A sex toy store has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Columbia, which is forcing it to close down. Shortly after Taboo opened in December of 2011, city officials hired an out-of-state attorney to revise the city's zoning laws, dramatically limiting where adult businesses can operate. Taboo was grandfathered in for two years, and after losing a recent appeal, its time in the former Taco Bell on Devine Street is coming to an end. The suit alleges that Columbia "has engaged in a series of shifting, arbitrary, and dilatory tactics to prevent vesting of the business license because the City objects to the plaintiff's use of the property to sell lawful adult material even though such material is protected by the First Amendment."
An Orangeburg man allegedly shot up the assisted living facility in which he dwells, according to the AP. He faces seven counts of attempted murder.
Rep. Mark Sanford is up to his old tricks. By which we mean sleeping on his Capitol Hill office futon.
Jonathan Pinson, the business partner of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, will head to trial March 20, in what promises to be a juicy, complex courtroom drama, John Monk reports.
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: