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The Charleston Digital Corridor (CDC) is partnering with Google to provide free Wi-Fi access across six additional public parks in Charleston, bringing the total number of connected Charleston parks to nine. Charleston residents and visitors can now access the internet at these six parks:

Mobility Month explores latest bikepedestrian projects

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Charleston Moves hosts Mobility Month each year to showcase advocacy work and rally local support for projects that expand non-car transportation around the area. This year brings a handful of new projects and a lot on the horizon as the pandemic stretches (fingers crossed) into its final months. Two events on tap for Mobility Month are independent “Fresh Paint” rides along some of the area’s newest bike-friendly projects: Charleston’s new Brigade Street bike lane pilot project and new dedicated bike lanes along the Isle of Palms Connector. The downtown Brigade Street project links the busy Morrison Drive corridor with the future Lowcountry Lowline under the I-26 overpass with the city’s first bike lanes to be protected by traffic-safety measures. On the Isle of Palms, bike lanes were recently painted along the bridge connecting Mount Pleasant to the island

beach town. Charleston Moves is encouraging members and supporters to visit the new projects and document their journeys by emailing info@charlestonmoves.org. Visit charlestonmoves.org for info on virtual Mobility Month activities: May 13: West Ashley history seminar via Zoom – A discussion about historical pedestrian-friendly infrastructure built in West Ashley and how proper planning can eliminate racial disparities caused by transportation projects. May 27: Smart street design discussion via Zoom – Writer Angie Schmitt, author of Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Crisis of Pedestrian Deaths in America, will discuss how street design can impact public safety. Charleston Moves is also raising money to support its efforts. —Sam Spence

• Colonial Lake Park: 46-54 Ashley Ave. Downtown • Corrine Jones Playground: 36 Marlow St. Downtown • Harmon Field: 201 President St. Downtown • Hampton Park: 30 Mary Murray Drive. Downtown • Mitchell Playground: 145 Fishburne St. Downtown • Magnolia Park and Community Garden: 720 Magnolia Road. West Ashley “We’re delighted to be able to expand our investment in this impactful community service in partnership with the CDC,” said Lilyn Hester, the head of public affairs in the Southeast for Google. “Free Wi-Fi in Charleston’s public parks is a key ingredient in promoting community access to the internet and demonstrates Charleston’s ever-growing reputation as a technology hub in the region.” Google has given more than $2 million since 2009 to nonprofits and schools in South Carolina and donated more than $450,000 for free Wi-Fi networks in more rural areas of Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, downtown Summerville and Cypress Gardens, as well as Charleston’s Waterfront Park, Marion Square and White Point Garden. ­—Skyler Baldwin

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2,101 undeveloped acres permanently protected

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) announced Friday that the third-largest undeveloped tract of land in Charleston County is under permanent protection through a conservation easement that supports agricultural, forestry and recreational use. The Willtown tract, 2,101 acres of undeveloped land, contributes to a 29-mile contiguous corridor of natural habitats for wildlife. The easement will keep the property under private ownership by TNC, promoting conservation and limiting its future development.

“Willtown is a very large property, but the impact of its protection is even larger,” TNC executive director Dale ThreattTaylor said in a press release. “The forested land will help filter and clean the water that drains from Willtown into the Edisto River and eventually the ecologically rich St. Helena Sound.” The Willtown tract fits between a federal refuge and private land, contributing to 30 years and 300,000 acres of land protection momentum, according to the press release from TNC.

“It fits like a puzzle piece between the National Wildlife Refuge and other protected lands,” Steward Terra Communications principal Jennifer Howard told City Paper. The Willtown tract shares more than a mile of its border with the ACE Basin, one of the largest undeveloped wetland ecosystems on the Atlantic Coast. The Willtown tract was given high priority by the South Carolina Conservation Bank and the Charleston Greenbelt Grant Program. — ­ Skyler Baldwin

A man police were told was trying to fight people in a bar with a metal spike said he was talking to God before the altercation ensued. We had no idea our local Vampire Hunters’ Guild was so active this time of year. RUNNERS UP A West Ashley man received a citation and court date for “talking at an excessively loud volume” outside his home. We know it was close to the end of the month, fellas, but come on. Police responded to reports of a woman angry over her husband’s recent infidelity. When police arrived, she had “already urinated in her pants.” There’s clearly a lot to unpack here, but we think we’re going to leave this one alone. Sometimes, police reports describe cars identical to our reporter’s, and that makes him very nervous. Anyone looking for a Kia at a fair price? By Skyler Baldwin Illustration by Steve Stegelin The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between April 28 and May 5. Go online for more even more Blotter charlestoncitypaper.com SPONSORED BY


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Why Best of Charleston 2021 feels different est of Charleston 2021 is the largest single Charleston City Paper issue to be published since April 2019. Nearly a year before masks, lockdowns and social distancing, no one had any idea of what was to come just a few short months later. But, we made it, and the issue you’re holding is a testament to the strength and creativity of our beloved city. The human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina has been staggering — more than 9,500 deaths are attributed to the virus, according to state health officials. The cultural and commercial impact of the pandemic over the past year has been seen in the pages of Charleston City Paper, as businesses whose ads regularly fill our issues were forced to cut back or close altogether. But as you can see this week, many are coming back. Best of Charleston 2021 feels different. Winning the City Paper readers’ poll in any year is an accomplishment for owners and workers, but Best of Charleston 2021 will bring to mind so many different things for winners. For The Terrace Theater (Best Movie Theater), it might be memories of drive-ins. For Hyams Garden Center (Best Garden Store/ Nursery), it will be taking phone orders from handwritten inventory lists posted on Facebook. Chef/owner Sermet Aslan credits loyal locals for keeping his business (Best Daniel Island Restaurant) alive over a tumultuous year. And of course, with each winner there are runners-up and finalist businesses and individuals who also poured everything they had into their work over the past year.

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Here’s a quick look at the numbers for Best of Charleston 2021: • Total votes: 1.07 million votes were cast by 65,286 people in Best of Charleston 2021. Considering less than 27,000 people voted in Charleston’s last mayoral election, we’d say that’s pretty good. (Visit scvotes.org and register to vote next time.) • Growth: Votes were up by 62% year over year. • New categories: Nearly 30 categories were added or changed. Additions include: Best Frozen Drinks (Home Team BBQ), Best Local College (CofC) and Best Local Instagram (@coopsullivans). • Most votes: Best Attraction (South Carolina Aquarium) lured more than 7,000 total votes. Best Restaurant (Halls Chophouse) earned more than 5,300. Best Place to Work (Medical University of South Carolina) drew nearly 4,000. The City Paper is lucky to have a dedicated team of newspaper professionals who wake up everyday to make this funky paper better. Look for an alternative weekly in the next city you visit. We think you’ll agree the City Paper stacks up with the best. City Paper readers make each week’s issue possible. Curious, energetic local residents and visitors like you who seek out local news, find new things to do and support our local advertisers bring life to the City Paper. Thank you. And congratulations to this year’s winners. We look forward to celebrating with you — in person — at Firefly Distillery Sept. 29.

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Special to 2020

Best COVID-19 Business Pivot/Innovation  Firefly and Nippitaty distilleries making hand sanitizer Best COVID-19 Silver Lining  Thousands of Pet Adoptions at Charleston Animal Society Best Drive-In Theater Terrace Theater Best Local Lockdown Product Frose from The Co-Op Best Local Lockdown Service  Pets for Life Pet Food Deliveries during COVID-19,  Charleston Animal Society Best Local Virtual Workout E2M, Eager to Motivate Best Lockdown Cook-at-Home Meal  Edmund’s Oast Take + Bake Best Lockdown Takeout/Delivery Discovery  Lewis Barbecue Best Lockdown Takeout/Delivery Experience  Lewis Barbecue Best Social-Distanced Event Series  Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series Best Virtual Fundraiser during COVID  Charleston Animal Society Celebrity Chili Cook-Off

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Winner’s List 05.12.2021

Best Charlestonian Bill Murray Best Charlestonian to Defriend  Entire Cast of Southern Charm Mike Seekings Best City Council Member Best City Paper Cover Story Best of Charleston 2020 Best Community Activist Joe Cunningham Best Conservative Tim Scott Best County Council Member Kylon Middleton Best Do-Gooder Joe Cunningham Best Local Cause Charleston Animal Society Best Local Instagram@coopsullivans Best Local Interest Blog Holy City Sinner Best Local Investigative Reporter Brad Franko Best Local Legislator Tim Scott Best Local Radio Personality Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9 Best Local Radio Show 2 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 ForecasterRob Fowler, WCBD News 2 Best Local Twitter Feed@HolyCitySinner Best Local Websitecharlestoncitypaper.com Best Locally Produced Video of 2020  Tangled Roots Oral Histories,  Historic Charleston Foundation Best Misuse of Taxpayer Funds of 2020  Electing U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace Best News Story of 2020 Calhoun statue removal Best Newspaper Columnist Warren Peper Best Philanthropist Bill Murray Best Political Gaffe of 2020  Lindsey Graham’s coziness to Donald Trump Best Progressive Joe Cunningham Best Radio Station 105.5 The Bridge Best School Board Member Kate Darby Best Talk/News Radio Station WSCI SC Public Radio Best Troublemaker Bill Murray

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Attractions and City Living

Best Annual Outdoor Event Charleston Wine + Food Festival Best Apartment Community  The Boulevard Luxury Apartments Best Attraction South Carolina Aquarium Best Building Dock Street Theatre Best Charter School James Island Charter High School Best Daycare Sundrops Montessori Best Farmers Market Charleston Farmers Market Best Festival Charleston Wine + Food Festival Best Fundraising Event  Charleston Animal Society Celebrity Chili Cook-Off Best Green Business Vertical Roots Best Local College College of Charleston Best Neighborhood Park Circle Best Place of Worship Seacoast Church Best Place to Work Medical University of South Carolina

Winning Best of Charleston 2021 is a triumph worth celebrating. Even in “normal” times, all of the winners on this list will tell you that earning the recognition of the Charleston community is no easy task. Every one of this year’s winners, runners-up and finalists deserve credit for navigating 2020. We made it. If we’ve learned anything from the year, it’s that we can’t take our beloved local businesses and institutions for granted. Congratulations to the Best of Charleston 2021 winners. You most certainly deserve it. Best Pop-up Market Sunday Brunch Farmers Market Best Preschool O’Quinn Schools Best Private School Bishop England High School Best Public School Charleston County School of the Arts Best Public Space James Island County Park Best Tour Company Bulldog Tours

Culture, Arts and Entertainment

Best Art Gallery Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Best Art Instruction The Gibbes Museum Best Club DJ DJ Natty Heavy Best Cultural Event MOJA Arts Festival Best Drag Show Dudley’s on Ann Best Exhibit of 2020 “Building a Legacy,” Jonathan Green  and Richard Weedman,  Gibbes Museum of Art Best Female Vocalist Lauren Hall Best House/Cover Band The Midnight City Band Best Jazz & Blues Club The Commodore Best Jazz Band Ranky Tanky Best Karaoke Night Bangkok Lounge Best Local Actor Cullen Moss Best Local Actress Madelyn Knight Best Local Author Mary Alice Monroe Best Local Band The Midnight City Band Best Local Comic Brandy Sullivan Best Local Hip Hop Artist Mason Jar Muzik Best Local Podcast Holy City High Best Local Theater Company Theatre 99 Best Local Visual Artist Matt Wilson Best Male Vocalist Darius Rucker Best Movie Theater Terrace Theater Best Museum The Gibbes Museum of Art Best Music Concert of 2020 Charleston on the Water Best Musician Darius Rucker Best Party of 2020 Charleston on the Water Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop Charleston Pour House Best Place to See Local Music Charleston Pour House Best Recording Studio Coast Records Best Rock Music Club Charleston Pour House Best Theater Show of 2020  Over the River and Through the Woods, Flowertown Players Best Trivia Night

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Shops and Wares

Best Accessories Store Palmetto Moon Best Adult Toy Store Guilty Pleasures Best Antique Store Mount Pleasant Mall Best Art Supply Store Artist and Craftman Supply Best Baby Store Southern Belles Best Bookstore Blue Bicycle Books Best Boutique Copper Penny Best Bridal Store The Bridal House of Charleston Best CBD Shop I Heart CBD Best Cheese Shopgoat.sheep.cow Best Children’s Clothing Retailer Southern Belles Best Children’s Consignment Store Once Upon a Child Best Cigar Store Charlestowne Tobacco & Wine Best Collegiate Store Palmetto Moon Best Comic Book Shop Captain’s Comics and Toys Best Consignment Furniture Store Mount Pleasant Mall Best Consignment Store Uptown Cheapskate Best Corner Store Bert’s Market Best Costume Shop/Party Store Hokus Pokus Best Department StoreTarget Best Eyewear Boutique Shades of Charleston Best Florist Tiger Lily Florist Best Frame Shop Haven’s Fine Framing Best Furniture Store Celadon Home Best Garden Store/Nursery Hyams Garden & Accent Store Best Gift Store Palmetto Moon Best Gourmet Grocery Store Trader Joe’s Best Grocery Store Harris Teeter Best Hardware Store Royall Ace Hardware Best Health Food Store Whole Foods Market Best Home Accessories StoreHomeGoods Best Jewelry Store Croghan’s Jewel Box Best Lighting Store Circa Lighting Best Lingerie Store Bits of Lace Best Liquor Store Total Wine & More Best Local Clothing Designer Amy Driggers, Taxidermy Best Local Farm Boone Hall Farms Best Mall/Shopping Center Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Best Men’s Clothing Store M. Dumas & Sons Best Motorcycle Shop Low Country Harley-Davidson Best Musical Instrument Store Fox Music House Inc. Best Paint StoreSherwin-Williams

Best Pawn Shop Money Man Pawn Best Pet StoreDolittle’s Best Place to Buy A New Car Hendrick Honda of Charleston Best Place to Buy A Used CarCarMax Best Place to Buy Local Produce Charleston Farmers Market Best Record Store Monster Music & Movies Best Shoe Store Phillip’s Shoes Best Shopping District King Street Best Smoke Shop I Heart CBD Best Sporting Goods Store Half-Moon Outfitters Best Stationery Store The Scratch Pad Best Technology CompanyBlackbaud Best Thrift/Resale shopGoodwill Best Tire Store Gerald’s Tires & Brakes Best Tobacco Shop Smoke ‘N Brew Best Toy Store Wonder Works Best Vape Shop Purple Haze Best Vintage Clothing Store Red Rose Vintage Best Wine Shop Total Wine & More Best Women’s Clothing Store Copper Penny

Services

Best Auto Body Shop Fender Mender Best Auto Service Gerald’s Tires & Brakes Best Cab Company Charleston Black Cab Company Best Car Wash In & Out Car Wash Best Cell Phone RepairiDoctor Best Cleaning Service Merry Maids of Charleston Best Criminal Defense Attorney Andy Savage Best Disaster Recovery CompanySERVPRO Best Doggie Day Care Dog Daze Best Dry Cleaner Lyerly’s Cleaners Best DUI Attorney Paul Thurmond Best Electrician/Company Holy City Electric Best Family Law Attorney Sara Turner Best Financial Institution South Carolina Federal Credit Union Best Financial Planner  Michael Green, Apollon Wealth Management Best Flooring Installation Carpet Baggers Flooring Best Heating & Air Company Charleston Heating & Air Best Home Builder Crescent Homes Best Home Painter Old Charleston Painting Company Best Home Security CompanyADT Best Insurance Agency State Farm Best Landscaper The Greenery of Charleston Best Law Firm Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes Best Lawyer Andy Savage Best Limo/Party Bus Company  Charleston Black Cab/Party Bus Charleston Best Marketing/PR Company Whitney McDuff Consulting Best Mortgage Company  South Carolina Federal Credit Union Best Moving Company Three Men and a Truck Best Personal Injury Attorney Carson Parker Best Pest Control Palmetto Exterminators Best Pet Groomer My Three Dogs Best Plumber/Company Blitch Plumbing Best Pool Company Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston Best Property Management CompanyGreystar Best Realtor Matt O’Neill Best Realty Company Carolina One Real Estate Best Roofing Company New Beginnings Construction Best Shoe Repair Store Peter & Sons Best Wedding Venue Boone Hall Plantation

Recreation, Health and Beauty

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Best Sullivan’s Island Brunch The Obstinate Daughter Best Sullivan’s Island Restaurant The Obstinate Daughter Best Summerville Brunch Five Loaves Cafe Best Summerville Restaurant Halls Chophouse Best Sunday Brunch Halls Chophouse Best SushiO-Ku Best Sweet TeaChick-Fil-A Best Tacos Taco Boy Best Tapas Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar Best ThaiBasil Best Vietnamese Xiao Bao Biscuit Best Wait Staff Halls Chophouse Best Waterfront Dining Fleet Landing Best West Ashley Brunch Early Bird Diner Best West Ashley Restaurant The Glass Onion Best Wings Home Team BBQ

Drinking

Best Adult Establishment King Street Cabaret Best Authentic Pub Blind Tiger Pub Best Bar Staff Low Tide Brewing Best Bartender Shana Swain, Zen Asian Bistro Best Beer Retail Selection Total Wine & More Best Beer Selection on Tap Bay Street Biergarten Best Bloody Mary Page’s Okra Grill Best Bottled Beer Edmund’s Oast Exchange Best Bouncers AC’s Bar & Grill Best Cheap Beer Deal Recovery Room Tavern Best Cocktails The Gin Joint Best Cold Beer Recovery Room Tavern Best College Bar AC’s Bar & Grill Best Dance Club The Commodore Best Daniel Island Bar Daniel Island Grille Best Distillery Firefly Distillery Best Downtown Bar Blind Tiger Pub Best Folly Beach Bar Taco Boy Best Folly Beach Happy Hour Surf Bar Best Frozen Drinks Home Team BBQ Best Happy Hour Water’s Edge Best IOP Bar The Windjammer Best IOP Happy Hour The Windjammer Best James Island Bar Charleston Pour House Best James Island Happy Hour Bohemian Bull Best Johns Island Bar Tattooed Moose Best Johns Island Happy Hour Tattooed Moose Best Late Night Bar Recovery Room Tavern Best Local Beer Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., Something Cold Best Local Brewery Holy City Brewing Best Local Brewery Taproom Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. Best Local Cocktail Mixer Charleston Bloody Mary Mix Best Local Spirit Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka Best Margarita Mex 1 Coastal Cantina Best Martini Halls Chophouse Best Mount Pleasant Bar Saltwater Cowboys Best Mount Pleasant Happy Hour Red’s Ice House Best Neighborhood Bar Moe’s Crosstown Tavern Best New Bar Tobin’s Market Best No Frills Watering Hole The Royal American Best North Charleston Bar Madra Rua Irish Pub Best North Charleston Happy Hour Madra Rua Irish Pub Best Pet Friendly Bar/Restaurant The Barrel Best Rooftop Bar The Rooftop at The Vendue Best Sommelier Sam Cooper, Halls Chophouse Best Sports Bar Home Team BBQ Best Sullivan’s Island Bar Home Team BBQ Best Sullivan’s Island Happy Hour Home Team BBQ Best Summerville Bar Madra Rua Irish Pub Best Summerville Happy Hour Madra Rua Irish Pub Best Upscale Bar Halls Chophouse Best Waterfront Bar Saltwater Cowboys Best West Ashley Bar Gene’s Haufbrau Best West Ashley Happy Hour Gene’s Haufbrau Best Wine Selection (Bar/Restaurant)  Avondale Wine & Cheese Best Wine Selection (Retail) Total Wine & More


After the tough year we’ve all had, City Paper is commemorating what voters chose as the best creative solutions local businesses offered for COVID-induced conundrums — and we don’t just mean the need for massive amounts of hand sanitizer, but the need to stay connected as a community. Whether that’s dog food delivery from Charleston Animal Society, strawberry frose to-go from The Co-Op or virtual workouts from E2M, the Holy City came together to bring necessities that filled in the gaps caused by the shutdown. Best COVID-19 Silver Lining

Thousands of Pet Adoptions Firefly and Nippitaty distilleries at Charleston Animal Society 2455 Remount Road. North Charleston. (843) 747-4849 making hand sanitizer charlestonanimalsociety.org Firefly Distillery 4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston. (843) 557-1405 fireflydistillery.com Nippitaty Distillery 4208 Pace St. North Charleston. (843) 518-7583 nippitatydistillery.com RUNNER-UP:

Drive-In Movies, The Terrace Theater

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Lowcountry Eat Out! FB Group

Best Drive-In Theater

Terrace Theater

1956D Maybank Highway. James Island. (843) 762-9494 terracetheater.com RUNNER-UP:

The Bend Charleston

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Best Lockdown Product

Frose from The Co-Op When COVID hit Charleston and quarantine orders were put into place, there was one thing on a lot of people’s minds: alcohol. With no bars or restaurants open and social gatherings restricted, it’s no surprise that Charlestonians were looking for a way to unwind at home. Thankfully, businesses like The Co-Op stepped up to the plate offering to-go alcohol sales. “Alcohol was definitely a lifesaver for a lot of us during COVID,” said The Co-Op owner Jess Patterson, who has been running the frose stop and eatery for the past eight years. “Consumption was up and our frose was a product that people wanted to try and had access to.” And, who could blame them? With flavors like blackberry lavender, mojito, cherry cola and the OG flavor strawberry, we’d opt for a bottle of frose over a Bud Light any day. —Samantha Connors

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INTERESTED IN TRYING E-CIGS? DO YOU CURRENTLY SMOKE CIGARETTES? If so, you may be eligible for a research study at the Medical University of South Carolina. There are 5 in person visits over a period of 7 weeks. Compensation is available for those who are eligible and participate. This is not intended to be a treatment for smoking. Please text “e-cig” to 843-779-9693 or visit tinyurl.com/ecigstudies for more information.

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Best Lockdown Takeout/Delivery Discovery

Best Local Lockdown Product

464 N. Nassau St. Downtown. (843) 805-9500 lewisbarbecue.com

Special

Frose from The Co-Op

2019 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 882-8088 1515 Palm Blvd., Suite C. Isle of Palms. (843) 242-8366 thecoopsi.com RUNNER-UP:

Firefly Distillery Hand Sanitizer

Best Local Lockdown Service

Pets for Life Pet Food Deliveries during COVID-19, Charleston Animal Society

2455 Remount Road. North Charleston. (843) 747-4849 charlestonanimalsociety.org RUNNER-UP:

Uber Eats

Best Local Virtual Workout

E2M, Eager to Motivate Training e2mtraining.com RUNNER-UP:

MUSC Wellness Center virtual classes

Best Lockdown Cook-at-Home Meal

Edmund’s Oast Take + Bake 1081 Morrison Drive. Downtown. (843) 727-1145 edmundsoast.com

Lewis Barbecue RUNNER-UP:

Cuban Gypsy Pantry

Best Lockdown Takeout/Delivery Experience

Lewis Barbecue

464 N. Nassau St. Downtown. (843) 805-9500 lewisbarbecue.com RUNNER-UP:

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.

