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When it comes to gutter cleaning in West Ashley, SC, our philosophy is simple: provide our clients with quality, dependable gutter services at a fair price. Unlike some gutter cleaning companies, we believe in honesty, hard work, and helpful advice. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our primary goal. Before we pull out of your driveway, we will take the extra time to educate you about the work we performed. That way, you can sleep with confidence, knowing that your gutters are working correctly. We genuinely take pride in our work and strive to treat your home like it was our own, so you can focus on your obligations while we handle the dirty work. Regardless of the gutter service you choose, you can rest easy knowing your home is in the hands of trained, insured professionals. Whether you need a simple gutter repair or a complete gutter installation, we have the skills to get the job done with a level of service and quality unmatched by our competition. No shortcuts. No compromises. Only efficient, trustworthy gutter services in West Ashley.
Gutter Cleaning in West Ashley, SC
We treat every gutter project as a top priority. Attention to detail is the heart and soul of our business. We go far beyond providing simple gutter services, giving you incredible insight into your seamless gutters project. Your gutter installation will be handled by licensed and insured professionals. It all starts here, please begin below.
The primary role of your gutter system is to channel water off of your roof and direct it away from your home’s foundation. Gutter blockages can result in water running over the sides of your gutters. That water will eventually settle around your foundation. With time, pooling water will affect the reliability of your home’s structure, causing cracks, mold growth, and even collapse.
Your home’s gutter system is held up by fascia boards, which are typically made of wood. When your clogged gutters overflow with water, your fascia boards will begin to rot. On top of that, your fascia boards must hold the increased weight of your clogged gutters. The combination of rot and weight can cause your gutter system to fail, resulting in expensive repairs.
If you want to maintain the beauty of your landscaping, having clog-free gutters is essential. When your gutters can’t do their job, overflowing water will pour down the sides of your home. Eventually, this water will damage the trees, shrubs, and flower beds close to the base of your home.
When your gutters are full of leaves and other debris, rainwater, and other forms of precipitation have nowhere to go. This causes water to fill your gutters to the brim. Because each gallon of water weighs around eight pounds, this extra weight will cause your gutters to crack, bend, or even tear away from your roof. Your gutters are rendered completely useless at that point, and you’re looking at very expensive repairs.
If you don’t have the time and patience to commit to proper gutter cleaning, The Gutter Gorilla team is here to help. We have been cleaning gutters in West Ashley for years. With a fully trained team of gutter professionals on staff, we have the experience and resources to clean your gutters effectively and efficiently.
Common Signs of Clogged Gutters
One of the most common questions we get at The Gutter Gorilla centers around when homeowners need gutter cleaning in West Ashley, SC. The answer is nuanced, but generally speaking, your gutters need to be cleaned twice a year or whenever they become clogged. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly easy for the average homeowner to climb up on a ladder, get on their roof, and look to see if their gutters are full of debris.
Luckily, there are some common signs that you can look out for to save yourself from costly repairs:
Gutter Installation in West Ashley, SC
Buying a home is one of the largest financial investments that you will make as an adult. As a homeowner, you know that protecting that investment is a priority. While most homeowners do a good job of staying up to date with home maintenance, sometimes life happens, and things begin to slip through the cracks. For many homeowners, gutters and downspouts are often one of those overlooked items.
Whether you need gutters installed on your new home or your old gutter system is dilapidated and needs replacing, we’ve got your back.
At The Gutter Gorilla, we specialize in custom gutter installation in West Ashley, SC. Because we have our own machinery, we are essentially cutting out middlemen manufacturers so that our customers benefit from lower prices and higher quality gutter systems. We strive to be friendly, affordable, and effective. We will always make your schedule a priority over our own.
When you trust The Gutter Gorilla with your new gutter installation, know that you are working with the best in the business.
Here are just a few reasons why we are the premier gutter installation company in West Ashley:
- We only use premium materials and install seamless, 6” aluminum k-style gutters to hold more water.
- Our installation methods are tried and tested.
- Our gutter installation experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to work hard for you.
- We offer a warranty on all our products and services.
- We are licensed and insured.
