Old memory: (Lifted from text from a new magazine in Charleston)
In the old JC Penny building that was on King Street and Market in Charleston (where the Charleston Place Hotel sits now) was a place called The Garden & Gun Club.
The Garden & Gun Club was a gay bar where everybody ... movers, shakers, partyers, hipsters, social mavens ... drank and danced from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s.
The Garden & Gun Club was progressive in that it was the first real gay bar where gay people could feel comfortable in large numbers, I'm told. It was famous throughout South Carolina, although few people outside Charleston still remember it. Charlestonians remember it fondly as the spot where everybody ... gay and straight ... converged. Anyway, two readers called wanting to know where to get the premier issue (on newstands now) and how to subscribe. Do I get a free trip to Cuba or something for this?
(Garden & Gun magazine's premier issue. The mag bears no resemblance to the late, great gay dance club, the Garden & Gun Club, in Charleston.)