Author: Melissa Edge

Mid-century diner targets Lavretta Park location

According to John Vallas with Vallas Realty, a proposal is in place for the 1420-square-foot former Rester’s Auto Shop site — on the corner of Old Shell Road and Border Drive and adjacent to Lavretta Park — to be converted into a 1950s-era throwback style eatery. Blueprints indicate the existing structures will more than double in size, with proposed additions encompassing some 1,650 square feet. An open deck area in the back will have a covered canopy, and separate 830-square-foot office space will be built toward the rear of the site. Plans also indicate the build-out of a large,...

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Charleston’s SUSTO is fine today

Band: SUSTO Date: Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m./Sunday, May 21, 12:30 p.m. Venue: BMI Stage (Saturday)/Fitz’s Stage (Sunday) Susto” is a Latin American term for a condition where the soul is separated from the body. The symptoms of susto include fear, anxiety and depression. SUSTO is also the name of a musical project from Charleston, South Carolina-based singer-songwriter Justin Osborne. Plagued by a breakup, debt and family issues, Osborne used his own personal separation to put together a track list of folk rock that became SUSTO’s self-titled debut. Even though the debut featured a full band, SUSTO had no...

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