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PROTESTERS KEEP MARCHING, JOINING NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT SOUNDING ALARM OVER POLICE VIOLENCE

“This idea that it’s Donald Trump dividing the country — I don’t buy it.” —Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said he thinks President Donald Trump has pushed an effective conservative agenda. Source: The Post and Courier

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USE OF TEAR GAS AND PEPPER BALLS DURING CHARLESTON PROTESTS CALLED EXCESSIVE BY ADVOCATES

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Charleston Police Department has confirmed officers used tear gas and plastic balls filled with the active ingredient in pepper spray to disperse protesters assembled peacefully in Marion Square on May 31, raising eyebrows and questions from civil liberties advocates. A day after large protests that preceded destructive riots on King Street, law enforcement agencies dispatched common nonlethal measures against protesters assembled near Marion Square downtown. Hundreds of people crowded the streets of downtown on May 30 to join in nationwide protests over continued police violence that has led to the deaths of black Americans. In the most recent high-profile case, a Minneapolis officer held his knee on the neck of George Floyd, killing him. The following day, protesters gathered in areas across the peninsula, eventually being corralled by police into Marion Square as a countywide curfew approached. After declaring the assembly unlawful and telling them to disperse as they protested in front of police in full riot gear flanked by armored vehicles, some were taken down and arrested by officers. The remaining crowd eventually moved to Meeting Street, where more arrests were made. A Charleston police spokesman confirmed Thursday that “pepper balls and CS gas” were used during May 31 protests. Between May 30 and the morning of June 1, 42 people were charged with disobeying a lawful order, police say. Jail records show at least 35 of those arrests came on Sunday

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afternoon. Several area agencies were on hand to assist in the response, including the county sheriff’s office and the State Law Enforcement Division. Pepper balls are similar to paintballs, but are filled with a substance that has the same active ingredient as pepper spray. CS gas, a type of tear gas, is banned for use by the military under chemical weapons agreements, but is allowed for use by law enforcement to control riots. The aggressive tactics used by police, including deploying chemical agents and projectiles against peaceful protesters, is drawing criticism from civil liberties and criminal justice reform advocates. Allie Menegakis, a former public defender who founded criminal justice reform group SC4CJR, has been working with arrested protesters to get a clear picture of the scenes that played out. “After speaking with many protestors who were present at Marion Square and after reviewing multiple videos and photos of the police response to the gathering, we believe that the police response was excessive and reckless,” said Menegakis. Pepper balls do not have to be fired at a person to be effective, according to video demos online for similar products. But images and eyewitness accounts show it’s very likely that the projectiles did strike protesters. Several images posted by SC4CJR on Facebook purport to show bruises and abrasions, including some on protesters’ heads. “The use of weapons or physical force by law enforcement in response to nonthreatening actions of citizens should

never be permitted without just cause,” said Menegakis. Frank Knaack, the leader of the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, was in Marion Square for the protest and says the methods used can cause harm, despite being billed as nonlethal. “Despite this fact, our law enforcement thought it was appropriate to use indiscriminately. These are weapons of last resort, not first,” said Knaack. In a statement responding to inquiries by the ACLU about the use of force in Marion Square, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said: “Deputies will use the reasonable amount of force necessary to safeguard the lives and property of all citizens. That force is used on individuals who act unlawfully or choose to cause harm or damage to law abiding citizens.” Compounding any normal risk from the nonlethal methods, the spread of COVID-19 adds another variable, Knaack said. Tear gas and pepper spray activate pain-sensing nerves, including in mucus membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth. “Law enforcement’s decision to use these weapons would have been unjustifiable even under the best of times, but we are also living in the midst of a respiratory pandemic, and experts have already warned that the use of tear gases threatens to worsen COVID-19,” Knaack said. The sheriff’s office said the county jail that housed arrested protesters had “no active COVID-19 cases” and that safety protocols are being followed, according to their statement last week. —Sam Spence

The number of new COVID-19 cases on June 8, the highest single-day total reported by health officials since the beginning of the pandemic. Increased case counts come as businesses begin opening and thousands of S.C. protesters flood local streets in protests. Source: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control

Charleston protesters just kept marching last week. In the wake of George Floyd’s death, killed by a Minneapolis police officer, Charleston activists have turned out in force to stand in solidarity with protests around the nation. Protesters gathered in Brittlebank Park the afternoon of June 3 for a rally and march. Before the large mass of people moved away from the public space and up Fishburne Street, organizers spoke about the importance of voter registration right now. “Don’t forget to vote for the people that are actually going to be running the police stations, the sheriff, all that stuff,” Cassie Campbell told the group. “Al [Cannon, Sheriff], you got to go, buddy.” The group was also encouraged to support black-owned businesses and boycott businesses that haven’t supported the movement. “We need to stop being at these racist restaurants and entitled restaurants that think they can stay open during the protest, still serve their people during the protest,” Cody Dixon said. One protester discussed the struggles between the police and the black community. “We are targets,” he said. “We are born and raised to think of ourselves as targets against the law that is meant to protect us. That breaks our hearts every day we walk around these streets. That’s what we are fighting for. George Floyd is the tipping point. We are not going back to normal. Normal before was the fucking problem.” In North Charleston on June 4, a crowd of close to 100 marched through Park Circle, one of a handful of different protests organized across Charleston on the same day. Katie Rivera of Hanahan carried a sign bearing the names of people killed in altercations with police. “All of these people were killed by police, and I’m here to get justice for them and do it peacefully,” she said. “How many more?” Esante-Joy McIntyre of North Charleston, was at the rally with Rivera, and both were surprised at the diversity of people in attendance. “People from different communities — gay people, Hispanic people — were out here marching peacefully,” she said. “And the amount of people that were supporting us as we were walking, that was surprising.” It was both 18-year-olds’ first protest event since groups began organizing local rallies on May 30. Maya Green, a graduating senior from Charleston County School of the Arts, had parting words for the department before the crowd dispersed. “Something that’s concrete that police in North Charleston can do is encourage the department to conduct an audit for racial bias,” Green said. North Charleston leaders have been resistant to activists’ requests to conduct an assessment of the department since the calls began after the shooting of Walter Scott by a city officer in 2015. The federal Department of Justice never released its investigation into the incident. The city has assembled a citizen input panel, but groups such as Charleston Area Justice Ministry continue urging the department to do an independent audit. Protests have continued every day around Charleston for 10 days, drawing demonstrators to gatherings from downtown to Walterboro. —Heath Ellison and Sam Spence


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rotesters marched through the streets of Charleston for several days demanding that our leaders upend the systemic racism at the core of our institutions. It has been a humbling experience to walk alongside them. It is sad and shameful that, as a newspaper, we feel compelled to voice our solidarity with South Carolinians begging for basic human rights long denied to many because of the color of skin. But for the sake of decency, freedom and justice, we must. For carrying signs memorializing people killed in police violence and sharing their support online, our neighbors in Charleston have been met with sneers, cowardly social media messages and general ignorance about their grievances. After hundreds of protesters marched peacefully on Charleston’s streets on the afternoon of May 30, the night turned ugly, seemingly catching police by surprise. Looters hit small areas of downtown hard, breaking glass, stealing and creating havoc. No one died. No buildings burned down, as in other cities. The destruction was contained, but police arrested few. The next day, however, peaceful protesters were met with an overreaction of aggression as police gassed dozens and shot pepper balls at them. More arrests were made of protesters than of the rioters who frightened the city’s elite the night before. Ending excessive, aggressive police force against black and brown people should just be the beginning. City, county and business leaders must demand that the economic,

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political, social and health care structures now in place stop reinforcing stark racist disparities in our communities. Unjust conditions have been ignored for far too long. Charleston is a city on stolen land built by a stolen people. This is an inescapable truth that should be remembered as our city celebrates its 350th year. Those in power should also realize little has changed in the five years since a white North Charleston police officer killed Walter Scott. Despite many community conversations and convenings after a white supremacist killed nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church, much more work needs to be done as residents cry for change. As a newspaper, our job is to connect peoples’ stories to communities and hope readers understand more about where they live. We feature a diverse array of pictures, news and features throughout our issues. But we, like our whole industry, remain challenged to break our own diversity barriers. Fewer than 14 percent of journalists nationwide are people of color, according to the Poynter Institute. We will continue to tell stories and listen when we are called out for ignorance. To get started and broaden our view, we will reach out through our neighborhoods by July 1 to gather a broad board of advisers to help us improve our coverage. Breaking the historical chains of slavery that extend into modern-day systemic racism is not going to be easy. But we must stand up against the ghosts of the past that continue to haunt Charleston. Otherwise we enable it. All of us must stand up. All of us must listen. Black lives do, in fact, matter.

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tarting June 10, for two full weeks, the carnival is in town. You're holding the first of two volumes of Best of Charleston 2020, featuring your selections for the all-knowing, all-seeing, omnipotent businesses, people, and personalities in all the land. (Or at least in all of Charleston.) In all seriousness, we know that the past few months have been very difficult for many of you as our lives changed to keep each other healthy. Thousands of people have lost jobs, faced unpaid bills and had to make tough decisions about how to move ahead. We all hope fewer

of those painful moments lie in the weeks ahead. But in our view, that makes this year's Best of Charleston notable — a recognition of what we can all agree (mostly!) on that makes our city a special place to live. So, keep doing what you've been doing in the past few months to help our neighborhood places. And take a look through these pages this week and next and support the winners as you see fit, note the advertisers who make the City Paper's independent journalism possible and join us in celebrating our hometown. Step right up.

