The 12 Days of Christmas – Charleston Style

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By Minta Pavliscsak

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
A Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the second day of Christmas:
my true love sent to me:
Two Parking Tickets and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

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On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Seven Dolphins Swimming
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

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On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Eight Sweetgrass Baskets
Seven Dolphins Swimming
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Nine Ladies Shopping
Eight Sweetgrass Baskets
Seven Dolphins Swimming
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

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On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
Ten Guys on Surfboards
Nine Ladies Shopping
Eight Sweetgrass Baskets
Seven Dolphins Swimming
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Eleven Sailboats Sailing
Ten Guys on Surfboards
Nine Ladies Shopping
Eight Sweetgrass Baskets
Seven Dolphins Swimming
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
Twelve Palmetto Roses
Eleven Sailboats Sailing
Ten Guys on Surfboards
Nine Ladies Shopping
Eight Sweetgrass Baskets
Seven Dolphins Swimming
Six Pounds of Oysters
Five Horse Drawn Carriages
Four Window Boxes
Three Bloody Marys
Two Parking Tickets
and a Seagull Perched in a Palm Tree

Southern Tide By M. Dumas and Sons Grand Opening at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre on Tuesday, June 12

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Join us on June 12th as Southern Tide by M. Dumas and Sons opens its newest set of doors!

Take advantage of the Father’s Day promotion and receive a Southern Tide cardholder with any purchase of $125 or more.

Featuring a century of style and a heritage of service, M. Dumas and Sons is proud to partner with Southern Tide on their?newest store location!

Stop by and check out the selection of Southern Tide clothing – classic, authentic apparel built with a purpose!

Carrying Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s apparel, Southern Tide by M. Dumas and Sons is located at 1225 Belk Drive.

Official Press Release

Farewell To Those Businesses We Have Lost in Charleston in 2016

This year saw a tremendous amount of change on the peninsula. New development was in the forefront of our vision, but on the ground level, we said goodbye to some old friends. Many businesses that have been with us for many generations closed their doors for the final time. We want to take a moment to pay homage to those that we lost in 2016. Thank you for your dedicated support of the community and being there for us for so long. For the next step in your journey, we wish you all the best.

To some of our old friends, we say goodbye – You are missed

 

Lee Lee’s Hot Kitchen – 218 President Street

Menkoi Ramen House – 41 George Street

Stereo 8 – 951 Folly Road

Joe Pasta – 428 King Street

Nancy’s of Charleston – 342 King Street

Chick’s Fry House – 1011 King Street

Hughes Lumber (Since 1888) – 82 Mary Street

King Street Grille – 304 King Street

The Westendorf – 114 St. Philips Street

Bob Ellis Shoes – 332 King Street

Blind Tiger (Left us, new owners and new restaurant) – 36-38 Broad Street

Morris Sokol Furniture – 510 King Street

Wasabi (Now Sushi Blue) – 61 State Street

BiLo – 445 Meeting Street

Big John’s Pub – 251 East Bay Street

Wet Willie’s – 209 East Bay Street

Bocci’s – 158 Church Street

Molly Darcy’s – 235 East Bay Street

Leaf Charleston – 15 Beaufain Street

Parlor Deluxe – 207A St. Philip Street

Octobochi – 119 Spring Street

Crosby’s Seafood Market – 382 Spring Street, Charleston, SC

Dunkin’ Donuts – 200 Meeting Street

Wild Wing Cafe – 36 North Market Street (Closed after 24 years at this location)

Stono Breeze Cafe – 2408 Maybank Highway, Johns Island

Tony The Peanut Man – Everywhere

 

Signs of King Street (Charleston, South Carolina)

Berlin's Men's and Ladies since 1883
Berlin’s Men’s and Ladies since 1883

King Street, in the heart of the Charleston, SC peninsula has received national attention for its fine dining, shopping, antiques, galleries, bars and boutique shops.? With a tapestry of locals, students, tourists and collectors strolling the streets, this stretch of Charleston has become a foundation in the landscape of this historic city.

A tradition that has shot out of this colorful street is Second Sunday, a monthly street festival where the road is closed to car and bicycle traffic, and it becomes an outdoor celebration of music, dining, shopping and community gathering.? A feast for the eyes, patrons can dine on the street, enjoy a glass of wine or margarita, listen to local street musicians or find some of the best sales in the area.

One of the many things that brings unique color to King Street are the signs.? Each business represents itself with a look and feel they call their own and their signs are no different.? You will see, King Street is where historic and modern come together as one.

Come with us as we display and showcase some of the many wonderful signs of King Street.? You may recognize some, while others may be new.? Take notes, you may want to plan a visit soon to one of this shops or restaurants.

