Charleston home, garden festival to offer boat tours; Summerville restaurant sells for $4M

Charleston home, garden festival to offer boat tours; Summerville restaurant sells for $4M

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Charleston home, garden festival returns with boat tours for 76th run

The Historic Charleston Foundation will present the 76th annual Festival of Houses and Gardens March 15-April 16 with several new events.

The five-week event, the foundation’s largest fundraiser and educational tool, provides a glimpse into some of the historic homes and gardens in the 353-year-old city through guided walking tours, workshops, lectures and concerts.

Pre-Revolutionary War house sells for $8.6M in Charleston

New this year will be a music series featuring jazz, bluegrass and Gullah spirituals as well as a return of history boat cruises and a sunset harbor tour. Also, a finale brunch will be held.

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Mellow Mushroom Summerville

The former Mellow Mushroom pizzeria site in Summerville is now owned by a North Carolina-based firm. Warren L. Wise/Staff

Shuttered Summerville restaurant sells for $4M

A North Carolina real estate investment firm now owns a former pizzeria on a high-traffic corridor in Flowertown. Also, a sizable parcel in northern Mount Pleasant sells for $10.5 million.

Scooter's Coffee expanding to SC with 3 shops; 2 home decor stores open in Mount Pleasant

By the numbers

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1,889: Square footage of site of new Jack’s Cosmic Dogs coming to James Island. 

800: Square footage of site of new grab-and-go diner planned for longtime grocery store in Charleston.

3: Number of Shades of Charleston sunglass shops in the Lowcountry after a new store opens on March 13.

Town of Ravenel inches closer to annexing parcel for 350 new homes southwest of Charleston

This week in real estate

+ Office space: The head of a Mount Pleasant-based furniture store wants to build an office building on the former Navy base in North Charleston.

+ New townhomes: A Summerville townhome development is nearing completion. Units start in the upper $300,000s.

+ Flying in: Breeze Airways has leased office space in North Charleston.

+ Welcome change: Charleston architecture board hails plan to turn an “eyesore” of a building into a hotel.

Charleston apartments’ design rejected 4th time

295 Calhoun

Newly revised plans for the proposed 300-unit apartment development at 295 Calhoun St. were presented to Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review March 8, when the board rejected the design for a fourth time. Rendering/DCS Design/Southeastern

The city’s Board of Architectural Review denied initial approval of the planned 300-unit, seven-story apartment building at 295 Calhoun St. for a fourth time in two years on March 8.

Summerville apartments fetch $78M; commercial development set for Goose Creek

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