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Best Charlestonian Bill Murray Best Charlestonian to Defriend Lindsey Graham Best City Council Member Mike Seekings Best City Paper Cover Story  “Blessing Boxes take a small-scale approach  to the big issue of food insecurity” Best Community Activist Kay Hyman, Charleston Animal Society Best Conservative Tim Scott Best County Council Member Brantley Moody Best Do-Gooder Kay Hyman, Charleston Animal Society Best Local Cause Charleston Animal Society Best Local Interest Blog Holy City Sinner Best Local Investigative Reporter  Harve Jacobs, WCSC Live 5 News Best Local Legislator Joe Cunningham Best Local Radio Personality Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9 Best Local Radio Show Two Girls and a Guy, Mix 95.9

Best Local Talk Show Host Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9 Best Local TV Anchor Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2 Best Local TV Sports Anchor Scott Eisberg, WCIV ABC News 4 Best Local TV Station WCSC Live 5 News Best Local TV Weather Forecaster Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2 Best Local Twitter Feed@HolyCitySinner Best Local WebsiteCharlestonCityPaper.com Best Locally Produced Video of 2019  Meet Your Library Series by  Charleston County Public Library Best Misuse of Taxpayer Funds of 2019  VC Summer nuclear debacle Best News Story of 2019  Flooding throughout Charleston County Best Newspaper Columnist Warren Peper Best Philanthropist Anita Zucker Best Political Gaffe of 2019 Lindsey Graham’s support of Trump Best Progressive Joe Cunningham Best Radio Station 105.5 The Bridge Best School Board Member Kate Darby

Best Talk / News Radio Station  S.C. Public Radio 89.9, WJWJ-FM Best Troublemaker Bill Murray

Attractions and City Living Best Annual Outdoor Event Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Best Apartment Complex Bridgeside at Patriots Point Best Attraction The Battery Best Building Dock Street Theatre Best Daycare The Oaks Children’s Academy Best Farmers Market Charleston Farmers Market Best Festival Charleston Wine + Food Festival Best Fundraising Event  Charleston Animal Society Chili Cook-Off and Oyster Roast Best Green Business Vertical Roots Best Neighborhood Park Circle Best Place of Worship Seacoast Church Best Place to Work Medical University of South Carolina

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readers’ picks continued from page 8 Best Female Vocalist Lauren Hall Best House / Cover Band The Midnight City Best Jazz & Blues Club The Commodore Best Jazz Band Ranky Tanky Best Karaoke Night Bangkok Lounge Best Local Actor Colin Waters Best Local Actress Olivia Gainey Best Local Author Dorothea Benton Frank Best Local Band The Midnight City Best Local Comic Jason Groce Best Local Hip-Hop Artist Benny Starr Best Local Podcast Best for Business Best Local Theater Company Theatre 99 Best Local Visual Artist Patch Whisky Best Male Vocalist Randall Fowler Best Movie Theater Terrace Theater Best Museum The Gibbes Museum of Art Best Music Concert of 2019 High Water Festival Best Musician Charlton Singleton Best Non-Piccolo or Spoleto Play of 2019  Diary of Anne Frank, Flowertown Players Best Party of 2019 Best of Charleston Best Piccolo or Spoleto Show of 2019  All About You, Village Repertory Co. Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop Music Farm Best Place to See Local Music Charleston Pour House Best Recording Studio Coast Records Best Rock Music Club Charleston Pour House Best Trivia Night Frothy Beard Brewing Company

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Services Best Auto Body Shop Fender Mender Best Auto Service Gerald’s Tires and Brakes Best Cab Company Charleston Green Taxi Best Car Wash Cactus Car Wash Best Cell Phone RepairiDoctor Best Criminal Defense Attorney Andy Savage, Savage Law Firm Best Doggie Day Care My Three Dogs Best Dry Cleaner Lyerly’s Cleaners Best DUI Attorney David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices Best Electrician / Company Mr. Sparky Best Family Law Attorney Sara Turner Best Financial Institution South Carolina Federal Credit Union Best Financial Planner Zach Volousky, South State Bank Best Heating & Air Company Bozzelli and Sons Heating and Air Best Home Builder CopeGrand Homes Best Home Security CompanyCPI Best Insurance Agency State Farm Best Landscaper New Leaf Landscape Construction Best Law Firm / Lawyer David Aylor Law Offices Best Limo / Party Bus Company Charleston Black Cab Best Mortgage Company South Carolina Federal Credit Union Best Moving Company Two Men and a Truck Best Personal Injury Attorney  Shelly Leeke, Shelly Leeke Law Firm Best Pest Control Palmetto Exterminators Best Pet Groomer My Three Dogs Best Plumber /Company Blitch Plumbing Best Pool Company Atkinson Pools and Spas Best Property Management CompanyGreystar Best Realtor Matt O’Neill Best Realty Company Carolina One Real Estate Best Roofing Company Charleston Roofs and Windows Best Shoe Repair Store Peter and Sons Shoe Repair Best Wedding Venue Lowndes Grove

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his year is shaping up to be one for the history books, quite literally. The U.S. started the new decade with a standoff with Iran and an impeachment trial in the Senate. COVID-19 shut the country down and caused an economic crisis comparable to the Great Depression. Tensions over systemic racism came to a boiling point as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, and subsequent riots emboldened the president to threaten military force against protesters. On top of all that, it’s a contentious election year and we’re not even halfway done. Join us now as we honor (and poke fun at) the people that are leading us to, stumbling through and reporting on the history we’re witnessing.

Best Charlestonian Bill Murray

Runner-Up: Joe Cunningham

Best Charlestonian to Defriend Lindsey Graham Runner-Up: Thomas Ravenel

Best City Council Member Mike Seekings Runner-Up: Peter Shahid

Best City Paper Cover Story

“Blessing Boxes take a smallscale approach to the big issue of food insecurity” Runner-Up: “Hemp is growing fast in South Carolina, but can the industry keep up?”

BEST COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER Brantley Moody

It seemed like West Ashley kept getting overlooked by Charleston’s leadership, and Brantley Moody was tired of it. He decided to run for County Council, and lo and behold, he got himself elected in 2016. Since then, he says, he’s gotten a lot of work done — roads have been repaved, I-526 is back on track and the West Ashley Revitalization Project is rolling. There’s a lot of focus on West Ashley now, but with all of it going on, Moody can’t seem to stop smiling about I-526. “I think this award is a validation of some of the hard work that’s been going for the last few years,” Moody said. “Getting 526 restarted is something that 75 percent of residents of West Ashley support. That’s a mandate, and I was elected in part to get that done, and that’s what I’m doing.” Keeping his campaign promises is one of the proudest points for Moody and his election team. He says he is looking forward to keeping the ball rolling for West Ashley in the coming years, and the momentum that its community has now will only make things easier for both its residents and leadership. —Skyler Baldwin

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Kay Hyman, Charleston Animal Society Runner-Up: Dana Beach Ruta Smith

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Harve Jacobs

When Harve Jacobs started at Channel 2, the reporter at the time promised him he would leave him his contact list, but Jacobs walked in on his first day, and it was gone. That taught him to develop his own sources right away. Since then, Jacobs has been around the block, taking a break from TV news and finding his way back through Channel 5 in 1994, becoming a police reporter once again after a short stint as the medical producer. Finding your way out of a field and then back into it is no small feat, especially with all the technological developments that have changed journalism lately. “I feel pretty blessed about it,” Jacobs said. “The news business has changed so much in the last few years, with social media. Thank goodness I adapted, because I have almost 10,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter.” Now that’s a contact list worth keeping to yourself. The next reporter in line can find their own. —Skyler Baldwin

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Best Conservative Tim Scott

Runner-Up: Mark Sanford

Best County Council Member Brantley Moody Runner-Up: Herb Sass

Best Do-Gooder

Kay Hyman, Charleston Animal Society Runner-Up: Anita Zucker, The InterTech Group

Best Local Cause

Charleston Animal Society 2455 Remount Road. North Charleston (843) 747-4849 charlestonanimalsociety.org

Runner-Up: Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

Best Local Interest Blog Holy City Sinner holycitysinner.com

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City Paper readers want to defriend U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham so badly that they must have bestowed temporary emergency Charleston citizenship on the gentleman from the Upstate for the purposes of this illustrious honor. Honestly if you haven’t defriended Graham by now, we’re not sure what’s stopping you. Love his jovial banter with Fox News hosts? Looking to increase your flexibility by watching the senior senator bend his way around details of the latest Trump tweet? I guess those are good enough reasons to keep him in your feed. The year 2019 was a victory lap of sorts for Graham, the final full year in office before he and the president face reelection in November 2020. They head into the fall with the incumbent advantage and tons of cash, but Graham faces a formidable challenger in Jaime Harrison. For Graham, it might help if the president defriends him. —Sam Spence

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Best Local Legislator Joe Cunningham Runner-Up: Tim Scott

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Best Local TV Sports Anchor

Scott Eisberg, WCIV ABC News 4 Runner-Up: Brianne Welch, WCBD News 2

Best Local Radio Show 2 Girls and a Guy, Mix 95.9

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Runner-Up: TJ & Jessica in the Morning, 92.5 Kickin’ Country

Best Local Talk Show Host Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9

Runner-Up: Richard Todd, 105.5 the Bridge

Best Local TV Anchor

Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2 Runner-Up: Bill Sharpe, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local TV Station WCSC Live 5 News live5news.com

Runner-Up: WCBD News 2

Best Local TV Weather Forecaster Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2 Runner-Up: Bill Walsh, WCSC Live 5 News

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When Brooke Ryan returned to Charleston in 2014, she asked herself if people even wanted her back on local radio. Six years later and she knows they did. “When something like this [award] happens, it just makes us feel like, ‘Yes, we’re supposed to be here,’ ” she said. Ryan is one third of the popular morning talk show Two Girls and a Guy. On the program, Ryan discusses life, Charleston and entertainment with her co-hosts and friends Tanya Brown and Mike Edwards. In the last six years, the 2020 Best Radio Personality said she’s learned that, “Above all else, people love local here.” Although the landscape has changed some, Charlestonians still love supporting the local radio stations and music, she said. “My favorite thing, by far, is that I get to wake up every morning and talk to my best friends,” she added. “Tanya and Mike truly are my family, and not only that, the relationships that we forge with our listeners is the same way.” —Heath Ellison


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Best Newspaper Columnist Warren Peper

Warren Peper, the longtime Post and Courier slice-of-life columnist, didn’t know his writing would connect so well with Charleston when he joined the paper. After 35-plus years in television reporting, he knew how to get a point across on a screen. But, as a columnist for 10 years and a P&C writer before that, he’s proven many times that he knows how to resonate with readers through words, as well. “Most of my stuff I try to keep as uplifting as possible,” he told the City Paper. Peper often uses the “stuff that’s commonly out there” for heartfelt columns about largely wholesome topics. People in town seem to connect on a human level with his columns, Peper said, such as his recent article about his parents’ struggles with memory loss in their old age. “I’m surprised, humbled and happy in the same breath,” Peper said about the Best Of win. —Heath Ellison

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Best Locally Produced Video of 2019

Meet Your Library Series by Charleston County Public Library Runner-Up: “Party in the 80s” by Sexbruise?

