What is the purpose of the project? The city of Charleston’s Dept. of Stormwater Management aims to reduce flooding around the Historic City Market area through this project. Why is there often flooding around the market? The City Market, located between North and South Market streets + Meeting and East Bay streets, sits at the lower end of the Market Street Drainage Basin — a 55.5-acre crescent-shaped basin.
For two centuries, the basin’s main drainage has been brick arch drains that lead to an outfall past Concord Street. This brick arch system has filled with sediment over time. What’s more, the surface collection system is outdated + the conveyance system is not operating at full capacity.
What changes will be made? The project is split into three divisions. Division I included upgrading the pump station controls, improving surface collection on Concord Street, and installing an additional pump. Division II included the construction of an underground tunnel connecting the drainage area to the pump station.
In Division III, improvements and updates will be made to the surface collection system, conveyance system, and streetscape.
How far along is the project? According to Director of Stormwater Management Matthew Fountain, the goal is to complete designs for the final phase of the project by mid-2023. However, designs may be not completed until the end of 2023. Construction may begin in 2024.
In the meantime, stay dry out there. ☔
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Studio Art: Lecture by Caroline Del Giudice | Mon., Sep. 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Education Center, Room 118, 25 St. Philip St. | Free | Sculptor Caroline Del Giudice will present a guest lecture hosted by the Department of Studio Art. 🗣️
College Admissions Unplugged | Tue., Sep. 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wando Mount Pleasant Library, 1400 Carolina Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Free | Dr. Sean Cleveland will speak with teens and parents about the college admission process.
Public Reading of the U.S. Constitution | Tue., Sep. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Duckett Hall Auditorium, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St. | Free | Join members of the student body, faculty, and public as they take turns reading The Constitution and Bill of Rights — stick around for a discussion. 📜
Business Week: Mayor’s Appreciation Luncheon | Tue., Sep. 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle St.,Mount Pleasant | Free registration | Calling all Mount Pleasant business representatives — enjoy a catered lunch while Mayor Haynie discusses the local business community.
Indaco’s Fall Equinox Wine Dinner | Wed., Sep. 21 | 6 p.m. | Indaco, 526 King St., | $135 | Dig into a four-course, family-style dinner featuring local produce and Cottanera wines. 🍷
The Sound of Charleston | Wed., Sep. 21 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St. | $26-28 | Come enjoy the music that is a large part of the Holy City’s rich history including gospel, jazz, and light classics.
2022 Mount Pleasant Business and Community Expo | Thu., Sep. 22 | 1-6 p.m. | Omar Shrine Temple, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant | Free to attend | Register for interactive exhibits, demonstrations, giveaways, food samples, games, prizes, and vendors. 💼
Charleston’s Choice 2022 | Thu., Sep. 22 | 6:30-9 p.m. | The Joe, 360 Fishburne St. | $80 | Celebrate with Charleston Choice finalists and winners featuring tastings from winning restaurants, local wine and spirits, and live entertainment.
Colonial Cocktails: Beer and Gin | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Captain James Missroon House, 40 E. Bay St. | $45 | Mixology meets history — join Carin Bloom, Manager of Education and Programming, for a night of historically accurate, and a bit unusual, cocktail recipes of Charleston’s past. 🍺*
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A new biz is coming to King Street. Studs, an ear piercing studio and earrings brand, is opening its first permanent location in downtown Charleston on Thurs., Oct. 6 at 346-B King St. Studs has partnered with Charleston-based nonprofit The Green Heart Project + will be donating $5,000 to the organization. 👂
Make room for barbecue. The inaugural Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition is happening this Sat., Sep. 24 at Firefly Distillery and tickets are on sale now. Taste sauces, enjoy live music and cornhole, and grab eats from food trucks. Bonus: Proceeds from this event will support The Arc of the Lowcountry. 🍖
Little Palm, The Ryder Hotel’s poolside bar + restaurant, is hosting a Family Mealfor members of the hospitality industry. From 11 a.m. to close on Sundays and 9 p.m. to close every other night of the week, come by after your shift for two sliders and a draft beer or a well shot for $10. Just bring proof of industry employment.
Expecting a busy week? This Easy Cheesy Lasagna recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep + makes great leftovers (that don’t feel like leftovers). 🥘 *
Downtown theater The Riviera will host its inaugural Riviera Rockin’ Holiday Special on Thurs., Dec. 1-Fri., Dec. 2, and tickets are on sale now. This Christmas show will feature The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and benefit local nonprofit Meeting Street Schools. Kick things off at the rooftop bar with the “Santa’s Sleigh” specialty cocktail. ✨
Catch a wave, Charleston. Grab passes to the 2022 Carolina Surf Film Festival at Mex 1 West Ashley on Oct. 15. Sip on a margarita from Mex 1, shop vendors, and enjoy a lineup of surf films including locally-produced flicks. Movies will begin at dusk.
ICYMI: The 6th Annual Hike for Mike will be held on Sat., Oct. 1. at Palmetto Islands County Park featuring a memorial hike, food trucks, live music, and a raffle. The event benefits children affected by their parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis + honors local and father Michael Lonon who lost his battle with cancer. Get tickets. 🥾
From Sat., Oct. 22-Sun., Oct. 23, Lowcountry Land Trust will host its annual Sporting Clays Shoot fundraiser at Brosnan Forest including a silent auction, lunch, and post-shoot cocktails. Experienced and novice shooters are welcome. What is sporting clays?Learn more here.
Palmetto Primary Care Physicians is hiring a Physical Therapist to work directly with patients by providing evaluations + establishing and administering a specialized treatment plan specific to their needs. Learn more + apply.*
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