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Charleston’s City Market Gets Renovated

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

By Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Photo courtesy: Charleston City Market

If you have ever visited Charleston, you have more than likely been to the City Market downtown. It is a must for tourists to buy locally made trinkets and sweetgrass baskets to mark their trip to the Lowcountry. To me, it is one of those things you can say “been there, done that” and check it off your list. However if you are my parents, you must go every time you visit your daughter and make her go with you. Now, I guess they will have a new excuse to drag me there as the Charleston’s Historic City Market just completed it’s 18 month, $5.5 million dollar two-phase renovation.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

The land was given to Charleston in 1788 by Charles Pickney with the stipulation that it always be used as a public market. (Many think this building was used to sell slaves before the Civil War, but this is untrue.) The building itself dated back to 1807 and had not received any updates in over 40 years. The updated 37,000 square foot space houses 148 vendors and provides shoppers with the illusion of an outdoor market yet the comforts of air-conditioning. Honestly, I’m not sure how I feel about this. Despite the cramped quarters, lack of temperature control and smell of horse manure from the nearby carriages, I liked it looking old and authentic. I have yet to see it, so I will hold my judgments until I do.

Photo Credit Margaret Houston via Garden & Gun Magazine

WHERE:
Charleston’s City Market
188 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-937-0920
info@thecharlestoncitymarket.com

Hours of Operation:
Open at 9:30 a.m. daily.
Seasonal Night Market Open from 7 pm to 10 pm in “C” Building

Harley Davidson Lowcountry Bikini Blues Bash

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil


Fundraiser for Japan at the SC Aquarium

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by Lowcountry Boil

Lend A Hand To Japan will take place at the SC Aquarium on Wednesday, April 6th to raise money to benefit the Japanese Association of Zoos & Aquariums and the American Red Cross. Brought to you through the support of numerous local organizations including Charleston City Paper, the South Carolina Aquarium, Stage Presence, Other Brother Entertainment, Tristan, Icebox Bar Service and Two Fish Enterprises, guests will celebrate the culture of Japan while raising money to help in their time of need. Restaurants throughout the Lowcountry will delight your taste buds with their spin on Japanese cuisine. Expect fun cocktails, a DJ and live bands. If you were planning on donating money to aid in Japan, now is our opportunity to come together as a community and make a difference. Enjoy an evening of musical entertainment, delicious and unique food and beverages, while surrounded by the beauty of the South Carolina Aquarium.

“Among the many casualties of the tragic earthquake and tsunami were several of Japan’s leading aquariums and zoos,” said Kevin Mills, South Carolina Aquarium President and CEO. “We are proud to host of this community effort that will in part aid our sister institutions in their recovery.”

Tickets are a minimum donation of $40 and everything is included. 100% of the ticket sales and silent auction will benefit The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Lowcountry Chapter of the American Red Cross. All participating organizations have generously donated their time, services and products to support this amazing evening!

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.helpjapancharleston.eventbrite.com.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Annual Fall Soiree

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2010 by Lowcountry Boil

Join the East Cooper Ducks Unlimited Chapter for The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Annual Fall Soiree on Friday, October 22nd at 7pm at the Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed (375 Meeting Street). A delicious feast of oysters, BBQ and more will be served. Also, guests will enjoy an open bar serving beer, wine, and mixed drinks with live music by Palmetto Soul. The event will feature a huge silent auction, raffles and prizes. Don’t miss the 10 item live premium artwork auction! Tickets include a complimentary Ducks Unlimited Membership. Ticket Information: $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door, if available. For more information, visit www.scducks.org.

Coastal Landscapes Photography Exhibit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by Lowcountry Boil

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Photographers Robert Donovan and John Chilton come together to present their interpretations of Coastal Landscapes on Sunday, November 15th from 4-8pm at High Thyme Restaurant on Sullivan’s Island. Wine and appetizers will be provided. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Crisis Ministries kicking off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. There will also be a chance for patrons to contribute to the American Brain Tumor Association as well.

Robert Donovan is a photographer living and working in the Charleston, SC area. He tends to focus his attention on natural landscapes but branches out frequently. He is also available for freelance or project work. Prints of his images and more are available at:
www.robertdonovanphotography.com & www.robertdonovan.zenfolio.com.

John Chilton is a self taught photographer of 12 years specializing in local imagery of the Lowcountry. Among his favorite local subjects: The Ravenel Bridge, Shrimp Boats, Marshes, Beachscapes and Natural Abstracts. His work can be seen at: www.EarthscapesPhoto.com & www.CharlestonBridgePhotos.com.

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