Best Social-Distanced Event Series

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series

4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston. (843) 557-1405 fireflydistillery.com RUNNER-UP:

Pop-up drive-in movie series at The Bend

Best Virtual Fundraiser during COVID

Charleston Animal Society Celebrity Chili Cook-Off (843) 747-4849 charlestonanimalsociety.org RUNNER-UP:

Butcher & Bee’s Pay it Forward grocery campaign

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Mex 1 taco box kits

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Best COVID-19 Silver Lining

Thousands of Pet Adoptions at Charleston Animal Society The last year has been filled with grim news and bleak numbers, and finding the silver lining has surely been difficult. But, The Charleston Animal Society’s (CAS) day-to-day work often sees people and animals at their happiest, even during the pandemic. “The pandemic didn’t stop our community from saving thousands of homeless animals,” said president and CEO Joe Elmore. CAS takes in over 90% of the county’s homeless and lost animals, Elmore said, and they do what they can to help other communities in distress to save their animals as well. In 2020, CAS helped find homes for 4,248 animals and reunited 664 lost animals with their families. And, this rush of adoptions wasn’t unique to Charleston. An August 2020 report from The Washington Post detailed what began in March as a sudden surge in demand became by mid-July a bona fide boom for shelters. Animal societies, nonprofit rescues, private breeders and pet stores alike all reported more consumer demand than there were cats and dogs to fill it. While cats remained the most popular pet to adopt, followed closely by dogs, the shelter also found homes for barnyard animals, birds, rodents, ferrets and at least one reptile. —Skyler Baldwin


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Mike Seekings was voted best on city council for the 11th time this year

Best County Councilman Kylon Middleton may be new on county council, but he’s already got support from City Paper voters

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BEST

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RADIO STATION! 12 YEARS IN A ROW! 1055thebridge @thebridgeat1055 “TRY IT, YOU JUST MIGHT LIKE IT”

The last year has brought plenty of change in the world of politics and media in Charleston and nationwide. Not only did the 1st District get a new member of Congress in U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, but Charleston County Council saw a significant shift, with former Chairman Elliott Summey moving on and vacancies being won by Kylon Middleton and Rob Wehrman, giving Democrats a majority on Council. With Charleston and South Carolina continuing to stay at the center of political affairs, you can be sure there will be plenty more headlines coming in 2021. Best Charlestonian

Bill Murray RUNNER-UP:

Joe Cunningham

Best Charlestonian to Defriend

Best Community Activist

Joe Cunningham RUNNER-UP:

Anita Zucker

Best Conservative

Entire Cast of Southern Charm Tim Scott RUNNER-UP:

Nancy Mace

Best City Council Member

Mike Seekings RUNNER-UP:

Ross Appel

Best City Paper Cover Story

Best of Charleston 2020 RUNNER-UP:

“Tales from the Co-Op: The insanity of keeping frose flowing in a pandemic”

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Mark Sanford

Best County Council Member

Kylon Middleton RUNNER-UP:

Henry Darby

Best Do-Gooder

Joe Cunningham RUNNER-UP:

Anita Zucker

Best City Council Member

Mike Seekings Ten times in a row just wasn’t enough. Mike Seekings went above and beyond, shooting 11 for 11 and taking Best City Council Member once again. “It’s always fun,” he said. “It’s always nice to get the support of the community. It’s a fun part of the job, and I’m honored.” Seekings said he’s never really known what it is about him or his work that keeps him at the top of the community’s list for their favorite councilman, but if he had to put his finger on it, it would be his pragmatic approach to the job that resonates with the people of Charleston. That, and his commitment to what he considers the biggest issues facing the Holy City today. “The three things: it’s water management, mobility and attainable housing,” he said. “These are the three topics we have to work hard on and really make some progress in.” Seekings said the difference in what he calls attainable housing versus the more popular phrase, affordable housing, is in the name. Factors outside of finances impact multiple people in the community, and recognizing that is an important step in making a difference for them moving forward. Here’s to No. 12 next year, Councilman. —Skyler Baldwin


Best County Councilman

Kylon Middleton Shocked and surprised. That’s how County Councilman Kylon Middleton described his reaction when he learned he had been voted Charleston’s Best County Councilman. But, we aren’t so much. With a powerful message promoting transparency, accountability and accessibility within local government, and a voting record to back it up (Middleton voted “No” every time a vote for an executive session was raised), Middleton is talking the talk, and walking the walk. “The people have a right to have access to the government,” he said simply. “The government should reflect the values of the community it serves, and I think people recognize that I’m at least responsive as it relates to that.” Middleton said he doesn’t know about next year’s votes, but he knows what voters can look forward to. The budget is ballooning with federal money for pandemic relief, tools Middleton said council can use to bolster and strengthen neighborhood programs that suffered during the pandemic. Middleton said he has a lot of plans for ways county leadership can address climate change, as well as continue to support local communities’ efforts. —Skyler Baldwin

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Best Local Cause

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

Best Local Instagram

@coopsullivans RUNNER-UP:

@charlestonanimalsociety

Best Local Interest Blog

Holy City Sinner holycitysinner.com RUNNER-UP:

CHStoday

Best Local Investigative Reporter

Brad Franko, WCBD News 2 RUNNER-UP:

Raphael James, WCSC Live 5 News

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Best Local Legislator

Tim Scott RUNNER-UP:

Jim Clyburn

Best Local Radio Personality

Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9 RUNNER-UP:

Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Local Radio Show

2 Girls and a Guy, Mix 95.9 RUNNER-UP:

Morning Buzz with Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Talk Show Hose

Brooke Ryan, Mix 95.9 RUNNER-UP:

Richard Todd, 105.5 The Bridge

Best Local TV Anchor

Carolyn Murray, WCBD News 2

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Best Community Activist

Bill Sharpe, WCSC Live 5 News

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Joe Cunningham should be a familiar name to everyone by now. The oneterm U.S. representative who just couldn’t stay out of politics after his narrow reelection loss in 2020, now mounting a bid for governor. With an easy smile and charm, Cunningham faked out many with his early 2021 announcement that looked like a campaign launch, but flipped the script and revealed a podcast instead. But, it wasn’t too much longer before he announced his campaign for governor with an event that was oh-so Cunningham — a party at a local brewery. During his time as a U.S. representative, Cunningham passed bills that served his hometown community in a variety of ways, one of the biggest being the passage of a bill banning offshore oil drilling and seismic testing along the eastern and western coasts of the United States. And now, he is running for governor on a platform of similar community-centered causes, with efforts like marijuana decriminalization and further climate reform high on his list of priorities, should he land the leadership position. Cunningham has the backing of many other community activists and organizations, including Charleston County Councilman Kylon Middleton, voted Best County Councilman. —Skyler Baldwin

Best Local TV Sports Anchor

Scott Eisberg, WCIV ABC News 4 RUNNER-UP:

Kevin Bilodeau, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local TV Station

WCSC Live 5 News RUNNER-UP:

WCBD News 2

Best Local TV Weather Forecaster

Rob Fowler, WCBD News 2 RUNNER-UP:

Bill Walsh, WCSC Live 5 News

Best Local Twitter Feed

@HolyCitySinner RUNNER-UP:

@CHStoday Rūta Smith

Best News Story of 2020

Calhoun statue removal Well, they actually did it. After years of debate and weeks of nationwide protests last June, the statue of John C. Calhoun that had stood over Marion Square since 1898 finally came down. And, it certainly didn’t go without a fight. Not only did some locals protest the removal of the slavery-defender’s likeness, but the actual statue itself stubbornly clung to its position, necessitating the use of a diamond cutter to finally take it down. But, progress is a struggle that takes effort, and the efforts of many activists were successful in changing the literal face of downtown Charleston for the better. A symbolic victory for equity, yes, but a small victory nonetheless. It remains to be seen what other work will be done to reach the elusive equity that the city is after, but Calhoun is no longer on a literal pedestal in the center of town. —Michael Smallwood

Best Local Website

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holycitysinner.com

Best Locally Produced Video of 2020

Tangled Roots Oral Histories, Historic Charleston Foundation RUNNER-UP:

AVA the Survivor, Charleston Animal Society

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CharlestonCityPaper.com The Charleston City Paper website had a bit of changing of the guard last year. The site created for the paper’s venture onto the internet in the early 2000s has been retired for a newer, faster, bigger and easier-to-navigate version. And, we’re not done yet. Not only do article pages feature larger images and respond to your device’s screen size, improvements coming soon will expand the City Paper’s ability to aggregate events and find out where to go and what to do around town. Haven’t checked it out? Visit charlestoncitypaper.com now. —Sam Spence

BEST LOCAL TALK SHOW HOST BROOKE RYAN 2 GIRLS AND A GUY • MIX 95.9

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Best Local Website

BEST LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY BROOKE RYAN 2 GIRLS AND A GUY • MIX 95.9

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Best Progressive

Joe Cunningham RUNNER-UP:

Best Misuse of Taxpayer Funds of 2020

Jaime Harrison

Best Radio Station

DOGS & Cats AROUND! Electing U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace 105.5 The Bridge RUNNER-UP:

Mayor John Tecklenburg’s Salary

Best News Story of 2020

Calhoun statue removal RUNNER-UP:

COVID-19 shutdown

Best Newspaper Columnist

Warren Peper 136 Four Paws Lane RUNNER-UP: Summerville, SC 29483 Brian Hicks

Best Philanthropist

Bill Murray RUNNER-UP:

Anita Zucker and Family

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Best School Board Member

Kate Darby RUNNER-UP:

Kristen French

Best Talk/News Radio Station

WSCI SC Public Radio RUNNER-UP:

WSC 94.3

Best Troublemaker

Bill Murray RUNNER-UP:

Thomas Ravenel

Best Political Gaffe of 2020

Lindsey Graham’s coziness to Donald Trump RUNNER-UP:

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Henry McMaster’s handling of COVID-19

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Best Charlestonian to Defriend

Entire Cast of Southern Charm

2731 Gordon Street, North Charleston, SC 29405 843.297.8033 AllegroCharterSchool.org

Can you believe we live in a world with seven seasons of Southern Charm? Sprung from the young and innocent days of 2014, the so-called reality show made cable TV celebrities out of disgraced former politicians, wannabe socialites and their ravenous hangers-on. City Paper even fanned the fire for a few seasons, but in case you hadn’t noticed, our popular “Southern Charm Newbie” column has since retired. Cast members’ dalliances with one another and anyone else who gives them attention have been among the plotlines, along with casual narratives around assault, drug addiction, social media harassment and racism. If that’s not reason enough to defriend this crew, just tune in to watch the alpha bro pissing contest for yourself. Bet you won’t last 15 minutes. —Sam Spence


Bulldog Tours will teach you something new about Charleston, guaranteed

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After a year of being holed up at home, we bet you’re just itching to get out and do something you can’t do from the comfort of your couch. Luckily, we got you. Whether you’re wanting to drop by a close-knit community (have you heard about Park Circle?) or mark your calendars for some upcoming events you missed out on last year (Charleston Animal Society’s Chili Cook-Off is set to be held in person this year), thumb through the next pages, and see what you’ve been missing. Best Annual Outdoor Event

Charleston Wine + Food Festival charlestonwineandfood.com RUNNER-UP:

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Best Apartment Community

The Boulevard Luxury Apartments

725 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 973-3330 liveontheboulevard.com RUNNER-UP:

The Guild

Best Tour Company

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What started as a hobby in 2001 has grown to one of the most renowned touring companies in the country. Depending on what you like, Bulldog Tours has a tour that will entertain and educate. The iconic jail tour, featured on the TV show Ghost Hunters, is the cream of the crop for ghost tours. The Charleston Strolls history tours, departing twice a day from the Mills House hotel, have become a must-do for locals and tourists alike. And the cuisine tours, partially inspired by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis, have been featured in Bon Appetit magazine. And, they do not shy away from mentioning the influence enslaved peoples have had on the legacy of Lowcountry cuisine. All of this is pretty impressive, but the fact that it has raised $4.4 million to preserve Charleston’s history is perhaps the clincher in it being the champion of Charleston historical companies. —Michael Smallwood

Best Attraction

South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf. Downtown. (843) 577-3474 scaquarium.org RUNNER-UP:

Folly Beach

Best Building

Dock Street Theatre

135 Church St. Downtown. (843) 577-7183 charlestonstage.com RUNNER-UP:

MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital

Best Charter School

James Island Charter High School

1000 Fort Johnson Road. James Island. (843) 762-2754 jichs.ccsdschools.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Best Daycare

Sundrops Montessori

955 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-3652 88 Simons St. Downtown. (843) 722-4339 2391 Clements Ferry Road. Daniel Island. (832) 647-7848 sundropsmontessori.com RUNNER-UP:

The Oaks Children’s Academy

Best Farmers Market

Charleston Farmers Market 329 Meeting St. Downtown. (843) 724-7305 charlestonfarmersmarket.com RUNNER-UP:

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market

Best Festival

Charleston Wine + Food Festival Various Locations. (843) 727-9998 charlestonwineandfood.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Attraction

South Carolina Aquarium For more than 20 years, the South Carolina Aquarium has offered families the chance to get up close and personal with more than 5,000 wild animals normally only seen in documentaries or textbooks. Visitors can watch colorful fish and other sea creatures swim in the museum’s 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank, step outside and appreciate the native wildlife of the Charleston Harbor and even touch and see shallow-water invertebrates, once health precautions are lifted. Of course, the Aquarium’s work extends well beyond its own walls. The Sea Turtle Care Center helps rescue and rehabilitate endangered sea turtles who visit the South Carolina coast each year. Scientists and advocates help educate the public on the best ways to save and preserve natural habitats and jumpstart research with fieldwork alongside agencies and nonprofits. —Sam Spence


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CHARLESTON COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IS PROUD TO BE NAMED

BEST PUBLIC SCHOOL! POSITIONS NOW OPEN! Are you new to Charleston County? Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) has openings for some art majors as well as waitlist openings and will conduct auditions for “move-in” students (grades 6-12) this summer.

Openings:

Any student who has not previously applied for the 2021-2022 school year may apply for open seats. Email Sylvia Edwards at Sylvia_Edwards@charleston.k12.sc.us for an application.

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Visit soa.ccsdschools.com/for audition requirements and to learn more about our oneof-a-kind school for student artists!

Band: Grades 8-12 Creative Writing: Grades 10 & 12 Dance: Grades 9-12

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Seacoast Church Seacoast Church has grown from its original Mount Pleasant campus to a whopping dozen locations across North and South Carolina. One of the early churches to embrace virtual and pre-recorded sermons years ago, Seacoast reports more than 14,000 people in attendance across all locations for its nondenominational Christian services each week. Not the church-going type, you say? Catch up on Seacoast services online and join breakout study groups online if you’re looking to get more involved. Beyond that, Seacoast even offers conferences and operates its own Christian music record label. —Sam Spence

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Grades 11-12 Piano: Grades 7, 9-11 Strings: Grades 6-7 & 9-12 Theatre: Grade 12 Visual Arts: Grades 9-12 & 12 Vocal: Grades 6, 8-12

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Best Place of Worship

Best Fundraising Event

Charleston Animal Society Celebrity Chili Cook-Off (843) 747-4849 charlestonanimalsociety.org RUNNER-UP:

Pet Helpers’ “Fur Ball” Gala

Best Green Business

Vertical Roots

1008 Clements Crest Lane. Daniel Island (843) 701-4573 verticalroots.com RUNNER-UP:

GrowFood Carolina

Best Local College

College of Charleston

66 George St. Downtown. (843) 805-5507 cofc.edu RUNNER-UP:

The Citadel

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Pet Helpers’ Fur Ball Thank You to All Who Voted! Follow the Yellow Paw Road to the 17th Annual Fur Ball

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Best Green Business

Vertical Roots

Saturday, November 6, 2021 The Charleston Marriott On the Journey Home, There's No Place Like Pet Helpers

Gala | Charity Auction | Raffle Get Your Tickets at pethelpers.org ADOPT | FOSTER | DONATE Get 1447 Your Tickets at pethelper s.org Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412

No longer the new kid on the block when it comes to Charleston’s agricultural scene, Vertical Roots’ driving goal of delivering local, hydroponically farmed produce to the region is reality. You can now find multiple Vertical Roots lettuce varieties in over 400 stores throughout the Southeast. Their methods of growing produce had long been dubbed the “gardening of the future,” but the group has brought the future to us a bit early with their soil-less growth. It’s roughly 95% more efficient than traditional gardening, said general manager Andrew Hare. While its Columbia location boasts the organization’s largest farm site, with 108 shipping containers growing leafy greens 365 days a year, the Charleston-based business has planted itself firmly in the Lowcountry. Charleston County Schools is a recent partner, serving Vertical Roots’ lettuce to students and supporting local agricultural programs in schools. —Skyler Baldwin

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Best Neighborhood

Park Circle North Charleston RUNNER-UP:

Old Village

Best Place of Worship

Seacoast Church Various Locations seacoast.org RUNNER-UP:

Circular Congregational Church

Best Place to Work

Medical University of South Carolina

25 Courtenay Drive. Downtown. (843) 792-2300 musc.edu RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Animal Society

Best Pop-Up Market

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market

1977 Maybank Highway. James Island. (843) 735-2275 sundaybrunchfarmersmarket.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston City Night Market

Best Preschool

O’Quinn Schools

1567 Harbor View Road. James Island. (843) 795-6708 761 S. Shelmore Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-8506 portergaud.edu/oquinn RUNNER-UP:

The Oaks Children’s Academy

Best Private School

Bishop England High School

363 Seven Farms Drive. Daniel Island. (843) 849-9599 behs.com RUNNER-UP:

Porter-Gaud School

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Best Place to Work

Medical University of South Carolina The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has taken care of the Lowcountry community each and every day since the onset of the pandemic. The hospital employs more than 14,000 people — from doctors and nurses to researchers, janitors and food service providers — all of whom have been thrust into even more active duty since last spring. MUSC is a key employer in the city of Charleston and a great place to work, as evidenced by its list of tenured staff members. Of the 555 employees who were recognized in 2020 for their service to the hospital, 373 have spent more than 10 years at MUSC, and 122 have worked there for over two decades. And with more than 3,000 students and residents in six in-house colleges — dental, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, graduate studies and health professions — the teaching hospital is constantly helping inspire the next generation. “To win Best Place to Work in a normal year is always welcome validation that our team members feel like they are in the right place, at the right time and with the right people. To win it during a pandemic, after the incredible amount of effort, teamwork and flexibility that our team has had to bring to the table this year, is particularly satisfying and humbling,” said MUSC vice president of health affairs Dr. Pat Cawley. “I’m proud of the culture we have built and look forward to its positive evolution as we move forward.” —Parker Milner

Free Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines No appointment needed

4 locations: 418 Folly Rd. on James Island 2270 Ashley Crossing Drive Suite 165 in West Ashley 110A Springhall Rd. in Goose Creek 110 Executive Park Way in Moncks Corner

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Best Public School

Charleston County School of the Arts 5109 W. Enterprise St. North Charleston (843) 529-499 ccsdschools.com RUNNER-UP:

Wando High School

Best Public Space

James Island County Park

871 Riverland Drive. James Island. (843) 406-699 ccprc.com RUNNER-UP:

Hampton Park

Best Tour Company

Bulldog Tours Rūta Smith

Best Neighborhood

Park Circle

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

Palmetto Carriage Works

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You’re probably familiar with Park Circle’s busy restaurant and bar district along East Montague Avenue, but the area is also a historic residential neighborhood with its roots in industrial and U.S. Navy growth along the Cooper River in the early 20th century. Built with a classic “garden city” plan around a central roundabout and even connected to downtown by a streetcar as major industries set up shop, the Park Circle area seems to be experiencing a renaissance year after year. As new restaurants and businesses are opening their doors in Park Circle, house hunters are heading that way too. From Firefly Distillery and Jackrabbit Filly to EVO Pizzeria and Orange Spot Coffee, you’ll find it in Park Circle. —Sam Spence

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Although artists and venues across the tri-county area did everything they could to keep the sounds, paint and more flowing, there’s something to be said about live entertainment (check out Bangkok Lounge for some karaoke) and a night out at the movies (Terrace Theater is everyone’s favorite). This year’s Best of Charleston may feel a little different, with many of its winners being sorely missed, but we know they will be back in person soon. Best Party of 2020

Charleston on the Water RUNNER-UP:

Skinful Halloween

Best Local Visual Artist

Matt Wilson RUNNER-UP:

John Reese

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

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DJ Natty Heavy

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DJ Trevor D.

