May 6, 2014 6:51 PM

Once temporary homeless shelter taking on an air of permanence

When Columbia’s so-called winter homeless shelter was opened a few years back near the Broad River, there were some people who didn’t want it there even short-term and expressed concern that, once open, it would never leave. The Beach Co. of Charleston, which was building the CanalSide neighborhood, threatened to sue to prevent the shelter from becoming a permanent homeless facility.

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