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Newest Scoop @Columbia/ForestAcres.

ScoutandMollyIn one of the not-so-tightly-held secrets around Columbia’s chatter, the Trenholm Plaza Facebook Page finally announced today that Anthropologie and J. Crew are coming to South Carolina’s Capital city. Big score for Trenholm Plaza, Forest Acres, and Columbia, SC! Thank you, Edens!

Want more buzz? Good friends of mine are bringing a Scout and Molly’s to Columbia! Where’s it going? Wait for it. Trenholm Plaza! Their door will be directly beside the crazy popular Cafe’ Caturra restaurant/wine bar. #Winning

I’ve lived in Columbia since 1991. Over the years I’ve watched commercial opportunities come and go. Like anywhere, there are slow starters, winners, and big winners. A few examples since I’ve been in Columbia: Rosewood Dr. has transformed, Forest Drive has exploded, Woodhill/Target is a hit, and of course there’s The Vista and now Cross Hill Market. The biggest success, perhaps, is Trenholm Plaza. The place is an absolute juggernaut of commerce. To bring it close to home, my career pretty much began at the Starbucks at Trenholm Plaza. What? Why? The answer is easy… that’s where the people are.

Why didn’t I blog about the Anthropologie/J. Crew news? The Scout and Molly’s deal wasn’t inked yet, and was asked not to.

There are winners all over the place on this blog post. That said, welcome to Columbia, SC, retail awesomeness Anthropologie, J. Crew, and Scout & Molly’s!

Franklin Jones


3 Chicks In My Easter Basket.


This Easter Sunday we decided to pack all the girls in a rolling basket and haul them around the loop. It was the twins maiden voyage around the neighborhood behind a bike. You can see from the pics above how far we've come. A couple of years ago … [Continue reading]

Not On Zillow/Trulia/Realtor.com Yet.


Here's another good heads up for blog readers! 4107 Beecliff Drive hit the market Tuesday afternoon. This completely redone house sports 2,478 sq. feet and four nice bedrooms. This listing is going to surprise most anyone who requests a showing, … [Continue reading]

Downtown Real Estate: The HotSheet!


This edition of The Hotsheet includes the most recent homes to hit Columbia, SC’s real estate market within the last 14 days. The areas include the zips 29201, 29204, 29205, 29206, and 29209, within a price range of $150,000 to … [Continue reading]

New House Going Up @ King’s Grant.


Here's a heads up on a new house going up in King's Grant. I don't know the address, but it's going up in the 'Oakman West' section of the neighborhood. I don't know the footage/BR/Ba situation yet as it's not my listing.  That said, we have my … [Continue reading]

Sneak Peek At A Sharp Shandon Listing.


As most of you know I like to give a heads up to clients and blog readers. Well, here you go! Late Wednesday afternoon 3204 Wilmot hit Downtown Columbia's real estate market for sale.  The listing is so fresh, actually, as of 2:02AM it still hasn't … [Continue reading]

For Me, Weekends Are Now A Big Deal…


As a Realtor, the difference between weekdays and weekends used to be pretty seamless. If you think about it, with all the weekend showings and open houses, it pretty much never stops. Now that we have baby twins to go along with our uber social four … [Continue reading]

Forest Hills – Satchel Ford – 4 Beds – $399.


Check this one out. We just put this awesome house on the market in Forest Hills, one of Downtown Columbia's most popular neighborhoods. Offering four bedrooms and 4,250 square feet, the 'numbers work' big time. The best news? This is a super rare … [Continue reading]

Year Old FB Update Was No April 1 Joke!


On April 1, 2013 (I started writing this post on Tuesday), I belted out on Facebook, "Hello! Yes we are twins and our parents are scared $#!^less, but we think that's funny. See you in the fall!!! w/Jennifer Sparks Jones." Of course the comment was … [Continue reading]

“Bing/Maps” Car Was In Columbia Today.


As my three girls and I were finishing our first walk around the neighborhood of the day, I got a glimpse of a weird car making its way down one of the cul de sacs. My first thought was, "OK, well this is cool. That's the Google Maps car." When I … [Continue reading]