September 2016

There are 6 blog entries for September 2016.

Dock Street Theatre is known as America's first theatre. It was originally built in February 1736 on the corner of Church Street and Dock Street, now known as Queen Street, and opened with a performance of The Recruiting Officer.  This was the first structure ever built to be strictly for theatrical performance. The original theatre is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of 1740 which left a large portion of the French Quarter and other boroughs in ruins. Following the devastation, The Planter's Hotel took over where Dock Street Theatre stands today. The builders transformed this structure to a hotel and added the wrought iron balcony in addition to sandstone columns that emphasize the Church Street mysticism. 

Several notable people were

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We are proud to be the title sponsor of this years' Sullivan's Island Fall Gardens for Gardeners Tour! On Saturday, October 22, 2016, the Charleston's Horticultural Society's 16th annual tour will brilliantly showcase the beauty of Sullivan's Island. A ticket to this event includes a carefully curated tour of eight of the island's most eclectic gardens as well as access into the hospitality suite, located at our island office location at 2216 Middle Street. We will offer refreshments and some small bites provided by one of the island's most popular restaurant establishments. 

One of the featured gardens on the tour will be the Charleston Horticultural Society's Founding Member, Patti McGee, who will debut her incredible beach-themed garden. 


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Whether buying a home for the first or the fourth time, it's important to weigh your options and make sure you're making the right investment for you and your family. It's easy to fall in love with a house and let your emotions talk you into making an offer. Before jumping head first into this kind of investment, here are four home-buying myths that you should know before beginning your search for your new home.

Myth #1. The First Step is Searching for a New House

While this might seem like the logical first step, it can be a risky one. Oftentimes homebuyers will drive around browsing neighborhoods that they can see themselves living in without taking a close look at their finances. It is important to know what your budget before starting your

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Put on your stretchy pants and make your reservations because Charleston Restaurant Week is back! Now through September 18th, you can indulge in some of the best culinary creations Charleston has to offer. It 's no surprise that Charleston has become a huge culinary town with its new and emerging chefs and impeccable dining options. Restaurant week is hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association which provides an opportunity to "experience world-renown cuisine of the Lowcountry."    Restaurants in Downtown Charleston, Mount Pleasant, James Island, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, North Charleston, Summerville and West Ashley are incorporated into Restaurant Week, making it difficult to resist! Restaurants will offer a fixed priced menu with…
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Take a step into the past, walk among large oak trees, and enjoy a bit of Lowcountry history at McLeod Plantation. Known for its Gullah/Geechee cultural heritage, McLeod Plantation sits on 37 acres on the Wappoo Creek on James Island. It is one of just five antebellum plantations open to the public in the Charleston area. Here you can listen to stories about the family that once owned this incredible piece of property. When it first appeared on records under the name Morgan Morris in 1671, the planation was set on over 600 acres. At that time, there was not a residence on the property. As years passed, the plantation was sold and split up several times before landing in the hands of William McLeod in 1851.   

McLeod built the large home that still

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Charleston's recent accolades have drawn a lot of nation-wide attention, so much that in 2015, the city gained an average of 48 new residents daily. That number is not supposed to decrease this year, especially after Charleston's most recent honor of being named, "Best City in the World," according to the readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine. Real estate inventory is low on a national level, but for a city that has become as popular as Charleston has over the past few years, the number of buyers severely outweighs what is currently available to purchase.

This graph highlights the inventory trends experienced by the luxury market in the area; namely, homes listed for over $1,000,000 from January of 2011 to August of 2016. There is a clear decline in

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