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MOUNT PLEASANT — It’s been 12 years since James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Johnson brought The Grocery to downtown Charleston, becoming one of the first in a wave of restaurant openings in that part of the upper peninsula.Since opening ...
MOUNT PLEASANT — It’s been 12 years since James Beard Award-nominated chef Kevin Johnson brought The Grocery to downtown Charleston, becoming one of the first in a wave of restaurant openings in that part of the upper peninsula.
Since opening Lola Rose at 3540 Park Avenue Blvd. Aug. 22, Johnson and his wife Susan have joined a growing number of restaurateurs who see north Mount Pleasant as the next big dining destination. For some, like the Johnsons, it’s also a little bit closer to home.
“It’s within our community more. We’re embedded in the city of Charleston downtown, but we saw this as an opportunity to diversify,” Kevin Johnson said.
Designed by acclaimed architect David Thompson, Lola Rose has about 50 dining room seats and another 40 on a covered outdoor patio. The new restaurant — whose kitchen is led by The Grocery alum Hunter Conklin — serves a menu that’s anchored by wood-fired pizza and house-extruded pasta, with options like roasted chicken with warm fennel vinaigrette and steak with mushroom conserva showcasing Lola Rose’s Mediterranean focus.
All of Lola Rose’s wines are sourced from within 10 miles of the sea, adding a salinity and acidity that pairs well with the food, Johnson said.
Lola Rose is now open for dinner at 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit lolarosemtp.com.
NORTH CHARLESTON — A new barbecue option is coming to Park Circle after the New Year.
Swig & Swine, helmed by pitmaster Anthony DiBernardo, will take over for Florie’s Dining Group as the food provider at popular brewery Commonhouse Aleworks. The change is expected to take place in the beginning of January.
At Swig & Swine locations in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and Summerville, DiBernardo and his team highlight barbecue that’s cooked low and slow. The three full service restaurants pair smoked turkey, prime beef brisket and smoked chicken wings with mac and cheese, corn pudding, hash and rice, and other sides.
At Commonhouse Aleworks, the pitmasters will serve smoked brisket sausage with pimento cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, brisket burgers and more. A full menu will be released closer to opening.
The move comes as both establishments expand to different parts of the state.
Last month, Commonhouse Aleworks opened a second outpost in the Charleston International Airport where Samuel Adams Brewhouse was located near Gate B5 beyond the security checkpoint. In addition to craft brews, the 1,250-square-foot site is home to a full bar, pub fare and dining area that is all being overseen by Delaware North, the airport’s contracted concession operator.
Swig & Swine is taking its brand and barbecue beyond the Lowcountry, with locations in Moncks Corner and Myrtle Beach slated to debut in the coming months. When the Myrtle Beach location opens its doors just off Broadway Street, it will join restaurants like Vietnam House, Crazy Mexican Restaurant and Bar, El Rey del Taco, Homestyle Jamaican and Sabor Caseiro Restaurante.
The owners of Florie’s will continue to serve at Commonhouse Aleworks’ flagship brewery (4831 O’Hear Ave.) until the transition is complete. They will then turn their attention to their other restaurant locations, which include Pier 41 in Mount Pleasant and Coach’s Canteen on Daniel Island.
For years, the West Ashley restaurant space at 25 Magnolia Road was a place where food and beverage professionals escaped the chaos of downtown Charleston over an array of Italian classics, including gnocchi and pasta tossed in vodka sauce or Bolognese.
Though many adored Al Di La, a crowded bar area and dining room at the address in late November suggests Avondale diners have taken a liking to Bearcat, which opened to the public after a monthslong delay Oct. 27.
Helmed by former Chicago fine dining chef George Kovach, the new restaurant is split in two.
Located on the right, Bearcat’s bar has all the elements of a neighborhood watering hole — frozen drinks, energized chatter and diners donning casual clothing. Alongside that laid-back vibe are some more formal bites, including smoked chicken yakitori, wagyu beer tartare, and crab and foie gras bao buns, made by blending liver, cured overnight, with crab meat.
Walking through a tight wood-framed doorway takes diners into Bearcat’s dining room, where Kovach and head chef John Coleman are dusting smoked maitake mushrooms with porcini mushroom dust and placing three scallops on a fluffy parsnip puree mattress, dotted with droplets of paprika oil. A golden beet salad with whipped yogurt, duck liver mousse with house-made brioche bread and Carolina Gold crab rice with uni hollandaise are some of the other fanciful small- and medium-sized plates guests can expect to find at the new West Ashley hot spot.
The current 10-item a la carte menu will expand as the team settles into this half of the space, which opened to the public after the bar side in mid-November. In the future, Bearcat’s dining room will add a chef-curated tasting menu, drawing inspiration from Kovach’s fine dining experience. The chefs plan to adjust the tasting menu to accommodate plant-based diners.
Now ubiquitous in Charleston, the term “oyster roast” first started appearing in the Lowcountry in the late 1890s, though oyster houses in the 1820s were a significant precursor to the later defined roasts. Several Charleston “oyster cellars,” modeled after ones in New York, would serve oysters raw, in stew or cooked over charcoal fire.