Best Newspaper Columnist Warren Peper Runner-Up: Brian Hicks

Best Philanthropist Anita Zucker

Runner-Up: Shawn Jenkins

Best Political Gaffe Best Misuse of Taxpayer of 2019 Funds of 2019 Lindsey Graham’s support VC Summer nuclear debacle Runner-Up: Charleston Naval Hospital

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Runner-Up: Mark Sanford running for president

Best News Story of 2019 Flooding throughout Charleston County

Runner-Up: Teachers push education reform, pay raises

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Best Progressive Joe Cunningham Runner-Up: John Tecklenburg

Best Radio Station 105.5 The Bridge 1055thebridge.com

Runner-Up: 103.5 WEZL

Best School Board Member Kate Darby

Runner-Up: Kevin Hollinshead

Best Talk/News Radio Station

S.C. Public Radio 89.9, WJWJ-FM Runner-Up: News Radio 94.3, WSC-FM

Best Troublemaker Bill Murray

Runner-Up: Thomas Ravenel

Best Radio Station

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105.5 The Bridge Plenty of people looking to keep in touch with the area keep their dials tuned to 105.5 The Bridge. Local music and longtime Lowcountry radio personalities have maintained the Bridge’s status as a popular radio station. “It’s always great to get the appreciation of the local audience,” general manager Chili Walker said. “It’s a station that’s a little bit different. We play plenty of familiar music, but we also are a station that will step out and play artists that not a lot of others will.” Within the last year, 105.5 brought famed local radio host Richard Todd back on the air, after a seven-year hiatus from radio. In addition, they’ve got James Voigt (aka the Critic) putting out a regular playlist of eclectic artists and local musicians. “I’m hoping to continue to build on the success that was before me and we continue to grow and live up to the title of best radio station,” Walker added. —Heath Ellison

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attractions and city living G  one are the days when Charleston was a hidden gem. The secret’s out, and we have the city’s beauty and celebrated events like 2020 Best Festival Charleston Wine + Food to thank for it. Many of Charleston’s outdoor attractions are visible from the top of a four story building, and a deeper dive unveils more of the sights that make the Holy City’s aesthetic unparalleled — we’re talking to you, Dock Street Theatre, 2020’s Best Building. There’s also been an increase in job opportunities — shout out to the Medical University of South Carolina, 2020’s Best Place to Work, which employs nearly 20,000 people in the Lowcountry. And city living encompasses more of the Tricounty than ever before with places like Best Neighborhood winner Park Circle and special gatherings like James Island’s Pour House Sunday Brunch, which showcases the fabric of the city with products and food from local vendors. But don’t let us spoil all the fun; without further ado here are City Paper readers’ favorite parts about living in the Holy City.

Best Annual Outdoor Event

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition sewe.com

Runner Up: Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Best Apartment Complex

Bridgeside at Patriots Point 175 Harbor Bridge Lane. Mt. Pleasant (843) 314-5408 livebridgeside.com

Runner Up: The Boulevard

Best Attraction The Battery

Runner Up: South Carolina Aquarium

Best Festival

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Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2020 was a record setting year for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, as 28,000 attendees gathered in the Holy City for an extended weekend filled with tasty bites and beverages. The culinary village was buzzing as usual, but W+F executive director Gillian Zettler was particularly proud of how this year’s programming highlighted everything Charleston has to offer. “We’ve moved from an event that was primarily produced on the peninsula to a festival with events all over the city,” said Zettler, who pointed out several W+F programs that truly honored Charleston’s heritage. Cooking with Conviction, for instance, brought some of the South’s most influential women together at Bertha’s Kitchen. The Soul Stroll highlighted three of the area’s most popular black-owned soul food restaurants, and West Africa to the Lowcountry offered attendees the chance to hear chef BJ Dennis speak about the influence of the African diaspora on Charleston’s culture and cuisine. According to Zettler, these events and others at this year’s festival discussed topics that are “intricate to the fabric of the city.” Although W+F hosts people from all over the world, Zettler said they will continue to focus on what it means to the local community. “I want to see [the festival] be whatever the city needs it to be at that point in time.” —Parker Milner

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Runner Up: Charleston Galliard Center

Runner Up: Woofstock: A Lowcountry Dog Music Festival

Best Daycare

The Oaks Children’s Academy

Best Green Business Vertical Roots

2707 Ida Mor Drive. West Ashley (843) 766-6382 8695 Dorchester Road. North Charleston (843) 207-3061 theoaksacademy.com

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Best Farmers Market

Park Circle

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Runner Up: Avondale

Best Place of Worship

Runner Up: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market

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Best Green Business Vertical Roots

High school friends Andrew Hare and Matt Daniels launched Vertical Roots in 2016 with the goal of delivering local, hydroponically farmed produce to the Southeast region. Four years later, you’ll find their seven lettuce varieties in over 400 stores. The company is growing rapidly, but that doesn’t mean they’re straying from their South Carolina roots. “The grand opening of our office headquarters and new farm off of Clements Ferry [on Daniel Island] was one for the books [this year],” said Hare. “It was awesome to have the Charleston community there to celebrate with us because we couldn’t have reached this incredible milestone without their support.” After donating nearly 300,000 heads of lettuce in 2019, it’s clear the community support goes both ways. By using soil-free container pods, Vertical Roots is proving that delicious lettuce can be grown indoors 365 days a year. If you’re wondering what we mean by “delicious” lettuce, get out to your local Publix or Teeter and grab a package of VR baby romaine or arugula. Celebrated by home cooks and restaurant chefs alike, the commitment to quality never stops at Vertical Roots. That coupled with their local-first mentality makes them a nationally recognized brand Charleston is proud to champion. —Parker Milner

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Charleston Farmers Market For anyone who enjoys food, the Charleston Farmers Market is the ideal introduction to the city. Centrally located in Marion Square, the market creates a palpable buzz during weekends from the beginning of April to the end of November. After receiving top honors from City Paper readers in at least one category for the last 10 years, it’s clear that the interaction between the produce stands and food vendors selling hungry visitors breakfast and lunch sets the Charleston Farmers Market apart. By requiring vendors to use locally-sourced ingredients, market manager Harrison Chapman said places like Semilla, Roti Rolls and The Big Egg serve as displays for how the produce can be prepared. “We encourage education about the products, which adds value for the customers,” he said. With nearly 100 rotating farmers, growers, artisans, crafters and food concessionaires, it might take more than one go-round to get the lay of the land. According to Chapman, it’s the experience of perusing the lively market that’s kept it at the top of Charleston’s list of attractions. “The market has been going on for over 30 years now, and the success is a testament to our dedicated vendors and customers.” —Parker Milner

Best Place to Work MUSC

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Runner Up: Charleston Animal Society

Best Pop-up Market Sunday Brunch Pour House 1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island (843) 735-2275 sundaybrunchfarmersmarket.com

Runner Up: Charleston Night Bazaar

Best Preschool Sarah Pack/MUSC

Best Place to Work

Medical University of South Carolina Not only does the Medical University of South Carolina save lives, but according to our readers, MUSC is a great place to work, too. That might sound like a tough thing to pull off for a place that specializes in the sometimes exhausting medical field, but they make it work. “We try to create an environment where people feel respected, they feel valued and they feel as though they are making a positive contribution to the lives that we have the privilege to serve,” Darrick Paul, MUSC’s chief people officer, said. “We endeavor to treat our staff consistent with the way we want them to treat the patients.” Although there are times when the staff has to face emotional challenges, such as informing patients of illness and trauma, they get to be a part of the healing. “There are people that are in health care that are altruistic individuals,” Paul said. “They really want the best for individuals. They want to make sure that we can put people in good positions.” —Heath Ellison

The Oaks Children’s Academy 2707 Ida Mor Drive. West Ashley (843) 766-6382 8695 Dorchester Road. North Charleston (843) 207-3061 theoaksacademy.com

Runner Up: The Little Sage School

Best Private School

Bishop England High School 363 Seven Farms Drive. Daniel Island (843) 849-9599 behs.com

Runner Up: Charleston Day School

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Runner Up: School of the Arts

Best Public Space Folly Beach

Runner Up: Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park

Best Tour Company Bulldog Tours

18 Anson St. Downtown (843) 722-8687 bulldogtours.com

Runner Up: Palmetto Carriage Works

Best Outdoor Event

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Charleston folks consider it the kickoff of tourist season — every year the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) brings approximately 40,000 loyal visitors to the Holy City. These visitors are so loyal, in fact, that SEWE estimates that three quarters of attendees have already been to the event an average of nine times. The largest event of its kind in the country, SEWE celebrates all things outdoors, from fine art to DockDogs competitions to tasty bites of homegrown meats and grains. The city seems to transform every February, invaded by friendly folks donning hunting jackets, mud-kickin’ boots and down vests. And while the fashion trends are predictable the programming can be surprising: In recent years we’ve been downright delighted by the work of a SEWE artist, Larry Moore, whose paintings are meant to be visual narratives that present a post-apocalyptic world where animals inhabit spaces once held by humans. Nothing against marsh landscapes, but we think Moore’s pieces are a refreshing addition to wildlife conversations. We’ve also enjoyed a recent visit and demonstration from the Search Tactics and Rescue Recovery Team (S.T.A.R.R.), a group of handlers and their cadaver dogs who help law enforcement solve crimes. Dogs are, needless to say, the stars of the SEWE show every year, whether they’re Boykins gathering with a local interest group, Border Collies herding sheep or local labradors strutting their stuff in the daily DockDogs competition. And while the festival is notorious for its fun (hello, rollicking parties) and its economic impact (local and state governments have a net tax impact of about $2.8 million), its dedication to conservation and preservation in South Carolina is what we really love. —Connelly Hardaway

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Best Art Gallery Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 161 Calhoun St. Downtown (843) 953-4422 halsey.cofc.edu

Runner-Up: Redux Contemporary Art Center

Best Club DJ DJ Natty Heavy Runner-Up: DJ SCrib

Best Cultural Event Spoleto Festival USA Runner-Up: Piccolo Spoleto

Best Art Instruction

Redux Contemporary Art Center 1056 King St. Downtown (843) 722-0697 reduxstudios.org

Best Drag Show Dudley’s on Ann

Runner-Up: Wine & Design

Runner-Up: Sunday Drag Brunch, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.

