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Posted by Judy Hollen on July 28, 2017 at 12:56 PM

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

Unfortunate that this place never caught on as it had a nice evening bar vibe. The food was good, but as someone earlier wrote, they struggled with authenticity. First time I went for brunch, the waitress couldn't explain to me why a Cuban restaurant didn't serve Cuban style coffee (Cafe Cubano).

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 28, 2017 at 12:06 PM

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

I remember seeing and going(unfortunately) to hugest parties, keg and college frat parties downtown in some old Charleston single houses back in the early 90's. One where the second story porch fell from so many kids being on the porch.. there were so many of these every weekend! Anywhere from Ansonborough, all the way down king St. In and around a Hampton Park and the crosstown too.
I remember when I first started driving and I wasn't allowed downtown because it was so rough and there was crime in most areas that are now just beautiful.
This city has become incredibly beautiful. It doesn't matter wether we ban short term rentals, the rent in the city IS going to go up. It's just a fact. Wait until they finish building the west edge project for all the doctors and medical students. You think the crosstown ghetto areas are going to remain at 1000.00 per bedroom? ( which is already jaw dropping)
We are LUCKY and blessed to have such fortune come this way. It's safer, cleaner, and we have so much culture here. The only ones or locals who will afford to live in and around the city will be the very wealthy and those who are allowed to compete with the big hotels to save there homes by renting them out in any form.. So, that for someone like me, I might have the chance to retire their one day. It is no easy job managing and having a long term renter or short term renter. It is work.
If you own a house and your neighbor has loud college kids, or bachelor parties or too many cars or a pig farm or a strip club. You. should. move. and find a better quality of life somewhere else than in a CITY. Maybe one with a big yard and neighbors far from you. When you sell your house, you'll probably do very very well because of everything your fighting against. Until then, call and make complaints.
But, do not try to force change that suits you best because you got it so good. Change is inevitable and I have full confidence that the city will do a good job enforcing the peace and noise ordinance etc to the best of their abilities going forward. It's a learning curve and everyone has to be patient while our little old city changes to keep up with ALL this big business and money. We should be so lucky and grateful!

Thank you Mr Green for the article, it was well written and sounds like it is the true heart of most locals in the city.

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Posted by Annie Mayo on July 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

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

Mr Waters, had you included the below information in this article it would have been a more fair and accurate story:

" Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced June 30, 2016, that all transgender troops would be able to serve openly effective immediately. Some transgender troops who are serving openly speak out as advocates for a more inclusive policy for all."

But you stir the emotional pot of today's political rhetoric, you chose to leave that out. So I chose to comment to make your readers aware that for 7 1/2 years of the Obama presidency, this ban was still in place. It was just one year ago that Obama lifted the restriction for those that are already in the military, and nothing was said by Trump to kick out those who are already a part of the military. This has been on the Trump campaign agenda, and comes as a surprise to few and a relief to many. The topic is not disgracing a transgender military soldier, but handling a medical condition, which is one of many, that the military will not allow.

I'm a skinny girl trapped in a fat girls body , but I'm not joining the Army so I can have liposuction at the tax payers expense.

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Posted by APE1 on July 28, 2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Eat at Chipotle on Thurs. Aug. 3 and donate to the Charleston Animal Society

Can you contribute without eating their food?

http://www.businessinsider.com/chipotle-no…

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 28, 2017 at 9:08 AM

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

Trump: I bet I can get liberals to defend joining the army.

Mattis: No way.

Trump: Hold my beer while I tweet.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 28, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Charleston Music Hall screens "one of the worst films ever made" this November

This really makes me want to see a movie I don't want to see!

Posted by Robin Hillyer Miles on July 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM

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

Cross-dressers are entertainers, ie. Drag Queens. Transgendered, like being gay, is WHO you are, not what you are. Last year, about 2.4 million was spent on medically treating transgendered service members - estimated to be up to 8.4 million annually. By contrast, each trip Trump makes to Mar-a-lago costs just a little less or about 2 million. In fact, in the first 6 months of his presidency trump has spent over 17.5 million, just vacationing and golfing in his "Winter White House". If he maintains this pace for 8 years (Ha), he will spend close to 300 million in travel - a whopping 250 million more than Obama, whom trump said was a wasteful traveler and he'd NEVER do that. Liar, liar, pants on fire - he must go through a dozen pairs a pants a day given he'd rather climb a tree and tell a lie than to stand on the ground and tell the truth.

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Posted by tupper29406 on July 28, 2017 at 7:13 AM

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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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