Arnold Collins remembers the day the Pinehaven shopping center opened near the Accabee neighborhood where he was born in North Charleston. It was Sept. 17, 1959.

“I was there for the ribbon-cutting,” said Collins, executive director of the nonprofit Palmetto Community Action Partnership in Charleston. “We used to roller skate in the parking lot. That asphalt parking lot was the best skating rink in the area.”

By: David Wren, The Post and Courier

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