WISE COLUMN: Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse coming to former Piccadilly site in North Charleston
The former Piccadilly cafeteria-style restaurant in North Charleston won’t stay vacant long. The 6,866-square-foot building at 2401 Mall Drive will become the new home, possibly by October, of Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse.
Co-owners Edson Munekata, of Matthews, N.C., and Ladis Castrejon, of Chapin, opened their first restaurant of the same name in Columbia last August and a second in Spartanburg in May.
The two-tiered concept includes a salad bar with close to 40 items for $15. Dinner with the salad costs $30, but Munekata said he expects prices to be 10 percent higher when he opens in North Charleston.
Diners will find red and green coasters on their tables. When they turn their coasters to green, a parade of workers will come by with 16 types of chicken, beef, pork and lamb, and guests can order their meat done to their liking.
“We looked everywhere in the area, and that was the most suitable location for our type of concept,” Munekata said.
The 275-seat restaurant is being renovated on the inside. The outside won’t change that much, Munekata said.
After 34 years, Riveredge Auto Parts in West Ashley is closing. Owners Farrell and Judy Brittain are retiring, and Monday will be their last day of business at 909 St. Andrews Blvd.
The 4,000-square-foot building won’t stay vacant long. Candice Wigfield of Hamby Catering & Events at 925 St. Andrews Blvd. said Hamby intends to lease the auto shop site for office space.
Angel Oak Restaurant at 3669 Savannah Highway in West Ashley will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. today. Owners Jay and Nicole Kees will offer an all-you-can-eat buffet from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sports Authority at 7800 Rivers Ave. will hold a grand reopening at 8 a.m. Saturday after an extensive reworking of the store. Located in North Rivers Marketplace, the store will offer the first 250 customers mystery bucks ranging from $5 to $500. It also will hold hourly $100 cash drawings all day, and one grand prize winner will receive a $500 shopping spree.
Solomon Family Dentistry at 1971 N. Main St. in Summerville has expanded to seven-day-a-week service. Owned by Fred Solomon and son Jason, the two dentists recently added a fourth dentist, Brad Peper, to practice that was started in 1979.
The other dentist is Christopher Steeley. The practice is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.