Phillip Blair

The Whig in Columbia is closing

The Whig on Main Street is going to close after being in business for 17 years. Phillip Blair is the owner of The Whig. He is also the owner of WECO Bottle and Biergarten. It opened in January of 2020 , at 626 Meeting Street, West Columbia. The announcement of The Whig’s closing was made […]


West Columbia ‘Icons and Phenoms’ recognized by West Columbia City Council

West Columbia Mayor Tem Miles and City Council recognized the Columbia Regional Business Report 2021 Icons and Phenoms who live or work in West Columbia at the West Columbia City Council Meeting, Tuesday. Pictured from left to right: Miles, Oliver Gospel Mission Executive Director Travis McNeal, Park and Washington Owner Joe Taylor, Managing Partner of […]


The River District Association receives donation from Carolina Together and Gervais Street Bridge Dinner

The River District Association, a business development organization in West Columbia, received a $500 donation from the non-profit Carolina Together. The funds came from the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner that was held in May. Stephanie Amaker, executive director of Carolina Together, presented River District President Steve Cohen a check Friday at WECO Bottle and Biergarten. […]