Best Jazz Band

Ranky Tanky RUNNER-UP:

Charlton Singleton Quartet

Best Jazz & Blues Club

The Commodore 504 Meeting St. Downtown thecommodorechs.com RUNNER-UP:

Club Prohibition

Best Local Hip Hop Artist

Mason Jar Muzik RUNNER-UP:

Benny Starr

Best Local Band

The Midnight City Band RUNNER-UP:

Southbound 17

Best Local Comic

Brandy Sullivan RUNNER-UP:

Hagan Ragland

Best Male Vocalist

Darius Rucker RUNNER-UP:

Randall Fowler

Best Local Comic

Brandy Sullivan Brandy Sullivan never expected to set down roots in Charleston. After graduating from USC as a theater major, she wanted to move to Chicago and explore the legendary comedy scene. Instead, she relocated to Charleston and started comedy group the Have Nots! with her business partner Greg Tavares and Timmy Finch in 1995. Five years later in 2000, Theatre 99 was born. “When I was in college, the idea was to go pursue the big dreams and do the whole Second City route,” said Sullivan, “but then, this ended up being a dream that I didn’t know I had.” Now, she’s the co-owner of Theatre 99 and often puts on improv shows with her many comedy groups. “I feel really lucky that I get to live in Charleston and perform regularly the way that we do with all of our pals. I just feel incredibly fortunate. I get so much from doing the shows,” she said. But, she lends a lot of credit to the entire comedy community and her fellow improvisers. “It’s such an ensemble art form,” she explained. “You have got to have someone else with you. It’s all about making your scene partner look good because when you do that, then you all win.” —Samantha Connors

Best Local Theater Company

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Theatre 99

Opened in 2000 by local comedians Brandy Sullivan and Greg Tavares, Theatre 99 is a staple in the Charleston comedy scene. With weekly improv shows and a rotating cast of comedians, you can always expect something different from each show. As with so many other businesses, Theatre 99 had a difficult year in 2020, but the group persevered, adjusting its offerings as the times changed by streaming shows, booking private performances and now offering limited capacity seating. “Just like with everything we’ve done, it’s kind of unfolded as we’ve gone,” said co-founder Brandy Sullivan. “We eventually went back to doing live shows, but we’re still doing shows for 40 people in our 130-seat space. So, it’s a slow return, but there’s a lot of joy in getting to do it.” —Samantha Connors


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Coast Records For Coast Records owner Matt Zutell, recording music was a hobby that turned into a passion that turned into a career. It was a natural progression. After consistent collaborations with his fellow musicians at College of Charleston and creating his own music over the years, he needed a place to collect the content. “I needed an umbrella— a hub for all the music. That’s where Coast Records came from,” he said. The studio remains an artist collective helping bring momentum to Charleston musicians across all genres, connecting the dots for artists to access videography, design, photography and website building. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” he said. Currently, he’s working with Doom Flamingo’s keyboardist Ross Bogan on a song with L.A. rocker Andy Frasco, Susto frontman Justin Osborne, Umphrey’s McGee bassist Ryan Stasik; and with Doom’s frontwoman Kanika Moore on her Charleston Music Hall recordings that capture a century of songs by Black American women and her own original jazz piece. “Being here for 10 years, I’ve seen the music scene continue to grow. Charleston has a hunger. People are interested in helping each other rise in the music scene together.” —Chelsea Grinstead

Best House/Cover Band

The Midnight City Band RUNNER-UP:

The Reckoning

Best Trivia Night

Charleston Sports Pub Various Locations charlestonsportspub.com RUNNER-UP:

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Best Drag Show

Dudley’s on Ann

42 Ann St. Downtown. (843) 577-6779 dudleysonann.com RUNNER-UP:

Tabbuli

Best Local Podcast

Best Karaoke Night

Bangkok Lounge

353 King St., 2nd floor. Downtown thebangkoklounge.com RUNNER-UP:

Tin Roof

Best Art Instruction

Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St. Downtown. (843) 722-2706 gibbesmuseum.org RUNNER-UP:

Redux Contemporary Art Center

Best Recording Studio

Coast Records coast-records.com RUNNER-UP:

Truphonic Recording Studio

Holy City High RUNNER-UP:

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Best Jazz & Blues Club

The Commodore The aesthetic of The Commodore music club is as unmistakable as the powerhouse talents of the performers, making it a staple of the late night scene. “The design certainly plays off the feel the music creates,” said co-owner Taylor Grant, who opened The Commodore in 2016 with Robbie Marty. It was originally a jazz club called Touch of Class. “The energy of the space was created by Touch of Class, our goal has always been to simply continue it,” he said. The character of the beloved Commodore comes from the musicians that call Charleston home and the history given to the venue by the previous artists who performed on its stage. It all ties together to make a fun, unique experience night after night. Having made it through the shutdown to return to the consistent rotation of acts each week, Grant said pandemic taught him three lessons: “You never know. Be prepared for anything. Expect everything.” —Chelsea Grinstead

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Theatre 99

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280 Meeting St. #B. Downtown. (843) 853-6687 theatre99.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Movie Theater

Terrace Theater Best Art Gallery

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Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Originally named the Halsey Gallery for the artist William Halsey, a Charleston native whose modernist works were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and other notable art galleries, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art hosts between five and seven exhibitions per year, highlighting adventurous contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists of national stature. “As a non-collecting museum, we create meaningful interactions between adventurous artists and diverse communities within a context that emphasizes the historical, social and cultural importance of the art of our time,” said associate director Lizz Biswell. After a tumultuous year that brought unexpected challenges with even less expected calls for change, Halsey burst into 2021 with Geolocation, an exhibition that featured work by artistic duo Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman and two bodies of work that prompt questions on the dichotomies of text and image, digital and analog, and private and public. Not too far into the year, Halsey also brought on Katie Hirsch as its new director. Though the year has already brought about great change, Halsey’s commitment to exhibiting innovative art is one thing that has remained solid. —Skyler Baldwin

1956d Maybank Highway. James Island (843) 762-9494 terracetheater.com RUNNER-UP:

Cinnebarre

Best Theater Show of 2020

Over the River and Through the Woods, Flowertown Players RUNNER-UP:

I Love You — You’re Perfect — Now Change, Footlight Players

Best Female Vocalist

Lauren Hall RUNNER-UP:

Quiana Parler

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Best Jazz Band

Ranky Tanky If you didn’t already know, Ranky Tanky is a term translated as “get funky” — which is exactly what the Lowcountry jazz quintet has been doing for over 5 years as it delivers a mixed bag of musical stylings. “Our music is completely connected to the Gullah heritage of the Carolina coast and in every way tied to Charleston,” said guitarist Clay Ross, who is part of the ensemble that includes drummer Quentin Baxter, bassist Kevin Hamilton, lead vocalist Quiana Parler, guitarist Clay Ross and trumpeter Charlton Singleton. “Charleston has been a hotbed for jazz music for 100 years or more,” Ross said. “It’s a place that has nurtured jazz musicians long before we came along and continues to nurture them today.” As the city nears its “new normal,” Ross believes things could be better than ever before. “If you look at times of crisis in American history, they almost always come with a whiplash effect and lead to a boom in the economy. I think in music and art, that has proven to be true as well.” Catch Ranky Tanky at Root of Soul Juneteenth Festival June 19 at Exchange Park in Ladson. —Chelsea Grinstead


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After 14 years in Charleston, DJ Natty Heavy, aka Nate Lopes, can’t imagine being anywhere else. “I just love this city. The club scene has exploded,” he said. He’s always been well-rounded in music. “I’ll drop everything from Wu-Tang to Britney Spears to Bob Marley to Bob Dylan to Metallica to Nirvana. And then bring it back to Stevie Wonder. Then, you’ll hear 2Chainz after that. Right now, I’m researching a bunch of bluegrass songs so I can be a bluegrass DJ.” He resists the idea that someone can’t like a certain style of music. “Every genre has the right song for you, you just have to find it.” To keep afloat during the shutdown, he’s been the official DJ for the Safe Sounds series launched by Mount Pleasant’s Ear for Music and doing Twitch streams and other collaborations. “But, mostly I’ve been raising my daughter,” he said. As of January this year, he hosts a daily morning show on the new radio station Old Skool 92.1 FM that delivers ‘80s and ‘90s throwbacks as well as hip-hop and R&B. “This year really has exploded for me—everything is back double time.” —Chelsea Grinstead

RUNNER-UP:

Safe Sounds at Firefly Music Series

Best Place to See Local Music

Charleston Pour House 1977 Maybank Highway. James Island (843) 571-4343 charlestonpourhouse.com RUNNER-UP:

The Windjammer

Best Local Author

Mary Alice Monroe RUNNER-UP:

Marcus Amaker

Best Museum

Gibbes Museum of Art

135 Meeting St. Downtown. (843) 722-2706 gibbesmuseum.org RUNNER-UP:

The Charleston Museum

Best Musician

Darius Rucker RUNNER-UP:

Johnny O Photography

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Best Exhibit of 2020

Building a Legacy, The Vibrant Vision Collection of Jonathan Green and Richard Weedman, Gibbes Museum of Art RUNNER-UP:

The Water is Rising, John Gaulden, Avery Research Center

Best Place to See Local Hip-Hop

Charleston Pour House 1977 Maybank Highway. James Island (843) 571-4343 charlestonpourhouse.com RUNNER-UP:

The Purple Buffalo

Best Local Actress

Madelyn Knight RUNNER-UP:

Nakeisha Daniel

Best Cultural Event

MOJA Arts Festival RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Pride

Best Rock Music Club

Charleston Pour House 1977 Maybank Highway. James Island (843) 571-4343 charlestonpourhouse.com RUNNER-UP:

The Royal American

Best Local Actor

Cullen Moss RUNNER-UPS:

Gabriel Wright & Paul O’Brian

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Mason Jar Muzik Mason Jar Muzik is not your typical hip-hop act. Lyricists Dusty Roadz, Waterboy and Big City are backed by a full rock band consisting of Ben Martin on bass, Randy Reagor on guitar and Jason Benton on drums with DJ T Dubb filling it all out. Big City and T Dubb started MJM back in 2010. “We figured the best things in the South come in a mason jar, so why not music?” the group said. Having known each other from the solo circuit, it made sense for the trio of rappers to join forces. “Our talents matched, and we came together to make one big transformer,” said Dusty Roadz. Their influences range from DMX to Outkast to Lil Wayne to Big K.R.I.T. to J Cole. MJM is hip-hop grunge rock blended with outlaw country rap. The group beat out several other bands to win local radio station 98 Rock’s Battle of the Bands in 2019 and then went on to open Charleston’s Rockfest and headline Music Farm. “We didn’t set out to put ourselves in a box or in a genre,” said Waterboy. “You can’t really pinpoint what we do because we do everything.” Listen to the latest single, “Talk to Me,” and stay tuned for more. The crew will be performing at Tail Race Tavern in Moncks Corner at 9 p.m. May 22. —Chelsea Grinstead

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Best Adult Toy Store

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If your stimulus bucks are burning holes in your pockets, you’ve flipped to the right page. Whether you’re looking for a good read while you continue social distancing (Blue Bicycle Books has a few) or looking for a hot destination for your next shopping spree (King Street and Mount Pleasant Towne Centre may be on your list) we have all the biggest names you could be looking for. After all, after this last year, our local businesses still need the support. Best Accessories Store

Best Adult Toy Store

1632 Palmetto Grande Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-8122 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. #801, North Charleston (843) 763-7444 2150 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston (843) 553-0552 416 Azalea Square Blvd. Summerville (843) 871-7727 palmettomoononline.com

2992 Ashley Phosphate Road. North Charleston (843) 767-0690 guiltypleasuressc.com

Palmetto Moon

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The Tiny Tassel

Best Adult Toy Store

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Hey, what else were people supposed to do while they were stuck at home for days at a time with nothing to entertain them other than their yearsold DVD collection? Guilty Pleasures saw a dip in business during the first days of the pandemic, specifically when they were closed, like everybody. But once the first round of stimulus checks landed in people’s pockets, and the majority of other entertainment sources were still closed — or at least restricted — Guilty Pleasures was there. “We took a lot of precautions, of course, limiting the number of customers in our store to about eight for three to four months and lots of cleaning, obviously,” said store manager Laura Luedke. “We did it all to keep our staff safe and the Charleston community happy.” Guilty Pleasures has remained one of the most popular adult stores in the Charleston area, but Luedke said the store’s next goal is to expand its territory and win next year’s Best Lingerie Store category as well. —Skyler Baldwin

Guilty Pleasures RUNNER-UP:

Badd Kitty

Best Antique Store

Mount Pleasant Mall

708 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 388-8575 mtpleasantmall.com RUNNER-UP:

The Station Park Circle

Best Art Supply Store

Artist and Craftsman Supply 143 Calhoun St. Downtown. (843) 579-0077 981 King St. Downtown. (843) 937-5199 artistcraftsman.com RUNNER-UP:

Hobby Lobby

Best Baby Store

Southern Belles: A Children’s Clothier

280 W. Coleman Blvd. J. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-1741 southernbelleschildren.com RUNNER-UP:

Under the Almond Tree

Best Bookstore

Blue Bicycle Books

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

Mr. K’s Used Books, Movies and More

Best Boutique

Copper Penny

311 King St. Downtown. (843) 723-2999 280 W. Coleman Blvd. #M, Mount Pleasant (843) 881-3497 shopcopperpenny.com RUNNER-UP:

Lizard Thicket Boutique

Mary Beth Creates

Best Local Clothing Designer

Amy Driggers, Taxidermy While working for a small, high-end luxury store in the Washington, D.C., area, Amy Driggers got the idea to create her own line in 2014. It started out with just handbags but has expanded to include sneakers, accessories and clothing. “I was tired of carrying the same bags that everybody has — the same mass-produced, logo handbags,” she explained. “So, I decided that I could probably make my own.” And, that she did. The entire Taxidermy brand is centered around exotic pelts, mainly python, but she’s added ostrich, crocodile and, most recently, leather to the brand’s repertoire. Just a year after launching the line, Driggers and her husband moved to Charleston where she began doing pop-ups before moving into a space on Vendue Range for two years. Now, you can stop by her storefront at 62 Spring St. to peruse styles, but the brand is best known for its custom orders. “We offer our clientele something that no one else really has,” she said. “We work really one-onone with our clients to design a one-of-a-kind bag.” With a list of celebrity clients as long as a CVS receipt, it’s no wonder Amy Driggers was voted Best Local Clothing Designer. Just six months after launching the brand, Driggers got her first celebrity client — Beyonce. Since then, celebrity clients include the Kardashians, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife Amy, Meghan McCain and Jennifer Lawrence, just to name a few. —Samantha Connors


Best Bridal Store

The Bridal House of Charleston

1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. # 20. Mount Pleasant RUNNER-UP:

Magnolia Bridge of Charleston

Best CBD Shop

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Charleston Hemp Collective

Best Cheese Shop

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106 Church St. Downtown. (843) 480-2526 804 Meeting St. #102. Downtown. (843) 203-3118 goatsheepcow.com RUNNER-UP:

Avondale Wine & Cheese

Best Children’s Clothing Retailer

Southern Belles: A Children’s Clothier

280 W. Coleman Blvd., Suite J. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-1741 southernbelleschildren.com RUNNER-UP:

Palmetto Moon

Best Children’s Consignment Store

Once Upon a Child

946 Orleans Road, Suite F1. West Ashley (843) 724-9160 7800 Rivers Ave. #1440. North Charleston (843) 824-1242 onceuponachild.com RUNNER-UP:

Tiny Tadpoles

Best Cigar Store

Charlestowne Tobacco & Wine 14 Exchange St. Downtown. (843) 577-9963 561 King St. Downtown. (854) 999-3872 tctwcigars.com RUNNER-UP:

Habana Club

Best Collegiate Store 1632 Palmetto Grande Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-8122 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. #801. North Charleston (843) 763-7444 2150 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston (843) 553-0552 416 Azalea Square Blvd. Summerville (843) 871-7727 palmettomoononline.com RUNNER-UP:

College of Charleston Bookstore

Best Comic Book Shop

Captain’s Comics and Toys 1209 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. #D. West Ashley (843) 766-6611 captainscomics.com RUNNER-UP:

Green Dragon

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Best Consignment Furniture Store

Mount Pleasant Mall

708 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 388-8575 mtpleasantmall.com RUNNER-UP:

Consign Charleston

Best Consignment Store

Uptown Cheapskate

875 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 216-1416 uptowncheapskate.com RUNNER-UP:

Consign Charleston

Best Corner Store Mary Beth Creates

Best Corner Store

Bert’s Market Bert’s Market never closes (you may have heard), but it also doesn’t sleep on Best of Charleston. Bert’s is back for another drink at the Best of Charleston trough this year after a challenging 12-plus months for the tourism-heavy Folly Beach community. But, weathering storms is kind of Bert’s Market’s thing; the crew rarely locks their doors, even ahead of major natural disasters. So, the pandemic wasn’t going to slow them down too much. True to form, Bert’s remained open throughout last spring, serving as a lifeline for Folly Beach’s full-time residents who leaned on their neighborhood market for essentials. This summer though, you can count on Bert’s to serve up the beach-day essentials you know and love. From breakfast biscuits and cold beer to snacks and produce, Bert’s has it. We’ll see you there. —Sam Spence

Bert’s Market

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

Burbage’s Self Service Grocery

Best Costume Shop/Party Store

Hokus Pokus

2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley (843) 556-6607 RUNNER-UP:

Party City

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Best Department Store

Best Garden Store/Nursery

2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 763-0756 7250 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. (843) 553-4691 target.com RUNNER-UP:

870 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 795-4570 hyamsgardencenter.com

Target

Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant

Best Eyewear Boutique

Shades of Charleston

2205 Middle St. #D. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 882-8142 233 Mathis Ferry Road. Mount Pleasant. (843) 388-4369 shadesofcharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

Warby Parker

Best Florist

Tiger Lily Florist

131 Spring St., Suite B. Downtown. (843) 723-2808 tigerlilyflorist.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Flower Market

Best Frame Shop

Havens Fine Framing

1070 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-1543 RUNNER-UP:

Michael’s

Best Furniture Store

Celadon Home

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

GDC Home

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Abide A While Garden Boutique

Johns Island’s first Premium Cigar shop featuring one of the Lowcountry’s largest humidors.

Best Gift Store

Palmetto Moon

1632 Palmetto Grande Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-8122 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. #801. North Charleston (843) 763-7444 2150 Northwoods Blvd. North Charleston (843) 553-0552 416 Azalea Square Blvd. Summerville. (843) 871-7727 palmettomoononline.com RUNNER-UP:

Two Cumberland

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

Harris Teeter Various locations harristeeter.com RUNNER-UP:

Publix

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Dolittle’s In the olden days of 1993, Ric Sommons and his fiancee (now wife) Leah founded Dolittle’s with their love for pets as their compass as they drove up the Eastern seaboard. They began by selling handcrafted trinkets in the City Market, realizing that a fullblown store would have to wait; after all, opening a new business was going to take some serious starting cash. It wasn’t until the winter of 1994 that they sold their first item, a hand-painted personalized leash holder, and with its sale came more: homemade treats, picture frames, bird houses and others. These small items and even smaller sales eventually built the foundations for Dolittle’s to open its first shop after five years of scraping and saving. Now, after 25 years and great success, Dolittle’s is a collection of locally owned and operated stores with the Sommons still at the helm. With a quarter of a century under their belt, the Sommons’ early concept of a neighborhood pet store that would run for 100 years doesn’t seem quite as lofty. —Skyler Baldwin

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Forty percent smoke shop, 40% gift shop, 20% fantastic beer garden. That’s the formula owner/operator Chuck Floyd uses to describe the impeccable tobacco shop Smoke ‘N Brew on James Island. Floyd and partner Nick Como, high school friends who’ve been in business together for over 25 years, have fashioned Smoke ‘N Brew into a specialty store that caters to a wide audience. No matter who you’re shopping for, you will find the perfect gift for them at Smoke ‘N Brew. The collection of locally crafted glassware is a sight to behold. The T-shirts are hilarious. The beer and wine selections on tap are incredible, and the garden is beautiful. There’s even a stage for special events, like the recent 4-20 party. If you’re in Charleston wanting a drink or a smoke or just some nice vibes, you have one place to stop. —Michael Smallwood

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Best Hardware Store

Royall Ace Hardware

883 Ben Sawyer Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-2551 royallhardware.com RUNNER-UP:

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Best Health Food Store

Whole Foods Market

1125 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 329-6540 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 971-7240 wholefoodsmarket.com RUNNER-UP:

Trader Joe’s

Best Home Accessories Store

HomeGoods

YOUR DONATIONS CHANGE LIVES.

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

Celadon Home

Best Jewelry Store

Croghan’s Jewel Box

Best Lighting Store

Circa Lighting

426 King St. Downtown. (843) 937-5990 circalighting.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Lingerie Store

Bits of Lace

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

Victoria’s Secret

Best Liquor Store

Total Wine & More

1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. (843) 763-7034 1501 N. Highway 17 #C-6. Mount Pleasant (843) 375-8999 totalwine.com RUNNER-UP:

Bottles

Best Local Clothing Designer

Amy Driggers, Taxidermy 62 Spring St. Downtown. (843) 297-5233 shoptaxidermy.com RUNNER-UP:

Nick Overstreet, Boysterous

308 King St. Downtown. (843) 723-3594 croghansjewelbox.com RUNNER-UP:

Polly’s Fine Jewelry

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Best Local Farm

Boone Hall Farms

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

Legare Farms

Best Mall/Shopping Center

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre 1218 Belk Drive. Mount Pleasant. (843) 216-9900 mtpleasanttownecentre.com RUNNER-UP:

Tanger Outlets

Best Men’s Clothing Store

M. Dumas & 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

Best Musical Instrument Store

Best Place to Buy a Used Car

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

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

Fox Music House Inc. RUNNER-UP:

Ye Olde Music

Best Paint Store

Sherwin-Williams Various locations sherwin-williams.com RUNNER-UP:

Lowe’s Home Improvement

Best Pawn Shop

Money Man Pawn

Various locations facebook.com/BamTheMoneyMan RUNNER-UP:

Big Bucks Pawn

Best Pet Store

Dolittle’s

22 Windermere Blvd. #F. West Ashley. (843) 852-5811 dolittles.com RUNNER-UP:

Hairy Winston

Best Place to Buy a New Car

Hendrick Honda of Charleston

1539 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 279-0447 charlestonhonda.com RUNNER-UP:

Baker Motors

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CarMax

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Hendrick Honda of Charleston

Best Place to Buy Local Produce

Charleston Farmers Market 329 Meeting St. Downtown. (843) 724-7305 charlestonfarmersmarket.com RUNNER-UP:

Boone Hall Farms

Best Record Store

Monster Music & Movies

946 Orleans Road. West Ashley. (843) 571-4657 monstermusicsc.com RUNNER-UP:

Gray Cat Music

Best Shoe Store

Philip’s Shoes

80 Folly Road Blvd. James Island. (843) 763-1000 philipsshoes.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Shoe Company

Best Shopping District

King Street RUNNER-UP:

Mount Pleasant Towne Center

Best Vintage Shop

Red Rose Vintage

Red Rose Vintage is hard to miss. Five years ago, owner Amy Rose found her pop-up vintage shop a permanent home (well, sort of permanent) — inside a 1976 Airstream. You’ll find her parked everywhere from 424 King St., next to Blue Bicycle Books, to pop-up markets at places like The Royal American and Park Cafe. But, working inside an RV has its quirks. “Every time you crank that thing, you just keep your fingers crossed,” Rose joked. “But, it’s so unique — the fact that it’s an Airstream with an engine in it and it drives — it’s not a pull-behind, I think it just gives such a cool experience.” And, the products inside are just as unique. Rose and her team of buyers, some of whom live across the country, spend every day chasing down the most interesting vintage products to give buyers access to one-of-a-kind items and encourage sustainable fashion. —Samantha Connors

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Best Smoke Shop

Best Technology Company

Best Tobacco Shop

Best Vintage Clothing Store

1722 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. (843) 576-4440 1083 E. Montague Ave. #C. North Charleston (843) 203-4243 8510 Rivers Ave. #F. North Charleston. (843) 996-4165

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

815 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 501-7979 smokenbrew.com

(888) 250-9130 redrosevintage.com

I Heart CBD RUNNER-UP:

Purple Haze

Best Sporting Goods Store

Half-Moon Outfitters

94 Folly Road Blvd. James Island. (843) 556-6279 280 King St. Downtown. (843) 853-0990 425 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-9472 halfmoonoutfitters.com RUNNER-UP:

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Best Stationery Store

The Scratch Pad

409 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-3433 RUNNER-UP:

Ink Meets Paper

Blackbaud RUNNER-UP:

Craft Creative

Smoke ‘N Brew RUNNER-UP:

Towne Centre Tobacco & Wine

Red Rose Vintage RUNNER-UP:

Reinvented Upscale Resale

Best Thrift/Resale Shop

Best Toy Store

Best Wine Shop

Various locations palmettogoodwill.org

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

1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. (843) 763-7034 1501 N. Highway 17 #C-6. Mount Pleasant (843) 375-8999 totalwine.com

Goodwill

RUNNER-UP:

Uptown Cheapskate

Best Tire Store

Gerald’s Tires & Brakes

1 Magnolia Road. West Ashley. (843) 566-1910 3900 Dorchester Road. North Charleston. (843) 747-4011 4900 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. (843) 744-3285 5646 Rivers Ave. #A. North Charleston (843) 747-2433 geraldstires.net RUNNER-UP:

Hay Tire Pros

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Bottles

Best Vape Shop

Purple Haze Smoke Shop

1698 Old Towne Road. West Ashley. (843) 974-5631 778 Folly Road, Suite A2. James Island. (843) 724-9556 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. #14. Mount Pleasant (843) 654-9472 originalpurplehaze.com RUNNER-UP:

EcigCharleston

Total Wine & More

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Copper Penny

311 King St. Downtown. (843) 723-2999 280 W. Coleman Blvd. #M. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-3497 shopcopperpenny.com RUNNER-UP:

Palmetto Moon

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Serving the Low Country and surrounding areas since 1992

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South Carolina Federal named

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

THANK YOU to the readers of Charleston

City Paper for voting South Carolina Federal Credit Union the “Best Financial Institution.” At South Carolina Federal, our mission is to serve more than 165,000 members with exceptional banking, and support the community in extraordinary ways. We pledge more of the same, in hopes of being a repeat winner next year!

