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Hospitality and Tourism

Apr 7, 2021

Data drives Parker’s convenience store in Ladson

Fresh chicken tenders and cold beer have arrived in Ladson. Parker’s, known as a convenience store chain with an in-house kitchen, has opened its ninth location in the Charleston area, making it the 69th retail location overall. The expansion will create about 20 jobs in the region. “It’s just an ideal loc[...]

Apr 6, 2021

Hotel occupancy up 153% year-over-year, 2 more hotels open

The tourism industry is looking up as hotel occupancy for the week of March 21-27 was up 153% from this week last year and down 12.5% compared to the same timeframe in 2019, according to a weekly report by the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Along with this two more hotels are opening in […]

Mar 31, 2021

Volvo Car Open rethinks strategy after 2020 cancellation

Bob Moran learned a valuable lesson after calling off last year’s Volvo Car Open less than three weeks before the first serve. As the region shut down in March 2020, the tournament director saw no other choice and lost over a million dollars as a result. By that time, more than 50% of the facility had […]

Mar 30, 2021

On the Menu for March 30, 2021

On the Menu provides news from the Charleston area’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submit your news using our online form. 5Church and Tempest are offering special menus on Easter. From 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., 5Church will ha[...]

Mar 26, 2021

International African American Museum names CEO

The International African American Museum has named Tonya M. Matthews as the organization’s new top executive, the museum's board of directors said in an news release.  The IAAM’s board of directors said Matthews, who holds a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an under[...]

Mar 25, 2021

Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving to donate to MUSC Children’s Hospital

Keep the change. The small concept has made a $32 million impact on philanthropic organizations nationwide with Jersey Mike's Month of Giving program. For the last 11 years, franchisees of the sandwich chain have spent the entire month of March raising donations for a community charity of their choice. This year, 67 Sou[...]

Mar 23, 2021

Daniel Island welcomes 2nd tennis tournament

Daniel Island might not see tennis fans this spring, but it’s getting double the action from players. Charleston Tennis LLC, which owns and operates the Volvo Car Open, will host a second World Tennis Association tournament: the Charleston 250. Both events will play without fans. The Charleston 250 will run from April[...]

Mar 16, 2021

S.C. Aquarium exceeds fundraising goal to sustain pillar programs

When Queen, a loggerhead sea turtle, first arrived to the S.C. Aquarium, she had cataracts and debilitated turtle syndrome, a condition characterized by malnutrition, starvation, fatigue and lethargy. At the peak of the pandemic, there was a moment when the aquarium didn’t know if they had the resources to continue providi[...]

Mar 11, 2021

The Ryder Hotel prepares to open in Charleston

Hotel occupancy may still be down 22.8% from this time last year, according to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, but development is in full swing. The 175-room Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Harbor opened early this month in Mount Pleasant. The Zero George Hotel announced it would be [...]

Mar 9, 2021

On the Menu for March 9, 2021

On the Menu provides news from the Charleston area’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submit your news using our online form. Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen is offering St. Patrick’s Day deals from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 17. Deals will include […]