Though oyster roasts were not exclusive or original to Charleston, they stuck around here when they fizzled out in the Northeast. And historic shell mounds in areas such as Edisto Beach suggest that Native American people were gathering to eat oysters long before oyster houses or oyster roasts were a fixture in Charleston.
Today’s Lowcountry oyster roasts usually feature a long wooden table piled high with buckets of fresh roasted oysters. Standing elbow-to-elbow, people can be found pulling apart the clusters and shucking away with an oyster knife. Oyster roast season typically includes the months ending in “R,” and two Charleston-area establishments are leaning into the tradition all season long.
In North Charleston, Firefly Distillery (4201 Spruill Ave.) has brought back its Sunday Oyster Roast Series, featuring roasted Lowcountry Oyster Co. clusters, a Bloody Mary bar and bites from local food trucks. Led by chef Graham Calabria, the roasts — taking place Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb. 25 and March 24 — are all-you-can-eat, with tickets starting at $35.
South Carolina is home to one of the “top boomtowns” in the United States, a new report finds.Mount Pleasant ranks No. 5 on a list of the fastest-growing places in terms of population, jobs and salaries, according to results from the finance website SmartAsset.The Charleston-area town made it into the rankings after the website said it used the most recent U.S. government data to study 500 of the biggest c...
South Carolina is home to one of the “top boomtowns” in the United States, a new report finds.
Mount Pleasant ranks No. 5 on a list of the fastest-growing places in terms of population, jobs and salaries, according to results from the finance website SmartAsset.
The Charleston-area town made it into the rankings after the website said it used the most recent U.S. government data to study 500 of the biggest cities in the country. Then, each city was analyzed for growth in the following areas: population, economy, businesses, housing units, unemployment rates and household incomes.
Mount Pleasant earned a spot on the national list after boasting one of the fastest rates of growth in household incomes from 2014 to 2019. During that period, “the median household income grew by more than 47% — a rate that is roughly 25 percentage points higher than the national average,” SmartAsset said in a report published Nov. 3.
Also in the report, Mount Pleasant was one of the highest-scoring cities in the population category. SmartAsset said the town’s population rose 13.53% from 2015 to 2020.
The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show more than 90,000 people live in Mount Pleasant, making it the fourth-most populous place in South Carolina. That puts the town behind Charleston, Columbia and North Charleston when it comes to the number of residents, The State reported in August.
North Charleston, Rock Hill and and Charleston also made it into SmartAsset’s rankings, landing in the Nos. 11, 12 and 25 spots, respectively. There are no other Palmetto State destinations on the list, which shows results for the top 50 cities nationwide.
It’s not the first time a South Carolina town has been recognized as an up-and-coming destination.
In October 2020, Mount Pleasant ranked No. 9 on a list of places with rapidly growing economies. For that list, WalletHub evaluated seven years of U.S. demographic and economic trends, McClatchy News reported.
For the latest SmartAsset list, more than half of the top 10 cities were in the northwestern part of the country.
Bucking that trend to earn the highest spot on the list was Murfreesboro, Tennessee, roughly 35 miles southeast of Nashville. Rounding out the five best cities were Nampa, Idaho; Meridian, Idaho; and Conroe, Texas.
MOUNT PLEASANT — A North Carolina-based supermarket chain plans to enter the Charleston market, stepping in after another grocery store’s plans fell through.The Fresh Market has taken over the lease from discount grocer Lidl for a space in Bowman Place ...
MOUNT PLEASANT — A North Carolina-based supermarket chain plans to enter the Charleston market, stepping in after another grocery store’s plans fell through.
The Fresh Market has taken over the lease from discount grocer Lidl for a space in Bowman Place Shopping Center, according to a document filed Sept. 27 in the Charleston County land records office.
A spokeswoman for the Greensboro-based specialty grocer said the company “did not have anything to share at this time” on its open schedule.
Peter Stone of Mount Pleasant’s planning department said Fresh Market has not presented construction plans to the town, which usually considers building and facade alterations as well as signage through the Commercial Design Review Board.
German company Lidl, with its U.S. headquarters in Arlington, Va., had planned to move into a 26,000-square-foot space in the Dick’s Sporting Goods-anchored retail center near Bowman Road and Johnnie Dodds Boulevard.
Work came to a halt more than a year ago.
A Lidl representative did not respond for comment.
The Fresh Market now has the remainder of the 15-year tenant agreement Lidl signed three years ago next month. The lease also included an option for 15 more years.
The site originally held a 20,000-square-foot kitchen store, but it closed in early 2020. Lidl wanted a larger space, so it added 6,000 square feet and a loading dock in the rear of the building.
The Fresh Market has nine stores in South Carolina. Its closest location to Charleston is about 70 miles up the coast at Pawleys Island.
The chain offers an upscale assortment of fresh produce, meat and seafood along with a deli, bakery, prepared foods and fresh-cut flowers. The store also has beer, wine, coffee and bulk nuts along with various other items.