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Look, we know you’re not always in dire need of a new roof or a good lawyer (hopefully!), but if you need one, the City Paper has you covered. Some things are just too good to be determined by chance — or a haphazard internet search — and that’s where Best of Charleston 2021’s Services section can save the day. Not only can you find the niche professional you need right now in the following pages, but you also get valuable information at your fingertips for the next time you’re moving, sprucing up or just need to fix your favorite shoes. Best Auto Body Shop

Best Cleaning Service

Various locations fendermendercollision.com

(843) 213-6742 merrymaids.com/north-charleston

Fender Mender RUNNER-UP:

Caliber Collision

Best Criminal Defense Attorney

1 Magnolia Road. West Ashley. (843) 566-1910 3900 Dorchester Road. North Charleston. (843) 747-4011 4900 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. (843) 744-3285 5646 Rivers Ave., Suite A. North Charleston (843) 747-2433 geraldstires.net

15 Prioleau St. Downtown. (843) 720-7470 savlaw.com

Gerald’s Tires & Brakes

RUNNER-UP:

Best Cab Company

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Best Auto Service

Hay Tire Pros

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Merry Maids of Charleston

Charleston Black Cab Company 1529 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite 2B. West Ashley (843) 216-2627 charlestonblackcabcompany.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Green Taxi

Best Car Wash

In & Out Car Wash

477 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 556-3560 inandoutcarwashcharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

Cactus Car Wash

Best Cell Phone Repair

iDoctor

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

Andy Savage RUNNER-UP:

Paul Thurmond

Best Disaster Recovery Company

SERVPRO of South and West Charleston

5904 Savannah Highway. Ravenel. (843) 823-7400 servprosouthwestcharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

ServiceMaster of Charleston

Best Doggie Day Care

Dog Daze

820 Dupont Road. West Ashley. (843) 571-4433 dogdazeboarding.com RUNNER-UP:

My Three Dogs

Best Dry Cleaner

Lyerly’s Cleaners

Various Locations. (843) 377-6994 lyerlys.com RUNNER-UP:

Chris’ Dry Cleaning

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AFTER

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Dog Daze

When you head out of town or want to make sure your furball gets a little exercise during a long day at work, you want to make sure they’re as comfortable and relaxed as possible. That’s where Dog Daze comes in. Offering a variety of services from boarding to training, owner Charlie Freeman and the crew at Dog Daze can give your pooch the treatment it deserves and the attention it craves. Let your little buddy make friends at daycare or snooze the night away with indoor/outdoor suites. —Sam Spence


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BEST PLUMBING COMPANY

Paul Thurmond

15 Middle Atlantic Wharf. Downtown 814 N. Cedar St., Suite A. Summerville (843) 790-0083 tktlawyers.com RUNNER-UP:

Joe Good

Best Electrician/Company

Holy City Electric (843) 670-8440 RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Electric

Best Family Law Attorney

Sara Turner

142 Williman St., Unit A. Downtown. (843) 277-2431 saraturnerlaw.com RUNNER-UP:

Trey Harrell

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Best Realtor

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Charleston Realtor Matt O’Neill describes his ascendance in the Charleston real estate market simply: “It’s a 15-year overnight success story.” In a city with some 8,000 real estate agents, O’Neill said, he knows he’s got competition. But, to surpass him, an agent would have to beat him at his own game. “I wake up every morning at 4 a.m., and I read and study. And, I’ve been doing that for 15 years,” O’Neill said. And, he’s not afraid of sharing the secrets, emailing training information to local agents every month. “I give it all away,” he said. But, Charleston’s Best Realtor gives credit to his team for breaking through in the busy local real estate market, where inventory is low and demand is high. —Sam Spence


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Best Financial Institution

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Various locations. (800) 845-0432 scfederal.org RUNNER-UP:

South State Bank

Best Financial Planner

Best Home Builder

Crescent Homes

572 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 256-3886 crescenthomes.net RUNNER-UP:

Lennar Homes

Best Home Painter

Old Charleston Painting Company 4805 Shady Tree Lane. Summerville. (843) 906-2272 ocpcllc.com RUNNER-UP:

Palmetto Painting

Michael Green, Apollon Wealth Best Home Security Company Management ADT 2 Wharfside St., Suite 2-O. Downtown. (843) 579-0018 apollonwealthmanagement.com RUNNER-UP (TIE):

Heath M. Johnson, Northwestern Mutual; Zach Volousky, South State

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CHARLESTON’S BEST Charleston’s True Healing & Healthcare Service 1 Unity Alley • Downtown Additional Locations in Mt. Pleasant and Summerville KhouriChiropractic.com

Best Flooring Installation

Carpet Baggers Flooring

3196 Marginal Road. West Ashley. (843) 410-2680 carpetbaggerscarpetone.com RUNNER-UP:

John Griffiths Hardwood Flooring

Best Heating & Air Company

Charleston Heating + Air

2201 Mechanic St. North Charleston. (843) 258-4694 charlestonheatingandair.com RUNNER-UP:

Various locations. (855) 238-7288 adt.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Security Systems

Best Insurance Agency

State Farm Various locations statefarm.com RUNNER-UP:

Harrell Insurance Agency

Best Landscaper

The Greenery of Charleston (843) 884-0084 thegreeneryinc.com RUNNER-UP:

New Leaf Landscape Construction

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Thank you for your votes, Charleston!

Michael Green

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2 WHARFSIDE STREET, SUITE 2-0, CHARLESTON MICHAEL.GREEN@APOLLONWEALTH.COM • Direct: 843-278-2121 apollonwealthmanagement.com


Best Limo/Party Bus & Best Cab Company 50 OFF

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Best Law Firm

Thank you for your votes!

BEST LAW FIRM AND

BEST DUI ATTORNEY: PAUL THURMOND

Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf. Downtown 814 N. Cedar St., Suite A. Summerville (843) 790-0083 tktlawyers.com RUNNER-UP:

Shelly Leeke Law Firm

Best Lawyer

Andy Savage

15 Prioleau St. Downtown. (843) 720-7470 savlaw.com RUNNER-UP:

Carson Parker

Best Limo/Party Bus Company

Black Cab Company/Party Bus Charleston 1529 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite 2B. West Ashley (843) 216-2627 charlestonblackcabcompany.com RUNNER-UP:

Coastal Limo of Charleston

Best Marketing/PR Company

Whitney McDuff Consulting (803) 608-2386 thepowerofproteus.com RUNNER-UP:

In the Black Marketing & Consulting

Best Mortgage Company

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Various locations. (800) 845-0432 scfederal.org RUNNER-UP:

Carolina One Mortgage

Best Moving Company

Three Men and a Truck Various locations. (888) 908-6496 threemenandatruck.net RUNNER-UP:

Professional Movers of Charleston

Best Personal Injury Attorney

Jesse A. Kirchner

Paul R. Thurmond

Michael A. Timbes

Carson Parker

321 E. Bay St. Downtown. (843) 968-0886 piercesloan.com RUNNER-UP:

Shelly Leeke

Best Pest Control

Palmetto Exterminators

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624 Orleans Road. West Ashley. (800) 585-8019 720 North Gum St. Summerville. (843) 873-7997 palmettoexterminators.net

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Criminal Defense • Construction Law • Personal Injury Business Law • Civil Litigation • HOA Law TKTLawyers.com • 843-937-8000 Main Office: 15 Middle Atlantic Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401 814-A North Cedar Street, Summerville, SC 29483

Advanced Termite and Pest Control

Best Pet Groomer

My Three Dogs

Various locations. (843) 884-8818 mythreedogs.com RUNNER-UP:

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South Carolina Federal named

BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY THANK YOU to the readers of Charleston

City Paper for voting South Carolina Federal Credit Union the “Best Mortgage Company.” At South Carolina Federal, our mission is to serve more than 165,000 members with exceptional banking, and support the community in extraordinary ways. We pledge more of the same, in hopes of being a repeat winner next year!

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Best Plumber/Company

Blitch Plumbing

407 Fleming Road. James Island. (843) 795-9674 blitchplumbing.com RUNNER-UP:

Preferred Home Services

Best Pool Company

Aqua Blue Pools of Charleston 5190 Towles Road. Hollywood. (843) 202-4148 aquabluepools.net RUNNER-UP:

Atkinson Pool & Spa

Best Property Management Company

Greystar

Various locations. greystar.com RUNNER-UP:

Daniel Ravenel Property Management Rūta Smith

Best Realtor

Best Flooring Installation

Matt O’Neill

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

Shana Swain

Carpet Baggers Flooring If you’re looking to give your floors a total makeover, the folks over at Carpet Baggers Flooring are the people’s choice. Locally owned and operated since 1992, Carpet Baggers Flooring has plenty of options to keep your home or business looking top-notch. Not a box store at all, they have products for all budgets and styles, with certified experts who can help you figure out the best options for your space. Maybe you want something specifically to prevent pet damage? Carpet Baggers has you covered. Carpeting for a new modern office space? This is your one-stop-shop. Check them out on social media too, where they are always posting deals, DIY articles and helpful videos. —Michael Smallwood

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Carson Parker

321 E Bay St • 843-968-0886 • PierceSloan.com

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BEST ELECTRICIAN/ ELECTRIC COMPANY!

HOLY CITY ELECTRIC, LLC Tim Kinney: Owner

843. 670. 8440 | HolyCityElectric.com | TimKinney10@gmail.com

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Sara Turner Best Family Law Attorney

Rūta Smith

Best Lawyer

Andy Savage After spending more than 45 years practicing law, it’s no wonder that Andy Savage’s clients consider him the best lawyer in Charleston. Savage began practicing criminal and litigation law in 1975, but even after all these years and countless cases, he still loves what he does. According to Savage, every case is different and must be treated with the utmost importance in order to give every client the best possible service. He decided to go into law as a high school student, citing “youthful idealism” as the reason behind his choice. After attending and graduating from the USC School of Law in 1975, Savage worked in the solicitor’s office and the attorney general’s office. When he relocated to Charleston in 1980, he worked for the Solicitor in town before teaming up with another local lawyer, Gedney Howe. Eventually, he decided it was time to open his own practice. Savage credits his success to his client relationships. “My focus is 100% on the client,” he said. “And, I like to emphasize that I am a counselor as much as I am an advocate.” —Samantha Connors

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Carolina One Real Estate Various locations. carolinaonerealestate.com RUNNER-UP:

Matt O’Neill Real Estate

Best Roofing Company

New Beginnings Construction

(843) 277-2431 • SaraTurnerLaw.com

928 Savage Road. West Ashley. (843) 789-4604 newbeginningsconstructioninc.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Roofing & Windows

Best Shoe Repair Store

Peter & Sons

42 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 766-3277 peterandsons.com RUNNER-UP:

Alex’s Shoe Repair & Sales

Best Wedding Venue

Boone Hall Plantation

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

Lowndes Grove


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I hired Joe for a DUI charge I received while on vacation. Joe was outstanding with keeping me at ease and keeping me updated throughout the proceedings. Joe was patient and took the time to

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BEST LANDSCAPING COMPANY! THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST LANDSCAPING COMPANY!

The Greenery of Charleston provides commercial landscape installation, maintenance and aquatic services to resorts, retail centers, apartment communities, office buildings and industrial business parks. We have four facilities, employ over 300 people and have served the Tri-County area since 2001. Our focus on customer service, safety, and innovative problem solving, along with extensive horticultural knowledge, makes us the leading landscape and aquatic service provider in Charleston.

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BEST DERMATOLOGIST: DR. MARGUERITE GERMAIN BEST DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE: GERMAIN DERMATOLOGY

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Basic Projects owners Ben (above) and Kate Towill renovated the historic seven-room Post House Inn in 2020

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We’re sure everyone could use more recreation, health and beauty after the last year we’ve had. Lucky for you, the City Paper has all the locals’ favorite names on tap and all in one place for your convenience. Whether you let your hair grow too long (we hear Barrelli Barber is pretty top notch) or you’re ready to get back outside (James Island County Park is nice this time of year), you’ll find everything you need to make up for lost time. Best Acupuncturist

Best Barber Shop

1950 Maybank Highway. James Island (843). 242-7688 lowcountryacupuncture.com

701 E. Bay St. Downtown. (843) 414-7457 4628 Spruill Ave. #102. North Charleston (843) 637-3775 barrellibarber.com

Kristin Query, Lowcountry Acupuncture RUNNER-UP:

Polly Christy, Tides Acupuncture and Massage

Best Aesthetician

Stefanie Sudduth, Germain Dermatology

612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-4440 germaindermatology.com RUNNER-UP:

Joslin Deane, Body by Design

Best Assisted Living Community

Bishop Gadsden

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Franke at Seaside

Barrelli Barber RUNNER-UP:

Causey’s

Best Barre Studio

Pure Barre

164-C, Market St. Downtown. (843) 732-1727 1300 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 732-1749 purebarre.com RUNNER-UP:

Barre South

Best Bed & Breakfast

Post House Inn

101 Pitt St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 203-7678 theposthouseinn.com RUNNER-UP:

Two Meeting Street Inn

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Best Bed and Breakfast

Post House Inn

VOTED BEST

VETERINARY CLINIC 11 YEARS IN A ROW

www.patrickvet.com 667 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 843.722.4470

Basic Project owners Ben and Kate Towill brought the 125-year-old building the Post House Inn calls home back to life nearly one year ago, updating the historic seven-room inn and restaurant before reopening in August 2020. No two rooms are the same at this quaint B&B, which still has the same charm as it did in its previous life as the Old Village Post House Inn. Those looking for that quintessential Southern stay will find just that, but guests will now notice some additional modern features like new wallpaper, bespoke light fixtures and local art sourced by Charleston Artist Collective’s Allison Williamson. The Towills’ Charleston-based design company also renovated the Post House Restaurant, moving the main dining room to the back of the restaurant and the bar to face Pitt Street. According to the Towills, it has been a joy to offer an escape during the pandemic for Charleston visitors and restless residents alike. “When we reopened Post House, we envisioned a place where visitors and locals wanted to gather, eat and stay. It makes us so happy that we’ve hopefully accomplished this and that locals feel a connection to what we’ve built.” —Parker Milner


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Best Bike Shop

Mike’s Bikes

808 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 795-3322 mikesbikescharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Body Piercer

Kate Burns, Exotic Impressions

8780 Rivers Ave., Suite 316c, North Charleston (843) 797-2280 1042 E. Montague Ave., Suite A. North Charleston (843) 797-2490 10150 Dorchester Road. #212. Summerville (843) 419-6527 bodypiercingsc.com RUNNER-UP:

James Dunn, Piercing Perfection

Best Bowling Alley

The Alley

131 Columbus St. Downtown. (843) 818-4080 thealleycharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

Stars & Strikes

Best Chiropractor

Dr. Stephen Khouri

149 E. Bay St. Downtown. (843) 853-2225 khourichiropractic.com

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Best Outdoor Outfitters

Half-Moon Outfitters

Half-Moon could be considered the prototypical local business success story. Starting with its first shops downtown and now with eight stores scattered over the region, Half-Moon is likely now the place you think of first when you need a new jacket, outdoor gear or just some new beach shoes. Local before it was cool, King Street has transformed into a retail destination since Half-Moon moved into its longtime downtown location in 2001. And, owner Beezer Moulton isn’t fazed by what’s to come for King Street, with the red big-box store set to open a couple blocks away. After the pandemic, Moulton hopes opportunities “open the door for some local retailers like Half-Moon, or like a young version of Half-Moon.” And if that isn’t enough, the company is planning its ninth store in Summerville early next year. —Sam Spence


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Barrelli Barber The crew at Barrelli Barber has what you need for your next fresh cut. With locations in Park Circle and downtown in the Cigar Factory, Barrelli is like the barber you’ve always gone to, only taken to the next level. Started in 2017, Barrelli is the creation of industry pros who saw the need for a new barber shop experience. No more long lines, no more spending your morning waiting for the next chair to open. Just make an appointment, show up, enjoy an adult beverage when you walk in (in non-COVID times) and leave with the best haircut you’ve had in a while. —Sam Spence

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Best Cosmetics Company

Ulta Beauty

1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. #10. West Ashley (843) 405-9053 1740 Towne Centre Way. Mount Pleasant (843) 856-8500 ulta.com RUNNER-UP:

Cos Bar

Best Cycling Studio

CYCLEBAR

1601 Palmetto Grande Drive, Suite I-7. Mount Pleasant (843) 800-5660 cyclebar.com RUNNER-UP:

The Works Cycle

Best Day Spa

Woodhouse Day Spa

10 Westedge St., Suite 150. Downtown. (843) 203-1772 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 203-1772 woodhousespas.com RUNNER-UP:

Urban Nirvana

Best Dentist

Dr. Vicki Tatum

92 Courtenay Drive. Downtown. (843) 577-6453 drtatumsmiles.com RUNNER-UP:

Dr. James Thomas

Best Dermatologist

Dr. Marguerite Germain 612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-4440 germaindermatology.com RUNNER UP:

Dr. Mclean Sheperd

Best Dermatology Practice

Germain Dermatology

612 Seacoast Pkwy. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-4440 germaindermatology.com RUNNER-UP:

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MUSC Dermatology

Best Dive Shop

Charleston Scuba

335 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 763-3483 charlestonscuba.com

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Best Dental Practice

Cooper Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

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Best Exercise Studio

Grit Box Fitness

1650 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. #11. West Ashley (843) 789-0385 gritboxfitness.com RUNNER-UP:

HYLO Fitness

Best Eye Doctor

Dr. Elyse DeWitt

1470 Tobias Gadson Blvd. #115. West Ashley (843) 556-2020 draisinvision.com RUNNER-UP:

Dr. Kerry Solomon

Best Eyelash/Eyebrow Salon

Anne Bonny’s Lash & Skin Boutique

829 Savannah Highway, 2nd Floor. West Ashley (843) 225-2054 annebonnystudio.com RUNNER-UP:

Simply Smitten Beauty Bar

Best Fishing and Tackle Shop

Haddrell’s Point Tackle and Supply

47 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 573-3474 haddrellspoint.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Fishing Charter

RedFin Charters

145 Lockwood Drive. Downtown. (843) 277-5255 inshorefishingcharters.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Best Golf Course

The Ocean Course

1 Sanctuary Beach Drive. Kiawah Island. (843) 768-2121 kiawahresort.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Municipal Golf Course

Best Hair Salon

Moxie Park Salon

45 Romney St., Suite 200. Downtown. (843) 730-3102 moxieparksalon.com RUNNER-UP:

Coven Haircraft

Best Hair Stylist

Best Health Club

Jill Perry

679 Saint Andrews Blvd., Suite 1. West Asley (843) 509-3354 RUNNER-UP:

Spencer Laine

Best Health Club

HYLO Fitness

466 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 606-5267 880 Allbritton Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 606-2723 hylofitness.com RUNNER-UP:

MUSC Wellness Center

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HYLO Fitness HYLO Fitness doesn’t just want to be a gym — it strives to provide an experience and unique atmosphere for an elevated outing. Recognizing the importance of sensory input, HYLO’s two-room fitness system includes incredible mood lighting and powerful workout music to keep you motivated. Whether you’re in the HY room doing guided HIIT training or in the 90-degree LO room doing yoga, you’ll be in for the best workout in town. All classes are led by highly skilled professional trainers who can help you get the most from their physique-style training methods. Locals are welcome to come by for a free first class to experience HYLO at either the West Ashley or Mount Pleasant locations. —Michael Smallwood

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Hotel Bennett

Best Hospital

Medical University of South Carolina

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated new hotels in Charleston, Hotel Bennett is one of the area’s largest high-end accomodations with 179 rooms. From the rooftop bar and pool area, you can gaze out over Marion Square, and if you’re lucky enough to book the by-request-only Owner’s Suite, you’ll be privy to a 180-degree view of the park, the city’s famed church steeple skyline and the Ravenel Bridge from the wraparound outdoor deck. Hotel Bennett features three bar areas — the main lobby bar, the rooftop bar, Fiat Lux and Camellia’s, the very Instagrammable Champagne bar decked out in diamond chandeliers and pink decor. Guests can also dine in the restaurant Gabrielle or grab some breakfast from La Patisserie pastry and coffee bar. Named after owner Michael Bennett’s family, the Hotel Bennett has been in the making since 2005 when the original plans were officially announced. After 13 years, the hotel opened its doors to guests for the first time January 27, 2019. —Samantha Connors

171 Ashley Ave. Downtown. (843) 792-1414 muschealth.org RUNNER-UP:

Roper St. Francis

Best Hotel

Hotel Bennett

404 King St. Downtown. (833) 313-1798 hotelbennett.com RUNNER-UP:

The Dewberry

Best In-Home Healthcare Company

Bishop Gadsden at Home

8000 Noble Oak Way. James Island. (800) 373 2384 bishopgadsden.org RUNNER-UP:

Palmetto Family Homecare

Best Island

Sullivan’s Island RUNNER-UP:

Folly Beach

Best Kayak Company

Coastal Expeditions

514 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-7684 coastalexpeditions.com RUNNER-UP:

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RedFinCharters.com

843-277-5255

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Best LASIK Provider

Best Medical Spa

1101 Clarity Road. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-3937 drkerrysolomon.com

1950 Maybank Highway, Suite A. James Island (843) 225-3223 charlestonmedicalspa.com

Dr. Kerry Solomon RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Medical Spa RUNNER-UP:

Dr. David O’Day

O’Neill Plastic Surgery Aesthetic and Laser Center

Best Local Athlete

Khris Middleton

Best Music Instructor

Get Back to Nature

John Samuel Roper

RUNNER-UP:

Adam Gorlitsky

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Best Local Sports Team

Chris Dodson

Charleston RiverDogs

Best Nail Salon

360 Fishburne St. Downtown. (843) 723-7241 riverdogs.com

Nails So Dep!

