Flat-screen TVs, soft beds with throw pillows, fresh linens and room service are a few of the features guests expect to experience at most hotels. Midlands resident Jessica Roberts believes it's not just humans who deserve hotel amenities - it's their four legged friends too.
A U.S. Army veteran named Louis Williams, Jr., started a tile business in Columbia in the early 1960s. He had a willingness to work hard, often spending those early days on his knees laying tile himself. He also had a vision for a new product that could change the industry. After a year and …
It's been just over a year since Nothing Bundt Cakes opened at 4619 Forest Drive in the Cardinal Crossing shopping center. Owner Kandi Bubonic and her staff will soon be celebrating the store's first "birthday" with three days of giveaways, benefiting customers and one local nonprofit organization.
A new restaurant made its way into Lexington Thursday. Fusión Cocina Latina held a soft opening at 109-K Old Chapin Road, formerly the home of Nooch and Lalo.
Blythewood area residents will soon have the opportunity to tell the town what they think about its services and amenities — and what they’d like to see on the drawing board for the future.
The new building in the 3000 block of Millwood Avenue will soon be the home to a full-service Starbucks and Basecamp Fitness. Construction is underway, overseen by Dolphin Commercial of Atlanta.
The importance of keeping good financial records and how to tap into local government opportunities highlighted the agenda for area small business owners at Tuesday’s monthly Northeast Connection and Small Business Breakout meeting.
Like many small business owners, Angela Sellers struggled to get through 2020. The Fit Columbia owner found her ninth year in business a brutal one, battling like so many others to overcome COVID-19’s obstacles. Her way through it turned out to be an unexpected one: a bigger space.
There will be a new restaurant coming to the corner of Gervais and Harden streets, scheduled to open in January. 5 Points Chicken & Grill will specialize in a variety of chicken boxes, but also offer other popular food items.
A new year means new reasons to celebrate. Drip on Main will host its eighth birthday celebration Jan. 12 at 1441 Main Street in Columbia.
Lizard's Thicket employees are preparing to serve thousands of customers on New Year's Day. According to Community Relations Manager Sara Krisnow, it's the local restaurant chain's busiest day of the year.
You may not turn into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight Thursday, but you’re just as unlikely to toast the New Year with champagne — or any other type of cocktail — at that hour in Midlands area restaurants this year.
Pets in Chapin are about to get a lot of stylish options. Modern Companion, a pet boutique owned by Maddie St. Gelais, is scheduled to open on Lexington Avenue in early March.
Although many Midlands residents will be eating meals at home on Christmas Day, not all families choose to cook. There will be a select number of Columbia-area restaurants where residents can dine in Friday.
It does not often occur that someone who once never liked drinking coffee goes into the coffee roasting business. However, for Bart Baldwin, owner of Bart's Crazy Good Coffee Roasting Company, that is exactly the case.
There's a new tenant in the former Family Dollar space in West Columbia's Westland Square Shopping Center. Furniture on Sunset officially opened at the start of the month, and is locally owned and operated.
Blythewood area residents should see construction on the long-anticipated widening project on Blythewood Road after the first of the year, according to Michael Niermeier, Richland County’s director of transportation.
The Belk distribution center in Blythewood is slated for a $2.5 million investment to upgrade it for future demand. The improvements will be made over the next five years, according to a news release from Richland County.
Though it was a chilly morning, there was a special warmth in the air Wednesday at The Oliver Gospel Roastery on Taylor Street in Columbia.
Even during a global pandemic, Nuttall Tire & Auto Repair Center in Columbia has "outgrown" its facility because of the shop's loyal customers.
“A little bit of everything” is how Scott Derrick described the merchandise at Blythewood General Store, his newest venture that celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday.
It was an exciting Tuesday afternoon for The Balloon Squad owners Sheila and Bryant Fluker, as supporters gathered for their ribbon cutting inside Columbiana Centre.
Laurent Prescelti, the French entrepreneur who brought Crepes and Croissants to Sumter Street in Columbia, is set to open a new cafe-style breakfast and lunch restaurant in the River District. The Hideout will feature espresso drinks, salads, croissant sandwiches, tartines, and quiches.
It was announced Thursday that Nooch and Lalo, a "mix-Mex" restaurant on Old Chapin Road in Lexington, has permanently closed.
Sunshine Café owner Shutondia Culcleasure was forced to close her restaurant in March due to COVID, just three months after the grand opening.
Samuel Small Jr., president of First Palmetto Bank, recently discovered his bank was named the "best small bank" in the state by Newsweek magazine.
Todd Adams and his wife Renee Polporak began the Rambo's Fat Cat Biscuits food truck in September 2018, setting up shop each Saturday at Columbia's Soda City Market.
Brittany Koester, owner of 72 Company, is bringing a new pick-me-up spot to downtown Columbia. Azalea Coffee Bar will have a home at 2700 Devine Street come early 2021.
Looking for a taste of Britain, Germany or Eastern Europe? You can now find it all in one place and without leaving the Midlands.
The Irmo community celebrated the expansion of a local business Friday during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Loveland coffee expanded its operations with the opening of the Loveland Coffee Roastery.