Mount Pleasantries

Choate Construction Expands Regional Headquarters Operations in Mount Pleasant

At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Gateway Mount Pleasant office building, the Town of Mount Pleasant announced that Choate Construction will expand its Mount Pleasant-based regional headquarters. The Choate expansion is anticipated to result in the addition of 20 high-quality jobs and an approximate $1 million capital investment. The company will relocate to the Gateway Mount Pleasant office building which is being constructed at 235 Magrath Darby.

CubeSmart Self-Storage Celebrates Grand Opening in Mount Pleasant

CubeSmart celebrated its recent opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on December 11. Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce President Chris Staubes were in attendance.

Mount Pleasant Holiday Gift Guide

If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, have no fear, Mount Pleasant has a local shop or boutique for every interest, style, or fancy. Stop by one of these locally-owned gems and cross every person off your shopping list.

CBC National Bank Celebrates Grand Opening in Mount Pleasant

CBC National Bank held a Holiday Grand Opening for its new Mount Pleasant mortgage lending office on Friday, December 1, with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony. Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie, Town Council Member Kathy Landing and Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce President Chris Staubes joined CBC’s office leadership team at the Grand Opening.

New Year’s Eve Events in Mount Pleasant

Ring in the New Year in Mount Pleasant style—whether your style is a romantic dinner for two or an aircraft carrier-sized bash for hundreds. No matter what celebration you choose, they’re all distinctively Lowcountry: waterfront, festive, and fun.

Five Holiday Events in Mount Pleasant

Even without snow, Mount Pleasant is the perfect place to usher in the holiday season. Whether you are looking for a kid-friendly Christmas event, local holiday shopping, or an adults-only celebration with lots of holiday cheer, there’s something for everyone this Christmas season.

Seven Unique Takes on Oysters in Mount Pleasant

It’s oyster season in the Lowcountry, and these local bivalves are turning up on every menu in town. From raw and ice cold with only a lemon wedge for garnish, to battered, seasoned, and fried, there’s an oyster for every palate in Mount Pleasant. Try one of these unique takes on oysters and celebrate this local delicacy one half-shell at a time.

Events This Week: November 14 – November 21

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November 14 - November 21, 2017

Events This Week: November 7 – November 14

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November 7 - November 14, 2017

Mount Pleasant Burger Roundup

America’s favorite sandwich, the hamburger, is not a hard meal to find. From diners, to bars, to fine dining restaurants, almost everyone has one on their menu. So finding the perfect burger with this abundance of choice can be a hefty task. Next time you’re looking for your perfect burger—whether it’s grilled or griddled, high-brow or down-home—give one of these Mount Pleasant spots a try.

Events This Week: October 31 – November 7

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October 31 - November 7, 2017

Hermosa Jewelry and Brown Fox Coffee Celebrate New Locations in Mount Pleasant

Hermosa Jewelry and Brown Fox Coffee celebrated the opening of their new locations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Hermosa Jewelry offers hand-crafted pieces inspired by life in the Lowcountry, while Brown Fox Coffee serves up traditional and specialty espresso drinks along with various other treats.

Events This Week: October 24 – October 31

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October 24 - October 31, 2017

Five Shrimp and Grits in Mount Pleasant

Shrimp and grits are the Lowcountry’s signature dish—and with good reason. Mount Pleasant’s shrimp boats deliver the freshest shellfish daily and some of the South’s best grits are milled right here in South Carolina. It’s an easy dish to find in Mount Pleasant; almost every restaurant has it on their menu, many with their own spin on the standard. Next time the craving for shrimp and grits hits, be sure to try these outside-the-box takes on this Mount Pleasant standby.

Events This Week: October 17 – October 24

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October 17 - October 24, 2017

Date Night in Mount Pleasant

Whether it’s your first date, or you’re celebrating fifty years of marriage, Mount Pleasant is a great place to get closer, find romance, or discover something new together. Next date night, try one of these unique Mount Pleasant spots.

Events This Week: October 10 – October 17

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October 10 - October 17, 2017

Four Places To Escape Football Madness

Fall can be a lonely season in the South if you aren’t spending your weekends watching football. As tribes start to form, dividing friends and neighbors into garnet & black and orange & purple, where is there for a non-football fan to go? Luckily, Mount Pleasant is loaded with spots for the less-than-enthusiastic fan to enjoy the weekend without fighting the cheering crowds.

