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No recession in immediate Charleston real estate forecast, but there are headwinds

January 07, 2019 / Warren Wise

Fifteen years ago, the Charleston region’s population stood at about 550,000, the number of visitors closed in on 4.4 million and the number of breweries serving up suds could be counted on a couple of fingers. Nobody shopped much above Calhoun Street in the downtown area, James Beard was not a common name outside the restaurant industry and the Holy City never made a travel magazine’s nod for top tourist destination in America, much less the world.