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Georgetown in New York Times

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Georgetown in New York Times

We were in Georgetown for a weekend just ten days after the devastating fire. What a great town! I can understand why even those who have lost homes and businesses want to stay. Here's a nice article about Georgetown and the fire from today's New York Times -

nytimes.com/2013/10/14/us/after-downtown-fir…

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Good read!

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Good article; thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for posting this nice article. I've always recommended Georgetown as an easy (1 hr+) trip from Charleston to a small and completely different historic waterfront city. The fire was a disaster - but, there are still good places to eat in Georgetown, the residential district was unscathed, and the waterfront Rice Museum was not hurt.

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We were in Georgetown on Saturday for the annual charitable "Taste of Georgetown" featuring area restaurants. Many of the burned-out businesses have already relocated and opened in nearby locations, some on Front Street. Still, the damaged area is hard to look at without getting choked up. Progress is going to be terribly slow but the town is determined to focus on everything good it still has to offer. As Mike said, there are a lot of very good restaurants and very nice shops open for business with good parking available. There's no reason to avoid Georgetown. In fact, the local folks will appreciate your visit more than ever.

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Even just a few days after the fire, Georgetown offered "everything good", along with good food, interesting shops, and a heaping dose of true Southern hospitality. As MikeStone mentioned, Georgetown is only a 1+ drive from Charleston. If you want a more meandering trip, there's plenty to see between the two - Center for Birds of Prey, the Shell Ring, Hampton Plantation, to name a few. Highly recommend.

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