Best House/Cover Band The Midnight City

They didn’t really sneak their way into this category, but the Midnight City is only a cover band sometimes. Granted, playing raucous covers at weddings and parties is where they cut their teeth and became a local favorite. But, back in November, the quartet released their first EP with original material, titled Heartdream. Since then, they’ve slowly incorporated a few of their own songs into their set. “We sprinkle them in when we can,” vocalist and guitarist Brian Jarvis said. “Ultimately, we’re being hired to play the hits and the nostalgia that everybody loves, but the more we’ve been doing it, we have those diehard fans who are like, ‘Play an original.’” During the pandemic, the Midnight City has been working on more acoustic shows to accommodate the smaller capacity many venues are enforcing. “It’s basically all the stuff we do as a full band, but more stripped down,” Jarvis added. “I would much rather play electric, but you roll with the punches.” With roughly 200 songs in the Midnight City’s repertoire, we’re sure they can find some acoustic songs that still get a party started. —Heath Ellison

Best Exhibit of 2019

Best Exhibit of 2019

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Last year award-winning watercolor artist and Charleston resident Mary Whyte debuted a collection of portraits, We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America, that she’d been working on for nearly a decade. The series features images of 50 present-day American veterans — one from each state. You’ll find people like a Pennsylvania science teacher, a South Carolina single mom, a Missouri dairy farmer and so many more in this exhibition. The works attempt to answer the question: What is post-service life like for Americans? Medal of Honor recipient Major General James E. Livingston has called the exhibition, “a moving and important tribute to our nation’s greatest patriots.” The exhibition debuted during an eventful weekend last October, with a number of patriotic events including a brunch on the U.S.S. Yorktown, two premiere concerts from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the release of an art book from the University of South Carolina; both the CSO and USC are partner organizations with the Patriot Art Foundation, founded by Whyte. Whyte has said of the exhibition: “We The People is not only a tour across and through these vast United States, it is a tour through the heart and soul, the duty and the commitment of the people who protect not only our Constitution and our country but our very lives. We can only be deeply grateful, inspired, and humbled by all of them, and it’s my hope that we the people give rise to a greater sense of gratitude for our military, as well as to inspire people to reach for what is possible.” —Connelly Hardaway

Best Jazz Band

We the People: Portraits of Ranky Tanky Veterans in America at City Gallery Runner-Up: Runner-Up: Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem at the Gibbes Museum of Art

Best Female Vocalist Lauren Hall

Runner-Up: Emily Curtis

Best House/Cover Band The Midnight City

Runner-Up: Dan’s Tramp Stamp and the Money Bags

Best Jazz & Blues Club The Commodore

504 Meeting St. Downtown thecommodorechs.com

Runner-Up: Forte Jazz Lounge

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Best Karaoke Night Bangkok Lounge 353 King St. Downtown thebangkoklounge.com

Runner-Up: Tin Roof

Best Local Actor Colin Waters

Runner-Up: Michael Smallwood

Best Local Actress Olivia Gainey

Runner-Up: Becca Anderson

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A rising star in Summerville and beyond, teenage actress Olivia Gainey is one of Best of Charleston’s youngest Best Local Actress winners in recent memories. But she isn’t letting that title get to her head. Gainey says that one of the most important lessons she’s learned in her years of acting is that no actor is an island: “You cannot perform on your own. This goes for taking direction; sometimes you need the outside view of a director to tell you whether or not what you’re doing is convincing. You need those prop masters. You need those light techs. Every person is so important when creating a story.” Last year Gainey starred as Anne Frank in the Flowertown Players’ production of Diary of Anne Frank. In an interview with the Summerville Journal Scene, Gainey said performing in the play gave her a new outlook on life. That powerful play was just one opportunity for Gainey to act in a city that she loves. “I love how mostly everyone knows each other in our theater community and I love our support and respect for one another,” she said. “I love that I’m not limited to one theater to perform at, and I love that I get to work with every age group and every different type of person.” —Connelly Hardaway

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Best Female Vocalist Lauren Hall

Born and raised in Charleston, singer-songwriter Lauren Hall is proud of her roots. While she’d eventually like to move to Nashville, right now she’s loving Lowcountry living and she’s proud of this city’s thriving cultural scene. “A lot of people come to enjoy the beauty, history, and food of course, but I love how our town has become so known for the arts as well. We have such a great music scene here and I love being a part of this community,” said Hall. With a sound described as “acoustic-driven,” Hall’s influences include classic country stars like Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss and the Dixie Chicks. She has opened for notable country musicians including Travis Tritt, Tracy Lawrence, Maddie & Tae and LANCO, among others. Hall has been playing gigs since she was just 16 years old, so she knows a thing or two about performing, especially in a wide variety of venues. She said she’s learned the most playing in more intimate settings: “You learn to appreciate that one person who is listening intently, and you perform just for them if that’s your only audience that night.” Whether she’s playing for three people or 3,000 Hall doesn’t let the size of the audience or the stage get to her. “Never let the room or atmosphere make you less of a performer,” she said. You can now listen to Hall’s latest single, “Gone,” which our music editor Heath Ellison described as an “empowering breakup tune fit for the radio.” —Connelly Hardaway

Best Local Hip-Hop Artist

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Do we even need to explain this one at this point? Since releasing A Water Album in 2019, Starr has become one of the rare examples of a local artist who transcends the music scene. People listened when Starr endorsed Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic Presidential nominee. Citizens took note when he dropped out of TEDx 2019, calling the organization out for a racist comment made by a speech coach and what he perceived as censorship behind the scenes. Avery Research Center even dedicated an exhibit to A Water Album when they reopened earlier this year. And, even if none of those things happened, Starr would still be one of the sharpest rappers in the Lowcountry. Lately, Starr has been collaborating with keyboardist and producer Rodrick Cliche for a new project, Native Son, which continues Starr’s tradition of facing racial and social justice issues in music. —Heath Ellison

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Best Local Band The Midnight City Runner-Up: Lauren Hall Band

Best Local Comic Jason Groce

Runner-Up: Josh Bates

Best Local Hip-Hop Artist Benny Starr

Runner-Up: Damn Skippy

Best Local Podcast Best For Business

Runner-Up: Lowcountry Lowlifes

Best Local Theater Company Theatre 99

Runner-Up: Charleston Stage

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Dorothea Benton Frank (1951-2019) Charleston’s beloved local author, Dorothea “Dot” Benton Frank, passed away last year after a brief illness. Her passing came as a shock and major loss to the Lowcountry, whose readers have voraciously read her NYT bestsellers since her debut novel, aptly titled Sullivan’s Island. A native of the island, Frank split her time between Sullivan’s and New York in her final years. Since that first novel, Frank was prolific, writing over 18 books that the late author Pat Conroy described as “funny, sexy, and usually damp with sea water.” Frank and her books were so beloved that her fans held a fan fest last spring, featuring events from a downtown Charleston walking tour to a jazz cruise on the Charleston Harbor. Last month Frank fans got one final taste of the author’s writing with the release of Teddy Spaghetti, a kid’s book co-written with Frank’s daughter, Victoria Benton Frank. Victoria told the City Paper: “We are thrilled that our beloved wife and mother has been chosen for best local author. Thank you for all of your support. We miss her like crazy.” —Connelly Hardaway

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Coast Records is one of the most popular studios in the area, producing singles and full albums for artists, sometimes before they’ve really broken into the scene. In recent years, producer and founder Matt Zutell has nabbed several notable wins (co-producing Stand Up!, mixing A Water Album), but he also gave sudden exposure to some newbies with a lot of potential like Veja Du and Never Better. Lately, the studio has been working with Doom Flamingo, Easy Honey, Beach Tiger and Jermaine Holmes. “I’ve got a few projects that we started before quarantine,” Zutell said about the future. “Now that things are starting to be OK to open up, I’m going to start finishing those in a way that’s safe and makes sense.” Recently, the studio moved to a bigger space, indicating Coast Records isn’t slowing down for a second. “I’ve been in Charleston for 10 years now, working with people and trying to build the studio for a while now,” he said. “At this point, it’s about making relationships with people and trying to stay relevant, and continuing to get better and grow.” —Heath Ellison

Best Male Vocalist Randall Fowler Runner-Up: Warrick McZeke

Best Movie Theater Terrace Theater

1956D Maybank Hwy. James Island (843) 762-4247 terracetheater.com

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Best Museum

The Gibbes Museum of Art 135 Meeting St. Downtown (843) 722-2706 gibbsemuseum.org

Runner-Up: The Charleston Museum

Best Music Concert of 2019 High Water Festival

Runner-Up: Kenny Chesney at Volvo Car Stadium

Charlton Singleton Runner-Up: Randall Fowler

Best Non-Piccolo or Spoleto Play of 2019 The Diary of Anne Frank, Flowertown Players

Runner-Up: Elf the Musical, Charleston Stage

Best Party of 2019 Best of Charleston Runner-Up: Christmas Bar Crawl

Best Piccolo or Spoleto show of 2019 All About You, Village Repertory Co.

