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Old 07-26-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I was talking with someone about this area today. We have driven by it when it town but was wondering what the story was behind it. Anyone familiar with the area?
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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They are turning the old Cigar factory building into high end condos.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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I was talking with someone about this area today. We have driven by it when it town but was wondering what the story was behind it. Anyone familiar with the area?
If you're talking about the old American Tobacco plant down on the East side of the Peninsula, it closed circa 1970.

They wrapped the cigars with the type of tobacco used for this purpose.

Big employer in the day.

As far as the area goes, I'm sure it is (or was, as the effect of the depression sinks in) scheduled for gentrification.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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They are turning the old Cigar factory building into high end condos.
That makes sense, Tom.

Althoug I bet it becomes a "Miami" type process.


My uncle ran one of the depts there back in the 60's.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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thanks guys ! What is the area like?
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant South Carolina
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You can see the location and surrounding area on this link


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thanks guys ! What is the area like?
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC (Mt. Pleasant)
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The development of the Cigar Factory loft condominiums in this soft market is a bit "gutsy", although there is very little competition in the "loft" type condo market downtown.

These condos (priced from $429K to $1.6M) will appeal to higher income professionals who work downtown. The location is still "fringe" but as someone pointed out, scheduled for gentrification. The only "but" is the fact that it faces the Port of Charleston's container yard! Not the best view (unless, of course, you like port operations...)

In my humble opinion, they are probably a little ahead of their time...
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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The development of the Cigar Factory loft condominiums in this soft market is a bit "gutsy", although there is very little competition in the "loft" type condo market downtown.

These condos (priced from $429K to $1.6M) will appeal to higher income professionals who work downtown. The location is still "fringe" but as someone pointed out, scheduled for gentrification. The only "but" is the fact that it faces the Port of Charleston's container yard! Not the best view (unless, of course, you like port operations...)

In my humble opinion, they are probably a little ahead of their time...
By "gentrification", I meant the state's racist policy of using "Heir's Land" to evict lower income folks so hustlers from Scranton and Schnectady can move in and plot ways to screw widows out of their Social Security checks.

To be sure...................
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:45 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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By "gentrification", I meant the state's racist policy of using "Heir's Land" to evict lower income folks so hustlers from Scranton and Schnectady can move in and plot ways to screw widows out of their Social Security checks.

To be sure...................
Here we go..........BLESS OUR HEARTS again!
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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Here we go..........BLESS OUR HEARTS again!
Hey,

It's just the truth.

Or do you think all those people from the Peninsula and Sea Islands move by choice. Or become rich??

There's this River in Africa..................
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