RUNNER-UP:

Various locations

South Carolina Stingrays

RUNNER-UP:

The Water Room

Best Marina

Shem Creek Marina

Best Orthodonist

Dr. Howard Vincent

526 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-3211 shemcreekmarina.com

125-H Wappoo Circle Drive. James Island (843) 762-2304. vincentortho.com

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Charleston Harbor Marina

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Dr. Travis Nash

Best Massage Therapist

Robbin Wells, Urban Nirvana Various Locations. urbannirvana.com RUNNER-UP:

Samantha Goodman, Lotus Healing Center

Best Orthodontics Practice

Coastal Family Orthodontics Various locations coastalfamilyortho.com RUNNER-UP:

Kelley Orthodontics

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Brad Grimes, Blu Gorilla

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Brad Grimes said he doesn’t really think of himself as the best tattoo artist in Charleston, but he just made winning this award a three-peat, so what would you call him? “I don’t look at myself as being the best because I’m always looking to learn,” the tattoo artist from Blu Gorilla said. “I do try to make my customers feel good and have a good experience so they come back and tell more people about my work. I do a lot of giveaways too, just to give back to the people and community.” Like any artist would, Grimes said it’s hard to nail down what he considers his favorite piece of the year, mostly because he works on so many. Grimes does a lot of floral and dot work, which comes in place a lot with his work with female clients. But, he’s recently started getting more into black and gray pieces, which is bringing a lot more men into his chair. And, the award going to one of the few tattoo artists in South Carolina native to the Palmetto State is just one exciting aspect about Grimes taking it home. —Skyler Baldwin

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Best Outdoor Outfitters

Half-Moon Outfitters

280 King St. Downtown. (843) 853-0990 94 Folly Road Blvd. West Ashley (843) 556-6279 425 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-9472 halfmoonoutfitters.com RUNNER-UP:

Haddrell’s Point Tackle and Supply

Best Park

James Island County Park THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST HAIR SALON!

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871 Riverland Drive. James Island. (843) 406-6990 ccprc.com/68/James-Island-County-Park RUNNER-UP:

Hampton Park

Best Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Isabel Driggers, Coastal Kids Dental and Braces Various locations. coastalkidsdental.com RUNNER-UP:

Dr. Dorothy Baker, Summerville Pediatric Dentistry

Best Personal Trainer

Tucker Heffron, F45 Training 476 Meeting St. Downtown. (843) 910-6767 f45training.com RUNNER-UP:

Dani Monroe, Grit Box Fitness

Best Pharmacy

CVS

Various locations cvs.com RUNNER-UP:

Walgreens

Best Physician

Dr. Caisson Hogue

809 N. Cedar St. Summerville (843) 871-4440. palmettoprimarycare.com RUNNER-UP:

Dr. Jessica Hund

Best Piercing Studio

Museum of the Living Arts

47 Spring St. Downtown. (843) 937-5300 1595 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 225-7127 charlestonpiercing.com RUNNER-UP:

Exotic Impressions


Best Pilates Studio

Best Plastic Surgeon

24 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley (843) 402-0071 themindfulbody.net

245 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 210. Daniel Island (843) 881-2130 oneillplasticsurgery.com RUNNER-UP:

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Club Pilates

Dr. Patrick O’Neill Dr. Marcelo Hochman

Best Place for Family Fun

Best Plastic Surgery Practice

100 Aquarium Wharf. Downtown. (843) 577-3474 scaquarium.org

245 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 210. Daniel Island (843) 881-2130 oneillplasticsurgery.com RUNNER-UP:

South Carolina Aquarium RUNNER-UP:

James Island County Park

Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery

Best Retirement Community

871 Riverland Drive. James Island. (843) 406-6990 ccprc.com

1 Bishop Gadsden Way. James Island. (843) 762-3300 bishopgadsden.org RUNNER-UP:

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Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

Bishop Gadsden Del Webb Cane Bay

Best Place to Buy a Boat

Best Stand Up Paddleboard Company

3881 Savannah Highway. Johns Island. (843) 974-5353 marinewarehousecenter.com

514 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-7684 coastalexpeditions.com RUNNER-UP:

Marine Warehouse Center RUNNER-UP:

Seel’s Outboard

Best Place to Give Birth

Medical University of South Carolina 171 Ashley Ave. Downtown. (843) 792-1414 web.musc.edu

Coastal Expeditions

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Namaste

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Best Store for Beach Gear

McKevlin’s Surf Shop

8 Center St. Folly Beach. (843) 588-2247 mckevlins.com RUNNER-UP:

Parrot Surf & Skate

21 Years of

Great Teachers, 50 Classes a Week (virtual & in-person) Inspiring Community, Monthly Workshops and Teacher Trainings 10 Windermere Blvd

. South Windermere Center

843-769-2269 www.holycowyoga.com

RUNNER-UP:

East Cooper Medical

Open & Doing Yoga

O’Neill Plastic Surgery

Best Place for Kids to Play

James Island County Park

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Best Surp Shop

McKevlin’s Surf Shop 8 Center St. Folly Beach. (843) 588-2247 mckevlins.com RUNNER-UP:

Parrot Surf & Skate

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(843) 722-4470 patrickvet.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Harbor Veterinarians

Best Water Sports Company

Coastal Expeditions

514 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-7684 coastalexpeditions.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Outdoor Adventures

Best Tanning Salon

Best Waxing Salon

Various locations ultratantoday.com

Various locations urbannirvana.com

UltraTan

RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Glow

Best Tattoo Artist

Brad Grimes, Blu Gorilla

1669 Meeting Street Road. Downtown. (843) 805-8071 blugorilla.com RUNNER-UP:

Ashley B. McMullen, Blu Gorilla

Best Tattoo Studio

Blu Gorilla

1669 Meeting Street Road. Downtown. (843) 805-8071 blugorilla.com RUNNER-UP:

Black Sparrow Tattoo Studio

Best Veterinarian

Patrick Veterinary Clinic

Urban Nirvana RUNNER-UP:

Brazilian Wax & Spa by Claudia

Best Weight Loss Center

MUSC Weight Management Center 67 President St. Downtown. (843) 792-2273 muschealth.org RUNNER-UP:

Body by Design Charleston

Best Yoga Studio

Holy Cow Yoga

10 Windermere Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 769-2269 holycowyoga.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Power Yoga

667 Meeting St. Downtown

“ I’m so grateful to do what I love every day with the best clients in the world ”

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Best Yoga Studio

Holy Cow Yoga

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Since 1999, Holy Cow Yoga Center has been a vital part of Charleston’s yoga community, with instructors specializing in restorative yoga, Pranayama techniques, yin yoga, prenatal and more. Founder and director Trace Sahaja Bonner has been practicing yoga herself for nearly 30 years, studying in both the U.S. and India. Holy Cow Yoga Center is touted for its range of yoga style offerings. Yogis are all kinds and practices can find a class or a teacher to connect with. Some instructors focus more on the physical and anatomic impact of yoga while others place emphasis on the spirituality behind the practice. Aside from the regular class schedule, Holy Cow also hosts workshops on specific techniques and offers volunteer opportunities through its Holy City Yoga Studio Karma Crew group. —Samantha Connors


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Best of Charleston offers Holy City residents the chance to recognize their favorite places to tuck into a dozen oysters, plate of soul food or half-pound of brisket, among so many other options. From downtown to Park Circle or Johns Island, there’s innovative restaurants throughout the Charleston area, and City Paper readers’ favorites encompass everything the Lowcountry has to offer. The well deserved praise comes at a time when restaurants that are still fighting for survival continue to impress diners with one-off specials, riffs on traditional Southern favorites or simply by serving customers with a smile on their faces. There’s a lot to eat in Charleston, and these restaurants, bartenders and chefs are the ones who make it happen. Here are the Best of Charleston “Eating” winners, as voted on by City Paper readers. Best Asian Fusion

Best Buffet

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331 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 789-4801 4428 Spruill Ave., Suite B. North Charleston (843) 554-1110 RUNNER-UP:

Xiao Bao Biscuit Zen Asian Fusion

Best Bagels

Bagel Nation

520 Folly Road #60. James Island. (843) 406-7869 1975 Magwood Drive. West Ashley. (843) 779-0700 bagelnationsc.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Bagel

Best Bakery

Baguette Magic

792 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 471-5941 baguettemagic.com RUNNER-UP:

WildFlour Pastry

Best Barbecue

Lewis Barbecue

Best Burger

Poe’s Tavern

2210 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 883-0083 poestavern.com RUNNER-UP:

Little Jack’s Tavern

Best Caterer

Home Team BBQ

126 Willman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Cru Catering

Best Charcuterie

Best Biscuits

106 Church St. Downtown. (843) 480-2526 goatsheepcow.com RUNNER-UP:

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

goat.sheep.cow Edmund’s Oast

476 ½ King St. Downtown. (843) 737-5159 188 Meeting St. Downtown. (843) 577-8900 calliesbiscuits.com RUNNER-UP:

Best Cheap Meal

Best Breakfast

1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. #100. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-1043 214 N. Cedar St. Summerville. (843) 804-9410 fiveloavescafe.com RUNNER-UP:

Vicious Biscuit

Page’s Okra Grill

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Nirlep Indian Restaurant

464 N. Nassau St. Downtown. (843) 805-9500 lewisbarbecue.com RUNNER-UP:

Rodney Scott’s BBQ

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Duke’s Barbecue

302 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-3333 pagesokragrill.com RUNNER-UP:

Early Bird Diner

Best Brisket

Lewis Barbecue

464 N. Nassau St. Downtown. (843) 805-9500 lewisbarbecue.com RUNNER-UP:

Swig & Swine

Five Loaves Cafe

Waffle House

Best Cheesesteak

DB’s Cheesesteaks

2 Avondale Ave. West Ashley. (843) 225-3231 dbscheesesteaks.com RUNNER-UP:

Philly’s

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Best Bakery

Baguette Magic Taking home this award in a city that boasts bakeries like WildFlour Pastry, Sugar Bakeshop and Brown’s Court Bakery is no small feat, so you know the baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and fresh brewed espresso at this James Island destination are top notch. And while owners Paula and Samantha Kramer dazzle diners daily with house-made Pop-Tarts and strawberry shortcake “cruffins,” it’s their ability to adapt over the last 14 months that impressed us — and City Paper readers took notice too. “It’s a really great honor to receive this award especially amongst so many Charleston staples,” Paula said. “It has been a wild ride and our whole team has worked so hard throughout the last year and a half to make every change we threw at them happen.” Just four months after taking over the 7-year-old James Island bakery, the pandemic hit, but it only took four days for the Kramer sisters to pivot by launching “Bag-ettes,” a grocery delivery service. Once they were able to reopen, they had built an even more loyal local following. And, what’s not to love about Baguette Magic? The quaint cafe serves an ever changing daytime menu with drinks for all hours of the day — from cappuccinos to spiked lemonade or frose. Order in or take it to go — and grab a fresh baguette while you’re at it. “The way the Charleston community has shown up for us has been absolutely overwhelming and for that we are so grateful,” Paula said. “We are excited for the future and to continue baking for this amazing city.” —Parker Milner


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The O.G. wants to thank everyone who voted #MyBFGT for Charleston’s BEST gyro. The O.G. The first and only REAL Greek gyro in town, May be imitated but never duplicated, Found ONLY at My Big Fat Greek Trailer, Yamas!

Best New Restaurant

Neon Tiger

All-vegan hotspot Neon Tiger joined downtown Charleston’s dining scene in summer 2020, dishing out pizzas and plant-based riffs on shrimp, spicy chicken sandwiches and more. At the King Street restaurant, owner John Adamson, a converted vegan whose previous ventures include Rarebit and The Americano, makes plant-based eating approachable in a modern setting highlighted by retro futuristic murals and an entire wall covered in plants. “I wanted to make it super approachable, super hip, and luckily I have it in me to design spaces that people want to enjoy,” Adamson told the City Paper. “I needed something that was bigger, and Neon Tiger provided that.” Look for appetizers like trumpet mushroom “calamari,” and main dishes range from a shockingly meaty meatless seitan reuben to the big Buffalo “chicken” sandwich or Neon Tiger’s flagship fromaggio and champignon pizza. Patrons will also find an eclectic cocktail menu curated by Brent Sweatman and Jeremy Buck, who crafted options like the “truffle tiger tiki,” a combination of trufflewashed rum, Goslings, pineapple and lime that’s topped with aquafaba — or foam made from canned chickpeas. “What an incredible thing for the movement,” said Adamson of the nod from City Paper readers. “To be recognized in that way — it’s a bit overwhelming. This makes working every single night in the kitchen totally worth it.” —Parker Milner

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Red Orchids China Bistro

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Jackrabbit Filly

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Best Local Artisanal Food Product

Rio Bertolini’s Pasta

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Not everyone has access to a pasta maker or time to knead and roll dough — that’s why Charleston chefs and home cooks turn to Rio Bertolini’s when in need of pastas of all shapes and sizes. There’s customizable fresh cut varieties like pappardelle or cavatelli, and those who are after a quick and flavorful meal can turn to Rio Bertolini’s ravioli, which comes in several seasonal flavors. “We have a really strong foundation to build upon and were able to reach a much broader audience through our over-the-counter business,” owners Brian and Danielle Bertolini told the City Paper, discussing what the past 14 months has been like for the 12-year-old local business. “This year should bring a great opportunity to finally interact with these people in person.” The Bertolinis prefer to stay under the radar, but they’re not shy about sharing how grateful they are to receive recognition from City Paper readers. “For our hard work to be acknowledged like this is humbling. We love what we do and the community that has supported us. While we struggle with how to articulate this appreciation, this award speaks towards how we have been able to impact others with our food. You invite those to eat with you whom you value most. To be a part of that facilitation has been the core of who we are.” —Parker Milner

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Best Chocolatier

Christophe Artisan Chocolatier

90 Society St. Downtown. (843) 297-8674 christophechocolatier.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Chocolatiers

Best Coffee House

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

4 Vanderhorst St. Downtown. (843) 853-7186 kuducoffeeandcraftbeer.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Coffee Exchange

Best Daniel Island Restaurant

Sermet’s Courtyard

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Dockery’s

Best Deli

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Best Desserts

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

78 N. Market St. Downtown. (843) 853-8270 2 Magnolia Road. West Ashley. (854) 429-1777 kaminskys.com RUNNER-UP:

Carmella’s

Best Doughnut Shop

Krispy Kreme Various locations krispykreme.com RUNNER-UP:

Duck Donuts

Best Downtown Brunch

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Poogan’s Porch

Best Downtown Restaurant

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Folly Beach Restaurant

Taco Boy

106 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach. (843) 588-9761 tacoboy.net RUNNER-UP:

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Best Food Truck

Roti Rolls (843) 822-5070 eatrotirolls.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best French

39 Rue de Jean

39 John St. Downtown. (843) 722-8881 holycityhospitality.com/39-rue-de-jean RUNNER-UP:

NICO Oysters + Seafood

Best Fried Chicken

Boxcar Betty’s

1922 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 225-7470 7800 Rivers Ave. North Charleston. (843) 990-9804 1701 Shoremeade Road. Mount Pleasant. (843) 227-5198 boxcarbettys.com RUNNER-UP:

Leon’s Oyster Shop

Tattooed Moose

Best Coffee House

Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer

RUNNER-UP:

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This is Kudu’s 11th year in a row winning “Best Coffee House,” and general manager Andrew Mauldin credits its local regulars for keeping the shop afloat through the past year. “After this incredibly difficult and bizarre year, this award is especially meaningful … We never shut down or laid anyone off,” he said. “Without tourists or college students in town, we relied on our local regulars to keep us going.” “We had several customers who would buy gift cards or T-shirts to give as gifts for the following year, whatever they could to help us out, which is a testament to the relationships we’ve cultivated,” Mauldin added. Find out what all the hype is about by stopping in for Kudu’s traditional sized Italian cappuccino that’s served in an eight-ounce cup. —Elise DeVoe

Best Gelato

Carmella’s

198 E. Bay St. #100. Downtown. (843) 722-5893 carmellasdessertbar.com RUNNER-UP:

Beardcat’s Sweet Shop

Best Gourmet Sandwich

Five Loaves Cafe

1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. #100. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-1043 214 N. Cedar St. Summerville. (843) 804-9410 fiveloavescafe.com RUNNER-UP:

Mozzo Deli

Best Greek

Stella’s

114 St. Philip St. Downtown. (843) 400-0026 stellascharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

Kairos Mediterranean

Best Gyro

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Best Hot Dogs

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs

Nirlep Indian R ESTAU R A N T

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Best IOP Brunch

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Ye Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Various locations yeolefashioned.com

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Sermet’s Courtyard After having to close for two and a half months due to COVID-19, Sermet’s owner Sermet Aslan is especially grateful to be awarded “Best Daniel Island Restaurant” for the fifth year in a row. “I think everyone should be awarded for enduring this past year,” he said. Now that Sermet’s has reopened, Aslan is excited to get back to “as normal as possible” and feeding the neighborhood regulars that they rely on. “Daniel Island is pretty limited to outside influence. There are no tourists,” he said. “The people who live here are the ones who keep you going.” “I’m fortunate because they knew how difficult of a time it was, especially for food and beverage, and as soon as we opened the door, they showed their compassion and loyalty,” he said. “I’m trying to respond as good as possible to them.” —Elise DeVoe

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Best IOP Restaurant

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen 31 J.C. Long Blvd. Isle of Palms. (843) 886-3473 acmelowcountrykitchen.com RUNNER-UP:

Coda del Pesce

Best Italian

Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway. Johns Island. (843) 737-4177 wildoliverestaurant.com RUNNER-UP:

Le Farfalle

Best James Island Brunch

Black Magic Cafe

1130 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 576-4868 blackmagiccafe.com RUNNER-UP:

Bohemian Bull

Best James Island Restaurant

Bowens Island Restaurant

1870 Bowens Island Road. James Island. (843) 795-2757 bowensisland.com RUNNER-UP:

Kwei Fei

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O-Ku

463 King St. Downtown. (843) 737-0112 o-kusushi.com RUNNER-UP:

Wasabi

Best Johns Island Brunch

Fat Hen

3140 Maybank Hwy. Johns Island. (843) 559-9090 thefathen.com RUNNER UP:

Tattooed Moose

Best Johns Island Restaurant

Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway. Johns Island. (843) 737-4177 wildoliverestaurant.com RUNNER-UP:

The Royal Tern

Best Juice/Smoothie Bar

Huriyali

401 Huger St. Downtown. (843) 207-4436 huriyali.com RUNNER-UP:

Tropical Smoothie

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Home Team BBQ

126 Willman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island . (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Paige’s Okra Grill

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Home Team BBQ

Best Late Night Menu

Waffle House

Home Team BBQ is no stranger to Best of Charleston. City Paper readers recognize the soon-to-be 15-year-old restaurant — which has locations in West Ashley, Sullivan’s Island, downtown, Aspen, Columbia and one coming soon in Greenville — for its barbecue, wings, staff and atmosphere each year. And while nachos might not be your normal barbecue fare, Home Team’s have been a long time favorite for regulars and even owner Aaron Siegel, who says they’ve been dishing them out since 2006. “It was first on our bar menu at West Ashley,” Siegel said. “The nachos are one of our best selling items. If I’m going to go eat at Home Team, I’m going to get the nachos and share them.” Home Team’s barbecue nachos come piled high with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, a trio of salsas, chimichurri, guacamole and your choice of pulled pork or chopped brisket. There’s no wrong way to order these nachos, which can certainly serve as an entire meal, but we prefer ours with queso cheese poured over the top (well worth the extra $2.95) and a bottle of HT’s Sweet Red barbecue sauce on hand for dipping. “The nachos were kind of a culmination of the types of things that we were trying to do when we opened Home Team,” Siegel said. —Parker Milner

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Red Clay Hot Sauce

Best Local Legacy Restaurant

Bowens Island Restaurant

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Halls Chophouse

Best Mac and Cheese

Home Team BBQ

126 Willman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island . (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Lewis Barbecue

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Rodney Scott’s BBQ It’s been a big year for pitmaster Rodney Scott, whose signature whole hog barbecue earned him an episode-long feature on hit Netflix series Chef’s Table. And don’t forget Scott’s first cookbook, a compilation of recipes, tips and stories that hit the book stands in March 2021. And while Scott’s pit-cooked whole hog is the reason many Lowcountry visitors form a line outside the King Street eatery’s door, the ribs are another favorite among local City Paper readers. Scott cooks the pork spare ribs low and slow at 200-250 degrees for two and a half hours. The key ingredient is “Rodney’s Rib Rub,” which he generously sprinkles on the ribs before they hit the grill. Describing the ribs for TODAY.com, Scott said, “All the savory and hot spices and seasonings in my famous rub and sauce make these tender ribs unbelievably delicious.” “We are grateful that Charleston has embraced our ribs just like they have our traditional whole hog,” Scott said. “South Carolina is known for whole hog, but Alabama — where my other restaurant is located and where my business partner, Nick Pihakis, is from — is ‘rib territory.’ To bring a taste of that region to Charleston and have the style be embraced is really an honor.” —Parker Milner

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Best Ribs

Page’s Okra Grill

302 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 881-3333 pagesokragrill.com RUNNER-UP:

Lewis Barbecue

Best Mexican Restaurant

Santi’s Restaurante Mexicano

Best Milkshake

Ye Ole Fashioned Various Locations yeolefashioned.com RUNNER-UP:

Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

Best Mount Pleasant Restaurant

NICO Oysters + Seafood

201 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 352-7969 nicoshemcreek.com RUNNER-UP:

Page’s Okra Grill

1302 Meeting Street Road. Downtown. (843) 722-2633 santisrestaurantemexicano.com RUNNER-UP:

Taco Boy

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Best Nachos

Home Team BBQ

126 Willman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Saltwater Cowboys

Best New Restaurant

Neon Tiger

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Best North Charleston Brunch

Jackrabbit Filly

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Best North Charleston Restaurant

EVO Pizzeria

Best Outdoor Patio

Saltwater Cowboys

130 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 856-0700 saltwater-cowboys.com RUNNER-UP:

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.