Events This Week: October 3 – October 10

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October 3 - October 10, 2017

Six Live Music Spots

Mount Pleasant is known for great food and beautiful ocean views - add in some live music and you have a complete evening. Check out one of Mount Pleasant’s many bars and restaurants with live music and find the perfect spot to discover a new local band or listen to an old favorite.

Events This Week: September 26 – October 3

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September 26 - October 3, 2017

Four Picture Perfect Spots

Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, looking for landscapes or for the background for your next selfie, Mount Pleasant is loaded with sites for the perfect picture. We've rounded up four of our favorite picture perfect spots in Mount Pleasant!

Events This Week: September 19 – September 26

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September 19 - September 26, 2017

Events This Week: September 5 – September 12

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September 5 - September 12, 2017

Sweetgrass Baskets: A Mount Pleasant Tradition

Passed down from generation to generation since the 1700s, the sweetgrass basket craft is unique to the Lowcountry and represents one of the oldest West African art forms in America.

Events This Week: August 29 – September 5

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August 29 - September 5, 2017

Four Places To Catch The Game

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner: football season. If you can’t make it to the game, Mount Pleasant has you covered with all the giant flat screens, cold beers, and bar snacks you need to cheer on your team.

Events This Week: August 22 – August 29

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August 22 - August 29, 2017

Mount Pleasant Eclipse Roundup

Mount Pleasant’s coastal views are always breathtaking, but on Monday August 21, the skies overhead will be awe-inspiring. From, 2:38 – 2:39 ET on Monday, August 21, 207, Mount Pleasant will have a perfect view of a total solar eclipse. Get your protective eclipse glasses (available at numerous local retailers) and experience this once in a lifetime event at one of the many viewing parties and events planned around town.

Bottom Line Digital Communications Celebrates Relocation in Mount Pleasant

Bottom Line Digital Communications, a local printing and marketing solutions company, celebrated its relocation in Mount Pleasant with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 15. Bottom Line Digital Communications provides a wide range of services designed to meet the needs of the business community.

Events This Week: August 15 – August 22

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August 15 - August 22, 2017

Events This Week: August 8 – August 15

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August 8 - August 15, 2017

Five Essential Mount Pleasant Coffees

No matter what side of town you’re on, there’s no reason to rely on a big chain for your morning coffee. Mount Pleasant is home to several great, independently owned coffee shops, giving ample opportunity to support your community and your caffeine addiction. We've rounded up five essential Mount Pleasant coffees to help you kick start your day!

Events This Week: August 1 – August 8

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August 1 - August 8, 2017

MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company Opens in Mount Pleasant

MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Company, an authentic Neapolitan restaurant brand with a mission to bring friends together, has opened its newest location in Mount Pleasant at 1100 Bowman Rd, Ste 100. Offering high quality, delicious Neapolitan pizzas, MidiCi is sure to become a Mount Pleasant favorite.

Tidal Creek Dental Celebrates Grand Opening in Mount Pleasant

Tidal Creek Dental is officially open for business. The new state-of-the-art facility celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 27. From cosmetic dentistry to pediatric dental care, Dr. George Gaillardetz, owner of Tidal Creek, is committed to providing the highest quality of services to all his patients.

5 Sweet Treats To Beat The Heat

As the hot and hazy days of summer crawl on, there’s nothing like something cold and sweet to beat the heat. Try one of Mount Pleasant’s best warm weather treats and satisfy your sweet tooth while trying to stay cool.

Events This Week: July 25 – August 1

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July 25 - August 1, 2017

Events This Week: July 18 – July 25

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July 18 - July 25, 2017

Stepping Back In Time: Mount Pleasant Historical Attractions

You don’t need to drive over the Ravenel Bridge to discover the Lowcountry’s rich and varied history. Mount Pleasant is home to several historical attractions that give visitors a look into the Charleston area from the colonies to present day. Explore these museums and historical sites to take a look back at our shared past.

