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Bennett Hospitality and Patriots Point: Well Worth the Wait

Patriots Point was in search of a large and steady stream of income to save its main attraction. Local developer Michael Bennett was looking for another place in or near his native Charleston to build “beautiful buildings.” A lease agreement that is expected to be approved by the South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority sometime before the end of this year will cover the needs of both. Under the terms of the 99-year agreement, Bennett Hospitality will lease 50 acres of land at Patriots Point. Though the final plans require the approval of the Patriots Point board of directors and …

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The Beach Club: Life is a You Know What

The Charleston harbor Resort & Marina has always been a go-to spot for some much needed R & R. Here, guests and locals can sink their toes in the sand and let the stress of the outside world gently fade with every sip of a piña colada. Gleaming views of the Charleston Harbor serve as the backdrop to this beacon of relaxation. Recently, this iconic resort has been doing some significant revamping that goes way beyond adding those miniature cocktail umbrellas to a perfectly crafted beverage. Architects, construction crews and staff have all worked together toward the completion of The …

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Patriots Point: It’s More Than a Museum

Is Patriots Point a military museum, the home of three aging warships and one of the largest collections of airplanes in the nation and a monument to the men and women who kept the Axis Alliance from its sinister World War II goal of world domination? Or is it a high-tech, hands-on collection of science- and history-related exhibits designed to entertain and educate visitors of all ages? Or maybe it’s nothing more than a business striving to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of the hundreds of thousands of people who visit each year. As Patriots Point approaches its 40th …