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
By Temitope O. Leyimu on April 24, 2019
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.
The Obstinate Daughter, just over the bridge on Sullivan’s Island.
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
Favorite lunch spot
Pattaya Thai is always in heavy rotation—convenient location, consistently good, and they know my order!
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.
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.
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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