Jenis Gourmet Ice Cream Shop
Jenis Gourmet Ice Cream Shop

 

Smoke BBQ
Smoke BBQ

 

Glaze Gourmet Doughnuts
Glaze Gourmet Doughnuts

 

Tellis Pharmacy
Tellis Pharmacy

 

M. Dumas & Sons
M. Dumas & Sons
Moon and Lola
Moon and Lola

 

Sottile Theater
Sottile Theater

 

Boone's Bar and Grill (Named after their dog)
Boone’s Bar and Grill (Named after their dog)

 

Earthbound Trading Company
Earthbound Trading Company

 

Blue Bicycle Books
Blue Bicycle Books

 

Fish Restaurant
Fish Restaurant

 

Basil Restaurant
Basil Restaurant

 

Stars Grill (No blurry - Neon Lights)
Stars Grill (And Rooftop – Sign not blurry – Neon Lights)

 

Charleston Beer Works (Great Hockey Bar)
Charleston Beer Works (Great Hockey Bar)

 

Prohibition (Where locals go to Swing Dance)
Prohibition (Where locals go to Swing Dance)

 

Bin 152 (Finest wine collection on King Street)
Bin 152 (Finest wine collection on King Street)

 

Charleston Shoe Company
Charleston Shoe Company

 

Charleston Battery Bench and Antiques
Charleston Battery Bench and Antiques

 

Fulton Lane Inn
Fulton Lane Inn

 

Kitchen 208
Kitchen 208

 

Riviera Theater
Riviera Theater

 

Nicks BBQ
Nicks BBQ

 

We hope you enjoyed our look at King Street from the perspective of our signs.? One of the many reasons, Charleston is a scenic haven and a jewel of the South.

 

 

 

The Spring Street Experience – An Urban Journey in Charleston

The Spring Street Experience is an urban shopping, lifestyle and dining experience built on patience and perseverance.? It is a journey that is a number of years in the making.? Spring Street has an eclectic mix of residents and bystanders from all walks of life.? With a melting pot of backgrounds, this street opens the door of possibility for a unique living and shopping experience.? Over the years a number of business has strategically plotted themselves on this evolving street.? Now, Spring Street has found a permanent home for shoppers and lifestyles for all needs.? From yoga, to wedding dress design, to Vietnamese food to vintage clothing, Spring Street has started a grass roots effort to continue expanding the evolution of Charleston.

With a comfortable and safe urban setting built for the upscale shopper, hipster or back packer, Spring Street is becoming one of the most unique and enlightening places to spend a day.

For years, Charleston has relied on a few neighborhoods to sustain its economic growth for locals and tourists.? From the Market to King Street, Charleston created consolidated fronts for shoppers and activity seekers to find refuge.? Now Spring Street is testing the boundaries and inviting you to expand your thinking and territory and experience this new thriving urban shopping and activity center.? Now with thirty plus establishments, Spring Street is thriving.

If you have not taken in the Spring Street Experience, now is the time.

Spring Street Experience Directory

Clothing and Design

Maddison Row Bridal Chic – 171 Spring Street

Innovative Interiors – Interior Design – 139 Spring Street

WED – Wedding Event Design – 123 Spring Street

Carolina Fine Art Framing – 76 Spring Street

Read Brothers – Stereo and Designer Fabric – 593 King Street (Corner of King Street and Spring Street)

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Food and Beverage

Wild Flour Pastry – 73 Spring Street

Parlor Deluxe – 207A St. Philips Street

Wine Awesomeness – 94 Spring Street

The Vegetable Bin – 96 Spring Street

Sunrise Bistro Xpress Restaurant – 116 Spring Street

Artisan Meat Share – 33 Spring Street

Bon Bahn Mi – A Vietnamese Sandwich Bar – 162 Spring Street

Cannon Green Restaurant / Wedding Reception Hall – 103 Spring Street

Octobachi – Sushi Bar – 119 Spring Street

Charlie’s Grocery on Spring – 119 Spring Street

Xiao Bao Biscuit – 224 Rutledge Avenue (Corner of Rutledge Avenue and Spring Street)

Sweet and Savory Cafe – 100A Spring Street

Seafood Alley – 35 Spring Street

Toyko Crepes – 62 Spring Street

Warehouse – 45 1/2 Spring Street

 

Art and Galleries

Sanavandi Art Gallery – 66 Spring Street

Karpeles Manscript Library / Gallery – 68 Spring Street

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Lodging

Not So Hostel – 156 Spring Street

 

Salon

Salon Vari – 101 Spring Street

 

Yoga

Mission Yoga – 125 Spring Street

Bikram Yoga Charleston – 137 President Street (Corner of President Street and Spring Street)

 

Florist

?Tiger Lily Florist – 131 Spring Street

Rose Florist – 117 Spring Street

 

Specialty – Sports / Body Art

Continuum Skate Shop – 49 Spring Street

Museum of Living Arts Body Piercing – 47 Spring Street