New investors plan to jump-start Magnolia project

The “bridge to nowhere” leads from a downtown Charleston neighborhood to a gravel road and vacant lots where the large, mixed-use Magnolia development stalled out when the recession hit. (Photo/Liz Segrist)The 182-acre site was supposed to be a bustling, mixed-use development by now, but the recession stalled plans. A new group of investors plans to redevelop the site into an extension of downtown Charleston with office, retail, residential, restaurant and green spaces. Lingering environmental issues from polluted industrial sites are holding up progress. The new investment group hopes to close on the property next year.  Read More...

Wells Fargo donates $1.8M in S.C.

Wells Fargo has invested $1.8 million in 277 nonprofit organizations and schools across South Carolina through the first six months of 2015 and include grants to Trident United Way, Spoleto Festival USA, United Way of Greenville, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and United Way of the Midlands. Read More...

Comment period open on new permit for Union Pier cruise terminal project

The S.C. State Ports Authority has filed a new permit with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, in an attempt to begin work on the proposed $35 million cruise terminal at Union Pier Terminal. The public has until Aug. 24 to make comments on the proposal, which environmentalists and residents have strongly opposed.  Read More...

MUSC Health replaces Blackbaud as naming sponsor for Battery stadium

The Medical University of South Carolina was awarded naming rights to the Charleston Battery soccer team’s stadium through the end of 2020. The Daniel Island facility, which seats about 5,000, will now be known as MUSC Health Stadium. For the past 15 years, it was named Blackbaud Stadium. Read More...

Whole Foods planning Charleston store

The national grocery store chain recently signed new store leases, averaging 48,000 square feet each, in Charleston as well as Akron, Ohio, Exton, Pa., and Kirkland, Wash. Whole Foods Market already operates a store on Houston Northcutt Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, in addition to stores in Columbia, Greenville and Hilton Head Island.  Read More...


Fashion Plate for July 30, 2015

Apricot Lane has opened a boutique at Northwoods Mall in North Charleston. The women’s boutique sells fashion apparel, jewelry, handbags, accessories and gifts. Read More...

Helping Out for July 29, 2015

Teachers' Supply ClosetThe Kickin’ Chicken is sponsoring a fundraiser to support The Teachers’ Supply Closet, a nonprofit that provides school supplies to students and teachers at Title One schools in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties.  Read More...