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!

3-8 | Take Me Out to the Fireflies Ballgame

Plan a night out with friends and head over to the ballpark! The Columbia Fireflies home opener is just around the corner, as they take on the Greenville Drive Thursday, April 14 at the brand new Spirit Communication Park. First pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. on Thirsty Thursday. Attendees can enjoy half-priced draft beer and fountain drinks and postgame fireworks.

New to the Columbia community, the Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate with the New York Mets. Just last night, the Columbia Fireflies unveiled their team mascot, Mason. Continue reading

3-27 | In the Neighborhood: Hemi Food Truck Court

See what all the buzz is about with Food Trucks! The Hemi Food Truck Court is officially open, and it is awesome. The food court has a great variety of options from the Midlands region. From Belgium Waffles, Pizza, Paninis, BBQ, Fresh Salads, Italian Ice and Cupcakes! Oh my!

Only three minutes away from CanalSide Lofts, the open air food court offers plenty fresh spring air and of seating. There are also shelters and restrooms for your convenience. With up to ten food truck vendors, you are likely to find something (or many things!) that you enjoy. Continue reading

3-11 | St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Columbia

On Saturday, March 19 grab a few of your CanalSide Lofts neighbors and head over to the eclectic Five Points District from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. for one of the Midlands’ largest annual street festivals and largest celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day in the Southeast.

The event kicks off with St. Pat’s Get to the Green 10K, 5K and 1-mile Family Fun Run, which offers runners free admission into the festival. A fun-filled parade, kid-friendly Pot O’ Gold Playland, swinging shag exhibition and DJ throw down, as well as five stages with live music hosting nearly 20 acts provide the entertainment for the event. Continue reading

3-4 | In the Neighborhood: Nonnah’s

You know it has to be good when it’s been voted The Best Desserts in Columbia for the past 17 years. Nonnah’s family owned restaurant serves “world renowned” desserts, brunch, lunch and dinner with a full service bar and is conveniently located only five minutes from CanalSide Lofts in the Vista.

Chocolate Temptation Cake, Linzer Tart, Turtle Cheesecake, Deep Dish Apple Praline Pie or Strawberry Amaretto Cake are just a few of the delicious homemade desserts that they offer. Enjoy a fresh slice with a warm espresso! Continue reading

2-12 | In the Neighborhood: Cola’s Restaurant

             Located just five minutes away from our community, Cola’s Restaurant is a favorite of many CanalSide apartments residents. Formerly a RC Cola bottling plant, Cola’s is a “casual” fine dining bar/restaurant specializing in seafood, steaks and other culinary creations influenced by a broad range of ethnic cooking.

While the interior of the restored 1930s plant is enough to draw you in, the menu will keep you coming back time and time again. You can check out the dinner, desert and extensive wine, cocktail and beer menus online to get an idea of what they offer.

For the latest information and specials, you can follow Cola’s Restaurant on Facebook. If you’re still looking for those last minute Valentine’s Day plans, try your luck at getting a table! Make a date with your CanalSide neighbor for dinner and drinks and experience Cola’s for yourself!