Limehouse Produce plans new headquarters, food hub

Limehouse Produce’s new headquarters will be about 43,000 square feet and is expected to be built next to the existing warehouse at 2650 Carner Ave. in North Charleston. (Rendering/David Thompson Architect) Limehouse Produce purchased about 15 acres of property at 2650 Carner Ave. in North Charleston for $3.85 million. The site already includes a 128,000-square-foot, all-concrete warehouse. A new, $5 million Limehouse Produce headquarters will be built next to the warehouse to give the company more space in a more easily accessible location.  Read More...

Tech sector leaders say they want more startups to launch, scale and exit

Paul Singh, former partner of 500 Startups, said more startups need to scale and get acquired for the Charleston tech sector to flourish. (Photo/Adam Chandler Photography)Charleston needs more companies to start, scale and sometimes fail, according to area tech sector leaders at Dig South. That process will inevitably yield bigger companies that will hire thousands of people, get acquired for millions of dollars, or attract more investors or skilled workers to the region.  Read More...

CofC buys King George IV Inn for $3.2M

The King George IV Inn, located at 32 George St. in downtown Charleston, was purchased by the College of Charleston and will continue as a lodging operation. However, it will be used for college purposes, not in a commercial environment, college spokesman Mike Robertson said.  Read More...

Analysts worry Department of Labor’s new overtime rule may slow job growth

The Department of Labor doubled the threshold at which salaried workers are entitled to overtime pay, raising that figure from $23,660 to $47,476. The government says the new threshold will protect millions of workers, but some fear the increase in labor costs may result in fewer jobs and higher prices. Read More...

Airbnb to start collecting hotel, tourist taxes from S.C. hosts, guests

Airbnb plans to begin collecting and remitting hotel and tourist taxes from S.C. hosts and guests, the company announced Wednesday in a news release. Many municipalities around the state, such as North Charleston, Columbia and Myrtle Beach, allow short-term rentals; while others, like Charleston, prohibit them.  Read More...


On the Menu for May 24, 2016

Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar in Mount Pleasant will have dinner and dueling pianos Thursday through Monday this week for Memorial Day. And Savannah Bee Co. is celebrating its recent move to a new King Street location from 5-7 p.m. today.  Read More...

Hot Properties for May 23, 2016

Michael Carmody and Markus Kastenholz of CBRE Inc. represented the seller, 68 Spring Street LLC, in the sale of The Abbey, a renovated 19-unit apartment building at 221 Coming St. in Charleston, to James Towne Village LLC for $5.4 million. Miles Martschink of Clement Crawford & Thornhill represented the buyer. Read More...