The Lamb’s Bread Vegan Cafe is one of the few bright spots on Columbia’s Main Street north of Elmwood Avenue, where vacant lots and “For Lease” signs outnumber businesses. But manager Folami Geter says it might have to move because of high renovation costs, underlining the difficulty of rebuilding such areas.
The dust-filled air of the deteriorated Curtiss-Wright Hangar at Hamilton-Owens Airport is heavy with smells of damp wood, rust and decay. It has weathered the elements for the past 84 years. But now it may fall victim to the tax code.
Gone is the Whitney Hotel, the Shandon icon that was home away from home to legislators and that was touched by a University of South Carolina athletics scandal. Now converted to the 700 Woodrow apartments, its rehabilitation reflects a larger transformation of the Devine Street commercial district.