AllisonStone 
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Re: “Sorry Mt. P, you're not a quaint coastal town, you're a sprawling suburb

Seriously? It is an ISLAND. So, yes.

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Posted by AllisonStone on August 13, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Sorry Mt. P, you're not a quaint coastal town, you're a sprawling suburb

I get the feeling that not many of those of you who have commented are from SC, let alone Mt. Pleasant. So, allow me to educate you.

Mt. Pleasant WAS a quaint town, who's economic center was a bustling and hearty shrimping fleet, not a chain restaurant-filled mall. Red's Ice House, where those "Mich Ultra" sunsets are so awesome USED to be a proper ice facility that supplied the shrimp fleet. The stretch of Highway 17 from Town Center to the IOP Connector USED to be woodland. There was next to no development past Snee Farm. It USED to be a community where parents did not have to worry about their kids getting to school unsupervised and where people did not have to lock their doors. How do I know? That's what it was like for me growing up there.

Now, I know that development and "sprawl" have become rampant in my old stomping grounds, but I do not necessarily think it is a horrible, evil thing. As long as someone (like on of those folks we line up to vote for every once in a while) is actually looking out for the community as a whole.

Mt. Pleasant is no Brooklyn. It is no Phoenix. And it is certainly no Cleveland. And guess what? It never will be. If your bored here, if there are not enough sights, sounds, and smells assaulting your senses, if you can't see all there is to do right in front of you, then by all means enjoy what time you have here and leave. No one is forcing you to take up space in our town.

Oh, and also Mr. Haire, have you never heard of Sullivan's Island or Isle of Palms? Have you never gone for a stroll down to the old Pitt Street Bridge? The new Mt. Pleasant Pier under the Ravenel Bridge? I'm not a coastal geologist or anything--oh, that's right, I am--, but I am sure if you checked the dictionary you realize that the definition of coastal is: on or by the sea. And, bless your heart, but that is factually where Mt. Pleasant is.

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Posted by AllisonStone on August 13, 2014 at 5:01 PM
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