The Post and Courier reports that many merchants are increasingly concerned about the downturn in shopping, saying:
Still, Ives doesn't sound happy when she talks about the health of Daniel Island's business district. Neither did two dozen other business owners who attended a city-sponsored business planning session Thursday morning.
Many business owners said they are having trouble convincing customers to drive across a bridge to shop in their stores and eat at their restaurants, leading, they say, an unusually high number of businesses there to fail.
Of course, the downturn in foot traffic could just be from the crazy heat.