

good article in my opinion

Posted by zee on July 27, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Mr. Hendrix you sure do have a lot of built up aggression against Mr. Green, based on your previous comments from his other articles where you are mostly bashing him. How about you contact City Paper and see if they'll give you a chance to write an article? You seem to believe you're an expert on everything Mr. Green writes and the city of Charleston, so why don't you contact CP and see if you can get a feature instead of having to leave comment after comment to get your close-minded, bitter messages across. My goodness, who has broken your heart? Ps...I'm sure Mr. Green would be willing to put in a good word at CP for you whenever you're ready to write your own op-ed piece . Good day!

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Posted by Bryan Whiteman on July 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Mr. Hendrix you sure do have a lot of built up aggression against Mr. Green, based on this and your previous comments from other articles. I have an idea, how about you contact City Paper and see if they'll give you a chance to write an article? I mean, since you seem to be an expert on everything Mr. Green writes, and the city of Charleston, why don't you contact CP and see if you can get a feature instead of having to leave comment after comment--oh, I forgot, they want people who can actually write and respectfully disagree about a subject, two areas where you are clearly weak. Take care now!

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Posted by Bryan Whiteman on July 27, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

The previous comments suggests that his property rights are being taken away by not being able to operate a short term rental. Wrong! His property rights, which he knew when he purchased this property, was to use it solely for residential purposes and not commercial, such as short term rentals, bars, restaurants, and 100 other prohibited uses. The only person deprived of their property rights by a change in the law to allow short term rentals are the surrounding property owners, who purchased their property on the basis that the property next-door was limited by zoning to residential uses.

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Posted by EBF on July 27, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Mr. Hendrix you sure do have a lot of built up aggression against Mr. Green, based on your previous comments from his other articles where you are mostly bashing him. How about you contact City Paper and see if they'll give you a chance to write an article? I mean, since you seem to be an expert on everything Mr. Green writes and the city of Charleston, why don't you contact CP and see if you can get a feature instead of having to leave comment after comment to have your voice heard; you'd think he Mr. Green broke your heart, so, bless your heart. Ps....I'm sure Mr. Green would put in a good word to try and get your voice heard on a much larger scale.

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Posted by Bryan Whiteman on July 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

"But it sounds like a call to police/livability would have solved your problem."

You don't think the entire block called the police and the livability court? They took months to even acknowledge the problem. When the city finally did something, the judge said the city needed to settle the issue once and for all before he fined the owner.

"not unlike how pre-civil rights era Charleston treated African Americans and their basic rights to life, liberty and happiness."

You're comparing short-term rental regulation in neighborhoods - in houses that are often worth millions - with Jim Crow and the systematic brutalization of African Americans after the Civil War? Let me throw this out there: You're an idiot.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on July 27, 2017 at 11:07 AM

Re: “The Americano restaurant in Mt. Pleasant is for sale

The place sucked ! Food was just ok atmosphere was good prices were not to bad but it was the food. The menu was missing the Cuban feel it seemed more Mexican then Cuban. Had it really stuck with the authentic Cuban food I think it would've done really well. As a local I can tell you other locals so much as just another Mexican restaurant trying to Petray itself as Cuban.

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Posted by Gavin Morris on July 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “The Americano restaurant in Mt. Pleasant is for sale

Maybe more people would support there business if they supported the other small local businesses that provided them services by paying their over due bills to them :)

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Posted by Pricilla Davis on July 27, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

I bet you like fish sticks too. oh man.. I guarantee you like fish sticks!

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Posted by Mike Montiel on July 27, 2017 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

I can't get over this... like...Why do you feel that this article should be about your lack of judgment? Like... who the hell do you think you are? lol ?? The people want to read about Hank Williams Jr... not about the prissy feelings that fosters some snobby reporter.

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Posted by Mike Montiel on July 27, 2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

.... and I'm glad to see a narcissistic little prick like you centering a Hank Jr article all around you and your tiny wittle feelings (like anybody gives a fuck btw).

Grow up, kid and take notes. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. Jesus.

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Posted by Mike Montiel on July 27, 2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

"He WAS one of the most important artists in the original outlaw country music movement" ??? pff....no wonder he was irritated. lol and your article sucked too by the way. I'd actually suggest that your boss sends you to a interview question camp to tighten up your lame ass questions about the competition too. geez louize.

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Posted by Mike Montiel on July 27, 2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Hey Mr. Hendrix, sorry for your experience. But it sounds like a call to police/livability would have solved your problem. But you'd probably rather make sure NO Charleston homeowners can rent their property out, responsible or not. It's almost like you're saying, "well there was a spill in aisle four, so naturally...no more groceries for anyone." Lee Batchelder explained at the most recent meeting of the task force that there have been ZERO (that's right ZERO) calls about owner-occupied B&B's. Yet because of fear-mongering and knee-jerk reactions by a few "concerned citizens", the task force is now talking about restricting even bed and breakfasts in an authoritarian manner, not unlike how pre-civil rights era Charleston treated African Americans and their basic rights to life, liberty and happiness.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

The Charleston yoga community is truly a wonderful & inclusive family of diverse people. The teachers I've had the pleasure of practicing with are consistent in their faithfulness to the roots of yoga & inspiring in the way they each bring their own personality to the practice!

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Posted by Joseph Nienstedt on July 27, 2017 at 1:08 AM
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