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Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop Music Farm

32 Ann St. Downtown (843) 577-6989 music-farm.com

Runner-Up: Charleston Pour House

Best Movie Theater

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Terrace Theater

From the point-of-view of a movie nerd, the coronavirus pandemic has been a rough ride. Us film lovers have not been able to see a movie in a darkened room illuminated solely by visuals on a large screen. Still, it’s been nowhere near as rough as it’s been for movie theater owners and employees. Despite it all, Charleston’s own Terrace Theater came through and made the most of the uncertainty by hosting movie rentals on their website and turning part of their parking lot into the Terrace Drive-In. We were treated to such classics as Space Jam, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory and personal favorites, a Corey Feldman double feature consisting of The Goonies and The Lost Boys and a Steven Spielberg E.T./ Jurassic Park double feature. And that’s just the Terrace coming through during a pandemic — the theater was voted best local theater for how great it is during normal times. Owner Paul Brown credits his team with helping the theater thrive. “I think it’s because of our staff and loyal patrons. The key to solid recovery starts with the foundation of a good loyal staff and customer base, both of whom know that we are a responsible, reliable and trustworthy business,” said Brown. —Kevin Young

Best Place to see Local Music Pour House

2020’s been a tough year for live music. Venues were shut down, musicians resorted to livestreams hoping to recreate that concert atmosphere and the local music industry took a whalop in the wallet. We suppose it’s only fitting that the reader-elected Best Place to see Local Music was also the first noteworthy music venue to reopen for live shows during the pandemic. While it’s not at the grand scale of some of the indoor shows, which have also been a place to see great touring acts, the Pour House’s humble outdoor deck will still satisfy those live music cravings. Owners Alex and Vanessa Harris are frequently praised for creating an important stage for local artists, giving them the opportunity to perform alongside bigger travelling bands. While awaiting the opportunity to reopen, the Pour House satiated some live music itches with previously recorded shows from years prior and a theatrical two-night livestream from Doom Flamingo. —Heath Ellison

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Best Local Podcast Best For Business

The local Best for Business podcast will be an outlier in your podcast feed. The show is not too long, but not short either; has great audio quality, but not overly produced; and features great local guests, many of whom you have not heard from before. Every other week, Dan Anderson and Patch Whisky bring on movers and shakers in the local arts and creative scenes for interviews and discussions about Charleston culture and what makes it special. The show is usually one-half personal interview by Anderson and one-half zany, off-the-wall Q&A by Patch. I got to sit down with the Best for Business guys last September. They pulled a fast one on me when I asked to talk with them about our podcast issue, demanding an interview of their own. Even after having listened to a few episodes, I still had no idea what to expect. But the dudes know how to set the stage for a friendly talk between a few people who just met each other — managing to touch on everything from the lifesize John Wayne cutout in my childhood bedroom to stories of Ric Flair’s appearances at my high school pep rallies. Well, the shots helped too. —Sam Spence

AUDIO SOUND SOLUTIONS It’s hard to go too far in Charleston and not see Patch Whisky’s massive, colorful mural work. From the wall outside his longtime Park Circle workshop to the Charleston Bus that bops around the area, you can’t miss Patch Whisky’s mischievous monsters. (And don’t miss him on the Best for Business podcast with his buddy Dan.) Patch may be ubiquitous around the Holy City, but he’s in demand nationwide too. So, next time you’re traveling, keep an eye out for Patch’s monsters. They’ll surely be up to no good. —Sam Spence

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Runner-Up: Charleston Music Hall

Best Recording Studio Coast Records coast-records.com

Runner-Up: Rialto Row

Best Rock Music Club Charleston Pour House

1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island (843) 571-4343. charlestonpourhouse.com

Runner-Up: The Windjammer

Best Trivia Night

Frothy Beard Brewing Co. 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley (843) 872-4201. frothybeard.com

Runner-Up: Recovery Room

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Best Accessories Store Copper Penny

311 King St. Downtown (843) 723-2999 1228 Belk Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-9889 280 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-3497 shopcopperpenny.com

Runner-Up: Celadon Home

Best Adult Toy Store Guilty Pleasures

2993 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston (843) 767-0690 guiltypleasuressc.com

Runner-Up: Badd Kitty

Best Antique Store Mount Pleasant Mall

708 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 388-08575 mtpleasantmall.com

Runner-Up: Terrace Oaks Antiques

Best Art Supply Store Artist & Craftsman Supply 143 Calhoun St. Downtown (877) 560-4507 981 King St. Downtown (844) 657-5199 artistcraftsman.com

Runner-Up: Hobby Lobby

Best Baby Store Southern Belles

280 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-1741

Runner-Up: Once Upon a Child

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420 King St. Downtown (843) 722-2666 bluebicyclebooks.com

Runner-Up: Barnes & Noble

Best Boutique Copper Penny

311 King St. Downtown (843) 723-2999 1228 Belk Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-9889

280 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-3497 shopcopperpenny.com

Runner-Up: Out of Hand

Best Bridal Store Bridals by Jodi

823 Saint Andrews Blvd. West Ashley (843) 863-8400 bridalsbyjodi.com

Runner-Up: Bridal House of Charleston

Best CBD Shop I Heart Cbd

8510-F Rivers Ave. North Charleston 1722 Ashley River Road. West Ashley 423-A West Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant 1083-C East Montague. North Charleston 1672 North Main St. Summerville cbdshopcharleston.com

Runner-Up: Charleston Hemp Collective

Best Cheese Shop goat.sheep.cow

106 Church St. Downtown (843) 480-2526 804 Meeting St. Ste. 102. Downtown (843) 203-3118 goatsheepcow.com

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Best Bookstore Blue Bicycle Books

Twenty-five years after opening, King Street’s Blue Bicycle Books (BBB) finally takes home the prize for Best of Charleston’s Best Bookstore. (And we can’t believe it’s taken that long!) BBB is more than a bookstore, serving as a community gathering place for talks, podcast recordings and an annual, super popular Young Adult book festival, YALLFest. And BBB is as hyper local as you want your local bookstore to be. “Our store is very uniquely suited to Charleston and me and my staff,” said owner Johnathan Sanchez. A realistic business owner, Sanchez is not in the business of pushing customers to buy local just because it’s the right thing to do. Of course he wants customers to flock to his store; being local helps, but Sanchez also wants BBB to offer a really great experience. He compares the various processes of picking out books these days: You can download one on your Kindle or you can buy one on Amazon, delivered shiny and new to your doorstep. “But it’s not quite the same as finding a used copy, the version with that desperate embrace and the lush coloring and that NYRB blurb,” said Sanchez. The great bookstores, in Sanchez’s mind, don’t have to work too hard to lure customers in: “they don’t need to sell you on why you should buy from them; they attract people, they’re sexy.” —Connelly Hardaway

Runner-Up: Avondale Wine & Cheese

Best Children’s Clothing Retailer Southern Belles

280 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-1741

Runner-Up: Raggamuffin Children’s Boutique

Best Collegiate Store Palmetto Moon

1632 Palmetto Grande Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-8122 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. North Charleston (843) 763-7444 palmettomoononline.com

Runner-Up: College of Charleston Bookstore

Best Children’s Consignment Store

Best Comic Book Shop

946 Orleans Road. West Ashley (843) 724-9160 onceuponachild.com

1209-D Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley (843) 766-6611 captainscomics.com

Once Upon a Child

Runner-Up: Tiny Tadpoles

Best Cigar Store

Havana Cigars, Tobacco & Gifts 10597 Dorchester Road. Summerville (843) 873-9800 havanacigarssummerville.com

Runner-Up: Smoke ‘N Brew

Captain’s Comics and Toys

Runner-Up: Park Circle Comics

Best CommunitySupported Agriculture

Best Consignment Furniture Store Mount Pleasant Mall

708 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 388-08575 mtpleasantmall.com

Runner-Up: Low Country ReSale

Best Consignment Store Consigning Women

21 Magnolia Road. West Ashley (843) 556-1871 consigningwomenavondale.com

Runner-Up: Reinvented Upsale Resale

Boone Hall Farms

1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-4371 boonehallplantation.com

Runner-Up: Legare Farms

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Best Corner Store Bert’s Market

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BEST PLUMBING COMPANY 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020!

202 E Ashley Ave. Folly Beach (843) 588-9449

Runner-Up: Burbage’s Grocery

Best Costume Shop/ Party Store Hokus Pokus

1015 Saint Andrews Blvd. West Ashley (843) 556-6607

Runner-Up: Cannonborough Collective

Best Department Store Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant

916 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-9518 gwynns.com

Runner-Up: Belk

Best Eyewear Boutique Shades of Charleston

233 Mathis Ferry Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 388-4369 shadesofcharleston.com

Runner-Up: Jackson Davenport Vision Center

Best Florist Tiger Lily Florist

1614 Camp Road. James Island 131 Spring St. Downtown (843) 723-2808 tigerlilyflorist.com

Runner-Up: Charleston Flower Market

Best Frame Shop Havens Fine Framing

1070 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant havensfineframing.com

Runner-Up: Frames Unlimited

Best Furniture Store Celadon Home

1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-7005 celadonathome.com

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Best Garden Store/ Nursery Hyams Garden Center and Accent Store 870 Folly Road. James Island (843) 795-4570 hyamsgardencenter.com

Runner-Up: Abide A While

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Best Gift Store

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Cannonborough Collective 185 St. Philip St. Downtown (843) 872-5252 cannonboroughcollective.com

Runner-Up: Island Expressions

Best Gourmet Grocery Store Trader Joe’s

401 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-4037 traderjoes.com

Runner-Up: Whole Foods Market

Best Grocery Store Publix

Various Locations 1 (800) 242-1227 publix.com

Best Hardware Store Royall Ace Hardware

883 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-2551

Runner-Up: West Ashley True Value

Best Health Food Store Whole Foods Market

923 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 971-7240 wholefoodsmarket.com

Runner-Up: Eucalyptus Wellness Company

Best Home Accessories Store HomeGoods

1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley (843) 852-2180 homegoods.com

