I have a full plate already running my business, but I have a few ideas about how to improve this city for visitors. I'm hoping someone will take these ideas and run with them:
Someone needs to come up with a family-friendly activity at night that does not involve a ghost tour. I love the tours, but my visiting brother (who hates ghost-themed anything) wanted to know where he should take his six-year-old daughter in the evening that didn't involve ghosts or ice cream. This is a problem, and an opportunity. Figure this one out and you're sitting on a gold mine, because there are a lot of parents out there looking for that same sort of thing.
Also- we need authentic, easily-accessible shops with locally-produced goods in the Historic District. I was walking through City Market after being in Charleston, and realized that there were almost zero locally-produced items for sale anywhere. Shop after shop had the same nationally-produced bric a brac. I know Polk's Market is in the Historic District, but it's off in the wee corner with zero foot traffic. The two warehouse-looking market structures on the east end of River Street is a start, but we need more venues.
Any thoughts? Criticisms? Suggestions?