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West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest is Friday (Nov.4) – Stroll, Sip, Shop, and Dine – Don’t Miss It!

West Columbia’s Fall Back Fest is from 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 4) at the corner of State and Meeting Streets. It’s held in conjunction with the November State Street Art Crawl. The Meeting Street Artisan Market will also be open.  So come out and enjoy the cozy ambiance created by the café […]

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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 […]

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Summer ends soon, but you can still enjoy West Columbia

The first week of August is behind us, but you still have time to enjoy one last blast of summer fun. “We’re putting people in the water seven days a week, and we will be until Labor Day,” said Michael Mayo. He owns Palmetto Outdoor, the outfitter that conducts tubing trips on the Congaree River, […]

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New West Columbia businesses attract a regional clientele

An influx of new businesses have opened in West Columbia and those businesses are drawing a regional clientele. “I could not have picked a better place,” said Dominic Peterson, owner of Gentleman’s Quarters Barbershop at 117 State St. It is in the Brookland Development in the WeCo River District. “I have people come in from […]

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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 […]

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West Columbia is dog-friendly in the dog days of August

The dog days of August are upon us. West Columbia is a great place for dog-owners with its many public parks and some businesses that welcome the four-legged family members. Stephen Carter moved from Columbia to the Brookland Development at State and Meeting streets about two years ago. “We walk on Riverwalk a lot, morning […]

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West Columbia weekend is an opportunity for shopping, dining and recreation

There is a lot to do in West Columbia when the weekend begins. First thing Saturday morning, the City of West Columbia invites everyone to visit the Meeting Street Artisan Market. It’s from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the Interactive Art Park, 425 Meeting Street, West Columbia. The Artisan Market offers a chance to […]

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Memorial Day is a time to gather, remember, and kick-off the summer in West Columbia

Memorial Day is on Monday. It is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May. Like the rest of the nation, West Columbia will honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3 p.m. local […]

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