City asks judge in Jasper case to reconsider ruling

The Beach Co.’s Building in the Park – Modified plan would demolish the 14-story Sergeant Jasper Apartments building, which sits empty near Broad and Barre streets in downtown Charleston. (Photo/Ashley Heffernan)The city of Charleston filed two motions Monday asking the judge to reconsider his order to grant The Beach Co. a certificate of appropriateness for a Sergeant Jasper redevelopment plan. Beach Co. CEO John Darby said if the city decides to appeal the judge’s decision, the company will likely renovate the existing Sergeant Jasper building and “probably stay in litigation with the city to recoup losses and property rights.” Read More...

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CRDA, The Harbor travel to Boston to recruit tech firms to Charleston

Executives with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center went to Boston to try to entice tech firms to expand into the Lowcountry. This was the first collaborative trip of its kind for the agencies, and they are planning a second recruiting trip to Washington, D.C.  Read More...

Fig restaurant, chef Sean Brock come up short at 2016 James Beard Awards

Fig, in downtown Charleston, lost to Bern’s Steakhouse in Tampa, Fla., in the outstanding wine program category. And Chef Sean Brock — who was a finalist in the outstanding chef category for his Nashville Husk restaurant — lost to Suzanne Goin, of Lucques in Los Angeles.  Read More...

Post and Courier parent company buys Columbia alt-weekly Free Times

Evening Post Publishing Newspaper Group bought the Free Times, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Columbia, for an undisclosed amount. Former Salisbury (N.C.) Post advertising director Chris Ratliff was named publisher and advertising director; Andy Shain, most recently a reporter at The State, was named editor.  Read More...

Lighthouse for the Blind opening Dorchester County manufacturing facility

The Seattle-based nonprofit plans to invest $2 million in a manufacturing facility on Deming Way where blind people will do product assembly and light machining work for the aerospace sector. The Lighthouse for the Blind Inc. expects to create 20 jobs over the next year, according to the Commerce Department.  Read More...


On the Menu for May 3, 2016

IMG_7024Home Team BBQ has started a new late-night menu at the recently opened downtown Charleston location, at 126 Williman St. The new menu will be available every day from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.  Read More...

Hot Properties for May 2, 2016

Todd P. Garrett of Avison Young represented the landlord, Infinger Family LLC, in the lease of 4,500 square feet of industrial space at 4748 Franchise St. in North Charleston to GS2 Engineering Inc. Tradd Varner of Avison Young represented the tenant. Read More...