Events This Week: July 11 – July 18

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July 11 - July 18, 2017

7 Ways To Get Your Sweat On In Mount Pleasant

If you’re looking for a new way to sweat—besides from the summer heat—Mount Pleasant has plenty to offer. Whether you're a beginner or a gym rat, there’s a fitness class to suit everyone’s needs. Discover what’s right for you with our 7 ways to get your sweat on in Mount Pleasant!

Events This Week: July 4 – July 11

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July 4 - July 11, 2017

Events This Week: June 27 – July 4

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June 27 - July 4, 2017

6 Stops For The Perfect Beach Day

Maybe the best part of living in Mount Pleasant is living minutes from the beach. Plan for the perfect day of sand and sun in Mount Pleasant before heading to the shore. It’s all right here in our 6 stops for the perfect beach day roundup.

Mount Pleasant Parks Earn Certificate of Excellence

Both Shem Creek Park and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park have been recognized by TripAdvisor with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence. Out of 57 things to do in Mount Pleasant, Shem Creek Park and Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park were rated #2 and #3, respectively.

Events This Week: June 20 – June 27

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June 20 - June 27, 2017

Barks and Brews: 6 Dog-Friendly Happy Hours

As summer approaches, there’s nothing better than enjoying a cold drink at happy hour with friends, particularly if those friends have fur. For discounted drinks, views of beautiful Mount Pleasant, and a warm welcome for man’s best friend visit these local favorites,

Mount Pleasant Boutique Workshop Brings Out Your Inner Artist

Charleston and Mount Pleasant residents now have a new way to express their passion for DIY design and styling, with the opening of AR Workshop in Mount Pleasant (Northcutt Plaza). The grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 16. Mayor Pro Tempore Gary Santos, Councilmen Jim Owens, Mark Smith, and Mount Pleasant Chamber President Chris Staubes were in attendance.

Events This Week: June 13 – June 20

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June 13 - June 20, 2017

Father’s Day Roundup: 5 Ways To Get Out And Enjoy Father’s Day

Reminder: Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. But if you haven’t already bought your gift, it’s not too late to find the perfect thing. Instead of another tie or mug, consider giving Dad the gift of a special experience unique to Mount Pleasant.

Pelican’s SnoBalls Celebrates Opening in Mount Pleasant

Pelican's SnoBalls celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 8. Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, along with Town Council Members Gary Santos, Elton Carrier, Jim Owens, and Mark Smith, and Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce President Chris Staubes were in attendance.

Women-Focused Fitness Franchise, The Barre Code, Makes Roots in Mount Pleasant

The Barre Code, a Chicago-based fitness franchise, is extending its mantra to Mount Pleasant with a brand-new studio at 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. The new business celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, June 7. Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, along with Councilmen Jim Owens and Mark Smith, and Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce President Chris Staubes were in attendance to cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Events This Week: June 6 – June 13

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June 6 - June 13, 2017

Fitness First USA Locates in Charleston Region

The Charleston region’s life sciences/pharmaceuticals sector has added a new player, Fitness First USA, a division of parent company, A&Z Pharmaceutical, Inc. Fitness First USA is a 20-year old brand originally established in Portsmouth, NH. A&Z Pharma will be relocating the business into Charleston County and expanding its operation with a flagship retail and e-commerce distribution facility in Mount Pleasant at 547 Long Point Road, Suite 102. The public grand opening event is Saturday, June 3.

Events This Week: May 30 – June 6

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May 30 - June 6, 2017

STEM-Focused Learning Center celebrates Mount Pleasant Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

Lowcountry Learners, a STEM-focused (Science Technology Engineering and Math) child care provider and learning center, celebrated its grand opening in Mount Pleasant on Thursday, May 25. Mayor Linda Page, along with Town Councilman Jim Owens and representatives from Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, were in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Jim ‘N Nick’s Community B-B-Q Opens Second Location in Charleston Area

Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q’s Mount Pleasant location opened on Tuesday, May 23. The restaurant, located at 1486 Stuart Engals Blvd, is open for its regular business hours from 11:00AM until 9:30PM. Jim ‘N Nick’s celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.

Events This Week: May 23 – May 30

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May 23 - 30, 2017

MTAG Services expanding Charleston County operations

MTAG Services, one of the nation’s leading providers of specialized financial asset servicing, is expanding operations in Charleston County by locating its corporate headquarters in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The project is expected to create more than 30 new jobs over the next three years.

