River District

West Columbia Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team promotes safer eco-tourism on the Congaree River 

The recreational use of the Congaree River has been a major benefit to West Columbia, especially in the summer months. River outfitters conduct tubing trips down the river and many of those tubers exit the river at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park. The river as an eco-tourism attraction means that many more users are in […]

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West Columbia Riverwalk, parks, Meeting Street Artisan Market closed due to inclement weather threat

City of West Columbia Inclement Weather Information Due to the threat of inclement weather, including high winds and debris, the City of West Columbia will implement the following closures and cancellations: ParksRiverwalk Park & Amphitheater: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12 PM until further notice Fowler Park: Thursday, September 29, 2022, 12 PM until further notice Butler […]

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West Columbia September/October Newsletter is out with articles on West Columbia Fish Market, Breads and Such, and Breakfast at Ruiz

The City of West Columbia has released its latest newsletter. It includes a message from Mayor Tem Miles and members of the West Columbia City Council. Click for link to Newsletter The newsletter also includes articles about the new West Columbia Fish Market, Breads and Such bakery and Breakfast at Ruiz on State Street. The […]

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Tubing the Congaree to West Columbia’s Riverwalk is a booming business

Eco-tourism is vibrant in the City of West Columbia.In the last two years the number of people tubing down the Congaree River, to West Columbia’s Riverwalk. has increased by 65 percent. Tubers come from all over the United States for the opportunity to float, lazilly, in the cool and refreshing river water. “In 2020, during […]

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BrickHouse Gourmet Coffee opens in Primal at 725 Meeting Street

BrickHouse Gourmet Coffee and Tea Co. opened inside of the Primal Market, Monday in West Columbia’s River District. The coffee shop is owned by Akera and Alexis Sellers. “I want to thank our family, friends and community for your outpouring of support and love,” Akera said.The coffee beans of Brickhouse Gourmet Coffee & Tea Co. […]

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New crosswalks, streetlights on list of West Columbia improvements

Have you noticed some improvements to the streets in West Columbia recently?City Administrator Brian Carter issued a Mid-Year Report of the progress of the city’s redevelopment plan to West Columbia City Council, Tuesday. “We’ve added crosswalks,” Carter said, to enhance pedestrian safety. He noted that pedestrian crosswalks have been installed at Leaphart and Meeting streets, […]

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Super Bowl Sunday special at D’s Wings, Savage Craft Ale Works

This year’s Super Bowl is set for Sunday, Feb. 13. The big game will feature the Cincinnati Bengals representing the AFC and the Los Angeles Rams representing the NFC. It’s the biggest game of the football season. Super Bowl LVI is officially scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. The game is being played at […]

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Cafe Strudel closing Monday, Jan. 10, for maintenance and repairs

Cafe Strudel at 300 State St. is one of the most-popular restaurants in West Columbia. It will close Monday (Jan. 10) “to tackle needed maintenance and repairs in a restaurant that’s open 7 days a week,” according to a FaceBook post.The post says 2022 is Cafe Strudel’s 25th year and there is never a “good” […]

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