WECO Bottle & Biergarten

See Chaye Alexander Video with WECO “Love Local” Business Tour of Chayz Lounge, WECO Bottle & Biergarten, new Crave Artisan Market

The Greater CWC Chamber of Commerce has partnered with West Metro News and the City of West Columbia to promote businesses that attract visitors to our community, and visitor/tourism opportunities. “Chaye Alexander of Chayz Lounge, Phillip Blair of WECO Bottle and Biergarten, and Lewis Williams of Crave Artisan Market are perfect fits for our ‘Love […]

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Partial eclipse evident in West Columbia, Monday afternoon

A total solar eclipse occurred on Monday. It was visible across some North American states. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun and obscures the Sun’s image from Earth. There was a “substantial partial eclipse” in West Columbia, according to West Columbia City Councilman David Moye. The skies became […]

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With spring weather in West Columbia, enjoy outdoor dining at a local restaurant – And the CWC Cares Foundation Riverwalk Rabbit Run 5K is Saturday

Temperatures are beginning to rise in West Columbia as spring is upon us. The forecast for this weekend includes sunny skies and 80 degrees. With warmer weather, there is the opportunity to visit some West Columbia restaurants and sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Savage Craft Ale Works at 430 Center Street is in […]

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State Street merchants making plans in anticipation for West Columbia Fall Back Fest on State Street, Nov. 3

The City of West Columbia is sponsoring the 7th Annual Fall Back Fest from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p,m. on Friday, Nov. 3, The celebration of Fall takes place on the 100 Block of State Street, West Columbia. It is a free event commemorating the fall season with live music, art, food, and drinks. Lainie […]

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New housing in West Columbia’s River District in high demand, a boost for local businesses

 Buyers are rushing to the West Columbia housing market and that is creating traffic for local businesses. Construction began on St. Anns Alley in February of 2020. St Anns Alley, in the WECO River District, was billed as an in-town community of 34 single-family homes in the booming West Columbia River District. The streets surrounding St Anns Alley are: Center; […]

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Memorial Day is West Columbia’s kick-off to ecotourism season on the Congaree River, with many other attractions to enjoy 

Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have given their lives to protect our country. This year, Memorial Day is Monday, May 28.   Memorial Day is also the unofficial start of summer and the official opening of the constantly growing eco-tourism industry in West Columbia. “The Congaree River has become an irresistible and traditional magnet for tubers and […]

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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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