Best Oysters

167 Raw

193 King St. Downtown. (843) 579-4997 167raw.com RUNNER-UP:

Bowens Island Restaurant

Best Pitmaster

Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s BBQ 1011 King St. Downtown. (843) 990-9535 rodneyscottsbbq.com RUNNER-UP:

John Lewis, Lewis Barbecue

Best Pizza, Gourmet

EVO Pizzeria

1075 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston (843) 225-1796 evopizza.com RUNNER-UP:

Crust Wood Fired Pizza

1075 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston (843) 225-1796 evopizza.com RUNNER-UP:

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D’Allesandro’s Pizza

229 St. Philip St. Downtown. (843) 853-6337 dalspizza.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Place to Buy Local Seafood

Crosby’s Seafood Co.

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Mount Pleasant Seafood

Best Poke

Poke Bros.

5070 International Blvd. North Charleston (843) 718-1354 644-H1 Long Point Road. Mount Pleasant (843) 800-5600 1305 N. Main St. Summerville. (843) 285-9053 eatpokebros.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Raw Bar

167 Raw

193 King St. Downtown. (843) 579-4997 167raw.com RUNNER-UP:

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Nearly four decades after Albertha Grant opened Bertha’s Kitchen in 1981, the James Beard Award-winning Meeting Street Road restaurant remains a Charleston institution. This year, Bertha’s will add to its trophy case after City Paper readers once again named the no-frills dining room their favorite place to go for hearty plates of fried chicken, collards, red rice and other soul food staples. The iconic Bertha’s lunch rush was a little less busy than normal during the pandemic, but you’ll still find masked-up patrons waiting outside the distinctive blue and purple building midday. CP contributor Elise DeVoe recently stopped by the local favorite and had this to say. “I would drive by Bertha’s all the time and always see people waiting in line outside, and now I know why,” she wrote. “I tried the fried pork chop with a side of collard greens and cornbread. The pork chop was perfectly crispy, and I could see the ham hock bones in the collard greens. In my opinion, that’s how you know they’re made with love and packed with flavor!” —Parker Milner


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Five Loaves Cafe

Five Loaves Cafe has been serving up healthy fare focused on local and sustainable methods for over 18 years, and its unique twists on classic sandwiches and daily rotating specials keep City Paper readers hungry for more — so much so that the cafe took home four awards. Owner Joe Fischbein credits Five Loaves’ chicken salad club for its “Best Gourmet Sandwich” win. “Our chicken salad club is the best selling sandwich we have, and it’s been on the menu since we opened 18 years ago,” he said. “The recipe has not changed at all. What makes that sandwich a little bit special is the grapes inside to give it a little bit of sweetness. The bacon and avocado also kick it up a notch.” For vegetarian options, Fischbein recommends the black bean burger or portobello goat cheese burger, and the Thai hot pot is another one of his personal favorites. Head to the Summerville location for Saturday or Sunday brunch when Fischbein recommends ordering chicken and waffles and a Bloody Mary garnished with tangy pickled okra. —Elise DeVoe

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Best Restaurant

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville. (843) 900-6000 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

167 Raw

193 King St. Downtown. (843) 579-4997 167raw.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best She-Crab Soup

82 Queen

82 Queen St. Downtown. (843) 723-7591 82queen.com

Wild Olive

Best Restaurant for Vegetarians

Five Loaves Cafe

214 N. Cedar St. Summerville. (843) 804-9410 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-1043 fiveloavescafe.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Shrimp and Grits

Page’s Okra Grill

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302 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant . (843) 881-3333 pagesokragrill.com

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Basic Kitchen

82 Queen

Best Restaurant When Someone Else is Paying

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville. (843) 900-6000 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Best Soul Food

2332 Meeting Street Road. Downtown. (843) 554-6519 facebook.com RUNNER-UP:

Nigel’s Good Food

Best Steak

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Rodney Scott’s BBQ

1011 King St. Downtown. (843) 990-9535 rodneyscottsbbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Lewis Barbecue

Best Romantic Restaurant

82 Queen

82 Queen St. Downtown. (843) 723-7591 82queen.com RUNNER-UP:

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville. (843) 900-6000 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Oak Steakhouse

Best Sub Sandwich/Hoagie

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Best Salad

California Dreaming

Fridays Fried Flounder

DukesBarbecue

1 Ashley Point Drive. West Ashley. (843) 766-1644 californiadreaming.rest

Tues-Sun Open at 11am

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Best Sullivan’s Island Brunch

The Obstinate Daughter

2063 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 416-5020 theobstinatedaughter.com RUNNER-UP:

Poe’s Tavern

Best Summerville Brunch

Five Loaves Cafe

214 N. Cedar St. Summerville. (843) 804-9410 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Mount Pleasant (843) 849-1043 fiveloavescafe.com RUNNER-UP:

Vicious Biscuit

Best Sunday Brunch

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville. (843) 900-6000 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Page’s Okra Grill

Best Sushi

O-Ku

463 King St. Downtown. (843) 737-0112 o-kusushi.com RUNNER-UP:

Locals

Best Sweet Tea

Chick-Fil-A Various Locations chick-fil-a.com

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McAlister’s Deli

Best Tacos

Taco Boy

217 Huger St. Downtown. (843) 789-3333 106 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach. (843) 588-9761 tacoboy.net RUNNER-UP:

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Best Tapas

Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar 630 King St. Downtown. (843) 577-5393 barsacharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

Stella’s

Best Thai

Basil

1070 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston (843) 225-8161 1465 Long Grove Drive. Mount Pleasant (843) 606-9641 eatatbasil.com RUNNER-UP:

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Xiao Bao Biscuit

224 Rutledge Ave. Downtown xiaobaobiscuit.com RUNNER-UP:

Little Miss Ha

Best Wait Staff

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 300 Nexton Square Drive. Summerville. (843) 900-6000 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Home Team BBQ

Best Waterfront Dining

Fleet Landing

186 Concord St. Downtown. (843) 722-8100 fleetlanding.net RUNNER-UP:

Tavern & Table

Best West Ashley Brunch

Early Bird Diner

1644 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 277-2353 earlybirddiner.com RUNNER-UP:

Three Little Birds

Best West Ashley Restaurant

The Glass Onion

1219 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 225-1717 ilovetheglassonion.com RUNNER-UP:

Home Team BBQ

Best Wings

Home Team BBQ

126 Willman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

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Charleston has no shortage of booze-filled options with its thriving brewery scene, growing number of distilleries and assortment of dive and craft cocktail bars. Want a PBR? Head to Recovery Room, City Paper readers’ pick for Best Cheap Beer Deal and Best Cold Beer. Plus, don’t forget newbies like Best New Bar Tobin’s Market, a downtown outdoor watering hole. In a year where folks were drinking more at home, locals were fortunate enough to have easy access to Best Local Spirit Firefly sweet tea vodka, and when it was time to return to local bars and restaurants, Best Bartender Shana Swain and Best Sommelier Sam Cooper welcomed us back with socially distanced open arms. So without further ado, let’s raise a glass to the Drinking winners as voted on by City Paper readers. —Parker Milner Best Adult Establishment

Best Bartender

1337 King St. Downtown. (843) 789-4488 kingstreetcabaret.com

2037 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 766-6331 zenasianrestaurant.com

King Street Cabaret RUNNER-UP:

Cheetah Gentleman’s Club

Shana Swain, Zen Asian Bistro RUNNER-UP:

Chelsey Donnahoo, Hotel Bennett

Best Authentic Pub

Best Beer Retail Selection

36-38 Broad St. Downtown. (843) 872-6700 blindtigerchs.com

1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. (843) 763-7034 1501 N. Highway 17 #C-6. Mount Pleasant (843) 375-8999 totalwine.com

Blind Tiger Pub RUNNER-UP:

Seanachai Whiskey & Cocktail Bar

Best Bar Staff

Low Tide Brewing

2863 Maybank Highway. Johns Island. (843) 576-9194 lowtidebrewing.com RUNNER-UP:

Moe’s Crosstown Tavern

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Edmund’s Oast Exchange

Best Beer Selection on Tap

Bay Street Biergarten

549 E. Bay St. Downtown. (843) 266-2437 baystreetbiergarten.com RUNNER-UP:

Gene’s Haufbrau

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Best Distillery

Firefly Distillery When Firefly Distillery moved from Wadmalaw Island to a brand new 20,000-square-foot Park Circle facility at the beginning of 2020, owner Scott Newitt had no idea that a global pandemic was on the horizon. But, Firefly found a way to safely invite customers in for tastings and craft cocktails. “From hosting Charleston’s first socially distanced concert series to creating hand sanitizer for our local hospitals and community, we’ve taken 2020’s lemons and mixed them with Sweet Tea Vodka,” Newitt said. “This year, we have witnessed firsthand the community coming together to support each other, and that’s what we love about Charleston.” With food truck festivals, the “Safe Sounds” concert series — which is back for a second season — and special releases like the Firefly barrel proof bourbon or “Bend & Steal” American blended whiskey, Firefly’s massive compound is making its mark on North Charleston, despite the ongoing pandemic. “While 2020 presented its fair share of challenges, it also gave us ample opportunities to innovate, overcome and adapt,” Newitt said. “The last year shifted how we interact with our visitors, but we’re thankful to have the community’s support while we pivoted to continue providing great experiences here at Firefly.” —Parker Milner


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182 E. Bay St. #2169. Downtown. (843) 577-6111 theginjoint.com

Best Bloody Mary

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Page’s Okra Grill

Felix Cocktails et Cuisine

302 Coleman Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 881-3333 pagesokragrill.com RUNNER-UP:

The Darling Oyster Bar

Edmund’s Oast Exchange

1081-B, Morrison Drive. Downtown. (843) 990-9449 edmundsoast.com/exchange RUNNER-UP:

Gene’s Haufbrau

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Gene’s Haufbrau

Best College Bar

AC’s Bar & Grill

467 King St. Downtown. (843) 577-6742 acsbar.com

Best Bouncers

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AC’s Bar & Grill

Uptown Social

467 King St. Downtown. (843) 577-6742 acsbar.com

Best Dance Club

The Commodore

RUNNER-UP:

Uptown Social

504 Meeting St. Downtown. thecommodorechs.com

Best Cheap Beer Deal

LATE NIGHT DAILY SPECIALS

Recovery Room Tavern 685 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0999 recoveryroomtavern.com

Best Bottled Beer

LUNCH DINNER

Best Cold Beer

Recovery Room Tavern

RUNNER-UP:

685 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0999 recoveryroomtavern.com

Trio

Best Daniel Island Bar

Daniel Island Grille

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AC’s Bar & Grill

259 Seven Farms Drive. Daniel Island. (843) 377-8750 dighospitality.com RUNNER-UP:

Dockery’s

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Gin Joint The Gin Joint has been serving up craft cocktails on East Bay Street since 2010, and since taking over in 2017, owners/newlyweds James and Wells Bolt have kept the tradition alive. “We’ve always made it our goal to create an environment as unique and inviting as our cocktails, and we can’t say thank you enough to the community who recognizes that in us,” Wells said. “We truly couldn’t have done it alone this past decade.” The cocktail bar seats under 30 patrons indoors, meaning 2020 had the potential to be a devastating year. But, the Bolts were able to get creative with at-home cocktail kits, which arrive at customer’s doorstep stocked with everything needed to make a signature craft cocktail — minus the booze — from egg whites to housemade syrups or garnishes. Since reopening its doors, Gin Joint has continued to be a place frequented by cocktail enthusiasts, and each trip to the East Bay Street destination feels familiar yet adventurous. “Jamie and I are so proud to own this little cocktail bar that just won’t quit, even through the challenges it’s faced in the last decade,” Wells said. “What we do is only possible with our amazing staff and equally amazing guests. Before we closed our doors a little over a year ago, we told the Holy City we’d see them on the other side. Here we are, after months of darkness, and this win only adds more fuel to the fire to create the best cocktails this city has to offer.” —Parker Milner

Best Distillery

Best Folly Beach Happy Hour

4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston. (843) 557-1405 fireflydistillery.com

103 W. Cooper Ave. Folly Beach. (843) 588-2009 surfbarfollybeach.com

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High Wire Distilling

Surf Bar

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Taco Boy

Best Downtown Bar

Best Frozen Drinks

36-38 Broad St. Downtown. (843) 872-6700 blindtigerchs.com

126 Williman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island . (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com

Blind Tiger Pub RUNNER-UP:

The Royal American

Best Folly Beach Bar

Taco Boy

Home Team BBQ

RUNNER-UP:

The Co-Op

106 E. Ashley Ave. Folly Beach. (843) 588-9761 217 Huger St. Downtown. (843) 789-3333 tacoboy.net RUNNER-UP:

Surf Bar

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Best Happy Hour

Water’s Edge

1407 Shrimp Boat Lane. Mount Pleasant. (843) 884-4074 waters-edge-restaurant.com RUNNER-UP:

Pearlz Oyster Bar

Best IOP Bar

The Windjammer

1008 Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms. (866) 540-3548 the-windjammer.com RUNNER-UP:

Coconut Joe’s

Best IOP Happy Hour

The Windjammer

1008 Ocean Blvd. Isle of Palms. (866) 540-3548 the-windjammer.com RUNNER-UP:

The Dinghy

Best James Island Bar

Charleston Pour House

1977 Maybank Highway. James Island. (843) 571-4343 charlestonpourhouse.com RUNNER-UP:

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Located in a stretch of renovated freedman’s cottages on Jackson Street, Tobin’s Market opened in September 2020, providing the Eastside neighborhood with an outdoor option offering refined bites and live music. “We quickly turned into an awesome music venue, with thanks to Paul Joliet, for booking great talent and running crisp and clean sound,” said Tobin’s partner Danny May, who runs the kitchen with his brother Mike. “With the small space we’re working with, it’s been a fun challenge to provide bar food that’s a bit more elevated than what people expect. Our goal is to keep improving the menu and making our guests’ taste buds dance as much as their booties do to the music.” “Winning Best New Bar in Charleston is such a phenomenal feat for us at Tobin’s,” May added. “Charleston has been named the best city in the country for a number of past years, and to win an award such as this has us humbled and overjoyed. Our guests are the true stars that we have to thank and give all our love to for spreading the word about Tobin’s and for continuing to come back and make memories in our backyard.” —Parker Milner

Best James Island Happy Hour

Bohemian Bull

1531 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 225-1817 bohemianbull.com RUNNER-UP:

Garage 75

Best Johns Island Bar

Tattooed Moose

1137 Morrison Drive. Downtown. (843) 277-2990 3328 Maybank Highway. Johns Island. (843) 952-7591 tattooedmoose.com RUNNER-UP:

Seanachai Whiskey & Cocktail Bar

Best Johns Island Happy Hour

Tattooed Moose

1137 Morrison Drive. Downtown. (843) 277-2990 3328 Maybank Highway. Johns Island (843) 952-7591 tattooedmoose.com RUNNER-UP:

Seanachai Whiskey & Cocktail Bar

Best Late Night Bar

Recovery Room Tavern 685 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0999 recoveryroomtavern.com RUNNER-UP:

Uptown Social

Best Local Beer

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., Something Cold 1505 King St. #115. Downtown. (843) 718-3224 edmundsoast.com/brewing-co RUNNER-UP:

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AC’s Bar & Grill

AC’s Bar & Grill is the place to go for cheap beer, heavy pours and dancing on tables — aka a college student’s paradise. The students come for the drinks, but they stay for the late night food. AC’s has all the late night munchies from chicken fingers to jalapeno poppers and nachos. During the pandemic, the King Street bar pivoted to doing food to-go until midnight every night, taking to Twitter to promote its to-go menu. “We’re AC’s. So you know we’re open! Just serving to-go food,” the bar/restaurant wrote. “And we know a burger, a Philly and some cheese fries won’t make everything better … but we know it doesn’t hurt.” The bouncers at AC’s say it like it is, and they will not put up with any nonsense. They are constantly cracking jokes and keeping people in line (literally). None of us thought we would miss waiting in line for a bar, but we can’t wait to feel that normalcy again soon. —Elise DeVoe

Best Local Brewery

Best Margarita

1021 Aragon Ave. Charleston (843) 459-2948 holycitybrewing.com

817 St. Andrews Blvd. West Ashley. (843) 751-4001 1109 Park W. Blvd. Mount Pleasant. (843) 352-9699 2205 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 882-8172 mex1coastalcantina.com RUNNER-UP:

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Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.

Best Brewery Taproom

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. 1505 King St. #115. Downtown. (843) 718-3224 edmundsoast.com/brewing-co RUNNER-UP:

Holy City Brewing

Best Local Cocktail Mixer

Charleston Bloody Mary Mix charlestonmix.com RUNNER-UP:

Jack Rudy Tonic Syrup

Best Local Spirit

Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka

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Best Martini

Halls Chophouse

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

The Gin Joint

Best Mount Pleasant Bar

Saltwater Cowboys

130 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 856-0700 saltwater-cowboys.com RUNNER-UP:

Red’s Ice House

4201 Spruill Ave. North Charleston. (843) 557-1405 fireflydistillery.com RUNNER-UP:

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Red’s Ice House

98 Church St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 388-0003 redsicehouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Water’s Edge

Best Neighborhood Bar

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Moe’s Crosstown Tavern

714 Rutledge Ave. Downtown. (843) 641-0469 moescrosstowntavern.com RUNNER-UP:

Madra Rua Irish Pub

Best New Bar

Tobin’s Market

Best No Frills Watering Hole

The Royal American

970 Morrison Drive. Downtown. (843) 817-6925 theroyalamerican.com RUNNER-UP:

Moe’s Crosstown Tavern

Best North Charleston Bar

Madra Rua Irish Pub

1034 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston (843) 554-2522 RUNNER-UP:

DIG in the Park

Best North Charleston Happy Hour

Madra Rua Irish Pub

1034 E. Montague Ave. North Charleston (843) 554-2522 RUNNER-UP:

DIG in the Park

197 Jackson St. Downtown (843) 793-4130 tobins.jacksonstreetcottages.com RUNNER-UP:

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Best Johns Island Bar

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Tattooed Moose If you haven’t been to Tattooed Moose Johns Island to see its new sprawling outdoor setup, put this local favorite — which also has a downtown location — on your list of things to do as the weather warms in Charleston. There’s a seemingly endless craft beer list, live music and elevated pub fare like the fried chicken sandwich with pimento cheese or Mike’s Famous Duck Club, which was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. “We are extremely humbled to be voted Best Bar on Johns Island, especially with so many other great places,” said general manager Claudia Bonforte. “Our entire crew and bar staff strive to make everyone feel like they are at home … well, because it’s our ‘home’ also. Working and adapting to the various phases of reopening since this time last year was challenging, and our staff has done an amazing job.” “At one point we didn’t know when the actual bar would have some semblance of normalcy,” Bonforte added. “We missed ‘our people’ and doing what we do best, not just bartending, but developing an environment for everyone. Seeing faces return was like having a family reunion every few weeks. We’re so grateful for our regulars and new customers alike, and we couldn’t have made it through this year without everyone.” —Parker Milner


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Best North Charleston Happy Hour

Madra Rua Irish Pub Madra Rua is back in Park Circle. Nearly 20 months after a fire gutted the uber-popular North Charleston pub, Madra reopened in September 2020. But don’t worry, the charm of the neighborhood favorite remains, since crews rebuilt the inside almost just as it was before the fire. New for the pub is generous outside space, complete with an outdoor bar and patio along the side of the building, a stage and more seating out back. And of course, the menu still includes all the Madra Rua standards: shepherd’s pie, the Reuben, fish and chips and the burger. The only thing missing from the new-look Madra Rua is Park Circle’s blowout St. Patrick’s Day block party. Guess we’ll see you there in 2022! —Sam Spence

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Best Pet Friendly Bar/Restaurant

The Barrel

1859 Folly Road. James Island. (843) 732-2337 thebarrelcharleston.com RUNNER-UP:

Red’s Ice House

Best Rooftop Bar

The Rooftop at the Vendue 19 Vendue Range. Downtown. (843) 577-7970 thevendue.com

Best Sommelier

Sam Cooper, Halls Chophouse 434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 hallschophouse.com RUNNER-UP:

Sarah O’Kelley, Edmund’s Oast Exchange

Best Sports Bar

Home Team BBQ

126 Williman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Charleston Sports Pub

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Best Sullivan’s Island Bar

Home Team BBQ

126 Williman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island . (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com RUNNER-UP:

Poe’s Tavern

Best Sullivan’s Island Happy Hour

Home Team BBQ

126 Williman St. Downtown. (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 4 2209 Middle St. Sullivan’s Island . (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 3 1205 Ashley River Road. West Ashley (843) 225-RIBS Ext. 2 hometeambbq.com

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Best Summerville Bar

Madra Rua Irish Pub

2066 N. Main St. Summerville. (843) 821-9434 RUNNER-UP:

The Icehouse Restaurant

Saltwater Cowboys

130 Mill St. Mount Pleasant. (843) 856-0700 saltwater-cowboys.com RUNNER-UP:

Tavern & Table

Best West Ashley Bar

Gene’s Haufbrau

817 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 225-4363 genes.beer RUNNER-UP:

The Roost Bar N’ Grill

Best West Ashley Happy Hour

Gene’s Haufbrau

817 Savannah Highway. West Ashley. (843) 225-4363 genes.beer RUNNER-UP:

Triangle Char and Bar

Best Wine Selection (Bar/Restaurant)

Avondale Wine & Cheese

813 Savannah Highway # B. West Ashley. (843) 769-5444 avondalewc.hrpos.heartland.us/menu RUNNER-UP:

Graft Wine Shop & Wine Bar

Best Upscale Bar

Best Wine Selection (Retail)

434 King St. Downtown. (843) 727-0090 hallschophouse.com

1820 Ashley River Road. West Ashley. (843) 763-7034 1501 N. Highway 17 #C-6. Mount Pleasant (843) 375-8999 totalwine.com RUNNER-UP:

