WECO River District

West Columbia Meeting Street Artisan Market readies for new Thursday schedule beginning June 6

The West Columbia Meeting Street Artisan Market offers  a boutique shopping experience. The City of West Columbia-sponsored market at 425 Meeting Street invites you to play, shop, and eat. The new hours for the market, which is next open on June 6, are from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. It’s an open-air experience within walking […]

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City of West Columbia is a model for municipal health – Mayor Tem Miles says unity and cooperation are the keys

Tem Miles was elected mayor of West Columbia in 2019. He was reelected in 2023. Before that, he served 6 years on West Columbia City Council, representing Dist. 4. Miles owns a law firm. He has a wife, Cassie Shea Miles, also an attorney, and 3 daughters, Emma; Cate; and Charlotte. “Being mayor of West […]

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St. Patrick’s Day in West Columbia, get your shamrocks, green cupcakes and a celebration at Savage Craft Ale Works on Saturday 

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. It was originally celebrated in Ireland with festivals in honor of St. Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints. The first March 17 celebration was in 1631. Irish immigrants eventually brought St. Patrick’s Day traditions to the United States and the day has become a celebration of Irish culture by everyone. […]

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An explosion of art is a big part of West Columbia’s revitalization effort

August is American Artist Appreciation Month. It’s to recognize American artists for their contributions, talents, and achievements. In the last five years or so, the West Columbia River District has undergone a renaissance of sorts and public art has been a big part of the improvement.   “Every piece of public art increases the livability and the enjoyment […]

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Thompson Funeral Home makes $500 donation to the WECO River District

Gregg Tuner of Thompson Funeral Home presents a $500 check to Alexis Sellers of Brickhouse Coffee. She is the VP of the WECO River District. The $50 is a donation to the WECO River District. The monthly WECO River District Meeting was held Thursday at Moseley Funeral Home on Meeting Street in West Columbia.

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News homes coming to Cromwell Street in West Columbia

New homes are coming to the heart of West Columbia’s River District. On property on Cromwell Street at Center Street, stretching to Augusta Street, the construction of nine new homes is being planned. The homes will be single-family bungalo-type. The lot has been cleared and constrition will begin soon. More information will be available in […]

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WeCo River District’s first Happy Hour is a huge success

The WeCo River District Merchants Association hosted its first monthly Happy Hour at The Carolina Law Group, 824 Meeting St., Thursday. The event provided a social setting for businesses and the community to connect. It was a huge success with a large crowd attending. The Happy Hour featured light appetizers and refreshments from other River […]

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Always Original Bakery donating baked goods to overwhelmed healthcare workers at Lexington Medical Center

Always Original Bakery in a partnership with Primal Gourmet Kitchen and Market is feeding frontline workers at Lexington Medical Center. The staff at the hospital has been overwhelmed recently because of a large number of COVID cases. Always Original Bakery is the newest member of WeCo River District Association. The program to provide meals for […]

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