- Your satisfaction is our #1 concern. We back that up with actions, not words.
When Should You Consider Gutter Installation?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether you need new gutter installation or gutter repairs. The most reliable answer will come after our team has had a chance to inspect your gutters in West Ashley. Before you call our office to schedule an inspection, consider the following symptoms of a failing gutter system:
- Gutters are starting to pull apart and separate.
- Gutter guards are starting to sag and pull away from the roof.
- The gutter hangers have begun to break or bend.
- Downspouts are starting to crease or are no longer straight.
- Gutters show signs of rust or have visible holes.
Quick, Reliable Gutter Repairs in West Ashley, SC
Cleaning and repairing gutters can be a tiresome task. We understand that the last thing you want to do with your free time is to try and figure out how to repair your damaged gutters. However, gutters that are left unrepaired can cause extensive damage to your home and lawn. If you see that your gutters are damaged, you must get them repaired by a professional as soon as possible. Gutter repairs range in complexity and can be as simple as patching a hole in one of your downspouts to re-securing gutters on your home’s fascia board. We recommend that you call our office to schedule a gutter inspection, so our team can get a full understanding of the repairs that need completing.
Here are a few signs that you should be aware of that usually require gutter repairs in West Ashley, SC:
Pooling WaterPuddles of water accumulating near your home’s foundation
LeaksThe next time it rains, grab your umbrella and check your gutters for signs of drips or leaks.
Displaced HardwareIf you notice gutter-hanging hardware laying on the ground under the edge of your roof, it’s time to call in The Gutter Gorilla. This is a sign that your gutters aren’t fastened securely. One strong gust of wind or heavy rainstorm could cause serious damage to your gutter system.
MoldCheck your basement and your attic for signs of mold growth. If you see any mold or mildew, your gutters might not be doing their job of directing water away from your home.
Peeling PaintHave you noticed that paint is starting to peel down the side of your house? Is there rust beginning to form on your gutters? If so, you could be dealing with a leak. Usually, the result of rust or a puncture, this type of problem needs to be patched by a professional
Uneven GuttersIf your gutters are uneven or starting to sag in the middle, it’s not a good sign. In situations like these, pooling water will not be able to drain towards your corner downspouts. Eventually, the entire gutter will pull away from your home. It is highly recommended that you hire our team of professionals to repair this problem before it gets even worse.
The Trusted Choice for All Your Gutter Needs in West Ashley
At The Gutter Gorilla, our commitment is to provide you with an easy, care-free, educational experience. When you give us the opportunity to earn your business, you can trust that we will provide you with the highest quality gutter repair services at the best prices in the Lowcountry. From the moment we first visit your home for an inspection to the time we do our final walk though, your satisfaction is our top priority.
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3 Charleston-area teams take second in state boys swim championships
Post and Courier
NORTH CHARLESTON - Monday was devoted to the boys as the S.C. High School League held its state swimming championship at the North Charleston Aquatic Center. The girls state champions were crowned on Saturday.Three local schools came away as state runner-up in their respective classifications.Oceanside Collegiate finished as the runner-up in Class AAA, the highest finish in school history. The Landsharks finished with 369 points, behind the champion St. Joseph’s Catholic (386.50). Bishop England finished in third with 347...
NORTH CHARLESTON - Monday was devoted to the boys as the S.C. High School League held its state swimming championship at the North Charleston Aquatic Center. The girls state champions were crowned on Saturday.
Three local schools came away as state runner-up in their respective classifications.
Oceanside Collegiate finished as the runner-up in Class AAA, the highest finish in school history. The Landsharks finished with 369 points, behind the champion St. Joseph’s Catholic (386.50). Bishop England finished in third with 347 points.
Oceanside did not have an individual champion or relay champion on the day but piled up points with depth. Landon Duffie earned a silver medal in the 100 butterfly, while Andres Aristimuno took third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Jackson Storm was fourth in the 50 and Gabe Grimm finished sixth in the 100-breaststroke.
“I think everyone came in knowing we had a chance,” oca coach Courtney Beauch said. “I’m very happy with how we placed. When we won region for the first time, we felt like we had a chance today. If you have enough people, you can do very well if everyone does what they are capable of doing.”
