Soda City Market

Looking for a fun weekend activity? Look less than a mile away at Soda City Market! Just a 15-minute walk from your apartment at CanalSide Lofts in downtown Columbia, Soda City Market will start your Saturday morning off the right way.

Soda City Market runs every Saturday morning year-round from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. It’s a great spot to pick up fresh food, local produce, one-of-a-kind gifts, and artisan crafts, or to just spend the morning with friends and family strolling around Main Street!

With musicians performing along the street and the sweet smell of coffee in the air, you’re sure to be energized for the rest of your weekend. We recommend picking up some fresh fruit and enjoying it later in the day by the CanalSide pool!

CanalSide Can’t Miss: Dave & Buster’s

There’s never a shortage of things to do in Columbia! Sometimes it can be hard to choose where to spend your time. That’s why the team at CanalSide Lofts brings you our Can’t Miss spots, to help narrow down your choices! This week, we’re talking about one of our new favorite hangouts, Dave & Buster’s!

If you’ve heard of the national chain before, you’ll be excited to know Columbia’s first location just opened a few months ago at Columbiana Mall on Harbison Boulevard.

With great food and cocktails and, of course, an incredible arcade, you can enjoy a night out to remember.

That’s right! Just a 15-minute drive from your apartment at CanalSide and you’ll be ready to be a kid all over again. Unwind from a tough day or celebrate something great in your life at Dave & Buster’s!

Where’s your favorite Columbia hangout? Let us know on social media!

May Events

April showers bring…May events! From neighborhood bonding activities to major festivals, musicals, and beyond, there’s something for everyone in Columbia this May! Here are a few of your CanalSide Lofts’ team favorites:

May 6: Rosewood Crawfish Festival

This springtime tradition takes place just a few minutes away from your apartment at CanalSide. If you’re feeling energetic, kick off your day with over 700 other runners at the Crawdash and be the first to get in the festival gates! Attendees will also get to enjoy Spin Doctors, the headlining band. Continue reading

April Events

Spring is in full swing in downtown Columbia! Whether going to an event at your just downstairs from your CanalSide apartment, or driving with the windows down to another, this is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy some wonderful events before the city gets back to being #famouslyhot! Continue reading

CanalSide Can’t Miss: DaufusKEYS

CanalSide Lofts’ downtown Columbia location gives our apartment residents easy access to some of the city’s best restaurants, shops, bars, cafes, and venues. Each month, we’re highlighting one of these places we know our residents will love in our CanalSide Can’t Miss series.

We are so happy to have as many incredible, talented residents at CanalSide as we do. We’re always thrilled to boast about what they’re accomplishing in Columbia.

CanalSide resident Earl Ware recently opened DaufusKEYS Gullah Bistro and Piano Bar, a new southern eatery and piano bar! Only a five-minute drive from CanalSide on Main Street, DaufusKEYS is quickly becoming a resident favorite.  Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Celebrations!

On Saturday, March 18, CanalSide Lofts residents will have the chance to take part in one of downtown Columbia’s favorite traditions: St. Pat’s in Five Points!

Now in its 35th year, the festival is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast with an attendance nearing 45,000 people!

The day starts with Columbia’s largest road race, Get to the Green. Featuring a 10k, 5k, and one-mile family fun run, it’s a good way to start your celebrations off on the right foot. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and run down the Musical Mile on Devine Street. Continue reading

March Calendar

There’s never a dull moment in Columbia; March is no exception! With an apartment at CanalSide Lofts in downtown Columbia, you’re right in the center of it all.

Some of our favorite events happen in March. Check them out below and let us know on social media what events you’re most excited about! Continue reading

Preferred Employer Program

CanalSide Lofts offers a discounted move-in rate for members of the armed services, teachers, police officers, firefighters, and employees of some of the largest companies in the Columbia area through our Preferred Employer Program.

As an employee of one of these companies, you will have a reservation and administration fee of just $99 for your apartment! That’s a savings of more than $150; it’s our way of thanking these employees for choosing to live in a CanalSide Loft apartment. Continue reading

CanalSide’s Can’t Miss: Cola’s

CanalSide Lofts’ downtown Columbia location means our apartments are right next to the Vista’s best restaurants, bars, shops, and activities. In our ‘CanalSide Can’t Miss’ series, we’ll tell you about some of our downtown neighborhood favorites!

Cleverly named to represent both the city of Columbia’s nickname and the old RC Cola bottling plant it operates in, Cola’s Restaurant is a staple for CanalSide’s residents.

“It is a great place for a romantic dinner or for weekend cocktails with the girls,” said CanalSide Lofts’ assistant site manager Hope Clayborne. “The desserts are delicious!” Continue reading

Pet Friendly and Proud!

Home is where your dog is!

At least, that’s what our team at CanalSide Lofts in downtown Columbia thinks. That’s why our apartments are pet-friendly!

“At CanalSide Lofts, we love all of our furry friends as much as we love our residents,” said leasing consultant Marissa Hendrickson.

With a dedicated dog park for CanalSide Lofts residents, a stash of dog treats in the front office, and of course, prime access to downtown Columbia’s river front park, it’s safe to say your pup will be just as happy as you living here.

Call our leasing office today or check out our Pet’s Corner for more info on having a four-legged friend at CanalSide Lofts!