Runner-Up: Celadon Home

Runner-Up: Harris Teeter

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Co-owned by Liz Martin and Mimi Striplin, Cannonborough Collective is the chicest boutique you’ll find in downtown Charleston, chock-full of goodies from a wide variety of local vendors. Located on the corner of Cannon and St. Philip streets, Cannonborough Collective is a neighborhood spot through and through, often participating in block parties and vendor strolls with other local businesses in the area. And it doesn’t get the title of best gift store for nothing: Inside you can find everything from balloons (the store boasts the city’s only “balloon bar”) to stationery to baby clothes — the list goes on and on. For Martin, Cannonborough Collective is everything she looks for in stores in places she visits: “Getting to have a shop in this city I love so much allows me to offer both locals and visitors a little taste of the thing I love so much about exploring a city and finding that special spot I can get lost in for far too long.” Martin admits that half the battle of owning a local business is showing up, day after day. Cannonborough Collective has been nestled on its cozy street corner for three years now, and Striplin credits the Collective’s staying power with the support of the local community. “Running a retail shop has its ups and downs,” said Striplin. “But I’ve learned through it all, if we’re able to truly support one another, whether sharing a social media post, shopping or cheering on a new or existing local brand, we all grow together.” —Connelly Hardaway


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Best CBD Store CBD (cannabidiol), is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in cannabis. It is derived directly from the hemp plant and is said to help people who struggle with insomnia, anxiety and chronic pain. CBD can be smoked; it can be taken orally as an oil tincture, capsule or gummy, and it can be applied topically as a salve. And you can find all of the above at Charleston’s I Heart CBD. While the CBD craze may seem new to some people, the folks at I Heart CBD have been in the industry for over five years, so they have loads of information under their belts. And they want consumers to have access to that information, too: “Even if you walk out of our store without a purchase, you’ll know more about what CBD actually does for you.” I Heart CBD’s staff is trained to handle the wide variety of questions that consumers will have and they’re here to help you find the best possible option for soothing ailments or finding some relief in the form of a CBD product. Whether you’re taking tinctures to help with insomnia, or applying salves to ease sore joints, there’s likely a CBD product that’s perfect for you — and I Heart CBD is the place to go to find it. —Connelly Hardaway

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Erika Lynn Studio and Boutique, Erika Lynn McKelvey

Savannah College of Art and Design graduate (and Charleston native) Erika Lynn McKelvey first fell in love with custom leather sandals during a summer in Southern Italy. After watching different shoemakers create custom sandals, McKelvey decided she could follow in their footsteps, so to speak. You can shop McKelvey’s custom sandals, clutches, totebags, jewelry and more in her Mount Pleasant store, Erika Lynn Studio and Boutique. McKelvey’s studio is located in the store so she can meet and greet customers. “The local community is important to me as it is the backbone of my business,” said McKelvey. Like most local businesses and organizations, the coronavirus pandemic hit McKelvey’s business hard, but she learned to adapt, using her studio and machinery to provide 5,000 free comfort clips for masks for health care workers on the frontlines. McKelvey wants to support local businesses, too, which is why she carries products — from jewelry to chocolate to honey — from local vendors in her boutique. She said: “Now, more than ever, we need to support our small local business community.” —Connelly Hardaway

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Best Jewelry Store Croghan’s Jewel Box 308 King St. Downtown (843) 723-3594 croghansjewelbox.com

Runner-Up: Polly’s Fine Jewelry

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Best Liquor Store Total Wine & More

1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 763-7034 1501 N. Hwy 17. Mount Pleasant (843) 375-8999 totalwine.com

Runner-Up: Bottles

Best Lighting Store

Best Local Clothing Designer

1640 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley (843) 305-7364 charlestonlightingandinteriors.com

608-F Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 936-6154 erikalynn.com

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Runner-Up: Celadon Home

Erika Lynn Studio & Boutique

Runner-Up: Nicholas Overstreet

Best Lingerie Store

Best Local Farm

453 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 531-6625 bitsoflace.com

1235 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-4371 boonehallplantation.com

Bits Of Lace

Runner-Up: Guilty Pleasures

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Money Man Pawn

Best Mall/Shopping Center

With 12 locations across the Charleston area, Money Man Pawn can help you find what you’re looking for at a good price. Or, if you’re looking to get some quick cash to sell some of your extra stuff, they’ve got you covered too. Even if you need a few bucks to hold you over until payday or to pay that bill, you can pawn something of value and Money Man will spot you the money until you pay them back. If you’ve never stopped by a pawn shop before, you can expect to walk in and find a huge variety of stuff you’d normally have to save up for at a fraction of the retail price if you bought new. Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, the pawn shop can be a great place to find that one thing you’ve always wanted. We’ve had good luck finding vintage musical insturments, estate jewelry and even close-to-brand-new bikes at the distinctive green and yellow Money Man Pawn shops around Charleston. From power tools to drums and guitars to video games and firearms, stop by a Money Man Pawn and take a look. —Sam Spence

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Runner-Up: Tanger Outlets

Best Men’s Clothing Store M. Dumas and Sons 294 King St. Downtown (843) 723-8603 mdumasandsons.com

Runner-Up: Berlin’s For Men

Best Motorcycle Shop Low Country Harley-Davidson 4707 Dorchester Road. North Charleston (843) 554-1847 lowcountryharley.com

Runner-Up: American Biker

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BEST FLORIST

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Order Online 24/7 TigerLilyFlorist.com 843-723-2808

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BEST LIGHTING STORE

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BEST ANTIQUE STORE

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Mount Pleasant Mall

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WHERE BRIGHT IDEAS COME TO LIGHT

With a Facebook page full of photos that could have come out of the most prestigious antique magazine out there, it’s no wonder people feel like they are stepping into a different reality when walking into Mount Pleasant Mall. The whole experience of scrolling through their social media alone brings back memories of catalog shopping and finding those hidden gems in a page packed with pictures. But, walking inside is a different story altogether. Featuring over 25,000 square feet of pre-owned furniture, antiques and more, Mount Pleasant Mall is Charleston’s largest resale co-op mall, featuring goods from over 135 individual businesses. Each of those businesses has their own little home inside the larger mall area, letting them all feel independent and unique. Of course, that means, anyone wanting to come and shop, especially those that like to walk up and down every aisle of the grocery store, should probably set aside a good chunk of the day, because once you walk through the doors, you won’t want to leave for a long time. —Skyler Baldwin

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Best Musical Instrument Store Fox Music House

4248 Dorchester Road. North Charleston (843) 740-7200 foxmusichouse.com

Runner-Up: Ye Olde Music Shoppe

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Runner-Up: Lowe’s

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Best Pawn Shop Money Man Pawn Various Locations (843) 769-7296

Runner-Up: Lowcountry Pawn & Jewelry

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Best Pet Store Dolittle’s

22 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley (843) 852-5811 976-D Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 971-8650 352 Freshfields Drive. Kiawah Island

(843) 872-5060 dolittles.com

Runner-Up: Hairy Winston

Best Place to Buy a New Car

Hendrick Honda of Charleston 1539 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley 843-279-0447 charlestonhonda.com

Runner-Up: Fred Anderson Toyota

Best Place to Buy a Used CAR Carmax

712 Savage Road. West Ashley (843) 766-2155 carmax.com

Runner-Up: Hendrick Honda of Charleston

Best Record Store

Monster Music & Movies 946 Orleans Road. West Ashley (843) 571-4657 monstermusicsc.com

Runner-Up: Mr. K’s Used Books, Music, & More


Best Resale Shop

Best Stationery Store

731 Meeting St. Downtown (843) 579-0777 469 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant
 (843) 849-8002 thehabitatrestore.com

409 Mill St. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-3433 thescratchpad.com

Habitat for Humanity Restore

The Scratch Pad

Runner-Up: Ink Meets Paper

Runner-Up: Goodwill

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Best Shoe Store

Blackbaud

Phillips Shoes

65 Fairchild St. Daniel Island (800) 443-9441 blackbaud.com

80 Folly Road. Blvd. West Ashley (843) 763-1000 280 W Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 856-0003 phillipsshoes.com

Runner-Up: BoomTown

Runner-Up: Shoes on King

Best Thrift Store

Best Shopping District King Street Downtown

Goodwill

Various Locations (800) 466-3945 goodwill.org

Runner-Up: Community Thrift

Runner-Up: Charleston City Market

Best Tire Store

Best Sporting Goods Store

CUSTOM CLOTHING

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PERSONAL SHOPPING

TRUNK SHOWS + EVENTS

CUSTOM CLOTHING • IN-STORE TAILORING PERSONAL SHOPPING • TRUNK SHOWS + EVENTS

Gerald’s Tires & Brakes Various Locations geraldstires.net

Dick’s Sporting Goods

2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley (843) 573-0891 1114 Bowman Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 800-3032

Runner-Up: Hay Tire Pros

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Best Stationery Store

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The Scratch Pad

THANK YOU CHARLESTON FOR VOTING US

BEST LANDSCAPER!

