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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Columbia!

We are witnessing an amazing time in Columbia's history. We are growing and have more opportunity than ever. And the good news is there is more to come in 2012! We are proud to announce the Famously Hot New Year celebration taking place on South Carolina's Main Street...and the best part is it's FREE! This event will have plenty of fun activities and an opportunity for all to come ring in the new year.

The Grey Goose Crescent Lounge is the official VIP event within the celebration. It will feature a bar provided by Grey Goose and the Ben Arnold Beverage Company, light hors d'oeuvres, exclusive concert viewing and private restrooms. Purchase your tickets today!
The ESPN Zone will be an area for attendees who don't want to miss any of the college bowl games!

WIS News 10 will broadcast the event so you don't miss out on the festivities!

The Palmetto Tree & Crescent Moon Drop (it's a secret, you'll have to come watch the historic drop!)

To help ring in the new year, we are proud to announce George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will headline the celebration! The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will headline an array of talented, exciting local and regional performers taking the stage for the event.

It's no secret Famously Hot Columbia is becoming the premier place to live, work, and play! We encourage you to visit www.FamouslyHotNewYear.com to find out more about the event. Come out at 7:30pm on December 31st on South Carolina's Main Street to witness the beginning of a historic tradition that will be the biggest party in the Southeast!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mingle and Jingle is coming soon! December 1st!

Some of the highlights you can expect at Mingle and Jingle this year:

-Columbia Fire Department will be here with a truck and doing roasted marshmallows for the crowd.
-A singing Santa Claus will be in Boyd Plaza
-Hand bell choirs will be in key locations
-Alternacirque will be back in the Free Times space with Anastasia (and they may some extra surprises in store)
-The Nick will be screening some Christmas classics on the fa├žade of the old Fox/new Nick.
-The Art Shows will be running full blast (as usual)
-The 1500 and 1600 blocks will be closed w Taylor St remaining open

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Vote Captiol Places for Free Times's Best of Columbia!

Greetings! It is that time of year again, and we would like to ask each of you to vote for Capitol Places for The Best Apartment Complex! It only takes a bit of time!

To vote, visit this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3SWJM55.

It is number 17 on page 3 for those of you who are not interested in voting in all the categories.

Thanks so very much!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Playing After Dark presents "Not of the Ordinary"

Join Pocket Productions for an eclectic evening “Not of the Ordinary,” part of their Playing After Dark series, in downtown Columbia on Friday, June 24. Like past Playing After Dark galas, “Not of the Ordinary” will introduce the audience to unique, unsuspecting art forms beginning with the culinary genius of local legend Chef Malcolm Hudson.

A beautiful four-course meal prepared by Chef Hudson will be served as audience members discover the hidden artists harbored in the thick, sticky air of a Carolina summer night. The meal will begin at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments and horederves in the upstairs reception area of 701 Whaley St, where audience members can mingle surrounded by the evocative works of metal sculptor Mike Pope.

Dinner will be served promptly at 7 p.m. by the stage where DayClean, comprised of Marcus Thomas, on acoustic guitar and vocals and Idris Chandler, on cello, will carry audience members to another dimension with their enchanting, soulful melodies. Software engineer David Hamiter will pick the audience up from their DayClean induced trance and take them into new worlds with his one-of-a-kind digital creations.
Come redefine the audience with us.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.playingafterdark.net. Tickets include admission, four-course meal and two glasses of wine. The event will be held at 701 Whaley Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to mingle in the lobby and enjoy horederves until dinner is served at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Columbia Marionette Theatre presents: The Little Mermaid

Check out this unique theatre experience on 401 Laurel Street!

"This modern twist on the classic Hans Christian Anderson follows our heroine to the surface of the sea on her quest to find love. Using wide-ranging scales of marionettes and shadow puppets, our 30 foot stage becomes a vast ocean, and the perfect setting for our story. Vibrantly colored marionettes float suspended above the stage, as if gliding beneath the ocean’s surface." - The Columbia Marionette Theatre

Performances every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and the third Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $5 each and are available online or at the door.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mast General Store Opens in Columbia!

Mast General Store has just opened its Columbia location this morning with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:45 am. Hundreds of excited shoppers eagerly made their way into the new store, which offers everything from outdoor goods and clothing to accessories, gifts, and candy. Today marks a new turning point for retail on Main Street and we are very excited to have Mast General here! Go check it out!

While you are in the store, take a sneak peek through the back courtyard at our new apartments opening up in August, called Lofts at Lourie's.

Mast General Store is located at 1601 Main Street, right in between Taylor and Assembly streets.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Brazilian Steakhouse coming to Main Street!

Capitol Places is proud to welcome a new restaurant to the Main Street area called Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. It will be located in our Kress commercial space and expected to open later this summer. Traditionally named Gauchao Brazilian Steakhouse in the Myrtle Beach location, the restaurant will serve all-you-can-eat meat and the waiters come to your table to slice it for you. They will be open for lunch and dinner, which includes 17 cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and poultry, as well as a salad bar with more than 30 items.

This unique restaurant will be a prime destination for people coming to Main Street and it joins the new Mast General Store opening this month.

For more information about the Gauchao Brazilian Steakhouse experience, visit their website at www.gauchaobraziliansteakhouse.com.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Check out our Lourie's building online!

We have added our newest building on Main Street to our website with floor plans coming very soon! Lofts at Lourie's will be available August 1st for move-in!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Capital City Music Fest and Wing Fling is back!!

The Capital City Music Fest & Wing Fling will take place on Saturday May 14, 2011 at the 1400 block of Main St. It will start at 12 pm and go until 8 pm. Tickets will be available for $5 in advance at The White Mule 1530 Main St., Loose Lucy's, Natural Vibrations, Old Towne Tavern, most restaurant vendors, and online at www.etix.com. Tickets will also be available at the gates opening at noon.

There will be a great lineup of at least 10 featured restaurants showing they're chicken wing skills, with a variety of flavors and styles. Sample size orders will be available so you can try them all!


CRAVIN MELON 6:30 - 8:00

ANGIE APARO 5:00 - 6:00

TOOTIE & THE JONES 3:40-4:40

THE CASUAL KINGS 2:20 - 3:20

HALEY DREIS 1:20 - 2:00

FALLEN KINGS 12:15 - 1:00

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Don't forget to use your VIP card!

Residents have received their VIP cards and they can use them at many businesses right here in the Main Street area! Visit capitolplaces.com/vip to see your deals and steals!