Moe’s mural sent packing

The mural on the side of the Moe's on Houston Northcutt Boulevard in Mount Pleasant shows John Lennon, Al Capone, and Marilyn Monroe. The Town of Mount Pleasant Board of Zoning Appeals has made its decision – they do not want to #savemoesmural. In fact, they want it gone.

We told you a while back about the effort to save the mural. But, the town voted 4-3 Monday night that the mural must go.

Read more about the mural from the Post and Courier, including a series of comments sent to BZA from residents in support of the mural.


Noms open for City Paper’s Best

2017_boc_socialmediatag-nominateus_smallThe Charleston City Paper wants your noms, noms, noms.

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Best Of Awards, and we want to remind you to get online and share all of your opinions on restaurants, shopping and the like. But we REALLY want to make sure you let ’em know who you think should be included for Culture, Arts and Entertainment. From art gallery to theater company to male and female vocalists, the gamut of the arts world is spanned in this year’s categories. Three new categories have also been added for 2017: Best Place to See Local Music, Best Local Podcast and Best Recording Studio.

Nominations close Friday, Jan. 1, 2017 just a tick before midnight. Those who nominate in more than 35 categories will be entered in a drawing to win tickets to the #BOC16 party. As for the actual voting for the winner, the previous winner and the top four vote getters from nominees will move on to final voting, which be held from Feb. 1-24, 2017.

So get out there and vote for the best. And, should you need a little incentive, take a few moments and watch the stirring Joe Esposito single that inspired a generation of young Danny Larusso’s to be The Best:


Putting out the call to #savemoesmural

The mural on the side of the Moe's on Houston Northcutt Boulevard in Mount Pleasant shows John Lennon, Al Capone, and Marilyn Monroe. A Mount Pleasant Town Council member is calling on the community to help save a mural on the side of Moe’s restaurant on Houston Northcutt Boulevard.

The mural, featuring Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon and Al Capone, was deemed to have been in violation of the town’s signage allowance. Although the mural is simply that – a painting, with no words or anything related to the Mexican restaurant – it was still considered signage.

Town Planning Director Christiane Farrell told the Post and Courier, “We do not prohibit murals, but they are counted towards the allotted building signage allowed.”

In a recent letter to the editor to the Moultrie News, Council Member Mark Smith called on residents to #savemoesmural and for the Board of Zoning Appeals “to work with small business owners, not against them.”

Moe’s has filed an appeal, which will be heard by the BZA on Dec. 19.

What say you, arts lover? Will you reach out to #savemoesmural? Or is this a case of just needing to follow the rules?