You can get in touch with folks at The Scratch Pad with all the standard, modern forms of instant communication, but it feels like a terrible oversight to not reach out to them with a kind, hand written letter. There’s just something about writing with the perfect pen on nice heavy paper. From stationery and special event decorations to that perfect home accessory for your next gathering with friends, The Scratch Pad has you covered. The Scratch Pad also has everything you need for those seasonal touches at home too. Of course, that just-right decor would not be perfect without a little Southern touch to look suitably natural in your Lowcountry home — think pineapples, shells and other seascapes. The Scratch Pad is also a great place to find gifts for that impossible-to-buy-for friend or relative. What are you waiting for, an invitation? (They have those too.)—Sam Spence

50 Romney St • 843-452-3652 • NewLeafLC.com

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Best Tobacco Shop Purple Haze Smoke Shop

1698 Old Towne Road. West Ashley (843) 974-5631 778 Folly Road. James Island (843) 724-9556 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 654-9472 originalpurplehaze.com

Runner-Up: Charlestowne Tobacco & Wine

Best Vintage Clothing Store Red Rose Vintage 424 King St.Downtown (888) 250-9130 redrosevintage.com

Runner-Up: Reinvented Upsale Resale

Best Wine Shop

188 Meeting St. Downtown (843) 577-2422 624 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-6757 wonderworkstoys.com

813 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley (843) 769-5444

Runner-Up: Hollipops CHARLESTON CITY PAPER 06.10.2020

Runner-Up: Smoke and Brew

Best Toy Store

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Best Used Bookstore Mr. K’s Used Books, Music, & More 5070 International Blvd. North Charleston (843) 793-4730 mrksusedbooks.com

Runner-Up: Blue Bicycle Books

Best Vape Shop Ecig Charleston

7250 Rivers Ave. North Charleston

Avondale Wine and Cheese Runner-Up: Graft Wine Shop

Best Women’s Clothing Store Copper Penny

311 King St. Downtown (843) 723-2999 1228 Belk Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-9889 280 W Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-3497 shopcopperpenny.com

Runner-Up: Hampden Clothing


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Best Auto Body Shop Fender Mender

Various Locations fendermendercollision.com

Runner-Up: Ascue’s Auto Body & Paint Shop

Best Auto Service

Gerald’s Tires and Brakes Various Locations geraldstires.net

Runner-Up: Hay Tire Pros

Best Cab Company Charleston Green Taxi (843) 819-0846

Runner-Up: Charleston Pedicab

Best Car Wash Cactus Car Wash

1854 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 766-7766 1800 N. Hwy. 17. Mount Pleasant (843) 352-7765 2080 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston (843) 824-6363 cactuscarwash.com

Runner-Up: In & Out

Best Cell Phone Repair iDoctor

1750 Savannah Hwy. West Ashley (843) 766-8778 3620 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston (843) 297-8641 75 Old Trolley Road. Summerville (843) 419-6380 idoctorsc.com

Runner-Up: CPR - Cell Phone Repair

Best Criminal Defense Attorney Andy Savage, Andy Savage Law Firm 15 Prioleau St. Downtown (843) 720-7470 savlaw.com

Runner-Up: David Aylor, Law Offices of David Aylor

Best Dry Cleaner Lyerly’s Cleaners

Lyerly’s Cleaners has been serving the Lowcountry for nearly 90 years, so it’s safe to say Will and Sarah Horton had big shoes to fill when they took over the business earlier this year. They’ve met the challenge head on, helping Lyerly’s take top honors as the Best Dry Cleaner. As a kid growing up on Isle of Palms, Will’s dream was to own a small business in Charleston. After meeting in Asheville, the Hortons returned to Charleston and got into the dry cleaning business in August 2018 before eventually taking over Lyerly’s at the start of 2020. “The Lowcountry has had its own sense of magnificent style for over 300 years,” Sarah said. “Lyerly’s has been keeping that style fresh for 88 of those years and we are so proud to be recognized.” Locals can drop off their dry cleaning, household items and formal wear at one of seven Charleston-area Lyerly’s locations, most of which offer drive-thru services. But Lyerly’s is more than just an efficient place to get your clothes cleaned and pressed; they’re also using environmentally friendly products and focusing on specific customer requests. —Parker Milner

Best Doggie Day Care My Three Dogs Various Locations mythreedogs.com

Runner-Up: The Wag Factory

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Best Car Wash

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Cactus Car Wash

Cactus Car Wash proudly boasts on their social media that they’ve been the best car wash in Charleston for 13 years. As of print, that claim is wrong because they’re considered the best for 14 years. Cactus Car Wash continues their hot streak thanks to locations in North Charleston, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant, giving locals plenty of opportunities to keep their vehicle sparkling. While most car washes provide an exterior soak and scrub in a drivethru, Cactus gives customers the choice of a deeper clean inside the vehicle. Patrons get the chance to relax in Cactus’ lounge area while experts handle the cleaning. Cactus was founded in Charleston in 1996, and although they’ve expanded to Georgia, they remain a local favorite. —Heath Ellison

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1606 N. Hwy. 17. Mount Pleasant (843) 884-8818 350 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-7244 1184 Hwy. 41. Mount Pleasant (843) 936-6943 905 N. Cedar St. Summerville (843) 285-8766 lyerlys.com

Runner-Up: Sandy’s Dry Cleaners

Best DUI Attorney David Aylor, David Aylor Law Offices 24 Broad St. Downtown (843) 548-1576 davidaylor.com

Runner-Up: Kulp & Elliott

Best Electrician/ Company Mr. Sparky

1929 Belgrade Ave. West Ashley (843) 418-0696 mistersparky.com

Runner-Up: Electric Supply Company

Best Family Law Attorney Sara Turner

105-1A Wappoo Creek Drive. James Island (843) 277-2431 saraturnerlaw.com

Runner-Up: Carolyn Bone

Best Financial Institution

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Various Locations scfederal.org

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Best Law Firm / Lawyer David Aylor Law Offices 24 Broad St. Downtown (843) 548-1576 davidaylor.com

Runner-Up: Cobb Dill & Hammett LLC

Best Limo/Party Bus Company Charleston Black Cab

1529 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Ste 2B. West Ashley (843) 216-2627 charlestonblackcabcompany.com

Runner-Up: The Charleston Bus

Best Mortgage Company

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Various Locations scfederal.org

Runner-Up: Direct Mortgage Loans

Best Moving Company Two Men and a Truck

Best cell phone repair

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2410 Air Park Road. North Charleston (877) 720-0411

twomenandatruck.com

Runner-Up: Professional Movers of Charleston

Best Personal Injury Attorney Shelly Leeke, Shelly Leeke Law Firm

3614 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston (844)592-5387 222 W. Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 402-8215 leekelaw.com

Runner-Up: David Aylor Law Offices

Best Pest Control Palmetto Exterminators 624 Orleans Road. West Ashley palmettoexterminators.net

Runner-Up: Ledfords Pest Control

Best Pet Groomer My Three Dogs Various Locations mythreedogs.com

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iDoctor

With three locations in the Charleston area, iDoctor is here to serve you, offering repairs on all iPhone and iPad models. They even go beyond that ‘i’ bit, fixing up Samsung, LG and Motorola devices as well. Customer service is key at iDoctor, which is why staff members are always available on site to answer your questions over the phone (their patience knows no bounds, y’all). And if time is of the essence, you’re in good hands at iDoctor, where they can repair most iPhone screens within 30 minutes and most iPad screens within three hours. Even if your cracked screen looks like a lost cause, iDoctor will happily give fixing it a go. All of their repairs are done on-site they have a 99.9 percent success rate. —Connelly Hardaway

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Best Financial Planner

Zach Volousky, South State Bank Various Locations (843) 406-2957 southstatebank.com

Runner-Up: Kimsey Hollifield, Hollifield Financial Group

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Bozzelli and Sons Heating and Air 1697 Babington Way. Mount Pleasant (843) 743-1035 bozzelliandsons.com

Runner-Up: Charleston Heating & Air

Best Home Builder CopeGrand Homes (843) 735-2364

Runner-Up: New Leaf Builders

Best Home Security Company CPI

2456 Remount Road #307. North Charleston (844) 333-9305

Runner-Up: Charleston Security Systems

Best Insurance Agency State Farm

Various Locations statefarm.com

Runner-Up: Anderson Insurance Associates

Best Landscaper New Leaf Landscape Construction (843) 452-3652 newleaflc.com

Runner-Up: The Greenery of Charleston

BEST PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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GREYSTAR

Greystar was founded in 1993 right here in Charleston. Founder, chairman and CEO Bob Faith set out to build what he envisioned would be the rental housing industry leader — a self-described blue-chip company that would operate with the highest integrity and character. Over time, Greystar has proved that not only was this need real, but that they would be the ones to meet it. They have learned what’s important to people when it comes to a place to call home, and continue to strive to provide innovative services that enhance people’s living experiences beyond simply providing a place to live. “It is incredible to see our team members and our residents come together to create a strong sense of community involvement not just at our apartment communities, but through various forms of community outreach throughout the Charleston area,” Greystar said in a statement. Greystar quickly expanded, going international in 2013 by expanding into Mexico and the United Kingdom and winning global recognition and multiple awards including “Global Residential Investor of the Year,” “Global Alternatives Investor of the Year” and “Industry Figure of the Year, North America.” —Skyler Baldwin


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BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY 703 North Magnolia St, Summerville 843-261-7025 • carolynbonelaw.com summervillefamilymediation.com

Best Pest Control

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Palmetto Exterminators THANK YOU FOR VOTING

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For nearly 60 years, Palmetto Exterminators has been helping keep South Carolina homes bug free. The family-owned business first founded in the Lowcountry now provides service from Charleston to the Upstate and even in the Charlotte, N.C. area. Whether you’re treating big flying pests or tiny no-see-ums, Palmetto can help keep them at bay. They can even treat your property for mosquitoes to help you enjoy your outside spaces all year long. —Sam Spence

Best Shoe Repair Store

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Peter & Sons Shoe Repair

(843) 277-2431 • SaraTurnerLaw.com

Locally owned and operated, Peter and Sons Shoe Repair has been helping residents mend their footwear and most leather goods for 40 years. “We truly appreciate the people that come through the door,” said manager Susan Sacco. One of Peter and Sons’ most notable aspects is their familial atmosphere. Sacco, the third generation in the family to watch over the store, saw her father, uncle and grandfather work at the shoe repair business. Even as they grew past the original team, adding in more employees over the last few years, they still keep the family close. Peter and Sons Shoe Repair has won Best Shoe Repair Store several times and Sacco believes it comes down to quality, in addition to the way they treat customers. “Our work speaks for our reputation,” she said. —Heath Ellison


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Best Realty Company Carolina One Real Estate

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Best Plumber/Company Blitch Plumbing

407 Fleming Road, James Island (843) 795-9674 blitchplumbing.com

Runner-Up: Matt O’Neill Real Estate

Best Roofing Company

Runner-Up: Preferred Home Services

Charleston Roofs and Windows

Best Pool Company

Voted Best Personal Injury Attorney/Law Firm

5900 Core Road, Ste. 402. North Charleston (843) 258-4861 charlestonroofsandwindows.com

Atkinson Pools and Spas 1111 B Bowman Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-8889 atkinsonpools.com

