A while back in this column, I mentioned a new craft beer store in the planning stages in the Rosewood area. Owner Andrew Johnson got in touch with me this week to let me know that he and his business partner Kellan Monroe have signed a lease for the beer store — with one small change. Instead of Rosewood, the new lease is at 2706 Devine St., between Salty’s Board Shop and Devine Foods (in the old Weather’s location).
Despite the change of venue, all their plans remain in place, including having a growler station and bar in the back to give customers a chance to try the beers on their station before filling up an entire growler, and to educate their beer palate.
“We also want to create a relaxed environment and allow customers to drink while they’re browsing the store,” Johnson says.
While this is a bummer for Rosewoodians, the Devine Street area is a really walkable section of town that should be a perfect spot for a craft beer store. In fact, here are future steps for an awesome Devine Street date night. (1) Taste olive oils and vinegars at Crescent Olive. (2) Walk down to the beer store to try some beers and pick up a beer that complements your olive oil selection.
(3) Make dinner with your spoils. (4) Win date night.
No word on an opening date yet, but On Tap will let you know as soon as we hear about it.
Hang Out in Five Points
Columbia is in that sweet spot right now where for the next month, we’ll have some Goldilocks-appropriate temperatures, so any excuse to enjoy the out of doors for the next few weeks is very welcome. Luckily for us, the Five After Five weekly series starts back this Thursday and runs through May 15. Each week, different bands play in front of the fountain in Five Points, and there’s lots of family-friendly stuff like hula-hoops and sidewalk chalk alongside the good music and good drinks. In fact, this year there is a little contest every week where if you buy a beer, you are entered for a chance to win $100. That’s a pretty good return on investment, if you ask me.
Celebrate Your Facial Hair
Hey, what’s that on your lip? Is it a totally awesome mustache and/or beard? Then you should check out the Midlands Whisker Society. The local group of beardos will be gathering this Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the British Bulldog Pub to discuss all things hairy.
Brew Pub Site Available
3520 Augusta Road, West Columbia. Click for more information.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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.
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.
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Wing Zone is now hiring for experienced delivery drivers, cooks & cashiers. Apply in person @ 132 Assembly St. or call 803-933-9464.
Pool Cleaning Full & P/T avail. Must have a clean driving record, organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00/hr. Please bring a copy of your driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Please call for an interview. 803-865-1200
Free Times is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter to assist in gathering material from advertisers, coordinating between the sales and production departments, and handling routine clerical tasks. Must be proficient on a Mac, able to conduct business via phone, email, text, Dropbox, social media platforms and face to face while under deadline in a fast-paced, sometimes distracting work environment. The position requires the ability to multitask, excellent oral and written communication skills, and solid experience in quickly learning new computer programs. This is a full time position with benefits. Send a cover letter, resume and salary expectation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Single Family Home for rent 3359 Makeway Dr. 3BR/1.5BA. Hardwood floors, garage, central heat/AC, fenced yard, all appl. newly renovated. Call 803-960-1058. $1095/mo.