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!

February in Downtown Columbia

We might be famous for being #famouslyhot, but that doesn’t mean Columbia slows down in the winter! February is shaping up to be a great time in our city. The team at CanalSide Lofts wants all of our residents, whether new to the area or Columbia natives, to experience all the city has to offer this month! Check out what’s on our downtown Columbia event calendar for February: Continue reading

CanalSide Lofts CARES

At CanalSide Lofts, our residents are our family. That’s why we always strive to go above and beyond when it comes to making each and every one of them feel more happy and at home.

From our friendly leasing staff to our well-stocked resident clubroom, there are many little ways that we go about doing this. Perhaps the biggest way we ensure residents are happy to call CanalSide Lofts home, though, is through our CARES Team. Continue reading

CanalSide Lofts Wins 3rd Best of Award In as Many Years

CanalSide Lofts has been voted Best Apartment by the Free Times readers in Columbia, South Carolina for the third year in a row. Tenants enjoy the convenience the complex offers to downtown Columbia, major roads and the river. The lofts also provide Columbia’s finest with a place to call home that is not only modern in appearance and full of energy, but also brimming with a sense of community for humans and their pets.

The Best of Awards is an annual citywide readers-choice-type competition put on by the Free Times publication in Columbia, South Carolina.

Biking the Three Rivers Greenway

Biking is the transportation mode of choice for many. In recent years the City of Columbia has taken many steps to improve and advance the culture of bicycling, walking and transit in the city through various initiates. The Three Rivers Greenway, located right outside your door at CanalSide Lofts, is a great example of one of the multi-use trails used for biking, walking and jogging.

The beautiful 11-mile Three Rivers Greenway riverfront pathway offers views of the downtown skyline and where the convergence of the Broad and Saluda rivers, forming the Congaree River, along with forested paths.

Whether you’re looking to get outside to ride your bike on a beautiful day, or just go on a stroll away from downtown, the Three Rivers Greenway is a great escape. The trail is also wheelchair accessible and a great place to go with the whole family. With the weather warming up, you might as well take your workout and relaxation outdoors!