Residents’ Top 5 Coffee Shops in Columbia

October 9, 2017

With the cool fall weather slowly making its way to Columbia, it’s time to find the hottest coffee shops all under 10 minutes from our apartments! We asked our residents where their favorite nearby cafe is and here are the results:

1. The Wired Goat Cafe Vista (4 mins away)
2. Drip (9 mins away)
3. Starbucks (5 mins away)
4. Indah Coffee (8 mins away)
5. 116 Espresso and Wine Bar (3 mins away)

Our property is close to a variety of trendy coffee shops for you to get your pumpkin spice fix or get fueled up with a crafty select brew!

Come by our offices today and find out how you can live in the most convenient spot in Columbia!

Summer Date Night Ideas

July 21, 2017

It’s time to ditch your routine movie night and bring some adventure into your date nights with exciting specials happening around CanalSide Lofts this summer! July is full of fun events and deals, so take a look at some of our recommendations and treat your date to something new.

On July 27th, the Chayz Lounge at Nonnah’s Bistro will feature relaxing tunes from Jonathan “Strot Juru” Jones from 6 to 8 p.m. Listen to a live jazz performance by the talented saxophonist while enjoying a light meal, dessert and a full service bar. The intimate setting at Chayz Lounge invites patrons to experience the finest local and national jazz talents frequently, so be sure to check back for future shows.

Celebrate Christmas in July with Santa and his elves at the EdVenture Children’s Museum July 22nd! There will be holiday cookie decorating and special art and science projects all day long, so go get festive with your date! Continue reading

Soda City Market

May 17, 2017

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

May 5, 2017

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 27, 2017

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

March 31, 2017

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

March 17, 2017

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!

March 8, 2017

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

March 3, 2017

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

February 17, 2017

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