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The Mount Pleasant Attorney Tells Us What's Good in the Neighborhood

Local Counsel with Temitope O. Leyimu

Published in 2019 South Carolina Super Lawyers magazine

Best place to take a client

Shem Creek for lunch or dinner by the water; otherwise dinner on upper King Street.

Favorite watering hole

Rudi’s Old Village Wine Shop. I love to sit on the patio on a sunny day.

Favorite sports bar

Home Team BBQ—downtown or Sullivan’s Island.

Best restaurant

The Obstinate Daughter, just over the bridge on Sullivan’s Island.

Weekend getaway

The Dewberry hotel for a charming, midcentury modern staycation.

Favorite historical residents

Peter and Marguerite Johnson, business owners and courageous African-American citizens who established the Mt. Pleasant chapter of the NAACP and conducted voting and adult literacy classes, among other important community initiatives.

Besides the people, favorite thing about your office

We have a sophisticated legal practice couched in a leisurely environment.

Favorite brunch spot

Red Drum.

Favorite lunch spot

Pattaya Thai is always in heavy rotation—convenient location, consistently good, and they know my order!

Best view

The balcony off our office has a gorgeous view of the bridge, the water rippling, the marsh swaying, boats sailing and dolphins jumping. It has quite the calming effect.

Favorite park

Pitt Street Bridge in Mount Pleasant.

Go-to arts venue

The Gibbes Museum in downtown Charleston.

Favorite movie theater

Cinebarre Mount Pleasant. I can order food and drink from my seat, so they win by default. To venture out, I love to catch independent films at Terrace Theatre on James Island.

Best place for people watching

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.

Favorite city event 

HALOS, a nonprofit I am on the board of and that is dear to my heart, throws an annual waterside oyster roast in Mount Pleasant every October. It is the best and most quintessential Lowcountry way to kick off the fall season!

Favorite local shops

Mylkbar Eco Nails + Beauty; Blend Juice Bar.

Favorite coffeeshops

Vintage Coffee & Cafe in Mount Pleasant, and Second State Coffee in Charleston—it’s where I met my fiancé.

Most famous residents

Bill Murray, Darius Rucker.

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