Nothing Bundt Cakes is celebrating dual anniversaries this week. Kandi Bubonic owns the local franchises, and to help celebrate each monumental occasion, Bubonic is giving back to the community by offering special discounts and giveaways during Community Appreciation Days.
The Columbia Fireflies will host a job fair at Segra Park Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. According to officials, the goal is to fill approximately 300 open positions for the 2023 baseball season.
Entrepreneurs in the Columbia area can sign up for The City of Columbia's Office of Business Opportunities 2023 FastTrac Growth Venture course. The 10-week program will be held in person every Tuesday at 6 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 at the Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus.
“Our mission here at Peak Drift is to celebrate life’s high points, the moments that, no matter how big or how small, when you finally reach that peak you’ve worked so hard for, it’s the moment where you can finally sit back, relax and unwind,” said Sara Middleton-Styles, co-owner of Peak Dr…
Three Columbia natives are preparing to 'shake things up' on Decker Boulevard with a new family-oriented restaurant they plan to open in the upcoming months. The new spot is called Shakers Theme Bar and will be in the space previously occupied by the former Rush's and Cod and Tail Seafood.
The City of Columbia Community Development Department is seeking contractors for their new housing rehabilitation program, SHINE (Single Family Housing Improvement for Neighborhood Enhancement).
Workers are putting the finishing touches on landscaping outside Blythewood’s newest eatery, a Taco Bell restaurant at 209 Blythewood Road. The restaurant is open every day from 7 a.m. to midnight (“or later,” according to a sign on the front door).
"It's been a long time coming," said Real Estate Developer Ben Arnold of Arnold Family Corporation (AFC) regarding his company's upcoming development projects. The new developments are set to be located downtown in Columbia's Vista and will feature two hotels and a multi-family development.
Atia Williams joined Richland One's Victory Program at Heyward Career and Technology Center after graduating from C.A. Johnson High School in 2021. The program teaches work-based learning and independent living skills to special needs students ages 18-21.
Restaurants across the Midlands are gearing up to greet and serve hundreds of new and current food lovers for an 11-day culinary celebration as Restaurant Week South Carolina kicks off Thursday, Jan. 12, through 22.
Lizard’s Thicket is celebrating its 45th anniversary by giving back in the month of January. The family-owned restaurant is selling special coffee mugs and proceeds from sales will benefit local non-profit organizations.
The City of West Columbia has announced the move of the Columbia Children’s Theatre (CCT) to West Columbia at the Brookland-Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC). The move will be effective Feb. 1 with CCT’s after-school classes, summer camps, rehearsals and administrative services all located …
Many on social media responded with mixed emotions after Wet Willie's, located in the Vista downtown Columbia announced on Facebook that it would be closing permanently, effective immediately.
Scott Dorrill, the owner of 10203 Tires Plus, announced Thursday morning that he can no longer offer free tires to the community due to the challenges he faced on Wednesday.
PJ’s Coffee is now open in Elgin, bringing a New Orleans brewing style to the Midlands. Coffee in New Orleans uses a cold-drip process that protects the flavor and strength of the beans, while producing a coffee that is two-thirds less acidic.
Dunkin' held a grand reopening celebration at its newest Next Generation location in Red Bank Wednesday morning. Customers lined up for a chance to snag giveaways and see the redesigned donut shop.
The countdown to the holidays has begun, so it's time to check off the last-minute gift shopping lists. Anyone looking to shop local, many businesses across the Midlands have gift options for shoppers to finish preparing for the holiday season.
Crumbl Cookies held a grand opening in Forest Acres Friday, bringing an array of treats for those who love sweets. Mayor Frank Brunson and City Councilmen Thomas Andrews, John Barnes, David Black and Haskell Kibler welcomed the couple to the area during the grand opening.
Eligible businesses may qualify for savings toward energy-efficiency projects with Dominion Energy’s EnergyWise For Your Business program.
Five Points in Columbia houses many different retailers and restaurants but has been without a bookstore since the closing of Dr. Books. The district will soon welcome a new store for book lovers, as All Good Books is scheduled to open in early 2023 at 734 Harden St.
At Wood + Fabric in the Old Mill in Lexington, shoppers will find unique designer furniture, lighting, and accessories for home and office. Better still, the local, family-owned store offers exclusive access to items not ordinarily available to the public, with new items for sale every week.
