Well, well, well. Charleston, you have really outdone yourselves.
A little over a month ago, we asked you to share your favorite service providers(dentists, mechanics, landscapers, etc.) for anyone who might be new in town— which these days, is quite a few folks. And y’all delivered!
We received 500+ responses, and we want to share the top recommendation for each category. (You can also view all the recommendations for each category on our website.)Thank you again for all your participation, and we’ll have to keep this list fresh and make it an annual thing.
Disclaimer: This was our first time ever conducting a crowdsourcing initiative like this, so if you have any feedback for the future, please let us know. These recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of CHStoday or 6AMCity and were gathered via audience participation. CHStoday did not place any restrictions on participation (i.e. some businesses might have offered discounts or deals to clients who submitted recommendations). Finally, for categories that have more than one top recommendation, we were unable to select a clear winner based on the entries we received.
Know someone who’s new to Charleston? Share this list with them so they don’t go without a haircut for 10 months.
Cause ○ With the worry ofprom being canceled because of COVID-19, parents at Ashley Ridge High School in Dorchester County are setting up a prom for juniors + seniors. A venue has been chosen and tickets have been sold for the socially distanced prom event. Parents have also started a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $5,000 to help pay for the event. 🎶 (ABC News 4)
Civic ○ 10 affordable homes have been completed in Union Heights, with 12 more on the way, in an effort to provide reasonably priced housing in an area that is becoming increasingly expensive. The project was implemented by Union Heights LLC, a joint venture between JJR Development LLC + Luxury Simplified, both Charleston-based companies. 🏡 (The Post and Courier)
Biz ○ Charleston-based real estate tech + software provider BoomTownhas acquiredBrokermint, a Real Estate Back Office Management Software. This acquisition makes BoomTown one of the only integrated, end-to-end solutions that addresses all aspects of real estate transaction lifecycles — pushing BoomTown closer to their goal of helping real estate teams to accelerate growth + profitabilitythrough technology. 💻 (News Wire)
Announced ○Regal Cinemas announced that it will be reopening its South Carolina branches in the coming months. Two Charleston theaters – the Regal Palmetto Grande + Regal Azalea Square – will open on May 7. 🎬 (WCIV) ○ Gov. McMaster + Congaree Golf Clubannouncedthat the Palmetto Championship at Congaree — a PGA TOUR event — will take place June 7-13 in Ridgeland. The official FedExCup event will field 156 golfers and fills a week left open on the tour’s calendar following the cancellation of the 2021 RBC Canadian Open due to the coronavirus pandemic. ⛳️ (WCIV)
TheWord ○ Indoor Air Quality. A measurement that shows how healthy the air in your home is. Indoor air pollution can worsen lung disease, like asthma, cause headaches+ irritate allergies. Here are 7 common triggers and what you can do to breathe better at home. 🌬️ Ⓟ
And if you’re a Marjory Wentworth fan, stay tuned. We’ve got a surprise coming later this month. 😉
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ForKids ○ Convey Khouri Spring Break Clinic| Today-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Daniel Island Soccer Academy, Oak Leaf St. | $60/day, $150/week | Get your little athlete up + moving with this spring break soccer clinic. ○ Spring Camp 2021| Today-Fri., Apr. 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Craft & Canvas, 4412 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $50+ | Kids can tap into their creative sides with this arts + crafts spring break camp.
TryThis ○ Animals in Bas-Relief with Rod Zullo| Mon., Apr. 5-Fri., Apr. 9 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr., Murrells Inlet | $650+ | Students will learn to model an animal bas-relief in clay, then will make a mold and will cast it in a resin material.
Learn ○ Magic in Small Spaces: Window Boxes and Container Gardening| Mon., Apr. 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Historic Charleston Foundation, 40 E. Bay St. | $55 | “P.J. Gartin will explain how to meet and beat the challenge of gardening in small spaces, from courtyards and piazzas to window boxes, urns and planters.”
Art ○ Art with Andre| Mon., Apr. 5 | 6 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing Co., 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | $35 | Paint a canvas of starry sunflowers.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.