We know that nothing stands between you and your morning coffee — courtesy of your favorite local café. Except for, well, sandwich boards and pedestal signs on the sidewalk.
With that in mind, the City of Charleston is working with businesses to clear unapproved signage from sidewalks. BeginningonMon., May 16, citations will be issued to businesses using signs within public rights-of-way without a permit. Prior to Monday, warnings will be issued.
It’s a familiar scene: You’re strolling down King Street on your way to a café, when suddenly you see:
~ Half off heels 👠~ ~ Come in, we’re open 👋 ~ ~ Get your Taco Tuesday fix 🌮 ~
A few colorful sandwich boards stand on the path ahead, and you weave through them to get to the coffee shop. Starting next week, your walkway could become clear.
There’s already a city ordinance in place to keep sidewalks clear for public accessibility + safety — go here for the full details. Enforcement was temporarily dismissed during the pandemic. Now that crowds are returning to shops and eateries as pandemic restrictions have eased, unauthorized signs are getting the heave-ho.
There are a few work-arounds — signage and outdoor seating may be allowed if businesses are approved for permits like encroachment permits and the Sidewalk Café program. Encroachment permits may allow for items like planters, benches, and signs if certain criteria are met. The Sidewalk Café program authorizes food + bev service on a public right-of-way directly adjacent to the business.
On your next walk down King Street, count how many sidewalk signs you see. We’re thinking if several obstacles are removed from walkways in the city, getting that iced Americano is going to be a total cakewalk.
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Modern Punch Needle Workshop | Thurs., May 12 | 5-7 p.m. | The Station Park Circle, 4601 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $125 | Explore this traditional embroidery technique with a hands-on class led by local artist Daisy McClellan + receive the tools to continue your craft at home. 🧵
Gibbes on the Street | Thurs., May 12 | 8-10 p.m. | The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $200 | Spend the evening at an exclusive street party featuring food from 20+ local chefs, live music, and an open bar.
Anastasia | Sat., May 14-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $42+ | Broadway’s new musical is visiting the Lowcountry — experience this classic story of a young woman in the early 1900s during an adventure-filled show.
Lowcountry Dog’s May the Dogs Be With You Festival | Sun., May 15 | 2-6 p.m. | The Tattooed Moose Park Circle, 4845 Chateau Ave., North Charleston | Free | Calling all “Star Wars” fans — join Lowcountry Dog Magazine for a paw-sitivelygood time + grab bites from the new Tattooed Moose. 🐕
Kenny G | Tue., May 17 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $57.50+ | Experience the sounds of this award-winning smooth jazz saxophonist, composer, and producer as he performs live in Charleston for one night only.
Sk8 Charleston Hawaiian Luau & Bowl Jam | Sat., May 21 | 5-8 p.m. | Sk8 Charleston, 1549 Oceanic St. | Free | Stop by for a full day of skateboarding competitions, bites from Mex 1 Coastal Cantina’s food truck, and live music by Chuck Treece & McRad. 🛹
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Sullivan’s Fish Camp will officiallyopenTues., May 17 near The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island. The eatery will serve up
baked oysters, lobster rolls, key lime pie, and beachy cocktails and give you all the1970s sailboat cabin vibes. Head to the opening at 2019 Middle St. Dive into the menu. 🦞
My Father’s Moustache Eatery & Pub in Mount P. will open a second locationon James Island where J. Paul’z and Cure restaurants used to be. There’s no opening date yet for this English + Irish pub, so stay tuned for the full scoop. The new 3,200-sqft space is located in the James Island Center at 1739 Maybank Hwy. 🍺 (The Post and Courier)
The fate of Mt. Pleasant’s $6.5 million Faison Road
property is being discussed. Town council isissuing requests for proposals regarding
preservation and development of the 30-acre property along North Highway 17. Five acres can potentially be developed + the remaining land will likely be preserved wetlands. (WCSC)
Here’s something to raise your spirits: Hotel Bennett has
launched an “Unspirited” menu — featuring a collection of four alcohol-free cocktails. Available at Gabrielle, Camellias, Fiat Lux, and poolside, swing by 404 King St. to
get your hands on the latest creations like the lemony “We’ll Always Have Paris” and minty “Of All The Gin(ger) Joints.” 🍹
Earlier this year, we let you knowBertha’s Kitchen was for sale. Now, the building of this beloved local eatery has been taken off the market and the business will remain open for the foreseeable future. Use your cornbread to soak up the juicy baked chicken at 2332 Meeting Street Rd. (The Post and Courier)
The Cassina Group was recently named on T3 Sixty’s
Mega 1000 list — ranking in the top 1,000 real estate brokerages in the country. Last year, the company had a record
$586+ million in closed sales.💸(Charleston Regional Business Journal)
Prepare for takeoff… Manyadditions to the Lufthansa Airlines fleetwill be made right here in the Lowcountry. Boeing’s North Charleston plant is set to manufacture 32 787 Dreamliner jetsfor the German-based Lufthansa Group. Most of the planes are expected to be completed between 2022 and 2026. 🛩 (Charleston Regional Business Journal)
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Editor’s pick: As an Italian-American, I can’t resist a glass of vino with pasta + love learning more about wines and winemaking. Next week, I’m headed to a wine blending class at the Grand Bohemian Hotel.
The class is pretty darn cool — you can submit an image for your customized wine bottle and create your own wine blend. Check out upcoming classes and snag a spot. 🍷
Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Discover the best places to get pizza in CHS here.
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