New owners plan mixed-uses for Cigar Factory

A joint venture of investors recently acquired the Cigar Factory in downtown Charleston with plans to create space for offices, restaurants, events, retail and parking. (Photo/Liz Segrist)A joint venture between Federal Capital Partners and Roi-Tan Investments recently acquired the Cigar Factory, which has been sitting vacant for eight years in downtown Charleston. Plans call for a mixed-use property with space for offices, retail, events and restaurants.

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Historic Charleston Foundation plans to sell home for nearly $2M

The nonprofit organization purchased 35 Legare St. in downtown Charleston, commonly known as the Rebecca Screven House, for more than $1.7 million and plans to resell it for at least $1.8 million. The property includes a three-story wood frame main house, likely built in the 1780s.  Read More...

Mixson breaks ground on 80-home site in North Charleston

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Vice President Paul Miloni prepare to break ground on the next phase of the Mixson development. (Photo by Ashley Barker)The next phase of the Mixson development in North Charleston will include nearly 80 single-family homes that will be priced in the low- to mid-$300,000 range and 18 townhomes that will sell below $300,000. The homes will be two to three stories and will each be between 1,600 and 2,000 square feet.  Read More...

Construction starts on 300-unit development on Folly Road

Georgia-based Flournoy Development Co. began construction on a development at 35 Folly Road last week. The project includes a park and the continuation of the West Ashley Greenway along with residential units that average just under 900 square feet.  Read More...

Environmental, neighborhood groups appeal judge’s ruling on cruise terminal

The S.C. Environmental Law Center filed to appeal a state judge’s recent ruling on a new cruise terminal in downtown Charleston. The center filed on behalf of conservationists, preservationists and neighborhood groups that want to prevent the S.C. Ports Authority from constructing the terminal.  Read More...


Fashion Plate April 24, 2014

Bits of Lace has opened a location on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. The company’s warehouse merged into the new Mount Pleasant facility, creating a larger corporate headquarters.  Read More...

Helping Out for April 23, 2014

The Center for Birds of Prey is holding a fundraiser at Memminger Auditorium called Migration to Memminger this fall. The annual benefit for the Avian Conservation Center and Center for Birds of Prey celebrates the importance of avian species while raising money to support the center’s ongoing mission of identifying and addressing vital environmental issues.  Read More...