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Re: “Could the crush of development mean curtains for the peninsula's theaters?

Sadly, these issues are nothing new. The arts community in Charleston has been struggling with the same questions and the same space / occupancy issues since the mid-1990s. As the director of the Arts Council who led a visionary study in 1994 which identified exactly the same questions, I've seen and heard all the issues. In Charleston, we have a dearth of affordable real estate, and lack neglected industrial areas which are the typical areas where arts projects flourish. Arts incubators like the one in Alexandria, Virginia started in industrial buildings in depressed areas. Charleston has lacked any sort of downtrodden area with masses of abandoned spaces into which the arts community could blossom. There was a slight glimmer with John Knott and the Noisette development in North Charleston...but that was a non-starter. As your article points out, it requires a rainmaker with capital to front the restoration expense of a neglected building. While Charleston has had a number of people who have funded the arts for years, these benefactors are passing on. And even if an organization had a benefactor, the organization still must have the ability to financially sustain a space after development - and ticket prices rarely account for more than a fraction of the cost of upkeep. I have hoped that Enough Pie will stimulate development in the Neck. Sadly, the desire for a clustered mixed arts district remains elusive in our community.

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Posted by Connection Maven on November 18, 2017 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

And if they're not in real estate, they're opening a restaurant...

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Posted by Connection Maven on November 18, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “The Mavericks eschew major labels, musical ones too

This article really sums up the band. They dared to be different and its working.

Posted by Phil Griffin on November 18, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Re: “James Island's White Duck Taco Shop has closed

So let me get this straight, Josh - a restaurant that in 3 years hasn't gotten enough customer support to stay open is a "restaurant with potential?" And open restaurants keep condos out? Seriously, that's how your thought process works?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on November 17, 2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Is S.C. next? Steve Bannon is trying to sway GOP primaries across the country

Cannot wait to vote for Catherine Templeton!

There are worse criminals operating under the state capitol dome in Columbia, SC than some of those currently enjoying lifetime careers of graft and corruption under the capitol dome in the District of Columbia - Washington, DC. Some would even make the narco regimes in Colombia, South America look legitimate by comparison.

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Posted by EmpireInvisible on November 17, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Former Veggie Bin location rezoned to make way for housing

In quoting Fred without following up with us about how we do actually feel it implies his statement is true and we are worried about our future.

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Posted by East Bay True Value on November 17, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Former Veggie Bin location rezoned to make way for housing

That's the 2nd time in 2 years City Paper has implied EBTV is closing or in trouble. As a regular customer myself, I was just told last week that 2017 has seen their best profits ever.

C'mon, CP- I love this publication, but how about a more balanced article, or maybe showing one of the last remaining services/core businesses on the peninsula some love?

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Posted by Elise Ladew on November 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Is S.C. next? Steve Bannon is trying to sway GOP primaries across the country

We need to reform the Republican party. It's outrageous how some senators/politicians in the party are attacking Roy Moore.
They might as well register as Democrats.

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Posted by phil white on November 17, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

Nice work. I am not even familiar with the Charleston real estate market and could still pick up on the pointed sarcasm.

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Posted by jerome bigglesworth on November 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

Historical facts get a pass on potty-mouth censorship.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 17, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Former Veggie Bin location rezoned to make way for housing

East Bay True Value, Adam reported the facts of what was said at the meeting. He did not imply that the feelings of Fred Turco were your own, he merely quoted what Turco said.

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Posted by Kinsey Gidick on November 17, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “New French bistro opening on Archdale Street

I am so excited!!! I can't wait to try this new place!

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Posted by Juliana Gueret on November 16, 2017 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

I didnt think they would let you put fukboi in an article.

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Posted by NerdHerd78 on November 16, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Charleston City Council again considers reining in Planning Commission’s power

Okay , so these people are in appointed positions , they are picked by who? Council members and the Mayor. Even Stevie Wonder can see this is not right! So these public elected city officials are saying its the commission fault. So why is this commission still operating. All the city incumbents made this poor decision and thats why we are putting them in the street!!!

Posted by Joe Johnston on November 16, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

The thing is, every realtor down here (and I know a bunch of them) is the same. They talk of mimosas in the mornings, of some "big development project" they're working on, how they're thinking of opening a restaurant/brewery/yoga store. They live in a pretty nice place, have a suspiciously nice car and go out every single night. You'll ask them how they're able to afford it and it's always the same answer: "oh, investments. And I saved a lot in college.. oh, and my dad - he's a cardiologist in Tennessee and is sort of helping me while I find myself..."

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Posted by wiser on November 16, 2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Former Veggie Bin location rezoned to make way for housing

A customer is not a reliable credible source as to our intentions or survival. Maybe ask the business owner?

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Posted by East Bay True Value on November 16, 2017 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Everyone you ever loved or cared about is now in real estate

Someone very near and dear to me has been struggling with real estate for a long time. But once you have the first sale, it's just hard to stop. It's hard seeing someone so near and dear running down such a dark path, with even the best of them wasting away in a 4BR/2.5 Bath in a lonely open house, crying near a plate of cheese cubes with frilly toothpick. My loved one was able to overcome, but eventually relapsed and now is into something much harder, the tiny house market. Thank you for bringing awareness and God bless.

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Posted by rlfirster on November 16, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Re: “James Island's White Duck Taco Shop has closed

Saddened that yet another restaurant with potential in James Island closes. James Island needs places like this to stay open, so we can keep the condos out. I hope something good opens in it's place.

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Posted by JoshH on November 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Columbia mayor proposing bump stock ban; Folly short-term rentals; Wilson joins case to preserve public meeting prayers

you don't need a bump stock to bump fire. you can do it with a your pants belt loop or with just your finger.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on November 16, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Sullivan's Island woman who interrupted Bannon speech cited for disorderly conduct

It was a private event, that when you paid for the ticket you agreed to the terms and services and rules for attending the event, you break the rules you get kicked out. If you wanted to demonstrate you right to free speech there was an area outside you could have done that in. You don't go to a concert walk up on stage and start yelling at the performers do you? because if you did that you would be taken away by security same with what happened here. She also was illegally parked but none of the other new organizations bothered to report that fact. Shes luck disorderly conduct was the only thing they are slapping her with.

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Posted by Isaha Miller on November 16, 2017 at 1:58 PM
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