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Flood Update: Coplon’s plans designer sample sale on Main Street

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Staff Report
Published Oct. 27, 2015

Designer fashion store Coplon’s, severely damaged by flooding at its Forest Drive location, will open a temporary location on Main Street for the Thousand Year Flash Sale.

Designers from New York, Paris, London and California have sent items that will be sold at a fraction of their original prices. The sale, which will also include current inventory, will begin Friday and continue through Nov. 8 at 1350 Main St. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Designers included are Oscar de la Renta, Tibi, Lela Rose, Vince, Rag & Bone, Rebecca Taylor, Rachel Zoe and dozens more. Coplon’s, which has already begun work on rebuilding as well as opening a temporary location in Trenholm Plaza, will donate a portion of the proceeds to the American Red Cross of Central South Carolina.

South State Bank develops disaster recovery loan programs

In response to the recent floods in South Carolina, South State Bank is announcing development of disaster recovery loan programs for people who live in the communities impacted by October’s historic floods. The programs include a Disaster Renovation Program and a Disaster Relief Loan for customers seeking to rebuild.

“Many of our customers, employees, neighbors and friends were affected by this disaster,” said John F. Windley, president of South State Bank. “Because the majority of these areas are not in flood zones, many of our customers are now faced with homes that are in some cases a total loss with no insurance. We wanted to do something to help our communities recover.”

The Disaster Renovation Program is a special home loan that includes a one-year, interest-only renovation period, which can be converted to a 30-year term. The rates and terms will be negotiated with each applicant based on needs and qualifications. Origination fees, commitment fees or construction administrative fees on loans will not be charged through this program.

The Disaster Relief Loan is an unsecured loan with flexible terms, which will allow individuals to borrow up to $50,000 to help with needs incurred as a result of the recent flood.

Both the Disaster Renovation Program and the Disaster Relief Loan are available to consumers through Jan. 31, 2016.

Richland County to hold Flood Permitting Open House

An open house to assist residents and business owners who were hurt by recent flooding will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lower Richland High School auditorium, 2615 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins.

Officials from Richland County and the City of Columbia and FEMA representatives will give information about rebuilding structures, insurance, flood plain maps, home repairs and more.

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