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Join All Good Books as the Official Seller for Open Book 2024, Hosted by Elise Blackwell and Sponsored by USC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Explore free author events at USC’s Capstone Building.
Explore The Flutter Wing, Columbia’s newest boutique accommodations that feature the eclectic taste of Hotel Trundle and privacy for guests.
As Columbia continues to grow, we’re keeping an eye on upcoming developments and recently opened businesses.
Dig into Columbia’s must-try pizza shops including local legends, fancier fare, cross-country crusts, and more.
City officials and legislators announced a $3 million allocation for the redevelopment of the former Richland Mall site, marking the beginning of a transformative project in Forest Acres.
The Columbia metro area covers Calhoun, Clarendon, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Richland counties.
The semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Awards were announced on Jan. 24. City Limits Barbeque, Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles, and Lula Drake Wine Parlour from Columbia were named to the list.
Shop Valentine’s Day chocolates, couple’s games, cookware, candles, and fuzzy socks to spread the love.
Blūm Coffee bids farewell as Piecewise Coffee Co. expands and opens its second location in the heart of the Devine District
Sparks of Joy Co, a local greeting card company founded during the pandemic, is featured on the #YearOnTikTok list by @tiktok in the Loved by Locals category.
We want to see those socks sag after being filled to the brim with local stocking stuffer gifsts from around Columbia.
We asked and you answered. Our readers brainstormed locations + plots for a potential future movie filmed in the festive Soda City. We present — the Hallmark movie set in Columbia that was written by you.
Columbia hasn’t been the filming location for a Hallmark holiday movie — yet. We’re asking our readers to brainstorm locations + plots for a potential future movie filmed in the festive Soda City.
Let’s try something new. Instead of gifting someone a material item, allow them to unwrap the best giftable experiences in Columbia.
Discover the inaugural class of South Carolina’s 50 Most Influential business leaders who have provided insights and contributions while shaping South Carolina’s economic growth.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories we brought you in 2023 — and learn about how you can keep them coming by supporting COLAtoday with the gift of your membership.
Calling all artists — the local airport’s initiative aims to offer local artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a broad audience traveling through the airport.
Lexington County is ushering in new businesses. Take a look at its recent growth and let’s dream about Columbia’s river development.
Here’s what you can do with your leftover pumpkins and how they could help out a local farmer in Columbia.
Take a look at some of our favorite stories we brought you in 2023 — and learn about how you can keep them coming by supporting COLAtoday with the gift of your membership.
From breakfast to dinner — we’ve rounded up a day full of kid-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Enjoy local meals and deals through Restaurant Week, happening around Columbia from Thursday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 15.
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.
Here’s the deal — the flea market and vintage shopping scene is stellar in the Soda City
Though New Brookland Tavern hasn’t announced it’s location, the long-time local music venue assures locals it will be keeping its name and plans to have its annual New Year cover show event.
Get ready to immerse yourself in USC’s vibrant campus life during Family Weekend, and explore the best of Columbia, SC with our pro tips and local insights.
Remember the times you used to simply pursue the city and stumble upon your next great adventure? Come along as we tell a story filled with a roundup of local bookstores to visit when you want to read a new book.
From cottages to treehouses, our area is full of unique places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels.
The new Activity Center at Camp Cole will promote inclusivity to ensure individuals with diverse physical and sensory needs can comfortably experience the space.
Check out these 10 yoga studios around Soda City, which offer beginner classes, memberships, hot yoga, and more.
BOHO Pizza and Brew aims to blend wood-fired pizza with ice cream, beer, wine, and live music for locals to enjoy and will be located near Lexington High School.
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