Market Street may be trimmed of unsightly power poles, may be on verge of gum victory

Image by TheDigitel Market Street's gum pole days may be numbered.

Sure, vendors and businesses along the City Market have already scored big with the redesign of Charleston's tourist mecca, but the Charleston City Paper notes they may soon be getting another win.

SCE&G has told City of Charleston staff that the utility plans to remove the poles, likely running the lines underground as drainage improves.

Head on over to the paper's post for a brief rundown on the news.

And, yes, the City Paper also drew the conclusion that this may well be a victory in the war on the Market-East Bay street gum poles that steam and $1,092 fine threats could never provide.

So go stick it, while you still can.

We'll be sure to keep you posted.