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Welcome To The College Corner

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | October 31, 2014 | No Comment |

The College’s new retail space on King Street opens its doors.


After years of wanting a greater presence on King Street, the College prepares to open a new retail space on one of the nation’s top shopping streets. The building was originally constructed in 1855. From 1960 to 2005, the building was leased by Barton’s Candy. The Silver Puffin took over the shop and ran it until the College took over the building in early 2013 in order to restore the shop as a gift shop.

The space is now known as The College Corner, a high-end gift shop for alumni, current students and their parents, and visitors to Charleston. The new store features three windows on George Street and the interior is reminiscent of an old shop with exposed brick and hardwood floors. Unlike the Barnes & Noble bookstore on Calhoun Street, The College Corner carries items such as golf shirts, leather briefcases with the College’s logo on them, and College of Charleston jewelry. It also features scarfs with gates on them and a variety of other gift items, including stationary.



The storefront recalls elements of the original building with cast iron pilasters and wood shop windows. The wrought-iron gates on and about the campus that decorate the store are the pen-and-ink drawings of award winning, local artist Nikki Harris Williams, Class of 1966. Ms. Williams graciously granted her permission to incorporate her beautiful work into displays inside The College Corner.



For people wanting to see the campus, staff at The College Corner can literally point them down George Street to the Office of Admissions.

The College Corner officially opens on October 31.

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