Business Briefs - February 9, 2017
Angie and Chad Johnson launch Island Park Properties
Several years of planning recently culminated as island residents Chad and Angie Johnson officially launched Island Park Properties, Daniel Island’s newest real estate company. Chad and Angie moved to Daniel Island in 2001 as a young couple and Angie soon left the field of education to join Daniel Island Real Estate, where she has consistently been a top selling agent. With a background in real estate development, Chad served both residential and commercial clients in the greater Charleston area.
With over 25 years of combined experience, the pair has closed over 300 million dollars in sales, which the couple attributes to their tenacity, attentiveness, and base of remarkably loyal clientele. Chad and Angie are both Realtors of Distinction, an honor that recognizes the top 10 percent of sales producing Charleston REALTORS®, and members of the East Cooper Top Producers Club. They are also active in their community. Chad has served on the Board of Trustees for Charleston Stage/ Dock Street Theater and on the Advisory Board for the Charleston Bilingual Academy, while Angie is a member of the City of Charleston Planning Commission, and serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors.
Island Park Properties offers boutique, concierge-level guidance and is focused on providing excellent service to their resale listing clients and to buyer clients seeking to find the perfect home. Chad and Angie say they have carefully assembled an experienced team of personnel that facilitate all aspects of the real estate transactions, allowing their clients to experience a process that is both streamlined and satisfying.
“Angie and I (along with our three boys) are part of a story much larger than ourselves here on Daniel Island,” says Chad. “Our mission is to help others find their place in this story as well. This is the essence of Island Park Properties.”
Island Park Properties is currently housed at Holy City Collective at 142 Sportsman’s Island Drive, allowing convenient access for current and prospective clients alike. For more information, visit islandparkproperties.com.
New mobile ‘pop-up’ grocery coming to DI
Daniel Island’s first mobile farmers’ market is coming soon… to a parking lot near you. Lowcountry Street Grocery (LSG) will set up shop at Church of the Holy Cross on Daniel Island on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., beginning February 9.
After running a successful Kickstarter Campaign, LSG founder and director Lindsey Barrow, a College of Charleston graduate, is launching trial ‘pop-ups’ in eight Lowcountry locations. In addition to Daniel Island, LSG will visit other sites in James Island, Charleston, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant. Their brightly-colored green and yellow bus, a 1988 Ford school bus named “Nell,” provides both an indoor and outdoor shopping experience.
“Daniel Island is a very important stop for our model,” explained Barrow. “...Customers can expect a fun, vibrant, community atmosphere at our markets.”
LSG essentially takes the farmers’ market experience and streamlines it so that they can get up and go, offering that experience all across town, added Barrow.
“So you’ll get the perks of a trip to the farmer’s market for local milk, veggies, pasta, and soap but you’ll also have the option to pop in and snag some pasture-raised eggs on your way home. Oh yeah, all of this takes place on an old school bus that will surely conjure up memories of simpler days - before hash tags, partisan politics, and Justin Bieber. Well, maybe not before partisan politics.” Barrow, and LSG Associate Director Kate DeWitt, accomplish their mission with what they describe as a little “Robin Hood” economics.
“We leverage income from mixed income stops to subsidize pricing in low income stops,” said Barrow. “This effectively allows us to provide food access and food security to neighbors that need it the most…When you make a purchase at the bus, you are inherently empowering your neighbors to be able to do the same!”
Customers will be able to select from a variety of local produce, meat, dairy, breads and more. All LSG products come directly from local farms, artisans, and producers. The retrofitted bus will also include a bike for home deliveries. For more information, visit http://www.lowcountrystreetgrocery.com.