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James Island Public Service District, Condemnor, vs. Estate of Leroy Prioleau, Esther Prioleau, Joseph Prioleau, Jr., Arlene Gibson, Geraldine Williams, Steven Stevens, Marva Stevens, Eddie Stevens, Emma Monroe, Robert Prioleau and Lois Prioleau, and if any be deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, successors, and assigns And Spouses, if any they have, and all other Persons entitled to claim under them or through Them, all unknown persons with any right, title Or interest in and To the real estate described in the Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment, and also any unknown adults and those Persons as who may be in the military service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown Minors or persons under a disability being a class Designated as Richard Roe, Landowners, and RMC Financial Services, Other Condemnees. ORDER OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM NISI UPON READING AND FILING the Petition of the Condemnor for the appointment of David Bevon, Attorney at Law, as Guardian ad Litem Nisi for any unknown persons who may be minors, infants, persons under disability or incompetent, including those persons who might be in the Military Service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940, being as a Class designated as “John Doe,” and “Richard Roe,” and it appearing that the names and addresses of such persons, if any, whether residents or non-residents of the State of South Carolina, are unknown to Condemnor and cannot, with reasonable diligence be ascertained, and that the said David Bevon, Attorney at Law, is a suitable and competent person to understand and protect the rights and interests of said persons and has no interest therein adverse to the interest of said persons, if any, and is not connected in business with the Condemnor, in this action or with their counsel. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that said David Bevon, Attorney at Law, be and he is hereby designated and appointed Guardian ad Litem Nisi for said unknown persons who may be minors, infants, persons under disability or incompetent, including those persons who might be in the Military Service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act of 1940, being as a Class designated as “John Doe,” and “Richard Roe,” and he is hereby authorized to appear and defend the said action on behalf of said persons, unless persons, if any, or any of them shall within thirty (30) days after the service of a copy of this Order upon them, exclusive of the day of service, as herein provided, procure to be appointed a Guardian ad Litem for said persons, if any, for the purposes of this action. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Order shall be served upon said unknown persons who may be minors, infants, persons under disability or incompetent, including those persons who might be in the Military Service within the meaning of Title 50, United States Code, commonly referred to as the Soldiers and Sailors Relief act of 1940, being as a

Class designated “John Doe,” and “Richard Roe,” by publication of a notice of this Order as required by law in a newspaper published in Charleston County, South Carolina, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Julie J. Auysberg Clerk of Court June 4,2019 LIS PENDENS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Condemnor above named pursuant to the South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedures Act, Section 28-2-10, et seq., of the South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, as amended, has brought an action against the Condemnee(s) above named to acquire the real property described herein for public purposes, to-wit: ALL THAT STRIP of land located on James Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, described as follows: a new permanent sewer easement as shown on the plat referred to hereinafter. Said strip ofland contains 5,439.96 square feet and is more fully shown on a plat prepared by G. Robert George and Associates, Inc. entitled “PERMANENT SEWER EASEMENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT WITHIN TMS#34007-00-065 TO BE ACQUIRED BY JAMES ISLAND PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA” dated April 3, 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and made a part hereof and incorporated herein by reference. An additional easement during the construction of the said underground sewer lines over, under and upon the area more fully described as follows: A new 1,003.15 square foot temporary construction easement, as will more fully appear by reference to the attached plat prepared by G. Robert George and Associates, Inc. referred to above and incorporated herein by reference. TOGETHER with the right of ingress thereto and egress therefrom over and upon the remaining property of the Landowners. Tax Map Number 340-07-00-065 The property sought herein is to be acquired for public purposes, more particularly for the construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of one or more underground sewer lines. Respectfully submitted, SUMMONS TO: THE LANDOWNER(S) AND OTHER CONDEMNEE(S) ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED, advised and notified, that pursuant to the South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedures Act, Section 28-2-10, et seq., the within Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, has been filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County. The purpose of this lawsuit is to enable the Condernnor, the James Island Public Service District, to acquire certain real property for its public purposes, as is more fully stated in the attached Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment. Responsive pleadings to the Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment are not necessary. CONDEMNATION NOTICE AND TENDER OF PAYMENT TO: THE LANDOWNER(S) OTHER CONDEMNEES(S): Pursuant to the South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedure Act, Section 28-2-10, et seq.,

Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, you are hereby notified as follows: 1. The James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) is the Condemnor herein and seeks to acquire the real property described herein for public purposes. 2. Estate of Leroy Prioleau, Esther Prioleau, Joseph Prioleau, Jr., Arlene Gibson, Geraldine Williams, Steven Stevens, Marva Stevens, Eddie Stevens, Emma Monroe, Robert Prioleau, Lois Prioleau, John Doe for adults and Richard Roe for infants, incompetents and persons under a disability, if any, and including any persons covered by the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act, have been joined in this action to represent the interests of any unknown heirs-at-law, widows/ widowers, issue, devisees, legatees, executors, administrators, personal representatives, guardians, conservators, trustees, fiduciaries, successors and/or assigns for Esther Prioleau, Joseph Prioleau, Jr., Arlene Gibson, Geraldine Williams, Steven Stevens, Marva Stevens, Eddie Stevens, Emma Monroe, Robert Prioleau, Lois Prioleau, and also all other persons unknown, who may claim a right, title, estate, interest in and/or lien upon the subject property are named as Landowners in this action by virtue of their claims(s) ohitle (or other interests) as shown by that certain deed from Mikell R. Scarborough, as Master in Equity for Charleston County, dated August 21, 2012, and recorded October 2, 2012 in Deed Book 0281, Page 738 in the Charleston County Register of Deeds. 3. RMC Financial Services is made a party in this action as “Other Condemnee(s)” by virtue of its judgment filed against Geraldine Williams on August 25, 2010, case number 201O-CP-106925 in the Charleston County Court of Common Pleas. 4. The following is a description of the real property subject to this action and a description of the interest sought to be acquired in and to the property by the Condemnor: ALL THAT STRIP of land located on James Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, described as follows: a new permanent sewer easement as shown on the plat referred to hereinafter. Said strip of land contains 5,439.96 square feet and is more fully shown on a plat prepared by G. Robert George and Associates, Inc. entitled “PERMANENT SEWER EASEMENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT WITHIN TMS #34007-00-065 TO BE ACQUIRED BY JAMES ISLAND PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT CHARLESTON COUNTY,SOUTH CAROLINA” dated April 3, 2018, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A and made a part hereof and incorporated herein by reference. An additional easement during the construction of the said underground sewer lines over, under and upon the area more fully described as follows: A new 1,003.15 square foot temporary construction casement, as will more fully appear by reference to the attached plat prepared by G. Robert George and Associates, Inc. referred to above and incorporated herein by reference. TOGETHER with the right of ingress thereto and egress therefrom over and upon the remaining property of the Landowners. Tax Map Number 340-07-00-065 5. The JIPSD is vested with the power of eminent domain pursuant to Section 57-5- 320 and Section 28-2-60, Code of

Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. 6. The property sought herein is to be acquired for public purposes, more particularly for the construction, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of one or more underground sewer lines. 7. This action is brought pursuant to Section 28-2-240, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended. 8. The TIPSD has complied with the requirements set forth in Section 28-2-70(a), Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, by having the subject property appraised and making the appraisal available to the Landowner(s) where required by law, and certifies to the Court that a negotiated resolution has been attempted prior to the commencement of this action, or pursuant to Section 12-282940, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, an appraisal of this property was not required. 9. Project plans may be inspected at the office of James Island Public Service District, 1739 Signal Point Road, Charleston, SC 29412, under James Island Public Service District Pump Station 2 Force Main Diversion and Capacity Upgrade Project (hereinafter the “Project”). 11. THE CONDEMNOR HAS DETERMINED JUST COMPENSATION FOR THE PROPERTY AND RIGHTS TO BE ACQUIRED HEREUNDER, TO BE THE SUM OF TWENTY TWO THOUSAND AND ONE AND NO/I 00 DOLLARS ($22,001.00) AND HEREBY TENDERS PAYMENT THEREOF TO THE LANDOWNER(S). 12. Payment of this amount will be made to the Landowner(s) if within thirty (30) days of service of this Condemnation Notice, the Landowner(s) in writing requests payment, and agrees to execute any instruments necessary to convey to the Condernnor the property interests and rights described hereinabove. The Agreement and Request for Payment must be sent by first class certified mail with return receipt requested or deliver in person to O’Shea Law Firm, LLC, 1120 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412. If no Agreement and Request for Payment is received by the Condemnor within the thirty (30) day period, the tender is considered rejected. 13. If the tender is rejected, the Condemnor has the right to file this Condemnation Notice with the Clerk of Court of the County where the property is situated and deposit the tender amount with the Clerk. The Condemnor shall give the Landowner(s) and Other Condemnee(s) notice that it has done so and may then proceed to take possession of the property interests and exercise the rights described in this Condemnation Notice. 14. AN ACTION CHALLENGING THE CONDEMNOR’S RIGHT TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY AND RIGHTS DESCRIBED HEREIN MUST BE COMMENCED IN A SEPARATE PROCEEDING IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THIS CONDEMNATION NOTICE, OR THE LANDOWNER(S) WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE WAIVED THE CHALLENGE. 15. THE CONDEMNOR HAS ELECTED NOT TO UTILIZE THE APPRAISAL PANEL PROCEDURE. Therefore, if the tender herein is rejected, the Condernnor shall notify the Clerk of Court and shall demand a trial to determine the amount of just compensation to be paid. A copy of that notice must be served on the Landowner(s). That notice shall state whether the Condernnor demands a trial by jury or by the Court without a jury. The Landowner(s) has the right to demand a trial by jury. The case may not be called for trial before sixty (60) days

after the service of that notice, but it may thereafter be given priority for trial over other civil cases. The Clerk of Court shall give the Landowner(s) written notice by mail of the call of the case for trial. 16. THEREFORE, IF THE TENDER HEREIN IS REJECTED, THE LANDOWNER(S) IS ADVISED TO OBTAIN LEGAL COUNSEL AT ONCE, IF NOT ALREADY OBTAINED. 17. In the event the Landowner(s) accepts the amount tendered in this Notice, the attached Agreement and Request for Payment form should be signed and returned to the Condemnor within thirty (30) days of your receipt of this Notice. NOTICE OF FILING TO: THE LANDOWNER(S) AND OTHER CONDEMNEE(S) ABOVE NAMED: Pursuant to the South Carolina Eminent Domain Procedure Act, Section 28-2-230(b), et seq., Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, you are hereby notified that as you have rejected the amount tendered as just compensation as stated in the Condemnation Notice, the Condemnor has filed the Condemnation Notice with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County pursuant to Section 28-2-90, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, as amended, may now proceed to take possession of the property or interest described in the Condemnation Notice. CERTIFICATE OF MAILING I hereby certify that I have caused a copy of the James Island Public Service District’s Lis Pendens, Summons, Condemnation Notice and Tender of Payment, Petition for Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem Nisi, Petition for Service By Publication, Affidavit in Support of Petition for Service By Publication and Notice of Filing in this matter to be deposited in the United States mail marked “Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, Delivery Restricted to the Address Only,” with postage prepaid and affixed thereto, addressed as follows, this day of June 4th, 2019. James Tolbert, as Personal Representative for Estate of Leroy Prioleau 12719 Quarterhorse Drive Bowie, MD 20720 Ian Richard O’Shea, SC Bar No. 100712 O’Shea Law Firm, LLC 1120 Folly Road Charleston, South Carolina 29412 (843) 805-4943 (843) 805-4974 (fax) ioshea@theoshealawfirm.com Attorney for Condemnor June 4, 2019 Charleston, South Carolina

Master’s Sale 2019-CP-10-06179 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON: IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Kondaur Capital Corporation, not in its individual capacity but solely in its capacity as Separate Trustee of Matawin Ventures Trust Series 2019-3, PLAINTIFF versus Helen Fyall Fickens, Ethel Fyall Grant, Lethaniel Fyall aka Lethaniel Fyall, Jr, Althea Patrick, Karl Fyall aka Ronald Carl Fyall, Elaine Foy, Lenora Foy aka Lenola Foy, Althea Foy Webber, Willie Calvin Foy, Jr., the Personal Representatives, if any, whose names are unknown, of the Estates of Frank Fyall, Wilhelmina Fyall Foy and Willie Calvin Foy, Sr, Deceased, their heirs, Personal Representatives, Administrators, Successors and

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Assigns, and all other persons entitled to claim through them; all unknown persons with any right, title or interest in the real estate described herein; also any persons who may be in the military service of the United States of America, being a class designated as John Doe; and any unknown minors or persons under a disability being a class designated as Richard Roe and Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Assignee Of Synchrony Bank, DEFENDANT(S).

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Upon authority of a Decree dated the 14th day of April, 2021, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina, on the 1st day of June, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. All that lot, piece or parcel of land, together with the buildings and improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the City and County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot No. 11, Block K, Sherwood Forest Extension, Section 5, as shown on a plat made by A.L. Glen, Reg., L.S., and P.E., dated September 1960, and recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book M, page 168; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will by reference to said plat more fully and at large appear. Being the same property conveyed to Frank Fyall by deed of Paul Edward Jimison and Sally Jo Jimison, dated September 12, 1975 and recorded September 12, 1975 in Deed Book R107 at Page 114 in the ROD Office for Charleston County, South Carolina. Thereafter, Frank Fyall died on May 17, 2015, leaving the subject property to his heirs at law or devisees, namely, Wilhelmina Fyall Foy, Helen Fyall Fickens, Ethel Fyall Grant, Lethaniel Fyall, Althea Patrick and Karl Fyall aka Ronald Carl Fyall. Thereafter, Wilhelmina Foy aka Wilhelmina Fyall Foy died on June 1, 2017, leaving her interest in the subject property to his heirs at law or devisees, namely, Willie Calvin Foy, Sr., Elaine Foy, Lenora Foy, Althea Foy Webber and Willie Calvin Foy, Jr. Thereafter, Willie Calvin Foy, Sr. died on October 1, 2018, leaving his interest in the subject property to his heirs at law or devisees, namely, Elaine Foy, Lenola Foy, Althea Foy Webber and Willie Foy, Jr. TMS No. 350-03-00-044 Property Address: 1527 Juniper Street, Charleston, SC 29407. No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, but compliance with the bid may be made immediately. THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO ASSESSMENTS, COUNTY TAXES, EXISTING EASEMENTS, EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD, AND OTHER SENIOR ENCUMBRANCES. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. The successful bidder will be required to pay for documentary stamps on the Deed and interest on the balance of the bid from the date of sale to the date of compliance with the bid at the rate of 1.6250%. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. Should the Plaintiff, or one of its representatives, fail to be present at the time of sale, the property

is automatically withdrawn from said sale and sold at the next available sales day upon the terms and conditions as set forth in the Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale or any Supplemental Order. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date. ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND MAY BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR OTHER FACIAL COVERING. Any person who violates said protocols is subject to dismissal at the discretion of the selling officer or other court officials. PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY RILEY POPE & LANEY, LLC (803) 799-9993. FOR INSERTION May 12, 2021, May 19, 2021, May 26, 2021 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity 4196

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2020-CP-10- 5279 REICO L. HARRIS, Petitioner, v. CHARLES SINGLETON, Deceased, JOHN DOE, MARY ROE, adults, RICHARD ROE and JANE DOE; infants, persons under disability, if any, including those person who might be in the military and covered under the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Relief Act, fictitious names designating the unknown heirs, devisees, distributes, issue, executors, administrators, successors or assigns of above name defendants, and all other persons known or claiming any right, title state in or lien upon the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Respondents. SUMMONS TO: THE RESPONDENTS/DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Petitioner, or his attorney, Charlie L. Whirl, Esquire, at his office, 2112 Commander Road, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405, within thirty (30) days after service thereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Petitioner in this action will apply to the Court for judgement by default for the relief demanded in this Complaint and will further apply to the Court to have you placed in default shall be rendered. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to Answer the foregoing Summons and Petition/Complaint, the Petitioner may move for a general Order of Reference in this case to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee so authorized and empowered to enter a Final Judgement in this case. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Lis Pendens, Summons, and Complaint in this action were filed or will be filed on December 1, 2020, at the Charleston County Courthouse, 100 Broad Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT an action has been commenced and is pending in the Court of Common Pleas for County

of Charleston, State of South Carolina, upon the Petition/Complaint of the Petitioner above named against the Respondents above named for the purpose of determining the interests of the Petitioner and the interests of the Respondents in the parcel of land hereinafter described, and is brought under the provisions of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws; Section 15-67-10, et. seq. (known as the Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act), for the Purpose of obtaining a Decree establishing that the Petitioner and certain of the Respondents above named be declared the owners in fee simple, having good and marketable title to herein below described property. That the premises to be affected by the said Complaint in the action hereby commenced was, at the time of the filing of this Lis Pendens described as follows: ALL that piece, parcel or lot of land situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, known and designated as Lot 3, Block L, Oak Grove, made by J. O’Hear Sanders, Jr., Surveyor, dated December 1954, and recorded in the R.M.C. Office for Charleston County in Plat Book J, Page 167; said lot having such size, shape, dimensions, more or less, as will by reference to said plat more fully appear and being bounded as shown on said plat. Being part of the same land that was conveyed to Charles Singleton and Mary Singleton by Deed from Jennie S. Ackeman, dated February 26, 1962 and recorded in the Office of Clerk of Court for Charleston County in Book E-76 at page 203. TMS Number: 472-03-00-085 YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTE that an Order dated April 22, 2021, and on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, George E. Counts, Esquire, whose office address is 25 Gamecock Ave., Ste. 200, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, was appointed Guardian Ad Litem for such of the Defendants as may be minors, infants, persons in the military within the meaning of Title 50 United States Code commonly referred to as the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Civil Relief Act of 1940, incompetents or persons under other type of disability, unless the said Defendants, or someone on their behalf, shall procure the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem on or before the thirtieth (30th) day after the last publication of the Summons herein. YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the undersigned attorney on behalf of the Plaintiff herein, will move for an order, thirty (30) days from the date of service, to refer the above entitled matter to the Master-InEquity for Charleston County, to take testimony and issue a Final Decree. Any appeal from the judgment by the Master-In-Equity shall be made directly to the Supreme Court. s/Charlie L Whirl CHARLIE L. WHIRL 2112 Commander Road North Charleston, SC 29405 (843) 566-9705 – Telephone (843) 566-9802 – Facsimile cwhirl2112@gmail.com – E-mail ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER Charleston, South Carolina April 21, 2021

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Master’s Sale Case No.: 2020-CP-10-02183

TENDS WILL BE EXPECTED TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

This Property will be sold subject to the 120 day right or redemption of the United States of America, by and through the its Agency the Internal Revenue Service.

First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company -vsBarbara E. Magera aka Barbara M. Bickerstaff, Charles A. Bickerstaff, Jr., Prevost Construction, Inc., South Carolina Department of Revenue, United States of America acting by and through its agency the Internal Revenue Service and Parrot Creek Homeowner’s Association, Upon authority of a Decree dated March 11, 2021, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, SC, on June 1, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and being known and designated as Lot 33, Parrot Creek Subdivision, as shown on a plat entitled “SUBDIVISION PLAT OF PARROT CREEK SUBDIVISION, JAMES ISLAND, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA,” made by Harold B. Nielson, Jr., PO and LS, dated April 1, 1987, revised April 23, 1987, and recorded in lot having such size, shape, dimensions, buttings and boundings as will by reference to said plat more fully appear. BEING the same property conveyed to Charles A. Bickerstaff and Barbara M. Bickerstaff (a/k/a Barbara E. Magera) by deed from Hallmark Housing of Charleston, Inc., dated September 5, 1989, and recorded in Book G187 at page 515. TMS #: 454-11-00-033 Property Address: 611 Catbird Retreat Charleston, SC 29412 As the Plaintiff did not waive its right for a deficiency judgment in the Complaint, this sale will be re-opened for final bidding at 11:00 a.m. on July 1, 2021. SOLD SUBJECT TO THAT CERTAIN MORTGAGE TO FIRST CITIZENS BANK & TRUST COMPANY, INC., FROM BARBARA E. MAGERA AND CHARLES A. BICKERSTAFF IN THE ORIGINAL AMOUNT OF $320,500.00, DATED OCTOBER 26, 2005, AND RECORDED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2005, IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY BOOK A561 AT PAGE 875. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, cash or certified check in the amount of five (5%) per cent of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price.

PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY B. Lindsay Crawford, III (SC Bar# 6510) Theodore von Keller (SC Bar# 5718) B. Lindsay Crawford, IV (SC Bar# 101707) Christopher B. Lusk (SC Bar# 103221) Telephone : (803) 790-2626 Email: court@crawfordvk.com FOR INSERTION 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS HANAHAN RETAIL PROPERTIES, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. CUT BAR, LLC D/B/A BARBERS INC., ROBERT ERNEST BLIGEN, KEVIN JASON YOUNG AND ALEXANDRIA MICHELLE MACKEY, DEFENDANTS. SUMMONS C.A. NO. 2021-CP-10-00172 TO THE DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, of which a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your answer to the said Complaint on the subscriber at their office at 111-A West Benson Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29624, within thirty (30) days after the servlce hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the said relief demanded in the Complaint.

FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS 6. Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. entered into a lease agreement with Plaintiff on or about September 3, 2019 as Lessee of the commercial space. 7. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the lease, Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. was to pay Plaintiff $23,885 per year in rent, payable in monthly installments of $1,990.42, plus $450.77 per month as additional charges for a percentage share of CAM expenses. 8. Despite plain language of the lease, notice and acknowledgment, Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. failed and refused to meet its obligation under the lease agreement. 9. Defendant Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. has breached its contractual obligations to the Plaintiff in not paying the accrued lease charges in the amount of $20,484.64. 10. Defendants are each jointly and severally indebted to the Plaintiff in the amount of $20,484.64. 11. Plaintiff seeks judgment against the Defendants in the amount of $20,484.64, together with cost assessments and attorney’s fees pursuant to the terms and conditions of the parties’ lease agreement. WHEREFORE, Plaintiff claims damages against the Defendants in the amount of $20,484.64 plus costs, attorney’s fee and any other relief this Honorable Court deems fair, just and necessary.

s/ John J. Stathakis

Respectfully submitted, /s John J. Stathakis

John J. Stathakis SC Bar #5310 111-A West Benson Street Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 226-1885 JStathakis@ghmslaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff

John J. Stathakis, SC Bar #5310 111-A West Benson Street Anderson, SC 29624 (864) 226-188S J5tathakis@ghmslaw.com Attorney for Plaintiff

January 13, 2021 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS HANAHAN RETAIL PROPERTIES, LLC, PLAINTIFF, vs. CUT BAR, LLC D/B/A BARBERS INC., ROBERT ERNEST BLIGEN, KEVIN JASON YOUNG AND ALEXANDRIA MICHELLE MACKEY, DEFENDANTS. COMPLAINT (NON-JURY) C.A. NO. 2021-CP-10-XXXX

Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser.

COMES NOW, Hanahan Retail Properties, LLC, by and through its undersigned counsel, who hereby files this Complaint against Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc., Robert Ernest Bligen, Kevin Jason Young and Alexandria Michelle Mackey and would respectfully show the Court as follows:

NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search well before the foreclosure sale date.

