Plus, here's how you would renovate the Morris Sokol site.
 
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91º | 46% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:23 a.m. | Sunset 8:08 p.m.
High tides 9:45 a.m. + 10:09 p.m. | Low tide 3:41 p.m.

 
🏌️ It’s a hole new game
CHStoday the Battery
This will be the first of its kind for the downtown area. | Photo by Morgan Civ Photography
Get this, Charleston. Peninsula Golf Club is coming soon and will be downtown’s first indoor golf and social club.

What we know

Envisioned by Charleston native Joe Miller V., the club aims to serve golfers of all levels from those picking up clubs for the first time to more seasoned golfers. It will offer Trackman simulator technology allowing members to play a full round in less than an hour + provide access to more than 170 golf courses virtually.

Other member benefits include:
  • Golf tournaments
  • Lessons from a pro
  • Club fittings
  • Club storage + shipping
“Our goal is to provide a best-in-class golfing experience in the heart of Charleston, particularly to those who are not able to access the traditional private clubs, and those who do not want to commute long distances to the public courses and play a six-hour round,” said Miller in a press release. “With the explosive growth in Charleston, an accessible private golf club is needed.”

The space will be designed by David Thompson Studio (behind many Charleston restaurants) and include a bar, restaurant, lounge areas, a boutique fitness room, locker rooms with showers, steam rooms, and saunas.

There will also be a collaboration with local Chef Michael Toscano, the founder and executive chef of Le Farfalle and Da Toscano Porchetta Shop, to create a menu for the food and drink offerings.

The club is allowing potential members to reserve their chance to apply to become a founding member.

More to come

The location and the opening date have not been announced yet. We will keep our eyes peeled and be sure to share when this information becomes available.
 
Asked
 
Are you excited for this new project?

A. Yes, I can’t wait to take a swing.
B. No, I’m not a golfer.
C. I feel indifferent.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, May 9
  • Mother’s Day Tea and Pop-Up Shop Curated by FOUND | Thursday, May 9-Sunday, May 12 | Times vary | The Charleston Place, 205 Meeting St., Charleston | $70 | Enjoy afternoon tea al fresco in Market Street Circle in honor of moms and mother figures.
  • North Charleston Farmers Market | Thursday, May 9 | 3-7 p.m. | Park Circle Pavilion, 4800 Park Cir., North Charleston | Free | Head to Park Circle for local goods.
  • Choose Your Glassware Set! | Thursday, May 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Painting With A Twist, 2511 N. Main St., Summerville | $38 | This class includes two wine glasses per person to paint.
  • Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour | Thursday, May 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St., Charleston | $10 | Museum director Carl Borick goes through some of the key points of the longest siege of the war + largest battle fought in SC.
  • Golden Girls: Live | Thursday, May 9-Saturday, June 1 | Times vary | 34 West Theater Company, 200 Meeting St., Charleston | $54 | Join this all-male cast (mostly) for an outrageous homage to the classic television series.
Friday, May 10
  • Family Happy Hour | Friday, May 10-Friday, May 31 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Charleston Aqua Park, 3050 Marlin Rd., Johns Island | $20 | Slide, splash, and soak up the fun — it’s the perfect way to let loose and enjoy quality time together.
  • “Steel Magnolias” | Friday, May 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Wando High School - Black Box, 1000 Warrior Way, Mt. Pleasant | $5 | Join Wando Theatre as they present “Steel Magnolia,” the story of friendship, love, and resilience in a small southern town.
Saturday, May 11
  • Cast Off Fishing Tournament | Saturday, May 11, Saturday, June 15 | 6 a.m.-2 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Pier, Pier 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $5-$12 | There’s plenty of fish to be caught during the Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series.
  • Moms’ Run | Saturday, May 11 | 7-10:30 a.m. | Philip Simmons High School, 3080 River Village Dr., Charleston | $20-$35 | Join us for the annual event; all proceeds support Postpartum Support Charleston.
  • Pet Helpers x HART | Saturday, May 11 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | HART Jewelry, 650 King St., Charleston | Free | Meet some pups and hopefully have a reason to add a Dog Bone Charm to your charm necklace.
Sunday, May 12
  • Spring Tea | Sunday, May 12 | 10 a.m. | Drayton Hall, 3380 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | Take a special tour of Drayton Hall with curator Amber Satterthwaite, and visit the Gates Gallery and the Conservation Lab to view rare + unique artifacts.*
  • Second Sunday on King Street | Sunday, May 12 | 12-5 p.m. | Charleston | Free | King Street closes to through traffic for local art, shopping, food, and fashion.
  • Mt. Pleasant Symphony presents “Land of Eire” | Sunday, May 12 | 4 p.m. | Christ Episcopal Church, 2304 Hwy. 17 N., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Join for an exploration of Irish heritage.
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News Notes
 