In 2017, Fresh Market first eyed the state’s fourth-largest municipality and its 95,000 residents who have a median household income of more than $106,000, according to U.S. Census figures.
Publix eventually brought one of its small-format specialty grocery stores called GreenWise Market to the 21,535-square-foot space in Indigo Square Shopping Center off U.S. Highway 17, where Fresh Market was looking.
GreenWise Market, near Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, closed in 2020 about 16 months after it opened. It’s now the site of outdoor gear retailer REI Co-op.
Another specialty grocer also made a run in Mount Pleasant. North Carolina-based Southern Season shuttered its store off Coleman Boulevard in 2016, less than three years after it opened. It’s now the home of Gold’s Gym.
Last year, South American retailer Cencosud acquired a 67 percent stake in The Fresh Market. Existing grocery store shareholders retained a minority equity interest in the company.
The Fresh Market, with 159 stores in 22 states, was founded in 1982. The size of its stores average about 21,000 square feet.
The Bowman Place location is near a 4-mile stretch of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard between the Ravenel Bridge and Interstate 526 that’s teeming with supermarkets. They include Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Publix, Traders Joe’s, Aldi and Walmart.
Lidl has a dozen stores in South Carolina, with two in the Charleston area in Goose Creek and North Charleston.
North Mount Pleasant, S.C. (WCBD) – A plan to expand Highway 41 is moving forward after a grant was approved on Wednesday that would give additional funding to the Highway 41 corridor improvement project.Congestion on major Highway 41 intersections has folks eager to see the busy road expanded. Meanwhile, there are others who live along the highway who are concerned about the expansion’s impacts on their community.Many drivers say they’re happy about the recent approval to fund an expansion project to reduce c...
North Mount Pleasant, S.C. (WCBD) – A plan to expand Highway 41 is moving forward after a grant was approved on Wednesday that would give additional funding to the Highway 41 corridor improvement project.
Congestion on major Highway 41 intersections has folks eager to see the busy road expanded. Meanwhile, there are others who live along the highway who are concerned about the expansion’s impacts on their community.
Many drivers say they’re happy about the recent approval to fund an expansion project to reduce congestion. However, some who live along the corridor are worried the highway will infringe on their properties.
“I don’t stay here but my grandmother does and other family members, so I think for them it would not be good. I think they would love the other side of things like everybody else, ‘woo no traffic,’” said Tyler Blasingame, a local along Highway 41.
On the other side of the highway near the popular shopping center, there are others like Sheila RIx who struggle to deal with the continuous traffic and hope to see changes.
“It has to be done, it’s a nightmare in the morning. You can be 45 minutes on that road, and it shouldn’t be, it’s 10 minutes,” said Rix.
The Highway 41 corridor improvement project includes plans to create a new two-lane parkway with changes to many intersections. The project also aims to improve US 17 and pedestrian bike lanes along the major roads. The president of the Phillips Community Association, Richard Habersham, said he knows a change needs to be made, but hopes they don’t go too far.
“So they got enough space to put that third lane like I said we want some changes, we do want some changes, but we don’t want that five-lane,” said Habersham
As planning for the project continues, a public hearing for property owners will be held on July 18th at the Charleston County Council Chambers to discuss rezoning. Habersham said as more milestones are met for the improvement project, he is concerned about the protection of property.
“So, they say they’re not going to take anyone’s house but if you’re walking up to your door and you’re walking right into the road, that’s the same thing,” said Habersham.
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Once-vacant restaurant buildings in the Charleston area continue to see new life through new dining venues, including one coming soon to Mount Pleasant.
Alabama-based restaurant chain Big Bad Breakfast will open its second location in the Charleston area later this month in a space that once served morning meals.
The breakfast venue is taking over the spot vacated in January by Cabana Burgers & Shakes at 2664 Highway 17, near the recently opened Bohemian Bull restaurant. A soft opening is set for Aug. 26, with the grand opening on Aug. 29.
Before Cabana Burgers & Shakes’ eight-month run at the site, the property housed an Eggs Up Grill location that closed in 2021.
The restaurant will be open 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. daily, serving a full breakfast menu along with lunch items such as sandwiches, burgers and salads as well as alcoholic beverages that include mimosas, beer and wine.
The other Lowcountry location, at 456 Meeting St. in downtown Charleston, opened in 2019.
Big Bad Breakfast has 17 other locations across eight states in the Southeast, with three more in the works. They stretch as far west as Little Rock, Ark., where another one is planned, to as far north as Louisville, Ky.
Others are planned for Huntsville, Ala., and Durham, N.C., according to the company’s website.
Earlier this week, Lowcountry-based Free Reign Restaurants announced it will open a new fine dining venture call Honeysuckle Rose in the former Purlieu brasserie at Fishburne and President streets.
An Ohio-based developer with a presence on the Charleston peninsula plans to build a large multifamily complex of nearly 500 units off U.S. Highway 78 and Interstate 26.