‘Artisans Row’ Dream Stalled

‘Artisans Row’ Dream Stalled

Pastamaker boils over red tape by Bill Davis | News Editor The dream of turning Wappoo Road into an “artisans row” may have just taken one step forward and avoided taking a big step backward. Four years ago this month, the city and the county held a joint public...

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Flood Victims Want To See Action

A gathering of about 80 Charleston residents, mostly from flood-prone West Ashley neighborhoods, attended a presentation at Bees Landing Recreation Center Thursday. State government representatives explained the details of federal flooding mitigation programs they...

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Founder of Middleton Place Foundation to Retire

At its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, Marion Tracey Todd, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Board of Trustees of the Middleton Place Foundation, was unanimously elected to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the Middleton Place...

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One Block at a Time

Every year during the week of Black Friday, when we are inundated with advertising from big box stores and national chains, West Of usually focuses an edition on small businesses that are in their infancies. Furniture makers. First-time restaurateurs. Bow-tie...

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To AirBnB Or Not To AirBnB

A year’s worth of hard work on crafting a citywide plan to control short-term rentals in Charleston homes met with a resounding slap in the face last week. And that slap and that plan could reverberate across the river to West Ashley. For the past year, a nominated...

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A Spirited Venture

Fermentation is the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms. It’s the process used in making of beer, wine, and liquor. This process always takes time and can’t be rushed. Such is the case with Cannon Distillery, which finally...

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Blueprint of a Renaissance

West Ashley’s revitalization is popping up in more spots than a new Whole Foods Market or Citadel Mall’s reinvention. Some of West Ashley’s rebirth is emerging in smaller, more personal bites. Like the investment Matteo Rapallini is making by moving his architecture...

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Having a Ball in the Mall

Local developer Richard Davis is attempting to slam-dunk one of the most vexing problems faced by suburban America: What are we going to do about our dead mall? All across the country, shopping malls have come to the end of their commercial lifespan and communities...

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We All Scream For Gelato

Earlier this year, Kelly Chu, co-owner of one of West Ashley’s favorite and most-lauded restaurants, Red Orchids, shocked the gelato world by taking first place in a national competition for the best iced dessert in the country. Chu was competing against a raft of...

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Taking A Bite Out of Dog Bites

The statistics are alarming. More than 4.7 million dog bites occur every year in the United States, sending 400,000 children to seek medical attention. And of those children, 77 percent were bitten by a dog in their own home. West Ashley-based My Puppy Box is being...

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