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Hospitality and Tourism

The owners of the Columbia franchise say they were attracted to the company’s values and its practice of letting owners be owners. (Photo/Shuckin’ Shack)
Jul 18, 2024

Oyster bar franchise makes plan for Columbia’s BullStreet

A seafood restaurant with origins in the Carolinas will open on the ground level of the new Bennet at BullStreet development ...

Congaree National Park ranks No. 10 on vocational rental platform Lake.com’s list of national parks deemed the most underrated in the country. (Photo/File)
Jul 16, 2024

Richland County attraction named one of most underrated national parks

The park has the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern U.S.

The Willcox in Aiken has been named of of the world's best resorts. (Photo/The WIllcox)
Jul 12, 2024

Travel + Leisure names Aiken hotel one of the world’s best

The hotel is among the 100 world's best, which includes resorts from 38 countries.

Texas-based burger brand Whataburger will open its first South Carolina location in Boiling Springs on July 15. (Photo/Whataburger)
Jul 9, 2024

Whataburger sets opening date for first South Carolina restaurant

The Texas-based brand has plans for eight more South Carolina locations.

A packed house is not always enough to save a popular restaurant. Paw’s Diner was a stalwart local restaurant for 26 years where Clemson and Seneca meet at Lake Hartwell. Locals and lake visitors enjoyed hand-made favorites like burgers, meatloaf, fried chicken and banana pudding. (Photo/C. Brandon Nixon Jr.)
Jul 8, 2024

CLOSED: The end of Seneca diner illustrates restaurant industry struggle

Although restaurant openings remain robust across the Palmetto State, the rising cost of operating caused nearly 2,100 restaurants to close in 2023.

The transfer of restaurant kitchen inspection duties became effective on July 1 across South Carolina. (Photo/Deposit/Photos)
Jul 5, 2024

South Carolina’s food safety responsibilities now in new hands

Legislation in 2023 eliminated DHEC and redistributed its programs among other agencies …

Registration is open for the inaugural 803 Day celebration to be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, which will include a host of activities in the Midlands area. (Photos/DepositPhotos)
Jul 1, 2024

Registration open for inaugural event to unite Columbia businesses

The event aims to unite the community to explore the city, enjoy live entertainment and patronize local businesses.

The Beef ‘O’ Brady location on Hard Scrabble will soon have company as the franchisor spreads to 15 locations in the midlands and beyond. (Photo/FSC Franchise Co.)
Jun 24, 2024

Tampa-based restaurant group plans 15 locations in South Carolina

The family friendly sports pub menu includes salads and burgers to wings steaks …

Broomsedge, located in the small Sumter County town of Rembert, is set to open in October. (Photo/Stephen Reynolds)
May 30, 2024

‘Classically designed’ golf course taking shape in Sumter County

The course with a 156-acre footprint features design elements inspired by three of the game’s classical architects.

Poogan’s Southern Kitchen offered classic Southern fare such as chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits. (Photo/Poogan’s Southern Kitchen)
May 16, 2024

Charleston-based restaurant closing Forest Acres location after 2 years

The restaurant opened in August 2022 in 6,600 square feet in the Cardinal Crossing Community …

Cherokee County has received a Federal Lands Access Program grant that will provide significant funding to plan and design approximately 26 miles of trail associated with the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail corridor and Carolina Thread Trail. (Photo/Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail/Carolina Thread Trail)
May 1, 2024

Funding boost spurs planning, design of 26-mile trail in Cherokee County

The trail is associated with the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail corridor and Carolina Thread Trail.

Farmer’s Market Xchange, an artisan market by Toms Creek Farms offering fresh deli meats and cheeses, fresh baked goods and coffee opened at 912 Lady St. last week. (Photo/Congaree Vista Guild)
Apr 30, 2024

Locally owned farm-focused market, coffee chain open in Columbia’s Vista neighborhood

The coffee chain has stores across the country employing 400-plus individuals with disabilities.