Well Pets held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate their move to a new building. Employees of the veterinary clinic took guests through the new facility following the ribbon cutting to show the new rooms and features.
Locally owned business Palmetto Millworks of the Carolinas, LLC, announces plans to expand operations in Richland County.
Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina (GIUMSC) held a grand opening Tuesday in Chapin for its newest retail venture, Auten’s Loft.
West Columbia is continuing to grow with the sale of a 37.87-acre property, which will soon become a mixed-use development. The city’s new $60 million project known as Langley Pointe will feature a combination of Class-A housing and commercial components.
New local brewery Peak Drift Brewing Company announced the launch of its inaugural line of craft beers and seltzers this week. To celebrate, a series of grand opening events will be happening throughout December.
The Mungo Homes Foundation has announced its second annual Week of Giving taking place Dec. 5 through 9. All nine markets in which Mungo builds will participate in the Week of Giving volunteer opportunities.
The Bin Store has made its way to West Columbia, offering a new way for shoppers to find hidden treasures for cheap. The local family and veteran-owned business held a grand opening Friday morning and welcomed many guests who waited in line to start shopping.
Shoppers in the Midlands are attending the Junior League of Columbia’s Holiday Market this weekend, bringing the Christmas spirit for a good cause. The four-day event kicked off Thursday morning and will run through Sunday.
Downtown Columbia dive bar The Whig has officially shut its doors but is inviting customers to come out and enjoy one last drink. The Whig will have a celebration of life Thursday at Boyd Plaza to say goodbye for the final time.
The Venue on Main Street is bringing holiday cheer back downtown on Main Street beginning Thursday through Dec. 31 with its new but not-so-new holiday pop-up bar. According to LTC Hospitality Services Executive Director Christopher Yonce, the holiday-themed pop-up bar concept downtown was or…
Chick-fil-A announced Monday plans to establish its newest Chick-fil-A Supply distribution center in Lexington County. The company’s $80 million investment will be located at Saxe Gotha Industrial Park in West Columbia and, according to the company, create 165 new jobs.
Publix at Trenholm Plaza is scheduled for an expansion. Construction will begin in January and the expanded store is expected to open in late 2023.
Fill your car with your favorite people and enjoy nightly magical light displays and animated scenes from 6-10 p.m., from Nov. 24 through Dec. 31, during Holiday Lights on the River at Saluda Shoals Park.
Giving Tuesday is Nov. 29, and South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond wants everyone to remember to "give from the heart, but please give smart." He made the statement during a special ceremony Wednesday morning where ten organizations from across the state were recognized as Angels …
Sport lovers in the Midlands can now take part in their favorite activities no matter the weather, with the addition of a new indoor multisport simulator in Lexington. Tee’d Up officially opens this week, offering individuals of any age an experience to try out golfing and other sports in a …
Twin sisters Faith and Malia Jeffcoat, also known as 'The Lemonade Twins,' started selling homemade lemonade throughout Columbia and had their beverage featured at Richland One schools Wednesday and Thursday.
Coffee lovers can now enjoy the taste of Caliber Coffee Company and support local veterans and first responders. The small-batch artisan coffee roaster recently announced its headquarters has moved to Columbia from Lakeland, FL. The company is also a proud partner of the veteran-owned compan…
Historic growth is projected for Forest Acres as city officials announced Wednesday that Richland Mall will be sold and demolished in what is the single-largest economic development investment in Forest Acres in nearly 35 years.
Local business owner Gregg Lange is knowledgeable when it comes to the repair, manufacture, sales, rental, appraisal, and other tasks usually associated with stringed instruments.
A Richland County Woman was arrested Friday and charged with one count of assisting in the preparation of a false state Sales Tax return.
National award-winning electric bike company Pedego Bikes has made its way to West Columbia and celebrated with a grand opening Wednesday. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, live music and a giveaway.
Witches and fairies, angels and devils, superheroes and villains, pirates and boxers, unicorns and vampires and even a canine pumpkin: all those and more strolled the streets of Five Points to celebrate Halloween Monday evening.
Residents waiting for more details on the new Publix grocery store coming to Northeast Columbia, will have to wait a bit longer.
An empty nest is leading to a life-long dream for Brooke Finn and her husband, Kevin. With the last of their three children in college, the couple is cooking up a new adventure as owners of Crumbl Cookies, coming soon to the Cardinal Crossing center at 4605 Forest Drive.