Randall Goldman, the hospitality professional who helped change the way that Charleston-area diners thought about upper King Street and the way that the nation at-large thought about Charleston, died on Friday night September 4 2020 in San Antonio. He was 53. He moved to Texas in 2018 after 21 years at the helm of the firm to work with a collection of boutique hotels. Prior to Goldman’s departure from Charleston, he resigned from PPHG following a company investigation that revealed “unacceptable managerial conduct” toward employees. Born in Texas, Goldman attended high school in Houston, where he ran track alongside Olympic great Carl Lewis. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard after graduation, and while enlisted developed an interest in cooking. He enrolled at Johnson and Wales University, studying on its Charleston campus before taking a job with the Federal Bureau of Prisons as a culinary instructor. Goldman is survived by his wife, Jennifer, and a son.