Bishop England won state titles in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Owen Fritts took third in the 200 individual medley and third in the 100-breaststroke. Justin Hafner was third in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle. Matthew Picard was second in the 200 freestyle and fourth in the 100 breaststroke.
Academic Magnet’s Kyle Hertwig won the state title in the 50 freestyle and was third in the 100 freestyle. Teammate Jack Troy was the state champion in the 500 freestyle and finished second in the 100 backstroke.
Academic Magnet finished eighth in the team standings. Philip Simmons was 13th, Hanahan was 16th and Charleston Charter was 19th.
Lucy Beckham was the state runner-up in Class AAAA with 285 points. Eastside won its sixth consecutive state championship with a state record 603.50 points.
Lucy Beckham’s 400 relay team took a silver medal. The top individual performer was Stephen Russell, who finished third in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle. Colby Schleier finished fourth in the 100 backstroke.
“We are still a young team, a young program, so this is a great day for the program,” Lucy Beckham coach Zach Parker said. “We have a long way to go, but today was a great start. I think winning was a little out of our reach this year so we set a goal to finish second.”
James Island’s Luke Nixon won the 500 freestyle and was second in the 200. Teammate Wells Cloud was second in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. James Island was 11th in the team standings,
Wando barely missed hoisting the first-place trophy, falling four points (314-310) short of champion J.L. Mann in the Class AAAAA meet. J.L. Mann won its third consecutive state title while Wando was state runner-up for the second straight year.
“You know, we brought six boys here today, so to finish second in the state with six boys, I am not going to complain,” Wando coach Cheryl Durden said. “Unfortunately, we had a disqualification, which didn’t help us. But I am so proud of their effort today. They really did a great job.”
Wando’s William Slowey took second in the 200-yard individual medley, while teammate Charles Green was second in the 500 freestyle and second in the 100-yard backstroke.
West Ashley’s Carson Owens finished third in the 200-yard freestyle.
Ashley Ridge placed 14th in the team standings, followed by West Ashley (15th), Summerville (16th), Fort Dorchester (19th) and Stratford (26th).
2021 SCHSL state swim medalists
200 medley relay – 1. Oceanside, 3. Bishop England
200 freestyle – 3. Clare Natale, Oceanside
200 IM – 1. Kendal Chunn, Oceanside, 3. Lindsay Burbage, Bishop England
50 freestyle – 1. Nell Cagle, Oceanside, 3. Caroline Hill, Oceanside
100 butterfly – 1. Jill Smiley, Bishop England, 3. Caroline Hill, Oceanside
100 freestyle – 3. Anna Albert, Oceanside
200 relay – 2. Oceanside
100 backstroke – 1. Kendal Chunn, Oceanside
100 breaststroke – 2. Nell Cagle, Oceanside, 3. Lindsay Burbage, Bishop England
400 relay – 1. Oceanside, 3. Academic Magnet
200 medley relay – 3. Lucy Beckham
200 IM – 2. Adair Shaw, Lucy Beckham
100 butterfly – 1. Katie Grace Vandergrift, Lucy Beckham, 2. Adair Shaw, Lucy Beckham
200 backstroke – 2. Addie King, Lucy Beckham, 3. Emma Durham, James Island
400 relay – 2. Lucy Beckham
200 medley relay – 1. Wando
200 IM – 2. Mary Shaw, Wando
50 freestyle – 1. Cassidy Lima, Summerville, 3. Madelyn Routhier, Fort Dorchester
100 freestyle – 1. Cassidy Lima, Summerville
100 butterfly – 1. Madelyn Routhier, Fort Dorchester, 2. Sophia Frece, Wando, 3.Illyanna Lightfoot, Wando
100 backstroke – 1. Sophia Frece, Wando, 2. Caitlin Mason, Wando
100 breaststroke – 1. Mary Shaw, Wando
400 relay – 1. Wando
200 medley relay – 1. Bishop England, 3. Academic Magnet
200 IM – 3. Owen Fritts, Bishop England
200 freestyle – 2. Matthew Picard, Bishop England
50 freestyle – 1. Kyle Hertwig, Academic Magnet, 3. Andres Aristimuno, Oceanside
100 freestyle – 3. Kyle Hertwig, Academic Magnet
500 freestyle – 1. Jack Troy, Academic Magnet, 3. Justin Hafner, Bishop England
200 relay – 3. Oceanside
100 backstroke – 2. Jack Troy, Academic Magnet
