Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 | 3:16 p.m.
Political junkies won’t be heartened by a pared down City Council meeting this week, the likely result of a state that is growing more focused on the debates and intrigue swirling around Saturday’s Democratic caucus.
Instead of an agenda with well over 100 items, this week’s agenda contains 80.
And thanks to one of the likely votes of the council, you’ll still be able to get your nails done while ordering a beer.
Big Nails LLC is requesting a special events license for a block party in mid-February sponsored by the Beauty Bar, 517 Fremont St. In a corner of the bar, nail-tenders typically set up shop on weekend nights to encrust lengthy fingernails with dazzling paint.
At a more high-flying level, the council will consider a two-year time extension for various permits for an ambitious 540-foot, 47-story mixed-use condominium tower at 201 E. Charleston Blvd.
In a letter to the council, the planners of Charleston Casino Center Condominiums asked for the extension “due to realignment of Casino Center Drive.”
Wednesday’s council meeting, by the way, is the second in about a week. Typically held on the first and third Wednesday’s of the month, the first Wednesday of 2008 fell the day after New Years—many are still in recovery mode or still on vacation—so that first meeting was postponed to Jan. 9.