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Old 03-15-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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Columbia has good food? Also without Charleston the rest of the state would be nothing the port drives the state more than the midlands Greenville is close but without the port they wouldn't have much over other states. The port is still growing to just last week a liquid pier or whatever it was opened in Charleston that will allow the unloading of liquid cargoes... to say nothing of the new port being built on the other side of the Ravenel bridge
Not 100% true. Industry in SC could use other SE ports. Having the port helps but is not the only factor in the upstate's or midland's growth. The midlands and upstate are home to the state's only comprehensive research universities, that is huge in the state's growth.

As for foodie cities, not sure why it is a big deal to be in a magazine ranking. For a lot of people who buy into these types of publications, they also live in vinyl siding track housing, some get excited over nothing. I have found many good restaurants in Columbia, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, Charleston, Atlanta, London, Paris, Budaphest, Munich, NYC, etc......a lot of these cities are not in a magazine but have terrific restaurants with a lot depth.

Gsupstate's comments about Cola are just 1 in a long line of useless posts about Cola.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Too be truthful all the port does is bring manufacturing to the rest of the state. The midlands would be fine without the port seeing that we have a lot business jobs and distribution/warehouse jobs. The upstate would not fully be able to live without the port mainly because it has a lot of manufacturing.

Saying the rest of the state would not live without Charleston port is like saying the rest of Tennessee would not live without Memphis having the Mississippi river ports along it. Nashville would be fine and so would Knoxville. Also North Carolina would be fine without a port Charlotte and Raleigh would still be alive and well. Nevada, Utah, and Idaho are doing fine without a port. Seeing that SLC and Las Vegas all have metros larger then our big three.



Any other examples anyone else wants to add.
Charlotte and Raleigh are tops in the country growth wise and NC does not have a large port. Charleston likes to use the port as some way of feeling relevant.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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LOL. Be fair.....you can get good pizza and wings in Columbia! And of course, where else can you get Maurice's racist bar-b-q, complete with the rebel flag?

Those that branch out into the national foodie scene know the truth.

Charleston is indeed one of the top foodie cities in the U.S. Charleston food, arts, history and culture contribute greatly to SC. I'll be happy to see Charleston cross the million mark.
This person rears his closed mind now and then on threads that have to do with Columbia. Columbia is the be all and end all of the world, and that sentiment holds as much water as anything said person has to say - period.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Charlotte and Raleigh are tops in the country growth wise and NC does not have a large port. Charleston likes to use the port as some way of feeling relevant.
Even if you say that no one ever talks about North Carolina. It may be a larger state but no one cares about it and it has never done anything big, it has no history. Charleston is one of the fastest growing ports on the east coast and that alone is proof that Charleston will continue growing at its current pace if not faster for years to come
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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Even if you say that no one ever talks about North Carolina. It may be a larger state but no one cares about it and it has never done anything big, it has no history. Charleston is one of the fastest growing ports on the east coast and that alone is proof that Charleston will continue growing at its current pace if not faster for years to come
Is having history the most important determinant in what defines a city? As for what NC does that is big, you need to do a little research.

If growing fast is important for Charleston, Raleigh and Charlotte should be models for the lowcountry. No doubt Charleston is growing but so are Columbia and Greenville.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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This person rears his closed mind now and then on threads that have to do with Columbia. Columbia is the be all and end all of the world, and that sentiment holds as much water as anything said person has to say - period.
It is interesting that folks think so highly of themselves that they spend almost a decade bashing one city with no factual basis.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Columbia is the be all and end all of the world. Bow down to it. It is THE center of all that is imporant, food-wise, art-wise, everything-wise. There is no other place on earth that holds a candle to it - the people with their diverse makeup, the trees with their graceful spacing along wide streets, the waiters and waiters that grace the restaurants and the bar tenders that strike up genuine conversations and the modern edge that adorns the urban design and the rivers that traverse the center of the universe and the dialects you'll hear on the sidewalks and the books you'll see in the library and the big Gamecock you'll see next to the Mellow Mushroom and the strands of hair that Nikki Haley left on the governor's office desk, Columbia is the be all and end all of the world ad-infinitum forever and always - world without end amen, amen.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:57 PM
 
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Columbia is the be all and end all of the world. Bow down to it. It is THE center of all that is imporant, food-wise, art-wise, everything-wise. There is no other place on earth that holds a candle to it - the people with their diverse makeup, the trees with their graceful spacing along wide streets, the waiters and waiters that grace the restaurants and the bar tenders that strike up genuine conversations and the modern edge that adorns the urban design and the rivers that traverse the center of the universe and the dialects you'll hear on the sidewalks and the books you'll see in the library and the big Gamecock you'll see next to the Mellow Mushroom and the strands of hair that Nikki Haley left on the governor's office desk, Columbia is the be all and end all of the world ad-infinitum forever and always - world without end amen, amen.
Even sarcastic that is hilarious.... honestly i would never go to the University of South Carolina, i value my life to much to live near five points. I'll be going to Clemson begrudgingly would prefer to stay in the lowcountry but there isn't a decent engineering program down here sadly.
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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Even sarcastic that is hilarious.... honestly i would never go to the University of South Carolina, i value my life to much to live near five points. I'll be going to Clemson begrudgingly would prefer to stay in the lowcountry but there isn't a decent engineering program down here sadly.
You should be familiar with crime, you are in Charleston.

Not sure why you find humor in CD's post. The interesting thing I see on this board is that Columbia, Greenville and Charleston are all very similar in most categories. There may be differences in short term examples and a lot of chamber driven magazine rankings but there is not a material difference in day to day living.

Attitude is the biggest difference........you don't see Columbia or Greenville residents claiming to be on par with SF in restaurants or having the single largest economic driver (the port) in the state, or arguing for pages that Charleston is somehow still a major southern city....it's not or that it is a major cultural city and my favorite.it may get get NFL. Charleston is a nice small metro with job growth driven primarily by the government. Why do residents continue to argue that it is still leading the south?
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Old 03-15-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Columbia is it, forever and always, end of story - forget the rest. Period.
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