100 breaststroke – 3. Owen Fritts, Bishop England
400 relay – 1. Bishop England
200 freestyle – 2. Luke Nixon, James Island
500 freestyle - 1. Luke Nixon, James Island
100 butterfly – 2. Wells Cloud, James Island
100 backstroke – 2. Wells Cloud, James Island
100 freestyle – 3. Stephen Russell, Lucy Beckham
400 relay – 2. Lucy Beckham
200 medley relay – 1. Wando
200 freestyle relay – 2. Wando
200 freestyle – 3. Carson Owens, West Ashley
200 IM – 2. William Slowey, Wando
50 freestyle – 3. Parker Azevedo, Summerville
500 freestyle – 2. Charles Green, Wando
100 backstroke – 2. Charles Green, Wando, 3. Jacob Hills, Wando
Editorial: West Ashley revitalization takes big step. Here’s what should happen next.
THE EDITORIAL STAFF
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s first big campaign promise years ago was to work toward revitalizing West Ashley, the largest of the city’s five regions and its most populous by far. City Council’s decision Tuesday to move forward with a public-private plan to revitalize a city-owned property on Sumar Street that once was a grocery store marks an important step toward that goal.The prominent gateway site, where Sam Rittenberg Boulevard merges with Old Towne Road, was considered significant enough that the city bo...
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s first big campaign promise years ago was to work toward revitalizing West Ashley, the largest of the city’s five regions and its most populous by far. City Council’s decision Tuesday to move forward with a public-private plan to revitalize a city-owned property on Sumar Street that once was a grocery store marks an important step toward that goal.
The prominent gateway site, where Sam Rittenberg Boulevard merges with Old Towne Road, was considered significant enough that the city bought the property to block its redevelopment as a gas station and convenience store.
It’s taken time to work out the details — and more design work still must be done before construction starts — but the city’s agreement with Landmark Enterprises could lead to a 99-year lease and redevelopment of the site with civic meeting space, city and private office spaces, and restaurant and retail spaces. That would create an appealing place for West Ashley residents and others to gather — the kind of place they have said they want to see.
Just as Charleston Place, as important as it was, didn’t revitalize downtown Charleston all by itself a generation ago, the Sumar Street project is but one move, albeit a highly visible one, among many that should be made. And the mayor, City Council and West Ashley residents must continue to pursue other steps, starting with work to improve connectivity.
Charleston County is planning needed bike and pedestrian improvements in the area surrounding the Sam Rittenberg-Old Towne intersection. The planned bike-ped bridge over the Ashley River downtown could open as early as 2026, but work isn’t nearly as far along on safe crossings near the North Bridge or the Wappoo Cut.
West Ashley’s two major bike-ped corridors, the Bikeway and the Greenway, both pass Wappoo Road near Savannah Highway, but they don’t connect well. That should change, as should the Bikeway’s dangerous crossing at St. Andrews Boulevard.
Better public transportation also is an important part of better connectivity but progress seems slow, to the extent it exists at all. “The best way to hear crickets in a public meeting in Charleston is to mention West Ashley and bus rapid transit in the same sentence,” said Charlie Smith, a West Ashley resident and businessman involved in its revitalization plan. “We need to be doing this, not planning to plan.” We agree.
Since Mayor Tecklenburg was elected, drainage and flooding have become West Ashley’s No. 1 concern, but that’s closely related to connectivity and revitalization. The city is planning drainage upgrades in Forest Acres, in Windermere near the St. Andrews School of Math and Science, but officials must continue to focus on maintenance and upgrades elsewhere; that’s complicated because only parts of West Ashley are in the city. Others are not, but storm runoff doesn’t care about lines on a map.
