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Store Location Spotlight: Charleston, SC

Get to know a few of our Charleston General Store Crewmembers

 Caryn

  • Tell us a little about yourself: I am from Cummaquid, (Barnstable) MA and my parents are still on the Cape! I have lived in Charleston, SC now for 18 years with my hubs Shawn Perkins. We love Triple Crown horse racing, golf, boating and trips to Disney.
  • Fun fact about yourself: I was once the Concierge of the Nantucket Boat Basin. For a particular guest's 60th birthday party, I had to procure: 60 lbs of green jelly beans, a belly dancer, and a fire works display.
  • Favorite Black Dog item: Any ladies 1/4 zip, although these tri-blends tees are quickly catching up as my fav!
  • What is your favorite thing about working at TBD? I love how special and different each store location is.

 Patty

  • Tell us a little about yourself: I grew up in Ridgefield, CT. I love living here in Mount Pleasant (just outside of CHS), but am a New England girl at heart.  My fur babies are the loves of my life. Maggie and Brennan(who comes to work sometimes).  I love a good bike ride and the sound of the ocean.
  • Fun fact about yourself: I can write backwards, so you have to hold it up to a mirror,  as fast as I can write forwards.
  • Favorite Black Dog item? Any Cadet I own!  At home my bright spiral Sweatshirt Blanket.
  • What is your favorite thing about working at TBD? I love when a product matches someone to a T and makes them happy.  Whether it be a customer or co-worker or me, when someone is happy, it is the best. 
Laura
  • Tell us a little about yourself: I grew up in Richmond, VA and moved down to Charleston for college. I love going to the beach and basically doing anything involving water (hence why I chose the College of Charleston).  I am a rising junior and am studying Finance with a minor in Leadership for Sustainability.
  • Fun fact about yourself: As a kid I was so terrified of dogs and probably did not touch one until I was 12 years old. Now I love them!
  • Favorite Black Dog item? Can't decide. A tie between the tossed dog shorts and the Mens Envoke hat in red white and blue. You will catch me sporting them both on my day off. 
  • What is your favorite thing about working at TBD? Connecting and interacting with both customers and my coworkers. Since being in college, I only ever interact with people 18-22 years old. So it is very refreshing to have a wider range of ages and people to talk to throughout my day. 

 

The Black Dog Charleston

Fun Facts about Charleston! 

  • In 2021, South Carolina has the 13th highest Dog Ownership levels in all the U.S.
  • Country artist, Darius Rucker was born and raised in Charleston! (Source)
  • Ahoy! Some of the most famous pirates worldwide have ties to Charleston! Charleston was a hub for pirates (1670-1720) such as Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet to sell stolen goods! (Source)
  • Did you know that both the movie “The Notebook” and “Dear John” were filmed in Charleston!? (Source)
  • Did you know that Charleston has 7 Dog Friendly Beaches!? (Source)
  • Did you know that Charleston is almost EXACTLY half way between Miami, FL and Washington D.C.!? (Source: Google Maps)
  • Did you know that both America’s first museum AND theater were founded in Charleston?! The Charleston Museum was founded in 1773 and is still an active museum today! The Dock Street Theater founded in 1736, showed plays and operas, however, was lost in a fire in 1740. The theater was restored in 1937, and in 1978 the Charleston Stage Company was founded and is one of South Carolina’s largest art’s organizations! (Source)
  • Fore! Charleston is home of America’s first ever golf course, Harleston Green, as well as America’s first ever golf club, Country Club of Charleston, which is still operating today! (Source)
  • The College of Charleston is America’s 15th oldest college! (Source)
  • When the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge was built in 2005, it became the longest cable- stayed bridge in North America. The walking path on the bridge is 2.5 miles long! (Source
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    Planning a trip to Charleston? Visit the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce website for things to do and see, places to stay, and great places to dine. Don't forget to make a first stop at The Black Dog!

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