Morris Sokol

Anyone familiar with upper King Street in Charleston will be saddened by another retailer closing shop. Not that King Street is falling into decay. It is more prosperous than ever, with chic little restaurants and clubs sprouting everywhere. Sadly, upper King used to be firmly in the hands of furniture retailers who built businesses and lived above them. It created a thriving Jewish community that made Charleston a attractive city for Jewish immigrants. But retail has changed, and the descendants of those immigrants have moved into other professions. One by one the old businesses have closed.

Talk about South Carolina!