The dense redevelopment of Citadel Mall, known as Epic Center, has faced delays, but that effort soon could return to the city with more specific plans. City Council already has approved a master zoning plan but should continue to lend its support in improving parking, public spaces and drainage there, without exposing taxpayers to any excess risk.
Some criticism of the city’s deal with Landmark is that it’s moving too slowly. We understand that frustration but also agree with Councilman Ross Appel. “Look how long poor Mayor Riley had to belabor and battle to get Charleston Place going, to get Waterfront Park,” he said. “Things take time around here. It takes vision. Frankly, I think we’re still in the first inning of this.”
Extending the metaphor, let’s all work to ensure the hits and runs keep coming.
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Bank of South Carolina Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings & James Island Office
CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,726,937, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 – an increase of $23,666, or 1.39%, from earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 of $1,703,271, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively. Unaudited earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased $480,271, or 10.16%, to $5,205,6...
CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced unaudited earnings of $1,726,937, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 – an increase of $23,666, or 1.39%, from earnings for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 of $1,703,271, or $0.31 and $0.30 basic and diluted earnings per share, respectively. Unaudited earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 increased $480,271, or 10.16%, to $5,205,696 compared to $4,725,425 for the nine months ended September 20, 2020. Annualized returns on average assets and average equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 were 1.23% and 12.64%, respectively, compared with September 30, 2020 annualized returns on average assets and average equity of 1.28% and 11.77%, respectively.
The Bank of South Carolina Corporation also announced a new future banking office at 1730 Maybank Highway on James Island. The bank will occupy an existing building, which will undergo renovation next year, and anticipates opening in the second quarter of 2023.
Fleetwood S. Hassell, President of the Bank of South Carolina, stated, "We are encouraged with our earnings to-date despite relatively low loan demand. Nonetheless, considerable contributions provided by our mortgage operation have helped to offset the impact of compressed lending margins. We have processed all forgiveness requests related to round one of the PPP program, and we are actively assisting clients with round two. The bank remains well capitalized by regulatory measures, and we'll continue to manage our expenses closely.
As we approach the second anniversary of the opening of our North Charleston office, which continues to grow and prosper, we are pleased to announce further growth within our market. This new office on James Island will not only allow us to better serve our existing clients on James Island and the surrounding islands, but it affords us the opportunity to introduce our kind of banking to new clients as well. We look forward to the future opening of this office and to finishing out another successful year."
The following table shows the balance sheet and income statement highlights:
About Bank of South Carolina Corporation
The Bank of South Carolina Corporation is the holding company of The Bank of South Carolina ("The Bank"). The Bank is a South Carolina state-chartered bank with offices in Charleston, North Charleston, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community and has been in continuous operation since 1987. A sixth office at 1730 Maybank Highway on James Island is anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2023. Our website is www.banksc.com. Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "BKSC".
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Red Cross: Blood supply remains at lowest post-summer level in 6 years
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — There continues to be a critical need for blood and platelet donations as fall continues.On Monday, the American Red Cross shared that the blood supply has been at its lowest post-summer level since 2015, causing the organization to enter its third week of an emergency blood and platelet shortage."Fall is typically a time when the blood supply rebounds from summer blood shortages, but a surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. due to the delta variant has contributed to the lowest donor turno...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — There continues to be a critical need for blood and platelet donations as fall continues.
On Monday, the American Red Cross shared that the blood supply has been at its lowest post-summer level since 2015, causing the organization to enter its third week of an emergency blood and platelet shortage.
"Fall is typically a time when the blood supply rebounds from summer blood shortages, but a surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. due to the delta variant has contributed to the lowest donor turnout of the year. To shore up inventory, the Red Cross must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week this month to meet hospital and patient needs," a press release explained.
In recent weeks, the Red Cross has had less than a day's supply of certain blood types, and donors are urgently needed to replenish these vital resources.
While supplies last, those who donate in October will be emailed a link to claim a free Zaxby’s Signature Sandwich reward or will be given a $5 e-gift card to a merchant of their choice. Additionally, those who donate from Oct. 11-31 will receive a bonus $5 e-gift card to a shop of their choosing.
ABC News 4 is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 14th. The drive will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northwoods Mall and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Citadel Mall.
