New Restaurant: NICO

Chef Nico Romo, formerly of Fish Restaurant, is coming to the neighborhood!

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Featuring delicious seafood and casual French cuisine, Chef Romo and his team will be opening Nico at 201 Coleman Blvd (the Old Sette building) this Spring!

Keep your eye out for more information, or follow him on Facebook.

I can’t wait to try this new restaurant!

 

Red Drum: Your Neighborhood Spot

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Did you know Red Drum Restaurant and Bar offers Happy Hour Monday -Friday from 4-7pm with a tasty bar menu, local seafood, drink specials, craft beers and wines?

Mondays are Taco Night.

On Tuesdays, you can enjoy 1/2 priced bottled wine.

Wednesdays are Burger Night.

On Thursday, Red Drum features wine by the glass for $3.

Locally owned and operated, you will love the staff and their “neighborhood bar” atmosphere.   Be sure to pop in or check them out at RedDrumRestaurant.com or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Rubber Duck Race on Shem Creek

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Join Red’s Ice House and Tavern & Table for their annual Mother’s Day Rubber Duck Race on Shem Creek on Sunday, May 14th!

Bring your mom for brunch and around 1:30pm, ducks will be dropped into the water, and prizes will be awarded for the first duck to cross the finish line!

Buy your mom a duck for $20, and all money raised will benefit Women’s Cancer Research at Hollings Cancer Center.

Winner receives a $250 Red’s Ice House gift card and a $300 Tavern & Table gift card!

Visit RedsIceHouse.com or Tavern & Table for details.

 

 

RUDI’S Old Village Wine Shop

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Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop is set along Pitt Street’s historical business district.
The owners, Rudi Barbieri and his wife Annie, wanted to bring a taste of the Italian culture to Charleston. Recently moving from Italy, his home country, Rudi wanted to import the beautiful wine which his friends and family produce from different regions of his country.  With 150 labels being offered, The selection of wine is a wide variety of old world and new world grapes.
The shop also specializes in a large selection of French and Italian cheeses as well as charcuterie served by the pound.  Charcuterie board are also designed for any occasion with free delivery for all Old Village neighbors.
The “Sandwich of the day” is offered on a fresh baguette or croissant which are delivered daily from EVO bakery.
Espresso, Latte, and Cappuccino is served throughout the day.
YUM! I love this place, and I highly recommend checking it out!
Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop
115 Pitt Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29646
rudisoldvillagewineshop@gmail.com
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Photos by Charlotte Elizabeth Photography 

16 Years of Solid Growth in The Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant

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AVERAGE SALES PRICE IN THE OLD VILLAGE/ OLD MT PLEASANT, FROM 2001-2016, PER THE CHARLESTON MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE

The US housing market seems unstoppable, and our neighborhood is no exception.  Prices continue to rise, demand is strong, inventory is tight, interest rates are low and new construction is in full force.

Sales prices in the Old Village/ Old Mt. Pleasant are at an all time high, with the average sales price reaching $685,000 in 2015 and a staggering $743,000 in 2016.  That is a considerable jump from $455,000 in 2014.  Not to mention that price has more than doubled from the 2001 average of $370,000.  These stats show a solid investment market based on a steady increase over a long period of time.

So what does it all mean?

For sellers, it all sounds good, right?  But pricing your home accurately is still the key. The average “Days On Market” for homes sold in the OV/ Old Mt. P was 64 in 2016 and 65 in 2015.  When a home is priced under market value, multiple offers typically happen and can drive the sales price up.  And if priced over market value, the home will sit on the market with little to no activity after about 120 days.

For Buyers?  According to Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, of Realtor.com, “Buyers who are able to land the home of their dreams can reassure themselves that their investment is likely to be a solid one—especially in our hottest markets, where homes are selling fastest and there’s the most demand.”

I always say it’s best to watch the market on a local level, and watch the prices over a long period of time.  And when you are ready to buy or sell, it’s imperative to team up with a savvy REALTOR® who understands your market.  If I can help you, please let me know.  To see all homes for sale, visit http://www.SearchOldVillage.

Blessing of the Fleet

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Looking for something to do on Sunday, April 30th? I have the perfect Sunday Funday for you!

The 30th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is right around the corner, and it is so much fun! Held at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, the festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop! It doesn’t get much better than this!

There will be limited parking available at Memorial Waterfront Park so for easiest access, park & ride! Two shuttle bus routes will be available offering plenty of convenient and easy offsite parking (buses will have plenty of room for loading up all your festival supplies).  Park and ride from the following locations for FREE:

  • East Cooper Medical Center, Mullis Building
  • James B. Edwards Elementary School
  • Moultrie Middle School/Farmers Market Pavilion
  • Cheryll Woods-Flowers Sports Complex

Here is the Schedule of Events for the day:

  • 11:00 am   Saluda Shoals
  • 12:30 pm   National Anthem, Mayor’s Welcome
  • 12:45 pm   Blessing Procession on Pier
  •   1:00 pm   Boat Parade & Blessing of the Fleet
  •   2:00 pm  East Coast Party Band
  •   3:30 pm  Shrimp Eating Contest
  •   4:00 pm  Shag Dance Competition
  • 5:00pm     Festival Ends

Hope to see you there!

Old Village Home, Garden and Art Tour

JOIN US FOR OUR 10TH AND FINAL,

OLD VILLAGE HOME, GARDEN & ART TOUR,

APRIL 30, 1-5PM      

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All good things must come to an end so this will be our final tour.  If you have never experienced it,  now is your chance!  If you’ve visited before, come back to see new properties this year! Tour private homes and lush gardens of the historic Old Village, sample delicious foods offered by local chefs, and view local art.  Tickets are $45 and all proceeds support the programs and services of the American Red Cross. To purchase tickets visit redcross.org/schometour or call 843-480-4232