Big news, Charleston: The restrooms at City Hall are now open to the public on weekends.

The city announced today that, thanks to a partnership with the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the potties on the ground floor at 80 Broad St. are now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The rest of City Hall is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We’re not even trying to be cheeky here. If you haven’t been, these are among the most architecturally fascinating lavs in our architecturally fascinating city. Here’s a snapshot we took of the men’s room a few months ago during a particularly tedious City Council meeting:


Combine that with the documented shortage of public bathrooms on the peninsula? Good news all around. Take it from us, Charleston: You’re in for a treat.

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