Other blood donation opportunities around the Lowcountry are listed below:
To learn more about giving blood through the American Red Cross, click here.
New retailer coming to empty big box in Charleston; new West Ashley restaurant debuts soon
A large retail space in a West Ashley shopping center left vacant by one clothing store will soon be occupied by another soft-goods retailer.New Jersey-based Burlington plans to move into the 37,000-square-foot space vacated last year by the bankrupt Stein Mart in St. Andrews Center at 975 Savannah Highway, according to construction documents.Jericho, N.Y.-based Kimco Realty, which owns St. Andrews Center, also lists Burlington as the new tenant.An openi...
A large retail space in a West Ashley shopping center left vacant by one clothing store will soon be occupied by another soft-goods retailer.
New Jersey-based Burlington plans to move into the 37,000-square-foot space vacated last year by the bankrupt Stein Mart in St. Andrews Center at 975 Savannah Highway, according to construction documents.
Jericho, N.Y.-based Kimco Realty, which owns St. Andrews Center, also lists Burlington as the new tenant.
An opening date has not been announced, but the retailer is not expected to welcome customers until fall 2021 or winter 2022.
The space being occupied by Burlington is the second largest in the shopping center. Harris Teeter anchors the retail site with a 52,334-square-foot supermarket.
Mid-size tenants in the center include Petco, West Marine and Tuesday Morning. A 4,800-square-foot space vacated by toy store Wonder Works in early 2020 is the only remaining available space in the retail complex.
Burlington, formerly called Burlington Coat Factory, has another store in the region at 2150 Northwoods Blvd. in the former Sears store at Northwoods Mall in North Charleston. It opened in 2018.
The clothing chain has five other locations in South Carolina, including two in Columbia and one each in Florence, Indian Land and North Myrtle Beach.
Representatives of Burlington and Kimco did not respond to requests for comment.
Jacksonville-based Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy in August 2020 and shuttered all of its stores. Miami-based Retail Ecommerce Ventures bought the intellectual rights to the company and recently launched an online-only platform.
Also at St. Andrews Center, the 2,105-square-foot space formerly occupied by Hubee D’s restaurant in an outparcel building will soon become a new dining spot.
Work on Chipotle Mexican Grill, next to The Joint Chiropractic, is expected to wrap up by Feb. 11. An opening date has not been announced, but the restaurant could be open by March.
It will be the Newport Beach, Calif.-based chain’s sixth location in the Charleston area and its 27th in South Carolina.
A new tobacco-based shop is opening soon in downtown Charleston.
Cigar Row Events will celebrate its grand opening Feb. 13-14 in the Great Hall of the Charleston City Market.
Retired schoolteachers Deidre Garrard and Holly Stilley bought the cigar rolling-event business 4½ years ago through what they termed “a leap of faith.”
To get started, they called on event planners and businesses related to the wedding industry and corporate functions. They also infused cigars with bourbon and craft beer to create different tastings and took their products to private events and festivals throughout the country.
In 2017, the two hand-rolled cigars to try out for the Charleston Night Market before being invited to the Day Market. They then joined the list of temporary vendors waiting for a more permanent space and recently landed a spot where a glassware vendor operated for several years before the owners retired.
“What usually takes 15 or more years has happened for our little business in just four years,” Garrard said. “We are now permanent vendors in the Great Hall of the City Market.”
Cigar Row Events is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
A North Charleston-based lifestyle retail chain that got its start as a mall kiosk soon will add two stores to its expanding Southeast footprint.
Palmetto Moon plans to launch a new store in Tanger Outlets in Sevierville, Tenn., near Pigeon Forge, on Feb. 26 and its first location in Alabama, in Hoover south of Birmingham, in April.
After venturing into the collegiate merchandise business as a small unfixed retailer in Citadel Mall in 2002, Palmetto Moon expanded over the years and now operates 26 stores in five Southeastern states, including 11 in South Carolina.
In the Charleston area, two are in North Charleston and one each can be found in Mount Pleasant and Summerville. The two new stores opening this spring will bring its count to 28 locations. Others are in the works to open later this year.