Polls close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17.
Whether we want to admit it or not, the superstores and malls are fairly effective for quick purchases at reasonable prices.
But sometimes, that’s not enough.
Sometimes, we need that one-of-a-kind item that you know your friend or relative doesn’t have. Sometimes, you don’t want to battle the traffic of the Walmart or outlet mall. Sometimes, you want to do whatever you can to support a local store.
And that’s where our local shops come in.
Regardless of what they sell, pick your favorite business in Goose Creek, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and West Ashley to be part of our "Best Local Shop" contest as Patch unveils its Readers' Choice. Nominations ended July 9. Winners will be announced in August.
Don't just vote, tell us why you picked your favorite in the comments. If your favorite isn't on the list, throw them a shout out in the comments below.