DI News History - September 6, 2018
TEN YEARS AGO – DI commercial sector unites to change image
The feature article in the September 4, 2008 issue of The Daniel Island News focused on the commercial real estate market on the island and the question of whether or not rents were too high. Many retail and office spaces along Seven Farms Drive and other areas of the island’s commercial sector were vacant. Of the 1.1 million total square feet of office space on the island at the time, close to 80,000 square feet was unoccupied, according to Reid Davis of Daniel Island-based Anchor Commercial Real Estate Services. But that number was not necessarily cause for alarm.
Davis insisted that retail and office space lease rates on Daniel Island were the same or comparable to new construction in Mount Pleasant at the time, and less than space in the Belle Hall Shopping Center or the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
In another article with a similar focus, newly elected DIBA president Greg Turner wanted to debunk the “high rents” talk among businesses on the island.
“The businesses that failed here did not fail because of high rents,” said Turner. “The rent situation is what it is, and there is no sense to even have discussions about it. Nothing is going to change. People signed leases, and that’s what it is.”
FIVE YEARS AGO – Library enhancements made
In the September 5, 2013 issue of The Daniel Island News, an article showcased enhancements that were made to the grounds of the Berkeley County Library on Daniel Island.
The sidewalk leading up to the building’s front doors was spruced up with two new park benches as well as some additional landscaping features. The improvements were paid for by the Daniel Island Friends of the Library through funds raised in the Annual Harvest Tour of Homes.
In business news, A Closet Case, owned by resident Colleen Adams, celebrated its 13th year in business on Daniel Island.