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History

Once booming, now barren. Let’s take a peek at malls of Columbia’s past — plus hope for the future.
From revitalized landmarks to leadership in preservation, discover the projects and individuals recognized for their dedication to preserving Columbia’s historical and architectural legacy.
Today, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the Columbia Canal and its impact on Columbia’s economy, transportation, filtration of drinking water, and more.
Explore affordable and hands-free spring getaways with Columbia’s Amtrak Station and five train trips you can take.
Explore The Flutter Wing, Columbia’s newest boutique accommodations that feature the eclectic taste of Hotel Trundle and privacy for guests.
Columbia’s steeples offer a sense of place as you look at the skyline or when you need to figure out what block you’re on. Even more, these churches hold Columbia’s history in their walls.
Daylights Saving Time is this weekend, so in the spirit of ole Father Time, we’re looking at two of Columbia’s iconic Main Street clocks.
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From mill to museum, we’re exploring the history of how SCSM came to be — and how South Carolinians can celebrate its big anniversary.
Check out our guide to the many meaningful murals you can find around our city.
Hotel Trundle, the award-winning boutique hotel in downtown Cola, announced plans to open the Flutter Wing — a new block of rooms located around the corner from the flagship hotel that will overlook Main Street and the Columbia Museum of Art.
From unspoken rules to commuting, we’ve compiled tips, tricks, and fun memories we share as locals who know the city like the backs of our hands. Consider this your official list of unofficial Columbia rules.
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We’ve got details and a map full of drink deals: We’ll be highlighting the vibrant beverage scene across Columbia, SC from July 22 to July 26, 2024.
The yearly fundraising event, hosted by the West Columbia Beautification Foundation, raises money for local beautification projects, including ongoing development for Highway No. 1.
The Five after Five outdoor concert series
Chef Alex Strickland of The Dragon Room, also the lead singer of metal band Abacus, discusses his favorite dishes, local foodie spots, and balancing his culinary and musical creativity.
Entrepreneurs come from everywhere, including The Midlands. Read about three products that have been featured or inspired by the show “Shark Tank.”
Looking for a night out and an evening full of local music with friends and family? Head to Jammin’ in July this weekend.
The Restaurant Summer Games will feature seven restaurants competing in Olympic inspired games and showcasing a dish and cocktail for charity.
Alimentari Don Luigi is the new Italian market and bottle shop from Bar Gran Sasso co-owners Joe Cardinale and former Terra chef, Joby Wetzel.
If you love local fine arts or are curious about what it takes to get a play from page to stage, join the Play Right Series with The Jasper Project and get involved in the production process of a local play.
An all-inclusive guide to business resources if you’re looking to start a business in Columbia