One of the six Phoenix Award honorees for this past year was Charleston City Market, nominated by SATW member Lynn Seldon. One of the oldest public City Markets in the U.S., Charleston City Market was once an integral cog in the commercial wheel of Charleston. And, although the City Market had become a local tourism entity in more recent years, the decay had taken its toll on the history, vendors and visitors to the public attraction. Recently, the market has undergone extensive renovations hoping to rejuvenate this important historical venue, increase its viability as a tourist destination and unique shopping alternative, and preserving its role as a living, vibrant piece of Charleston's history.
The Phoenix Award is a testament that Charleston City Market has, in fact, achieved its goal. Congratulations to such an important piece of Charleston's history and future.