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Shoppers swarm a sweltering Second Sunday

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We’ve lost count of how many Second Sundays we’ve celebrated at this point, but the monthly event has become one of our favorites. As usual, King Streey was closed off to cars from Calhoun to Queen, allowing shoppers to stroll in the middle of the street without the fear of being run down by an SUV. It’s a welcome relief from the usually congested sidewalks of King, and we took advantage of the chance to browse at a more leisurely pace.

Musicians played on the street, including a young barefoot accordion player in skinny jeans, and artists like Tate Nation schmoozed with passers-by and hawked their wares. The Savannah Bee Company offered honey tastings, while restaurants like Mellow Mushroom and Jim ’n Nick’s had sidewalk seating. Car fiends posed with high-end rides like a Maserati parked in front of Charleston Place, and foodies followed their noses to tastings with chefs Nathalie Dupree and Charlotte Jenkins. The day was typically sweltering, but that didn’t seem to stop the crowds from swarming. King Street Marketing Group’s Susan Lucas, who was handing out free parking vouchers, says she thinks it was the busiest Second Sunday yet.

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