Founded in 1955, Charleston Gateway Publishing produces the legacy Charleston Gateway Magazine: The Ultimate Guide to Charleston, and the Charleston Gateway Map Guide & Coupons. Released bi-annually, both are distributed free to 230+ locations throughout Charleston and the surrounding Lowcountry.

Published in historic downtown by native Charlestonians who value their deep community roots and connections, Charleston Gateway gives local businesses a comprehensive visibility platform — print, social, web, and more — to showcase their traditions, products, services, food and entertainment to the people who live here, and those who want to visit.

Hey y’all! When I learned Charleston Gateway was for sale I jumped at the chance to buy this amazing legacy publishing company. My local team and I love sharing what’s great about our hometown and Charleston Gateway is the perfect way to do just that; it’s been around since 1955 so we know it’s a trusted source for reaching a broad audience with lots of different interests.

Check out this fun retro Insta post by the Charleston Library Society highlighting just how enduring Charleston Gateway is.

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We’re taking a few months to contemporize and redesign things — the magazine, the map guide and our website — and can’t wait to share it all with you. Through print and digital we’ll showcase the Lowcountry’s best: locally-curated editorial features; spotlights on Charleston’s fascinating people and places; fun ‘don’t miss’, ‘must-try’, and ‘did you know’ tips; plus so much more. For all you home cooks who pleaded for us to keep it going, the favorite Recipes section will remain; we’d love to consider yours for publication — head over to our Contact page and let us know how to reach you!

We wanna give y’all a sampling of what’s to come so until our primary web relaunch, we’ll share a few feature articles on this temporary condensed site. Along with contemporized digital advertising capabilities and enhanced creative aesthetics (ooooh the illustrations and layouts are looking fantastic), we’re developing strong, engaging social media with lots of local scoop — join the early following here: Insta @Charleston_Gateway and FB @GatewayPub

We’re always looking for creative talent with new ideas; all you writers, illustrators, photographers and videographers, please introduce yourself on the Contact page.

I’m elated to be the new publisher and would love to hear about your favorite places and memories — let’s celebrate all things Charleston together! Who knows, you just might find yourself in the limelight ~


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