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  • Dave Britt
  • Executive Director, Rosewood Merchants Association
  • Dave Britt, Executive Director of the Rosewood Merchants Association, reminisces on his first time seeing a live band at a nightclub in Five Points.…
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  • Libby Gober
  • Executive Assistant to City Council, City of Columbia
  • Libby Gober, Executive Assistant to City of Columbia Government City Council, has loved Five Points since her time as a USC student. Her earliest…
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  • Malissa Burnette
  • Partner, Lawyer, Callison Tighe & Robinson Law Firm
  • When Malissa Burnette and her family moved here in the late 1960’s, she remembers taking her four younger sisters to Five Points for a quick movie a…
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  • Abigail Zeiler
  • Executive Director, Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR)
  • Abigail Zeiler moved here from Indiana in 2010 for undergrad at USC. One of her first memories of Five Points is the first time she went to Village…
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  • Mike Brenan
  • South Carolina Regional President, BB&T
  • Although not from Columbia, BB&T’s South Carolina Regional President Mike Brenan got here as soon as he could. When BB&T built their branch h…
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  • Murray Coleman
  • Resource Development Division Director, United Way of the Midlands
  • Raised in Columbia, United Way’s Murray Coleman is no stranger to Five Points. His first memory was at the Elbow Room and seeing Hootie and the B…
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  • Teresa Wilson
  • City of Columbia
  • City Manager Teresa Wilson has lived in famously hot Columbia, South Carolina all her life. She remembers trips to Pecknel Music Store with her f…
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  • Tameika Isaac Devine
  • Columbia City Council
  • Councilwoman Tameika Issac Devine’s favorite thing about Five Points is the area has something for someone at every stage of life. Her first memory o…
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  • Palmer “Satch” Krantz
  • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • Growing up on Rosewood, Satch Krantz thinks back on the family time he spent in Five Points, where they went to Hiller Hardware and many different…
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  • Debbie McDaniel
  • Revente, Sid & Nancy
  • I’ve been here since 1970 when I came to USC. My first Five Points job was on this block in 1972 at a blue jeans store midblock, and then I was a s…
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  • Duncan MacRae
  • Yesterday's
  • I am a co-owner of Yesterday’s – a corner tavern with an American menu – along with my business partner Daryl Barnes and my brother, Scott MacRae. Daryl…
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  • Paul Ray Bales
  • Ace Lock and Key
  • I came to Columbia about 35 years ago. I moved here from Virginia, but I have been coming to Five Points since the ‘80s when I was a kid. I love the c…
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  • Denise Shealy
  • STEEL garden
  • I came to Columbia for college to go to USC in August of 2005, and basically never left. I realized later in college that I wanted to own my own…
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  • Dennis Hiltner
  • The Gourmet Shop
  • I’ve been working in Five Points since August of 1977. I was in the Marine Corps – got out 1976 – then came to Columbia, and worked as a stockbroker for a…
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  • Jemme Stewart & Hilda White
  • Upstream
  • Jemme (right of photo): I was teaching yoga at City Yoga in Five Points; Hilda came to one of my classes, and over a period of time just chatting…
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  • Jenny Thompson
  • Bombshell Beauty Studio
  • Bombshell Beauty Studio kind of evolved from another salon, Vista Studios Salon, started in 2003. I started to grow the business, we became Bombshell…
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  • Judith Roberts
  • Portfolio Art Gallery
  • I have customers who’ve been with me since the first day I opened, and a lot of people have been shopping here for 35 years. One day I was talking to a…
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  • Shelia Simmons
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • I’ve been with Pet Supplies Plus at its Five Points location since it opened 10 years ago. I’m from Columbia and worked at the West Columbia location in …
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  • Randy Dennis
  • 2G's Clothing
  • We have a lot of repeat business. That’s what we’ve built the store on over the years; customer service is a priority. It’s more like a family with our c…
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  • Sam Suaudom
  • Baan Sawan
  • I’m a townie; I was born here. Military is compulsory in Thailand, and my father took his air force experience and transferred that so he would be in t…
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  • Stacey Millner-Collins
  • City Yoga
  • I have so many connections to Five Points, dating back to when my kids were small – going to the various parades and festivals, all the way up to w…
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  • Lauren Strickland
  • Five Points Association
  • Well, I moved here this past summer, so I am brand new to Five Points and Columbia. I was born and raised in southwest Virginia and lived there for…
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  • Sara Thomas
  • The Half and Half
  • The Half and Half is a graphic design studio with an emphasis on screen printing and letterpress. We have the ability to do that printmaking…
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  • Sean McCrossin
  • Drip & Scoopy Doo
  • Before my businesses were here, I was in Five Points -- hanging out, going to Gourmet Shop and Papa Jazz. Spending time in Adriana's Coffee Shop. I…
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