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Urban Living 2011 This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday!

Generation Charleston is showcasing the advantages of “living, working and playing” downtown during Urban Living 2011.

Loft Walk

The annual Loft Walk kicks off the three-day event from 5 to 7 p.m on Sept. 14. During a guided tour through some of Charleston’s newly renovated and re-imagined lofts, guests will see firsthand why more and more people are choosing downtown living.

“Generation Charleston has hosted the Loft Walk the past four years, and enthusiasm and excitement about urban living continue to build,” said Eric Morris, co-captain of the group’s Professional & Economic Development Team. “Loft Walk allows people to understand what the city now offers, the realities of loft development and Charleston’s potential.”

Loft Walk starts at Adelphia Sports Bar at 218 Capitol Street. From there, guests walk or ride a trolley to the three properties on the Loft Walk map.

The first location is at 109 Capitol St., adjacent to the old KB&T building and Kanawha County Library. It features three lofts for sale – a small family loft with two bedrooms, a single-bedroom loft customized for high-end living and an 11th floor loft with a fantastic view of the city.

A newly renovated Kanawha Boulevard loft is the second stop. The second-floor property is just east of Capitol Street on the Kanawha River.

The third location, 1570 Kanawha Blvd., features two newly renovated condos, one apartment and one large loft, customizable for any owner.

Selling WV is co-sponsoring Loft Walk. A reception at Adelphia caps the event.

RSVP by e-mailing mthompson@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Downtown ArtWalk

The “play” portion of Urban Living 2011 is the Sept. 15 Downtown ArtWalk, the monthly Charleston Area Alliance event. It is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. and features local galleries and talented artists. It’s the best of what Charleston has to offer.

Generation Charleston is hosting a social gathering on Hale Street during ArtWalk. Following ArtWalk, guests are invited to continue the celebration at Vandalia Grille, 212 Hale St.

Business Showcase

The Urban Living finale is scheduled for Sept. 16 with the Business Showcase, which will shine a spotlight on local entrepreneurs and encourage others to launch their own ventures in Charleston.

The event begins at the University of Charleston’s Graduate School of Business on the second floor of Equities House, located at Virginia and Dickinson streets. A meet-and-greet begins at 5:30 p.m., and two presentations – one advising entrepreneurs on how to launch ideas and the second offering useful tips for commercial property leasing and ownership – start at 5:45 p.m.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., guests are invited to tour local businesses and commercial properties. Business owners will be on-site to answer questions and offer advice.

A reception at the Graduate School of Business is scheduled for 7:15 to 8 p.m., and a celebration follows at Vandalia Grille.

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