We’re Getting Crafty –  The Beer Boom in Mount Pleasant 

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The guys at Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes breweries looked all over the Charleston area for a place to set up shop, but, in the end, they both settled on Mount Pleasant. “It’s got the perfect demographics for craft beer,” said Jim Leonard, one of two brewers for Ghost Monkey. Like Ghost Monkey, Matt Symons and Sean Geddis of Two Blokes looked at Mount Pleasant and saw an … [Read more...]

Good on the Pleasant Side of the River – Good Law Group

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Joe Good, III and partner Summer D. Eudy moved their law practice, Good Law Group LLC, from downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant last October, and so far, they are loving it. “We’re really excited to get to know more businesses around Mount Pleasant and to become part of the community,” said Good. “It is rewarding when other successful local entrepreneurs are choosing your … [Read more...]

Builders Who’ll Have Your Back: St. Pierre Construction

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Once, in casual conversation at her Sullivan's Island home, beloved best-selling author Dorothea Benton Frank described her sister to me as "someone you want to be in your bunker" – a person you'd want by your side should anything problematic ever happen. Now, years later, Dottie's words keep flashing through my mind as I sit across from builders Jeff and Greg St. Pierre of St. … [Read more...]

Beyond Your Basic Coffee Joint: Vintage Coffee & Cafe

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Java. Joe. Mud. Whatever name you assign to the boldly roasted caffeinated beverage that gives you a reason to wake up in the morning, one thing we can all agree on is its importance to getting our motors revved. Whether folks start their day with a light amber blend or a frothy cappuccino, a steaming hot beverage usually takes precedence as the sun rises. And now coffee lovers … [Read more...]

Serving Both Sides of the Bridge: Phipps Law Firm

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Eddie Phipps is a Mount Pleasant attorney whose offices are located in downtown Charleston. How the heck can that be? The answer is surprisingly simple. Expedience. Born and raised East of the Cooper, both of Phipps’ parents worked for the town. He is a graduate of Bishop England High School and was an officer in the Traffic Division of the Mount Pleasant Police Department for … [Read more...]

Boeing’s East Cooper Employees: An Integral Role in the Community

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Since Boeing opened its doors in North Charleston in November 2011, the airline manufacturing juggernaut has captured the attention of local news organizations, elected officials and the general public. The 787 Dreamliner program, housed adjacent to the Charleston International Airport, sits on approximately 141 acres and boasts a beautiful campus that employs thousands of … [Read more...]

Worth a Thousand Words: Prism Photo & Framing

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Flash: Your daughter just graduated from high school. Click: The entire family made it home for Christmas dinner. Cheese: Those in the audience smile as the photo is snapped. Just about everyone enjoys traveling back to an unforgettable moment by reminiscing about a meaningful photo. And although traditional photography has changed drastically in recent years, many … [Read more...]

Olive Love at The Crescent Olive

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Whether you use it to dress a salad, sauté some shrimp or apply to your skin for a youthful glow, nutrient-rich olive oil is essential for zesting up your cuisine and your life. Legend has it that the goddess Athena generously bestowed the gift of the olive tree to humanity. One shop in Mount Pleasant is serving up a vast selection of the liquid gold worthy of the gods. From … [Read more...]

Luring the Locals: Lowcountry Fly Shop

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Although I hang out with a few people who enjoy the sport of fishing, I can't say I had a proper education on the matter until I crossed paths with Scott Davis, owner of the Lowcountry Fly Shop. A local stop for fishing enthusiasts for the last four years, Lowcountry Fly Shop is settling into a spacious new location at Moultrie Plaza on Coleman Boulevard, and Davis is looking … [Read more...]