By: Creaturo & Associates of Century 21 Properties Plus Inc.
Charleston’s historic Market is getting a face lift and the cost will be 100K. On October 1, 2008 a new management company, City Market Preservation Trust will be taking over the Charleston market. Tourist and merchants will notice a change in the market immediately with the sprucing up project. The Market will be steam cleaned, painted and refreshed. Also by 2012, the markets flooding issues should be taken care of.
Another proposed project is the expand the market to block of Market Street between East Bay and Concord streets. This area is currently a metered parking lot. The new management company wants to make the market a venue for parties, weddings and events. The management group wants to do everything they can to help Charleston’s historic market live up to it’s potential in revenue. Current gross revenue is about 1.5 million.
The market is a must see place to go when visiting Charleston, SC. The land was given to the city by a wealthy family over 220 years ago to be used as a market. The market has survived, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and fires. The market sold meat and fish market and for sanitation purposes the three buildings behind Market Hall, which sold fruits and vegetables with other produce brought direct from island plantations were set apart. Now sweet grass basket weavers can be seen in every building, along with, local artists, jewelry, tapestry, souvenirs, church dolls,afghans, rugs, rice, beans and sauces, local candies and cookies and much more.
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