Good morning, Charleston. While we may not know what’s on your agenda for the day, we’re here to let you in on a little secret: today is National Tequila Day.Yes, you heard that right. National Tequila Day on a Friday. The stars have aligned, friends.
Now that you know this important piece of information, we’re here to give you a little roadmap to properly celebrate this national holiday with the best margaritas + deals in town. You know what they say – life isn’t always tacos + tequila, but it should be. And today, there’s probably a margarita somewhere out there thinking about you, too.
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina (817 St Andrews Blvd + 2205 Middle St., Sullivans Island + 1109 Park W. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant)
Mex 1 is offering a curated selection of tequilas for ½ off all. day. long. Listen – no judgement if you choose to stop in for a little lunchtime celebration.
Santis(1302 Meeting Street Rd.) Santis recognizes the importance of today + is definitely celebrating accordingly with something for everyone: ○$4 margarita ○$16 margarita pitcher ○$5 Patrón, Casa Amigo, Don Julio, Herradura ○ $3 Juárez, José Cuervo
Taco Boy (217 Huger St. + 15 Center St., Folly Beach + 106 Front St., Summerville) Taco Boy has been celebrating National Tequila Day all week long with Tequila + Tacos. New deals every day? Sign me up. Today focuses on Patrón margarita specials with $2 off Silver, Reposado + Anejo. Between 4 p.m. + 6 p.m., special guests The Cocktail Bandits will also be making an appearance at the downtown location, where one of their cocktail recipes will be featured.
Click the button below for six additional deals + ways to celebrate from the comfort of your own kitchen.
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○ On Thursday, DHEC announced1,538 new cases of coronavirus and 49 additional deaths in SC. That brings the total number of cases in SC of COVID-19 to 76,315, and the total deaths to 1,294.
○ Yesterday, Mayor Tecklenburg + others gathered at Seacoast Church (750 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant) to accept inFocus Healthcare Consultants President John Lambert’s donation of 250,000 KN95 masks. These masks will be divided among the City of Charleston, Charleston County Medical Society and Seacoast Church for distribution to local frontline workers and first responders. View the event here.
○ Charleston County’s deeds office is temporarily closed following a positive COVID-19 test from the Register of Deeds, Michael Miller. Miller is currently quarantining for 14 days, and the office intends to reopen on Monday. The temporary closure is expected to delay certain transactions. (The Post and Courier)
○ Mobile hotspots + monthly internet access will be available to at least 100,000 SC families with priority given to households in counties with a school district having a poverty rate of 86%,as defined by the SC Department of Education. (WIS)
○ SC Department of Employment and Workforcehas extendedthe state unemployment benefits an additional six weeks on top of the ten extra weeks announced at the beginning of July. SCDEW will notify eligible people if they are able to apply for the additional assistance. (WIS)
Hey, there. Looking for today’s #MustDo events? In accordance with the
CDC’s recommendations regarding public gatherings, we have decided to postpone public event coverage for the time being. We look forward to bringing you Charleston’s #MustDo events soon (until then, feel free to submit your virtual events
Civic ○ On Wednesday, a temporary restraining orderwas placed on the SAFE Grants, which were announced by Gov. Henry McMaster on Monday, until a court hearing can take place. The order follows a lawsuit filed by an Orangeburg County Circuit Court Judge which claims the grants go against Title IX. Read more about the lawsuit here. (WLTX)
Job ○ Brown Fox Coffee Co.(307 Simmons St., Mount Pleasant) is now hiring for manager + barista positions. Applicants can email their resume or drop it off at the shop between 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. ○Preferred Home Services is hiring HVAC Installersto service Charleston homes. Perks include an immediate sign-on bonus, 401k plan, PTO, cell phone, iPad and more.See details + apply, and see all open jobs here.Ⓟ
Ranked ○ #1. Isle of Palms was ranked firstin SafeWise’s study of safest cities in South Carolina with a violent crime rate of 0.5. This is the third consecutive year IOP ranked first.
Biz ○PGA of America is inviting minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, Veteran-, and locally-owned businesses to register by July 31 to participate in the PGA VendorMatch program. Companies interested in registering may have the opportunity to interview with larger, direct vendors for opportunities during the PGA Championship, May 17-23, 2021, at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Learn more + register here.
WaterCooler ○ The former Gamecock football punter, Joseph Charlton, has signed with the Carolina Panthers. Joseph currently holds UofSC’s record for career punting average. (WIS)
Tech ○ Are you a fan of SXSW? Be sure to check out Dig South – the south’s tech hub. Their Virtual Tech Summit started yesterday + is streaming live again today. Be sure to tune in for stand-out content, networking opportunities, investor pitches, exhibitors, and more.
Apply ○ Know of a remarkable SC innovator that needs to be recognized? Click here to nominate them (or yourself) for the 2020 InnoVision Technology Awards. Categories include New Technology Development, Innovation in Education, Sustainability, COVID-19 Response, and more. Applications are due July 31. 🏆