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Behold the Crisp Interiors at Lewis Barbecue

Behold the Crisp Interiors at Lewis Barbecue

Shortly before the friends and family event this weekend, Lewis Barbecue opened the doors to give photographer Leslie McKellar a first peek at the dining room and spacious courtyard. The look of the space comes from efforts by designer Betsy Berry of B. Berry Interior, builder John Stapleton of Lennon Construction, and architect Rhett Morgan of The Middleton Group. The interiors are clean and..
First Graded School to Finest Island Condos

First Graded School to Finest Island Condos

It all started in the 1920s as a schoolhouse – the first graded school on Sullivan’s Island, that is. Fast forward to the 1950s, when a church purchased the school and added to the building. And by the late By Helen Harris 1970s, this versatile building had been transformed into one- and two-bedroom apartments. What..
A Vibrant Turnaround for a Neglected Charleston Neighborhood

A Vibrant Turnaround for a Neglected Charleston Neighborhood

Long a magnet for tourists, Charleston has taken decades to evolve from a placid, picturesque Southern town, replete with historical significance, into something resembling a 21st-century city. The neighborhood known as the Upper Peninsula, was dotted with small houses, warehouses and metal sheds; had only a few sidewalks; and was infused with an air of..
Prominent North Charleston Olde Village corner being redeveloped

Prominent North Charleston Olde Village corner being redeveloped

A prominent corner in North Charleston’s Olde Village is being redeveloped for a mix of tenants in the business district. North Charleston-based Cityvolve LLC is constructing Marquis Station, a four-building complex at East Montague and Virginia avenues. The $2.8 million project sits on a half-acre site, formerly home to Beasley Mechanical Contractors, and takes its name from W.B. Marquis, the..
Commonhouse Aleworks throws a grand opening party

Commonhouse Aleworks throws a grand opening party

Hank Hanna is feeling completely overwhelmed. His new brewery Commonhouse Aleworks is opening in less than 24 hours and he’s got a million things to do. But he’s also excited that it’s finally here. For most observers, closing on 4832 O’Hear Ave. in April 2017 and opening a brewery there in January 2018 seems a pretty..