Block party's delay doesn't quell neighborhood's elation

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Saturday, September 27, marked the third annual Elliotborough-Canonborough neighborhood block party, and it was an overwhelming success.

The festival was put on largely thanks to the efforts of D'Allesandro's Pizza and everywhere faces gleamed with outstretched smiles of those enjoying the bands, watching the skateboarders, and peering at the displayed art from afternoon to night.

There was no limit to the crowd, which consisted of children, college kids, middle agers, and the elderly. People from all over the spectrum drank, ate, and danced collectively displaying Charleston’s solidarity, creating one integrated community.

Block party kids
Block parties done right make for good, clean fun for all ages.Nick D'Allesandro, co-owns the pizza parlor with his brother, Ben, and he explains the party as a tremendous triumph:

This is the best one (block party) we’ve ever had. The crowd’s the biggest we’ve ever had. I can’t think of any problems we’ve had. (because we had to postpone the party due to the hurricane scare) Our turnout was bigger; it gave people more time to find out about the party.

Don’t miss it next year, and before then come check out their steamy, delicious slices at 229 St. Philip St , downtown.

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