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“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…

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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).

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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 …

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.