Runner-Up: Bone Dry Roofing Company

Best Shoe Repair Store

Runner-Up: Blue Haven Pools

Best Property Management Company Greystar

Peter & Sons Shoe Repair 42 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley (843) 766-3277 peterandsons.com

Runner-Up: Alex’s Shoe Repair

465 Meeting St. Downtown greystar.com

Best Wedding Venue

Runner-Up: Above and Beyond Property Management

Lowndes Grove

266 St. Margaret St. Downtown (843) 853-1810 pphgcharleston.com

Best Realtor Matt O’Neill

4024 Salt Pointe Pkwy. North Charleston (843) 203-5016 carolinaonerealestate.com

1349 Old Georgetown Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 619-0401 mattoneillrealestate.com

Runner-Up: Boone Hall

Runner-Up: Jeremy Feldman

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Real Estate Vacation Rentals

Unfurnished Rentals

North

SPOTLIGHT WAGENER TERRACE

56 Hester St. 5 BR, 3 BA, 3337 sf, amazing patio & pool, $1.65M. Call Jennifer LePage (843) 478-2600. www.jjlrealestate.com

RENT A BEACH HOUSE

Specials on Folly Beach available this summer starting at $500/wk. Visit www.follybeachspecials.com for complete listings visit www.fredhollandrealty.com

Roommates

DOWNTOWN

6-A Gadsden. 2 BR, 1 BA apt, hardwood floors, central HAVC. Available now, $900. Call Just Rentals (843) 225-7368.

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NEED A ROOMMATE?

6 FIELDS PLACE 3 BR, 2 BA, convenient to upper King restaurants & shopping, beautifully renovated with many luxurious upgrades, beautiful front porch, $350,000. Call Annabell Tichy (843) 906-7437, Realty One Group. MLS# 20010988, https://bit.ly/6fieldsplace

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WESTSIDE

10 Live Oak Ave. 3 BR, 1 BA, living & dining area hardwood floors, W&D. Avail 1/5, $1,650/mo. Call Just Rentals (843) 225-7368.

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N&M HOMES

Come see why our highest quality-built Wind Zone 3 Homes protects your family better & saves YOU $$$!

171 JACKSON ST. SOLD IN 3 DAYS!

Your downtown real estate experts! Get your free home valuation. Text “Home Value” & your address to (843) 906-7437. Annabell & Stephen Tichy, Realty One Group. https://bit.ly/annabelllowcountryhomes

2 BR, 2 BA w/ 1,100 sf, Charleston single, off-street parking, porch, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/ stainless appliances, 2 spacious BRs, each with private baths, new construction home, convenient to coffeehouses, breweries & shopping, $389,000. Call Stacey Brooks (843) 800-0395, Carolina One RE. MLS 20007339, https://bit.ly/171Jackson

Land For Sale

404 Sumter St. 3 BR, 3.5 BA, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, luxurious upgrades, $629,000. Call Jennifer LePage (843) 478-2600. www.jjlrealestate.com

Isle of Palms

EASTSIDE

11 Hanover St. 3 BR, 1 BA, convenient to Meeting & King, $280,000. Call Jennifer LePage (843) 478-2600. www.jjlrealestate.com

JUST REDUCED. Ocean Club, 3 BR, 3 BA condo w/ 1965 sf. Great location & potential rental, 1st floor condo overlooks pool, large screend porch, master bath has jetted tub, walk-in closets & large tile shower, gated community w/ pool, $749,900. Call (843) 810-0403. Lisa RichartHernandez, View Properties. https://bit.ly/lisarichart-hernandez

Summerville

4 BR, 3 BA w/ open floor plan, move-in ready, great location, DD2 schools, golfer’s dream home, $350,000. Call (843) 642-3214. Jeremiah Oswald, Carolina One RE. MLS 20009114, https://bit.ly/2UIIYu5

West Ashley

Mt. Pleasant

10097 Hwy 78 • Ladson • 843.821.8671 NANDMMOBILEHOMES.COM dl35721

Riverfront Property 3 BR, 2 BA, $356,000 61 River Rest Lane

Take a break from the Charleston Heat with a mountain home in Western NC. For your primary home, vacation home or investment property, Call Paula Brady (828) 743-569, Pat Homes Realty.

5122 TIMICUAN WAY OCEAN VIEWS

VACATION PROPERTY

ADVERTISE YOUR VACATION PROPERTY FOR RENT OR SALE to more than 2.1 million S.C. newspaper readers. Your 25-word classified ad will appear in 99 S.C. newspapers for only $375. Call Randall Savely at the South Carolina Newspaper Network, 1-888-727-7377.

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33 Kracke St. Great home or investment, 4 BR, 2 BA, versatile spaces, renovated, driveway parking, fenced, private backyard w/shed & patio, $450,000. Call Susan Arrington 843-324-6165. Carolina One RE, MLS 20009759. https://bit.ly/33kracke

421 Brown Pelican Dr. Just a short drive from Mt. Pleasant. 4 BR, 4 BA w/ 2,704 sf, community access to the Wando River w/ dock & boat launch, beautiful porches & lot, $550,000. Call Jack Little (843) 364-2869, Agent Owned Realty. MLS# 20008173, https://bit.ly/421brownpelican

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WESTSIDE

WANDO

OLD TOWN

ELLIOTBOROUGH

259/257 St. Phillip St. (2) lots for sale, $400K-450K ea. Call Jennifer LePage (843) 478-2600. www.jjlrealestate.com

Waterfront

1517 OLDENBURG DRIVE NORTH CENTRAL

924 Rutledge Ave. 3 BR, 1.5 BA, beautiful historic property, $569,000. Call Jennifer LePage (843) 478-2600. www.jjlrealestate.com

4 BR, 3 BA, 2078 sf, beautiful home w. open floor plan & many luxury upgrades including gourmet kitchen, Call Digit Matheny (843) 737-2549, Carolina One RE. MLS# 20012579, https://bit.ly/20012579

1267 Wespanee Place Ct. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2301 sf, cul-de-sac, privacy fence, no HOA, minutes to dwntwn, covered patio/ garden, $465,000. Call Susan Arrintgon (843) 324-6165, Carolina One RE. MLS 20004896, https://bit.ly/1267Wespanee

THE CONCORD SOUTHAMPTON POINT RIVERFRONT

Ellen Reid, Realtor etreid@carolinaone.com 843-412-0461• carolinaone.com

3 BR, 2 BA w/ amazing river views. Easy access to fish, tube, kayak or canoe, $356,000. Call Ellen Reid (843) 412-0461, Carolina One RE. MLS# 20011318, https://bit.ly/20011318

WAGENER TERRACE

25 Piedmont Ave. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2485 sf, open floor plan, lots of space, gourmet kitchen, $810,000. Call Jennifer LePage (843) 478-2600. www.jjlrealestate.com

2 BR, 2 BA, 2nd story condo w/ quick access to I-526 & Towne Center Shopping and IOP. Screened porch, community pool with clubhouse, grills, workout area & gated for security, $225,000. Call (843) 810-0403. Lisa Richart-Hernandez, View Properties. https://bit.ly/2V2NvHQ

45 Sycamore #935, 3rd floor condo, 2 BR, 1 BA, laminate wood floors, tiled shower, just like new w/ all new appliances, window, blinds, water heater. Will add in stainless fridge & W&D w/ ratified contract & move in by June 30th! $205,000. Call Michelle Wells (843) 607-3621, Magnolia Group Carolina One RE. MLS 20010214, https://bit.ly/45sycamore935


56 Hester St. 5 BR, 3 BA 3,337 sf, amazing patio & pool $1,650,000

WAGENER TERRACE 25 Piedmont Ave. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,485 sf, open floor plan, lots of space gourmet kitchen $810,000

WESTSIDE 404 Sumter St. 3 BR, 3.5 BA, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, luxurious upgrades $599,000

NORTH CENTRAL

924 Rutledge Ave 3bd/1.5ba $569,000

EASTSIDE

11 Hanover St

3bd/1ba $280,000

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Lowcountry Listens The Gaillard Center hosts a free virtual series called Lowcountry Listens Wednesdays this June featuring local artists. Each performance will be recorded on the Gaillard Center’s stage and will air online on their website, Facebook and YouTube. On June 10 catch Brendan James and on June 17 you’ll hear from She Returns From War. Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Free. gaillardcenter.org

Live music is coming back in a new way with the social distanced Safe Sounds at Firefly series. The seven-week summer concert series will be made up of 13 different shows featuring local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights. Each set of four tickets will secure a spot in a 10-by-10 square, separated on all sides by 8 feet. The fun kicks off this weekend with tunes from Runaway Gin on Friday and Saturday, with shows starting at 7 p.m. each night. June 12-13 at 7 p.m. $100/includes 4 adult admission tickets. Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston

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Park Circle Social Distancing Art Walk Close to 30 Park Circle-based artists will be displaying their artwork in their front yards this Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Attendees are welcome to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable, either from their car, bike, or roller skates. Buyers are encouraged to wear a mask when directly interacting with artists. June 13, 5-8 p.m. Free to attend. Park Circle

Held every Sunday at the Charleston Pour House, the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is back in action following a temporary drive-through iteration of the market, which was held as a safety precaution during the coronavirus pandemic. While the market is discouraging people from spending too much time hanging out during the market, everyone is invited to shop their local vendors. Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free to attend. Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. James Island. sundaybrunchfarmersmarket.com

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Essential Farm Goods Market The Summerville Farmers Market is currently operating an essential goods only market per CDC guidelines, in an effort to support local farmers. Patrons are encouraged to pre-order and not linger once they arrive at the market. You can shop goods from vendors like Gruber Farms, Smith Bee Farm, Big Smile Peaches, Ron’s Roots, Sunny Cedars Farm and more. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Free to attend. 200 S Main St. Summerville. summervillesc.gov

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