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Dunkin’ opens on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington

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Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing cuts the ribbon on State Street, West Columbia

324 State St. West Columbia Show Caption Hide Caption Art in gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Art in gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Gallery Show Caption Hide Caption Rob Show Caption Hide Caption Ribbon cutting Thursday. Rob Shaw Gallery and Framing has opened at 324 State Street in West Columbia. The ribbon was cut on the shop, Thursday afternoon. The…

Behind-scenes tour scheduled for 1920s bakery now converted to residential apartments

Claussen’s Inn, located at 2003 Greene St. Karamie Sullivan photo. Historic Columbia will soon be offering another behind-the-scenes tour of the nearly 100-year-old Claussen’s Inn in Five Points. The first tour, which took place in January, allowed guests to view the 1920s-era bakery prior to extensive renovations. Information was provided about the origin of the building, and its evolution throughout…

Irmo businesses come together for evening of wine, friendship, music

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Vehicle crashes into Grace Animal Hospital

animal hospital 1 Show Caption Hide Caption animal hospital 2 Show Caption Hide Caption animal hopsital 3 Show Caption Hide Caption Marshall Jumper photos. Used with permission. Grace Animal Hospital employees, four-legged patients, and their owners all had an unexpected shock Thursday morning when an SUV crashed through the business wall, into the lobby area. Marshall Jumper was present inside…

Free circus, other new attractions to be added to SC State Fair for 150th anniversary

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Columbia’s Duck Duck Goose offering high-end children’s clothing

Chris Timmers photo. Sarah Rama, owner of Columbia’s new children’s clothing boutique Duck Duck Goose, didn’t start out to be a retail entrepreneur. The Columbia native, armed with a business degree (and a retail minor) from the University of South Carolina first worked for the architectural firm GMK, and later joined the floor covering giant, Mohawk. “I had worked in…

Medical center, restaurants join northeast Columbia building boom

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West Columbia announces sale of property for Savage Craft Ale Works in old City Hall building

Concept rendering of the project as seen from Meeting Street toward Center Street. The City of West Columbia has closed the sale of the property for the future Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s River District area. The new brewery is scheduled to open in late Spring 2020 in the old Brookland Fire Station/City Hall building located at 430…

Juul, E-cigarette maker, announces facility to open in Lexington County, with 500 jobs

Juul, the Electronic cigarette maker has announced it will invest $125 million for a facility in Lexington County. The new operation is expected to create 500 jobs, according to a Monday news release. The plan calls for the establishment of an assembly and packaging plant that is expected to be operating as early as the summer. The plant would likely…

Planet Fitness opens on Clemson Road in northeast Columbia

Barbell racks Show Caption Hide Caption Stretching & core area Show Caption Hide Caption Express workout zone Show Caption Hide Caption Relaxation zone Show Caption Hide Caption Lobby Show Caption Hide Caption Treadmills Show Caption Hide Caption Jeanne Reynolds photos. The Midlands’ newest Planet Fitness location opened this week at 2110 Clemson Road in The Crossings shopping center in northeast…

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and mom likes her flowers and her favorite restaurant

Grecian Gardens offering a sample of their food at Taste on the River. Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor the very special women in our lives.  And it also keeps some people busy in West Columbia. “Mother’s Day, or the Saturday before, is the single-biggest day of the year for us,” said Jackie MaCaulay, owner of Jarrett’s…

Palmetto Pediatric now open in Blythewood

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ByFarr Graphic Design owned by Brynley Farr, expanding to Cottontown

Brynley Farr, photo by Joshua Aaron Photography. The face of business in Columbia is changing. The entrepreneurial spirit is certainly catching on with a younger set, and there seems to be more women-owned businesses than ever before. No new enterprise reflects both of these developments more than ByFarr, a custom design and marketing firm. Started by Brynley Farr in 2005…

Blythewood Farmers Market opens for the season

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$660,520 raised at McDaniels Automotive Group Gala, Golf Classic for Lexington Medical Center’s 3-D Mammography

L to R: Lexington Medical Center President & CEO Tod Augsburger; Lexington Medical Center Foundation Vice President of Community Relations and Development Barbara Willm; event co-chairs Bill McDaniels and Suzanne Pucci; and Lexington Medical Center Foundation Executive Director Amy Lanier. The 2019 McDaniels Automotive Group Gala and Golf Classic raised a record-breaking $660,520 for the Lexington Medical Center Foundation’s Campaign…

Firehouse Subs coming to Garners Ferry Road, hiring for all positions

Photo from Firehouse Subs Facebook page. Garners Ferry Road will soon be the home of the newest Midlands Firehouse Subs, across from the Shoppes at Woodhill. According to Firehouse franchisee Ricky Werner, the restaurant, located at 6041 Garners Ferry, will be utilizing the space of a former bank. “They’re taking out the safe, and the drive through, and all that,”…

Local business participating in national coin hunt, dropping valued coins across Midlands

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All COMET rides free Thursday as part of National Get On Board Day

Photos from The COMET’s Facebook page. The COMET Central Midlands Transit service announced Monday that the company will be joining other public transportation systems across the nation to participate in National Get On Board Day, Thursday. The event was put in place to encourage people to support public transportation and showcase the benefits it brings to communities. According to The…

Artista Vista begins Thursday evening: Columbia’s largest gallery crawl

Artista Vista image from 2018. It’s all for the love of art. Columbia’s largest gallery art crawl begins Thursday evening at 5 p.m. Artista Vista 2019 is a two-day, art-centric event with activities and sights for every member of the family to enjoy. Galleries will be displaying new, unique shows and some will offer complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres with…

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden nominated for Best Zoo in America

Lemur triplets at Riverbanks Zoo – file photo. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden has been nominated as one of the best zoos in the country. USA Today released a list of 20 nominees, and Columbia’s Riverbanks is 16th on the list (in alphabetical order). According to the USA Today guidelines, a panel of travel experts were asked to nominate their favorite…

Lexington’s Avtec has been acquired by Motorola Solutions Inc.

Avtec in Lexington- Miller-Valentine Group photo. Lexington’s Avtec has been acquired by Motorola Solutions Inc. The acquisition was finalized last month. Avtec is a telecommunications service provider.  The company, at 100 Innovation Place in Lexington, is privately held, with more than 145 employees. It was founded in 1979. Michael Branning, of Lexington is the departing CEO. “Motorola Solutions has been a…