Opening
  • A new Malaysian concept called Makan will debut next month at 210 Rutledge Ave. Guests will see menu items like Char Siu wings and cocktails like Haila + Serai made with lemongrass-infused vodka, ginger, and lime. See the full menu. (Holy City Sinner)
History
  • Construction workers digging on East Bay Street near The Battery damaged part of Charleston’s old city wall, dating back to ~325 years. CEO of the Historic Charleston Foundation said this incident “raises concerns about protecting historical elements that are not clearly visible.” (The Post and Courier)
Tech
  • Comcast partnered with the Charleston Digital Corridor to open its newest Wi-Fi-connected “Lift Zone” program inside the Charleston Tech Center (997 Morrison Dr., Ste. 200). This program offers a space “where communities can learn digital skills and pursue academic, professional, and personal advancement.”
Jobs
  • TTS Studios, a custom fabrication company in North Charleston, announced its expansion in Charleston County with a $845,000 investment to create 14 new jobs. The company creates designs for performing arts, premium events, and experiential marketing industries. (Holy City Sinner)
Watch
  • Say what? Charleston County Parks program manager Josh Hall caught an animal you typically don’t see often in our region. See this video of an armadillo exiting the Folly River. (WCIV)
Concert
  • Did you know? It’s Live Nation’s Concert Week. Now through Tuesday, May 14, you can purchase $25 tickets (plus taxes) for select concerts. Find a show.
Outdoors
  • Earlier this week, we ran our beach rules guide, and one of our readers shared some great feedback. If you dig holes in the sand make sure to fill them before you leave the beach because they become a potential hazard for beach goers and turtles can get stuck in them.
History
  • After a nationwide executive search, Middleton Place Foundation has named Dana Hand Evans as the organization’s next president + CEO. Evans has experience in historic preservation, public history, and museum management. She will begin her term in August. (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
Sports
  • Welcome to the Holy City. Lazar Djokovic, a 6'10" tall forward signed with the College of Charleston Men’s basketball program. Djokovic is a transfer from Xavier University.
Number
  • $7,000. That’s how much we’re looking to raise to support our staff and mission here at CHStoday — and our fundraising ends tomorrow. If you love the free community resource you’re reading right now (we sure do), support us today with a one-time donation. See how close we are to our goal.
Eat
  • Perfect for a healthy lunch on the go, these peanut butter banana protein balls make for a quick, delicious, and nutritious snack. Recipe this way.*
 
6AM City In-House pt 2
 
Answered
 
A roller rink, green space, or a grocery store?
Morris Sokol Furniture in 2020.
Here is a view of the building from 2020. | Photo provided by the Preservation Society of CHS
City Editor Erika here. Last week, we ran a piece about the history of the old Morris Sokol building on Upper King. I had so much fun reading through over 50 responses submitted about how you would renovate the site.

Some submissions:
  • “Affordable housing for people working downtown in hospitality.” - Jessica B.
  • “A kid-friendly spot since that is sorely lacking downtown or tearing down to put in a pocket park with a fountain or other fun, unique features.” - Melaina M.
  • “I’d turn it into a retro jazz speakeasy, using some of the furniture that Sokol sold during that time. Obviously, it would be replicas, but it would be nice to honor the place with some of what made it what it was. I’d put old pictures of the Sokol and other businesses on King Street in the establishment. Employees would have to dress in the time period. It would be like stepping back in time.” - Michele P.
 
The Buy
 
LED signs. Are you looking for a fun way to brighten up your home? Category6 LED has iconic neon signs scaled down to a size perfect for your at-home bar or game room.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Erika Grimes.jpg Today’s edition by:
Erika
From the editor
A big thanks to one of our readers, Tina A., for sending this neat opportunity. The Mount Pleasant Library (1133 Mathis Ferry Rd.) has a new card-making station for all ages. You can stop by and decorate a card and write a message for individuals, groups, and organizations like Hope to Home, One80 Place, and Meals on Wheels. Pro tip: It’s free and might make someone’s day.
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