Sarah Rama moved her children's clothing store, Duck Duck Goose, to a larger space on Columbia's Devine Street. Mike Fitts/Staff
Mike Fitts is a veteran South Carolina journalist who covers business from Columbia.
Children's clothing store Duck Duck Goose is open at its new Columbia location. Mike Fitts/Staff
Columbia children's clothing store Duck Duck Goose needed more space, but stayed on Devine Street. Mike Fitts/Staff
The historic Babcock building, the linchpin of the redevelopment of the former Department of Mental Health campus in Columbia, has been turned over to a private developer.
Several fast-food restaurants including McDonald's and Sonic are springing up near Lexington High School in an area where many new homes also are rising.
A McDonald's is set to open soon across from Lexington High School, just one of several fast-food places to come to the area. Mike Fitts/Staff
Odd Bird Books will bring a small bookstore to Columbia's downtown district by Feb. 1, the latest in a revival of independent bookshops.
The SC Midlands is adding a section of riverwalk to its greenways, but it will have to wait for a bridge connection to downtown Columbia.
The small Midlands city of Cayce has put a 180-day moratorium on major new homebuilding, seeking time to plan for growth.