South Congaree welcomed a new business to the community Monday with the opening of The Human Bean. The coffee franchise originated in Ashland, Oregon in the late 90s and has since set up shop throughout the U.S.
Stein Mart announced that the store and its subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as of Wednesday morning. The company is a department store chain that sells men and women's clothing, accessories, shoes and home decor.
Drivers on Garners Ferry Road in Columbia may have noticed a new restaurant developing across the street from Applebee’s. Another Broken Egg Cafe, located at 4600 Devine St., is scheduled to open September 14. Staff members are looking forward to introducing Columbia diners to a new experience.
A former Vista hotspot that closed its doors after 16 years in December is undergoing a renaissance. The Flying Saucer's space, located at 931 Senate Street was acquired by Tasha Shmanske and will be transformed into a new sports bar concept for Columbia.
Representatives from Carolina Chrome Biker Magazine delivered canned food to the Columbia VA health care system Monday morning. The items were collected Saturday through the "Stuff a Truck" canned food drive event at Carolina Honda of Columbia. The amount of donations were able to fill an 18…
Joan Marco wasn’t enthusiastic about adding handrails in the bathrooms when she and her husband, Gary, began remodeling their Lake Murray home 10 years ago. The retired couple was then only in their early 70s and enthusiastic dancers.
Many Midlands residents have likely attended an event at the historic 701 Whaley building in Columbia. However, the building is more than just an event venue.
Many Chapin residents have been missing their beloved pimento cheese and chicken salad from locally-owned and operated Doza Rizen Cafe. The restaurant closed about three weeks ago while undergoing a move to its new location. Now the wait is finally over, and the store held its grand reopenin…
Garvin Design Group announced Friday that the former home of Columbia auto parts distributor, BW Clark, will be transformed into a live-work complex called Gadsden Place.
Panera Bread officials announced Wednesday that the Gervais Street location in Columbia's Vista plans to reopen its doors Monday for the first time since late March. The store's closure occurred due to the COVID pandemic.
Highway 55 Burgers in Lexington is extending a helping hand to the Pelion community through a bag lunch giveaway Wednesday.
Residents of Shandon, Rosewood, and nearby Devine and Blossom streets will soon have reason to celebrate the return of a beloved health foods grocer. After an absence of seven months, Earth Fare is making a comeback in Columbia. The original chain filed for bankruptcy in February of 2020, cl…
Cason Development Group representatives have announced plans for a new mixed-use commercial and residential project for the City of Forest Acres. The development will be located on the corner of Forest and Brentwood drives.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue announced that agents have arrested a Lexington grocery store owner Thursday and charged her with operating a business without a retail license.
REI officials have chosen to open a new location in Columbia's BullStreet District. Construction plans were first announced in March of 2019, and now the 20,000-sq.-ft. store is almost ready for customers.
“My business is built on relationships,” said Nick Annan, a senior manager with Elliott Davis, an accounting consulting firm based in South Carolina.
Brent Munnerlyn decided to take two different types of businesses models and combine them into one store. Customers of My Pharmacy & Optical, located at 808 Hwy. 378 in Lexington, can go pick up their prescription medication and get an eye exam all in one visit.
Restaurants have been struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many chefs with significantly less work and some unemployed.
Dominion Energy representatives announced they are launching a $35 million initiative in support of African American and underrepresented minority students.
The hundreds of area residents who visited Blythewood’s Rib Fest cookoff in March did more than enjoy grilled meat and tangy sauce — they also helped raise $6,000 the Blythewood Chamber donated this week to two area nonprofits.
Camp Discovery in Blythewood has launched a campaign to raise $35,000 to replace its dilapidated and storm-damaged picnic tables and benches.
Blythewood area residents will have a new dining option starting Monday. Zaxby’s restaurant will open at 221 Blythewood Road on July 13 for drive-through service, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony that morning.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals announced Thursday, several major expansion and investment projects. The corporation has planned a new $215 million investment in Lexington County, bringing 380 new full-time jobs to the area by 2024. The project will also add new office, warehouse and a vaccine produ…
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants in the Midlands have struggled, some even forced to shut down operations permanently. However, the Lexington branch of Salsarita’s has flourished thanks to their menu options and through community support.
The Business Lexpo, an annual trade show hosted by the Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, brings a wide variety of businesses and vendors together to connect and network. This year’s event was held Thursday at River Bluff High School, and was a little bit different than previous years. K…
Small businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the state can benefit from Dominion Energy’s small business energy solution program. The program increased incentives from 80% of project costs to 90% of costs. Eligible small businesses and nonprofits can receive up to $6,000 to instal…
The concept of edible cookie dough might have been a far-fetched idea for cookie-lovers everywhere for many years. Large-scale bakeries in major cities across the U.S. have created cookie dough cafés which offer a raw egg-free version for customers to indulge without hesitation.
EdVenture Children's Museum will be reopening Tuesday with new safety, cleaning, and social distancing protocols. The museum's three locations will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Locations will remain closed Sundays and Mondays for cleaning.
There are a variety of new businesses that will be coming to Cayce thanks to a new 36-acre purchase by Atlanta-based The Simpson Organization Inc.
Tony Clyburn has been working in radio since he was a freshman in high school. Originally from New York, he moved to the Midlands in the late 80s and quickly became a beloved community radio personality.
The Lexington Chamber & Visitors Center will be holding its yearly business Lexpo Thursday. Lexpo is a one-day event that hosts businesses located throughout the Midlands to help local entrepreneurs and community members connect with the business community.
There's an area in Five Points that will soon be new-and-improved. Mashburn Construction is the general contractor for a building rehabilitation on a portion of Harden Street.
A partnership between First Reliance Bank and The Town of Lexington has led to the creation of a $1 million loan program to aid businesses in town impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Soda City Market, a Saturday morning staple in Columbia, has been the place for artisan vendors to display their crafts and food for 15 years. Rain or shine, vendors bring their products and set up under tents that line Main Street for several blocks. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic th…
Columbia Metropolitan Airport will now be offering free masks for travelers. The masks are courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation, which recently announced the distribution of cloth facial masks to the aviation, transit and transportation sectors for passenger use.
Downtown Lexington has seen a boom in business within the last decade. An area that was formerly occupied by law offices and vacant spaces is becoming a hotspot for activities ranging from family-friendly events to staple spots for date night.
Dominion Energy is extending assistance programs and payment options to help customers facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many Midlands residents were heartbroken when the popular dessert spot Nonnah's unexpectedly closed on Gervais Street in November after 23 years.