Events This Week: May 16 – May 23

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May 16 - 23, 2017

Spring in the Lowcountry – Article Feature in The Griffon

Check out the article about Mount Pleasant in the spring issue of the The Griffon!

Events This Week: April 4 – April 11

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April 4 - April 11

Events This Week: March 28 – April 4

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March 28 - April 4

Blo Blow Dry Bar, Waxing the City Celebrate Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The first locations in the Lowcountry, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Waxing the City will bring elevated beauty services to Mount Pleasant residents and visitors.

Coastal Retreat Gets New Look; Reopens For Business

Opening in 1986, the Inn has welcomed many visitors to Mount Pleasant, and with the newly renovated and expansion of space, it is prepared to welcome even more.

Advance Auto Parts Opens Second Store in Mount Pleasant

Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America serving both professional installer and do- it-yourself customers, opened its second store in Mount Pleasant.

Holiday Inn Express Celebrates Grand Opening in Mount Pleasant

Holiday Inn Express Mount Pleasant - NE celebrated the grand opening of their new location in Mount Pleasant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Pediatric Hair Solutions Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Pediatric Hair Solutions celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The MD/RN owned and operated business is dedicated exclusively to the treatment of head lice.

Charleston Restaurant Week in Mount Pleasant

One of the Charleston area's most popular culinary events returns January 4 - 22, 2017

Ringing in the New Year in Mount Pleasant

Tired of 2016? Ring in 2017 with New Year's Events and Dinners in Mount Pleasant.

Moving Up: Best-Performing Large Cities

Our Metro Area continues to excel, inching up one spot to the 16th best-performing large city based on job creation, wage gains, and technology developments.

Events This Week: December 6 – 13

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December 6 - 13, 2016

Town of Mount Pleasant Leaders Set Sail, Visit Mediterranean Shipping Company

The Town of Mount Pleasant’s Economic Development Committee hosted an outreach meeting at Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) South Atlantic Headquarters on Watermark Boulevard.

Thanksgiving 2016 in Mount Pleasant

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Mount Pleasant Expansion to Result in $2.8 million Investment, 152 new jobs

JEAR Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics company headquartered in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, is expanding its existing operations. The project is expected to result in $2.8 million investment and create 152 new jobs.

Golfbreaks.com chooses Mount Pleasant, Charleston County for first U.S. operations

Golfbreaks.com, a specialty golf travel company and participant in the state’s new Landing Pad program, is establishing its first U.S. operations in Mount Pleasant, Charleston County.

Town of Mount Pleasant and Lowcountry Local First Launch Local Business Program

The Town of Mount Pleasant has launched a Mount Pleasant Certified Local Business Program called Town Proud aimed at recognizing local businesses that are rooted in the town and are a vital component to the community’s unique charm.

Bluetowne Celebrates New Location with Ribbon Cutting

Bluetowne, a leading provider of innovative information technology solutions, celebrated its recent relocation to 10 Resolute Lane, Suite 200 in Mount Pleasant with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

Maxtrix Kids Rooms Flagship Showroom Opens in Mount Pleasant

The much-anticipated Maxtrix Kids Rooms celebrated its Global Headquarters and Showroom opening today with a ribbon cutting and private shopping event for customers eager to get a sneak peek at the company’s revolutionary kids furniture system.

Town of Mount Pleasant Leaders Set Sail, Visit Mediterranean Shipping Company

The Town of Mount Pleasant’s Economic Development Committee hosted an outreach meeting Monday at Mediterranean Shipping Company’s (MSC) South Atlantic Headquarters on Watermark Boulevard.

Town of Mount Pleasant Celebrates Future National Medal of Honor Museum

Local and state officials joined business leaders to celebrate the National Medal of Honor Museum and to learn more about the immense economic impact this one-of-a-kind attraction will bring to Mount Pleasant.

Children’s Day Festival Welcomes New Presenting Sponsor Cinebarre

Cinebarre, Mount Pleasant’s premier destination for dining while enjoying a movie, will present the 28th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival on Oct. 18 at the Park West Recreation Complex.

28th Annual Children’s Day Festival

Celebrate the arrival of fall and create magical family memories at the 28th Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival presented by Cinebarre at the Park West Recreation Complex on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m.