Shem Creek Park

Although Shem Creek is well known for it’s restaurants and night life, the Shem Creek Park is the perfect way to experience the fabulous views and wildlife surrounding this special Lowcountry treasure. Amenities include boardwalk and pavilions, walking trails, fishing, crabbing, parking and bathrooms. The boardwalk is also ADA accessible. Be sure to check out the information signposts to learn more about the creek’s history and ecology. Click to learn more from the Town of Mount Pleasant’s website.


Gala Cafe and Bakery

Gala Cafe & Bakery (123 Pitt St) is the place to be if you are craving chocolate mousse cake and coffee! Or, how about a Chicken Cranberry Panini, or Salted Caramel Martini? And if you need help with your Thanksgiving Day Desserts, be sure to check out their delicious options by clicking here.

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In addition to our in-house offerings, Gala specializes in wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and mini desserts. Jaclyn Story, the owner and executive chef has a true passion for baking and creating works of art!

Shem Creek Shrimp Boats!

We treasure Shem Creek! The nature and history of this special place can be enjoyed in so many ways, from dining, fishing, boating, paddle boarding, or even relaxing at the pavilion at The Shem Creek Park.

The shrimping industry is a huge part of our community’s history. Click here for the Town of Mount Pleasant Website, which offers a wealth of interesting tid-bits. And below is an excerpt about how the first shrimpers came to call Shem Creek their home:

In 1930, Captain C. Magwood was the first fisherman to bring ocean shrimp into Mount Pleasant. Seven years later, a bridge was built over the creek, and within two decades the first shrimp dock was constructed. After that, Moultrie Fisheries established Shem Creek’s seafood ice manufacturing. Now the support was in place for a strong seafood industry to emerge and shrimping grew into an important harbor industry centered at Shem Creek. In their heyday, seventy shrimp trawlers operated off the docks. By 2011, there were about ten trawlers remaining in the harbor along with a few charter boats.

Today, the creek is best known for its traditional historic charm as a vibrant backdrop for restaurants and bars offering an energetic night scene for the under-thirty crowd. Nevertheless, like generations in the past, modern Mount Pleasant residents value Shem Creek for its constant provision of abundant seafood, transportation, recreation, and employment.

The Pitt Street Bridge!

Pitt Street Bridge

Originally a simple plank and barrel footbridge and later replaced as a trolley bridge, the Pitt Street Bridge is one of the neighborhood’s most prized amenities. Currently known as the Pickett Bridge Recreation Area, this special place features a fishing pier, lovely greenway, paved pathway, park benches, and spectacular harbor views! Insider tip: This is the spot to watch fireworks on July 4th!

Before the Revolutionary War, a plank bridge built on barrels was constructed across the inlet separating Mount Pleasant from Sullivan’s Island. In 1864, the H.L. Hunley crew crossed the footbridge on the way to Breach Inlet to test dive the submarine. A trolley bridge spanned the cove in 1898 and was replaced by a vehicle bridge in 1927 known as Pitt Street Bridge.

Cove Inlet Marker

The OOPS! Co. A Unique, Locally Owned Shop!

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The OOPS! Co. offers a wide variety of great finds for everyone! Located at 696 Coleman Blvd, you will love their eclectic fashion brands and creative styles for a great price! Locally owned and established in Charleston in 1982! Be sure to give them a try!

Click here to visit their website, and here is an excerpt about what makes them so special:

 We’re local.

OOPS! has been a SC merchandise headquarters for decades. Established in Charleston in 1982, we began as a family-owned business and we’re proud to say that we’re still keeping it in the family today. We have a limited supply of merchandise, and we choose to sell it locally at our five locations across South Carolina. The items featured on our site are only a fraction of what we sell in store! 

 We mix it up.

OOPS! originally started by selling factory irregulars and overruns of brand name items at a discounted price. Over the years, our customers’ tastes have evolved – and so have we. These days, we have the perfect product mix of regular and discounted merchandise to fit every shopping need and budget. And in order to keep things fresh, we receive new shipments daily!

 We give back.

OOPS! is committed to supporting the communities where we work and live. We generously donate to non-profits and support fundraising efforts of the communities around our five locations.

Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails

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Who doesn’t appreciate a specialty cocktail combined with good ole’ American comfort food? Find it at Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails, where happy hour occurs daily, plus fun events such as Tequila Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, and Live Music Thursday! And be sure to check out their mac and cheese! Explore Charleston ranks it as one of Charleston’s best!

Located at 735 Coleman Blvd, with plenty of free parking, Handcraft is open 7 days a week for indoor and outdoor dining. Reservations are not required, but suggested. Visit their website for menus and more. Hope to see you there!

GDC Home

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My go-to store to make a house your home!

Since 1978, GDC Home has proudly offered a comprehensive selection of furnishings reflecting the casual elegance of the Charleston, SC area. GDC Home offers everything you need to design or update your indoor and outdoor spaces.

Family owned, this one-stop-shop is professionally staffed, and they make it easy for you to transform your space. With a wide variety of furnishings, accessories, area rugs, upholstery and more, GDC has it all. Located at 695 Coleman Blvd and opened daily from Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm and closed on Sunday.

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Skoogies lives up to their Motto… “Best Little Deli South of Chicago!” Pro-Tip: Skoogie Dog all the way with a side of fries and a coke! There’s nothing better!

Located at 840 Coleman Blvd, Skoogies offers a variety of sandwiches which are always served quickly with a pleasant attitude! In addition to a delicious hot dog, they feature tuna or egg salad, Reuban, pastrami on rye and more. Open daily from 11am-4pm. Click here to learn more.

It’s a great place and I’ve been fortunate to enjoy many lunches with my sons at Skoogies. It’s our favorite spot!

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Haddrell’s Point Tackle

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Haddrell’s Point Tackle and Supply, located at 885 Ben Sawyer Blvd, is the premier fishing tackle and supply destination for the serious sportsfishermen. Their knowledgeable staff provide expert advice and tips to help you find what you need for your next inshore or offshore trip.

In addition to selling a variety of clothing and gear, Haddrell’s also features events such as Fly Fishing Class and Tarpon Seminars, in addition to rod and reel repairs. This family run business opened it’s doors in 1983 and have been serving our community ever since! Be sure to check them out for all of your professional fishing advice! And follow them on Instagram by clicking here.