1. Plaintiff Hanahan Retail Properties, LLC is a business organized under the laws of the State of South Carolina and owns and leases certain commercial real estate, specifically 1000 Tanner Ford Boulevard, Suite 130, Hanahan, South Carolina.

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2. Cut Bar, LLC d/b/a Barbers Inc. is a corporation licensed to do business in the State of South Carolina. 3. Defendants Robert Ernest Bligen, Kevin Jason Young and Alexandria Michelle Mackey are citizens and residents of the State of South Carolina. 4. Venue is proper in Charleston County, where the acts and omissions that give rise to this action occurred. 5. Defendants Robert Ernest Bligen, Kevin Jason Young and Alexandria Michelle Mackey are personal guarantors of the lease.

JURISDICTION AND VENUE

January 13, 2021

Master’s Sale Case No.: 2018CP1004595 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON: IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, PLAINTIFF, VERSUS Marlon D. Brabham; Malachi K. J., a minor; Hidden River on the Ashley Homeowners Association, Inc.; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (Sioux Falls, SD); South Carolina Federal Credit Union; Hills Machinery Company, LLC; The Park Recreation Development; DEFENDANTS. Upon authority of a Decree dated the 15th day of November, 2019, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, at public auction, the premises fully described below, at the Front Entrance of CHARLESTON COUNTY CHAMBERS, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston, South Carolina on the 1st day of June, 2021 at 11:00 AM or shortly thereafter. ALL that certain piece, parcel or lot of land, situate, lying and being in the County of Charleston, State of South Carolina, and being shown as Lot 114, Hidden River Townhomes on a plat by

Empire Engineering, LLC, dated October 4, 2005 and entitled: “FINAL PLAT LOTS 41-49, 61-115 & 131-168, THE PARK AT RIVERS EDGE MULTI-FAMILY PHASE 1B, CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON, CHARLESTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA FOR CTM III, LLC” and duly recorded in the RMC Office for Charleston County in Plat Book EJ at Pages 714-716. SUBJECT to assessments, Charleston Ad Valorem Taxes, any and all restrictions, easements, covenants and rightsof-way of record, and any other senior encumbrances. This being the same property conveyed to Shavontee S. James by Deed of Martin Henry Investments, Inc. dated June 29, 2007 and recorded in the Register of Deeds Office for Charleston County on July 9, 2007 in Book N-631, at Page 074. Subsequently, Shavontee Shanell James-Brabham died intestate on June 4, 2015, leaving the subject property to her heirs namely, Marlon D. Brabham and Malachi K. J., a minor, as is more fully preserved in the Probate records for Charleston County, in Case No. 2015-ES-10-1213; also by Deed of Distribution dated September 12, 2016 and recorded September 14, 2016 in Deed Book 582 at Page 906 and by Deed of Distribution dated November 9, 2016 and recorded December 7, 2016 in Deed Book 601 at Page 772. TMS # 404-02-00-198 Case#: 2018CP1004595 Current Property Address: 7878 Park Gate Drive #B11 North Charleston, SC 294183686 No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded, the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale, and compliance with the bid may be made immediately. The property shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder. The highest bidder, other than the Plaintiff, will be required to deposit with the Master, at the conclusion of the bidding, certified funds in the amount of five per cent (5%) of the bid: the said deposit to be applied to the purchase price. Should the highest bidder fail to comply with the bid within thirty days from the date of sale, the Master will resell the property at the risk and expense of the defaulting bidder upon the same terms as above set out. The Sheriff of Charleston County may be authorized to put the purchaser into possession of the premises if requested by the purchaser. NOTICE: The foreclosure deed is not a warranty deed. Interested bidders should satisfy themselves as to the quality of title to be conveyed by obtaining an independent title search prior to the foreclosure sale date.

adults and those persons as who may be in the Military Service of the United States of America, all of them being a class designated as John Doe, and any unknown Minors or persons under a disability being a class Designated as Richard Roe, and Sophronia Feaster, Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICE To the Defendants above-named: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in the above entitled action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon the undersigned at his office at: 1721 Ashley River Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29407, within thirty (30) days, after service hereof upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, except as to the United States of America, which shall have sixty (60) days, exclusive if the day of such service, and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that should you fail to answer the foregoing summons, the Plaintiffs will move for a general Order of Reference of this cause to the Master-in-Equity or Special Referee for this County, which Order shall, pursuant to Rule 53(e) of the South Carolina Rule of Civil Procedure, specifically provide that the said Masterin-Equity or Special Referee is authorized and empowered to enter a final judgment in this case. NOTICE OF FILING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Summons and Notice, and Complaint, were filed on October 2, 2020, the Order Appointing Guardian ad Litem was filed on November 23, 2020 and the Order of Publication was filed on February 19, 2021 in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Charleston County, State of South Carolina. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that Carl B Hubbard, Esquire of 2201 Middle Street, Box 15, Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina 29482 has been designated as Guardian ad Litem for all Defendants who may be incompetent, under age, or under any other disability or in the Service of the Military by Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Charleston County, dated November 23, 2020 and the said appointment shall become absolute 30 days after the final publication of this Notice, unless such Defendants, or anyone in their behalf shall procure a proper person to be appointed Guardian ad Litem of them within 30 days after the final publication of this Notice.

PLAINTIFF’S ATTORNEY John J. Hearn (803) 744-4444 016831-00172 2018CP1004595 FOR INSERTION 5/12/21, 5/19/21, 5/26/21 Mikell R. Scarborough Master in Equity

THE PURPOSE of this action is to establish or confirm an easement for the purpose of ingress and egress over and upon lands of the Defendants.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Case No.: 2021-CP-10-00273

Date: May 4, 2021

Daniel M. Rundell, Rose M. Rundell and Brenda J. Strange, Plaintiffs, vs. Benjamin Gadsden and W. J. Roper, deceased persons and their respective personal representatives, heirs and assigns, and also any unknown

s/Jeffrey T. Spell Jeffrey T. Spell 1721 Ashley River Road Charleston, South Carolina 29407 (843) 452-3553 Attorney for Plaintiff

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ESTATE OF: CHANTILLE WYNDHAM 2020-ES-10-1207 DOD: 06/21/20 PERS. REP: WANDA WYNDHAM 909 A EAST ESTATES BLVD. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 *********** ESTATE OF: JEWELL THERESA CHARPENTIER DELMAS 2020-ES-10-1306 DOD: 04/01/20 PERS. REP: CLAUDE RAYMOND DELMAS, SR. 2444 LANTERN ST. CHARLESTON, SC 29414 ************ ESTATE OF: CECILIA R. GRUBER 2020-ES-10-1366 DOD: 04/02/20 PERS. REP: FRANK H. GRUBER 4704 SAVANNAH HWY. RAVENEL, SC 29470 ATTY: ROBERT S. DODDS, ESQ. 25 CALHOUN ST., #400 CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: LAURENCE SEXTON 2020-ES-10-1571 DOD: 09/01/20 PERS. REP: MARY ANN MARSHALL 9 TIMMERMAN DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ATTY: ROBERT S. DODDS, ESQ. 25 CALHOUN ST., #400 CHARLESTON, SC 29401 ************ ESTATE OF: ABRAHAM WASHINGTON 2020-ES-10-1982 DOD: 07/11/20 PERS. REP: ANTHONY NELSON, SR. 1575 BOSTON GRILL RD. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29466 ************ ESTATE OF: EDITH ALLEN ELLIS 2020-ES-10-2098 DOD: 12/17/20 PERS. REP: SUE A. HENDERSON 974 CARMEL DR. CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ATTY: SETH W. WHITAKER, ESQ. 409 KING ST., #200 CHARLESTON, SC 29403 ************ ESTATE OF: GARY HERBERT SEEL 2021-ES-10-0122 DOD: 10/26/20 PERS. REP: JUNE H. SEEL 2329 PORTSIDE WAY CHARLESTON, SC 29407 *********** ESTATE OF: MARGARET G. WOODSON 2021-ES-10-0603 DOD: 03/06/21 PERS. REP: NATHANIEL D. WOODSON 38 SURFSONG RD. KIAWAH ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: DAWN CLARK, ESQ. 497 BRAMSON CT., #101A MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: CHARLES RAYMOND KNISLEY, JR. 2021-ES-10-0644 DOD: 03/19/21 PERS. REP: CHARLES R. KNISLEY, III 105 CARLTON CT. ANDERSON, SC 29621 ATTY: R. CHILTON STONE, ESQ. 973 HOUSTON NORTHCUTT BLVD. #101, MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ************ ESTATE OF: JAMES GRAEME PYKE 2021-ES-10-0654

DOD: 03/25/21 PERS. REP: DEBRA L. STEFFY 210 PROMENADE VISTA ST. #4415, CHARLESTON, SC 29412 ATTY: JOHN F. PERRY, ESQ. 3021 RUSHLAND MEWS JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 *********** ESTATE OF: ROBERT SPENCER ADDEN 2021-ES-10-0659 DOD: 03/06/21 PERS. REP: CAROLYN ADDEN ROSE 13202 BRADLEY WOODS CT. OAK HILL, VA 20171 PERS. REP: ROBERT SPENCER ADDEN, JR. 5829 MAYLANDIA RD. CHARLOTTE, NC 28269 ************ ESTATE OF: WILLIAM JOSEPH MITTERER 2021-ES-10-0668 DOD: 03/22/21 PERS. REP: LAUREN MITTERER 1517 OLD VILLAGE DR. MT. PLEASANT, SC 29464 ATTY: SEAN F. KEEFER, ESQ. 1643 B SAVANNAH HWY., #226 CHARLESTON, SC 29407 ************ ESTATE OF: CHARLES G. TAYLOR 2021-ES-10-0679 DOD: 11/22/20 PERS. REP: FAITH TAYLOR 1874 GROVER DR. JOHNS ISLAND, SC 29455 ATTY: JEFFREY GERARDI, ESQ. 5861 RIVERS AVE. NO. CHARLESTON, SC 29405

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF HORRY IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CIVIL ACTION NO. 2021-CP26-01411 Matthew E. Johnson, Plaintiff, vs. Lauren R. Johnson; South Carolina Department of Revenue; Republic Finance; Gerald Baxter; Discover Bank; Conway Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Conway Medical Center; and ArborOne, ACA, Defendants. SUMMONS & NOTICES (NON-JURY) (FORECLOSURE) TO: DEFENDANT GERALD BAXTER YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to appear and defend by answering the Complaint in this action, of which copies are herewith served upon you and to serve a copy of your Answer on the subscribers at their offices, 1000 29th Avenue North, Post Office Box 357, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29578-0357, and to file your answer with the Clerk of Court for Horry County, all within thirty (30) days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, except that the United States of America, if named, shall have sixty (60) days to answer after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to do so, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. YOU WILL ALSO TAKE NOTICE that the Plaintiff will move for an order of reference or that the Court or Clerk of Court may issue a general order of reference of this action to a master in equity/special referee, pursuant to Rule 53, of the South Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure. TO MINOR(S) OVER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE, AND/OR TO MINOR(S) UNDER FOURTEEN YEARS OF AGE AND THE PERSON WITH WHOM THE MINOR(S) RESIDES, AND/OR TO PERSONS UNDER SOME LEGAL DISABILITY: YOU ARE FURTHER SUMMONED AND NOTIFIED to apply for the appointment of a

guardian ad litem within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons and Notice upon you. If you fail to do so, application for such appointment will be made by Plaintiff. BELLAMY, RUTENBERG, COPELAND, EPPS, GRAVELY & BOWERS, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff s/Douglas M. Zayicek Douglas M. Zayicek, Esquire (S.C. Bar No. 11304) 1000 29th Avenue North (29577) P.O. Box 357 Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-0357 (843) 448-2400 (843) 448-3022 (Facsimile) dzayicek@bellamylaw.com Dated: April 26, 2021 THIS COMMUNICATION IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE PROBATE COURT CASE NO: 2021-ES10-0441

answer the Complaint within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the said Complaint. THE BLEECKER LAW FIRM, LLC Beverly V. Snelgrove SC Bar 100238 519 Savannah Highway (29407) P.O. Box 30245 Charleston, SC 29417 (843) 571-2725; (843) 571-2750 (Fax) bsnelgrove@ bleeckerfamilylaw.net ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF

The Charleston County Libertarian Party will hold its reorganizing convention at noon on June 8 at Makelab Charleston, 1610 Sam Rittenburg Blvd. Ste. D, Charleston, SC 29407. Please visit sclp. org/reorg for more information. This notice was ordered by Melissa Couture, Chair.

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF C. LOUISE SHUE

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-08-0308

NOTICE OF HEARING~ VIRTUAL HEARING

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO:

VERSUS

Any interested parties in the estate of C. Louise Shue a/k/a Caroline Louise Shue that a hearing will be held at the date below. Please contact Joy Stoney-Reid, Attorney for Petitioner at 6650 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29406.

CHELSEA SONES. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2021.

DATE OF HEARING: JUNE 22, 2021 TIME: 11:00 A.M.~ EASTERN STANDARD TIME PLACE: Virtual Hearing for the Charleston County Probate Court Historic Courthouse, 84 Broad Street, Second Floor Charleston, South Carolina 29401 DESCRIPTION/SUBJECT MATTER: ON PETITIONER’S PETITION FOR DETERMINATION OF HEIRS OF C. LOUISE SHUE. This 29th day of April, 2021. /S/ Irvin G. Concon NAME: IRVIN G. CONDON JUDGE OF PROBATE ADDRESS: 84 BROAD STREET CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29401 PHONE: (843) 958-5030

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT CASE NO.: 2021-DR-10-1105 JEREMY LEE DUSHANE, Plaintiff, vs. SAMANTHA HAUSAUER and JOHN DOE, Defendants, and CHARLESTON CO DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND NICOLE COOK, Third-Party Defendants. SUMMONS TO: THE DEFENDANTS, ABOVE-NAMED: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer to the said Complaint on the below subscribed attorney at her offices at Bleecker Family Law, 519 Savannah Hwy., P.O. Box 30245, Charleston, South Carolina 29417, within thirty (30) days from service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to

TO DEFENDANTS Chelsea Sones. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on 4 March 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of Attorney, Kyra A. McMillan, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kyra A. McMillan, SC Bar # 102156, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, 843-953-928

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF BERKELEY IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-08-0487 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MIRANDA MIZZEL AND TALMADGE HUTTO, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2021 TO DEFENDANT: MIRANDA MIZZEL YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Berkeley County on April 6, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Berkeley County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Jason D. Pockrus, Legal Department of the Berkeley County Department of Social Services, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks

Corner, S.C. 29461 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Jason D. Pockrus, SC Bar # 101333, 2 Belt Drive, Moncks Corner, SC 29461, (843) 719-1080.

SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF DORCHESTER IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-18-0435 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS TAMIKA WALLACE, DEFENDANT. IN THE INTEREST OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2020. TO DEFENDANT: TAMIKA WALLACE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Dorchester County on April 9, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Dorchester County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on Plaintiff, South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Natalie L. Maier, Legal Department of Dorchester County Department of Social Services, 216 Orangeburg Road, Summerville, SC 29483 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Natalie L. Maier, SC Bar #104690, 216 Orangeburg Road, Summerville, SC 29483. Telephone: (843) 941-9182.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-2001 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS SHANNON BROWN, RAFFEL WARD AND SHANEEN BROWN, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2013. TO DEFENDANT: RAFFEL WARD YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on August 11, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-0600 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MAKAYLA STOKES, ANDREW MAGALLON AND LEAH DOMOK, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2018. TO DEFENDANT: MAKAYLA STOKES AND ANDREW MAGALLON YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 1, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-1222 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS JACQUELINE SPITZ AND KEVIN STOKES, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2004. TO DEFENDANT: KEVIN STOKES YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on May 21, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-3087 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS AUDREY JAMISON, SCOTT CANNON AND SANDY MOULTRIE, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2006. TO DEFENDANT: SANDY MOULTRIE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with

the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 9, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2020-DR-10-3172 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KANDEE CUMBEE, CHANCE FRY, DANTE WHITE, SHANA CUMBEE AND SKYLA HOLYCROSS, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2012, BORN 2014, BORN 2018, BORN 2020 AND BORN 2019. TO DEFENDANT: CHANCE FRY YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on December 16, 2020. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10- 0497 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS Tamika Major, Maurice Jeffcoat, Omar Palmer, Brandon Smith and Timothy Jenkins DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN: 2009, 2015, 2017 & 2019 TO DEFENDANTS: Tamika Major & Brandon Smith YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on February 23, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Kenneth Murphy, II, Legal Department of the

Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Kenneth Murphy, II, SC Bar # 101817, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10- 0649 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS KRISTIN SMITH & RUSSELL FRANKS, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2020 TO DEFENDANTS: Kristin Smith & Russell Franks YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 5, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Dawn Berry, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave, N. Charleston, SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Dawn Berry, SC Bar # 101675, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, (843)-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0696 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS BRANDY SCOTT & JEREMIAH BROWN, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2007 TO DEFENDANTS: Brandy Scott & Jeremiah Brown YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 9, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Sally Young, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Sally Young SC Bar # 4686, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0037 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS SHEKIA BUTLER, HAROLD MILES & RAY SINGLETON DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN: 2008 & 2012 TO DEFENDANTS: SHEKIA BUTLER, HAROLD MILES & RAY SINGLETON YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on January 8, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston SC, 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs, SC Bar # 101535, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-9625.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0320 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MICHELE FRETSCHEL, JOHNNY WEST, AND MIA WILLIAMS, DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2011 TO DEFENDANT: JOHNNY WEST YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on April 14, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be

delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Dawn M. Berry, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite C, North Charleston, S.C. 29405, within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Dawn M. Berry, SC Bar # 101675, 3346 Rivers Avenue, Suite C, North Charleston, SC 29405, (843) 953-9229.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0621 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS CRISTIN SUMNER and JOSEPH H MURRAY III DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2018 & 2016 TO DEFENDANTS: Cristin Sumner & Joseph H Murray III YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 2, 2021 & March 18, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Dawn Berry, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Dawn Berry, SC Bar # 101675, 3366 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405.843-953-9625

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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-0994

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

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TAMMY FOGLE, TIFFANY HERRING, BYRON HERRING AND DIANA EWING, DEFENDANTS

NATASHA HERNANDEZ, JESUS RESENDIZ AND MELISSA PEREZ-SOLIS, DEFENDANTS

IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2012, MINOR CHILD BORN 2013 AND MINOR CHILD BORN 2017.

IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2018.

TO DEFENDANTS: TIFFANY HERRING AND BYRON HERRING YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 12, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR-10-0879 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS JESSICA LEEGETTE, RICHARD CATTLES AND LISA CATTLES, DEFENDANTS IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILD BORN 2017. TO DEFENDANTS: RICHARD CATTLES AND JESSICA LEEGETTE YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on March 25, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

TO DEFENDANTS: NATASHA HERNANDEZ AND JESUS RESENDIZ YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on April 1, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the Charleston County South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston S.C. 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs SC Bar #101535, 3366 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405, 843-953-6041.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CHARLESTON IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DOCKET NO. 2021-DR- 10-0995 SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES VERSUS MELINDA SIMMONS & HERBERT DAWSON DEFENDANTS. IN THE INTERESTS OF: MINOR CHILDREN BORN 2008 & 2007 TO DEFENDANT: Herbert Dawson YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action filed with the Clerk of Court for Charleston County on April 1, 2021. Upon proof of interest, a copy of the Complaint will be delivered to you upon request from the Charleston County Clerk of Court, and you must serve a copy of your Answer to the Complaint on the Plaintiff, the South Carolina Department of Social Services, at the office of its Attorney, Mary Lee Briggs, Legal Department of the Charleston County Department of Social Services, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston SC 29405 within thirty (30) days of this publication, exclusive of the date of service. If you fail to answer within the time set forth above, the Plaintiff will proceed to seek relief from the Court. Mary Lee Briggs, SC Bar # 101535, 3366 Rivers Ave. N. Charleston, SC 29405, 84-953-9625.

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experience being in such synergistic communion with an empathic ally that the two of you weave a vision of life that’s vaster and richer than either one of you could summon by yourself. The astrological omens suggest this possibility is now more likely than usual. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometimes people don’t like the provocative posts I publish on Facebook. They leave comments like, “You stupid idiot!” or “I hope you commit suicide!” and far worse. When I delete their messages, they become even more enraged, accusing me of censorship. “So you don’t believe in free speech, you jerk?” they complain. I don’t try to reason with them. They don’t deserve any of my time or energy. But, if I did communicate with them, I might say, “My Facebook page is my sanctuary, where I welcome cordial conversation. If you came into my house and called me an idiot, would it be ‘censorship’ if I told you to leave?” I hope these thoughts inspire you to clarify and refine your own personal boundaries, Scorpio. It’s a good time to get precise and definite about what’s acceptable and unacceptable from the people with whom you engage. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Have you ever kissed a monster in your nightly dreams? Have you won a chess match with a demon or signed a beneficial contract with a ghost or received a useful blessing from a pest? I highly recommend activities like those in the coming weeks — both while you’re asleep and awake. Now is a good time to at least make peace with challenging influences, and at best come into a new relationship with them that serves you better. I dare you to ask for a gift from an apparent adversary. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What does it mean to “follow the path with heart?” I invite you to meditate on that question. Here are my ideas. To follow the path with heart means choosing a destiny that appeals to your feelings as well as to your ambitions and ideas and habits. To follow a path with heart means living a life that fosters your capacity to give and receive love. To follow the path with heart means honoring your deepest intuitions rather than the expectations other people have about you. To follow the path with heart means never comparing your progress with that of anyone else’s, but rather simply focusing on being faithful to your soul’s code. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “It’s a good thing when people are different from your images of them,” wrote Aquarian author Boris Pasternak. “It shows they are not merely a type. If you can’t place them in a category, it means that at least a part of them is what a human being ought to be. They have risen above themselves, they have a grain of immortality.” I love that perspective! I’m offering it to you because right now is a favorable time to show that you are indeed different from the images people have of you; that you transcend all stereotyping; that you are uncategorizable. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have personal possession of the universe’s most monumental creation: consciousness. This mercurial flash and dazzle whirling around inside you is outlandishly spectacular. You can think thoughts any time you want to — soaring, luminescent, flamboyant thoughts or shriveled, rusty, burrowing thoughts; thoughts that can invent or destroy, corrupt or redeem, bless or curse. There’s more. You can revel and wallow in great oceans of emotion. Whether they are poignant or intoxicating or somewhere in between, you relish the fact that you can harbor so much intensity. You cherish the privilege of commanding such extravagant life force. I bring these thoughts to your attention because the time is right for a holiday I call Celebrate Your Greatest Gifts. Homework. Send testimony or proof of how you’ve seized control of your own life. Truthrooster@gmail.com


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