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Corner Culture

Anyone who has spent time downtown is aware of the veritable food desert that spans the breadth of the Holy City. Residents of downtown Charleston have very few choices when it comes to groceries and other essentials. This has led to the rising popularity, more recently among students, of local corner stores. Charleston is deeply…


Food Deserts Are Nothing New in North Charleston

Note: originally published Sept. 16. The closing of Charleston’s Meeting Street Bi-Lo has raised major concerns about local access to grocery stores. When the Bi-Lo permanently closed its doors on Oct. 5, the total number of grocery stores in downtown Charleston was reduced to just two.  For residents of Charleston’s East Side without personal transportation,…

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