Enter: The Lowcountry Rapid Transit (LCRT) – a proposed 23-mile bus rapid transit systemthat will connect Summerville, North Charleston, + downtown along US 78/US 52 (Rivers Ave.).It will be South Carolina’s first mass transit project designed to help ease the commute in one of the most congested coordinators in the state. Its goal – to get you from Summerville to downtown in one hour.
But, it’s not just a new bus system. The LCRT project has also aims to improve connectivity for everyone, including drivers, pedestrians, + bicyclists by addressing statistically dangerous intersections, lack of sidewalks, and limited crosswalks down Rivers Ave.
Last month, the (LCRT)hosted two open house meetings along the proposed bus rapid transit route – and since I live right in the heart of the coordinator in North Charleston, I attended the meeting at the Northwoods Mall on June 20 – where I learned more about the project + how it could help improve transportation for people (like me) who are using that stretch of road daily.
Click the button below to learn more about the LCRT system + how you can get involved in the process.
TryThis ○ Game Night: Skee Ball Tourney | 8:30-10:30 p.m. | The Tattooed Moose, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley | Free | Win a bar tab with a team or by yourself in this skee ball tournament.
WaterCooler ○Charleston RiverDogs vs. Rome Braves| 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park | $8+ | Helen McGuckin Night—“In May 2018, the RiverDogs received the following Google Review: ‘Just drove by, 2 out of 5 stars. The author, Helen McGuckin, is a Level 7 local guide on Google. The Charleston club has worked tirelessly since then to track down Helen in the hopes of a second chance. Helen, we hope this message reaches you and we promise an unforgettable night at the ballpark that we hope ends with a new review: ‘5/5 would do again.’⚾ Read ○Joshua Becker’s East Coast Book Tour| 5:30-7 p.m. | Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St. | Free | Listen to + converse with Joshua Becker about his new book, The Minimalist Home. Show ○The Ron Holloway Band | 9 p.m. | Charleston Pour House | $10 | Enjoy live music from one of the “busiest tenor saxophonists on today’s music scene.” 🎷 ForKids ○Sink or Float Boats | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Pinckney Park, 461 Fort Johnson Rd., James Island | $15 | Buoyancy + density will be tested in this interactive experiment where kids will learn what sinks and what floats. 🚤 ○ Art Room Surprise| 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St. | Free with admission | “Children will explore new media and artistic processes such as oil pastels, collage, weaving, sand art, and more.” Ages 2-10. 🎨
Workshop announced the restaurant will be taking over their wood-burning stall, offering full dining experiences or takeout via their walk-up window. Their menu items include Wood Fired Wings, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts, Cast Iron Local Fish, + more.
Restaurant owners Kelleanne & Ryan Jones previously ran The Mill in C.T. + were voted Best New Restaurant by Connecticut Magazine.
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Announced ○ If you purchased a Powerball ticket in North Charleston last week, you could be waking up a millionaire. A winning ticket was purchased from the Spinx convenience store on Ashley Phosphate Rd. The winning numbers were: 40, 43, 45, 50, and 61Powerball: 25. 💸 (WCBD)
NowOpen ○ Beloved local food truckDashi will officially open their new restaurant today at 1262 Remount Rd. in North Charleston. The Asian/Latin restaurant will be open Tues.-Sun., serving up lunch, small places, + brunch on the weekends. Click here to check out their menu. 🌮
Ranked ○ According to a new report from Neilsen, Charleston Mix has had a significant spike in sales and is now the nation’s top-selling craft Bloody Mary mix. The local company’s products are made with all-natural ingredients + I can personally say that this is the best darn bloody mary mix I’ve ever tried. Click here to find it in a store near you. 🍹(Holy City Sinner) Deal ○ In honor of cow appreciation day, Chick-fil-A is offering a free entree to anyone who shows up in cow attire – you can go full on cow costume or any sort of cow accessories/apparel.The deal is available open – 7 p.m. + there are 15+ locations in the Charleston area.🐮
Watch ○ An amateur architectural photographer takes on a professional to see who can get better shots of the same luxe Charleston home, using the same gear. Watch what happens. 📸 Ⓟ
TryThis ○ No need for a telescope, just take a step outside and look up. Saturn will be up close and bright tonight as Saturn reaches opposition. In other words, Earth, and the Sun will all form a straight line. From Charleston, it’ll be visible from 9:16 p.m.–4:36 a.m., but will reach the highest point in the sky around 1 a.m. 🔭
#Asked ○ Where is the best place to buy fresh, local seafood? Tell us here. 🐟
If you missed last month’s Lowcountry Rapid Transit open house meetings, you can view an online version of the meetings now through July 25 by clicking here.
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