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Cake Bar by Alexis is a sweetshop and much more!

Alexis Fussell transitioned from being a cosmetologist to a confectionary artist. She recently opened Cake Bar by Alexis at Northbridge Plaza, 1670 Old Towne Road in West Ashley. The shop

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West Ashley libraries facilitate summer reading program

West Ashley’s two public libraries are partnering with the Charleston County School District in the 2019 summer reading program and have had more than 1000 participants to date. The reading program concludes August 17. Students were pre-registered for the reading

Bridge Pointe condominiums are being torn down

Nearly two years after City of Charleston negotiated a buyout agreement with FEMA, the 32 units from the former Bridge Pointe condominium complex in the Shadowmoss neighborhood are being demolished. Under the agreement, the land can never again be developed.

Citadel Mall adds DIY maker space

Citadel Mall now has a 3300 square foot space dedicated to helping people with do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Reforge Charleston is an educational non-profit which provides equipment, materials and instruction for 3-D printing, metal-working, woodworking, laser cutting and engraving, milling, sewing,

Native plant shop moving to Wappoo Road location

West Ashley native plant shop Roots and Shoots expects to be moving to its new location October 1 at 1108 Wappoo Road, across the street from Ashley Oaks Plaza. It is been more than 10 years since native plant specialist

America’s founding made it unique among nations

On Independence Day, Americans need to understand the factors which made our Republic unique among all nations. On July 4, 1776, 56 representatives from the 13 colonies signed a document which specified more than 20 grievances against King George III

July is a good month for tree-trimming

With peak hurricane season coming up in August and September, July is a good month to schedule a tree-trimming service. The Charleston area has a shortage of trained and experienced tree trimmers. Home Advisor Charleston provides a list of local

Northbridge Exxon demolition begins

Northbridge Exxon was part of the West Ashley landscape for more than 40 years. The demolition of its canopy, convenience store and garage began today, giving way to Charleston’s first Parker’s Kitchen location. No opening date has been released for

Get the 411 on MUSC West Campus Thursday

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business in Your Backyard coffee Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 am at Citadel Mall to discuss the future of the MUSC West Campus at Citadel Mall’s former JC Penney space. MUSC

West Ashley businesses push back against intersection designs

West Ashley businesses in the shopping centers near the proposed SC 7 and SC 171 intersection project are pushing back against the two intersection designs presented by Charleston County transportation officials. Area businesses gathered Friday evening at Sojourn Coffee, located

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