WISE COLUMN: REV adds noodle bar to its lineup of restaurants
Japanese restaurant Izakaya Hiro at 298 King St. temporarily closed last week, but it reopens at 11 a.m. today as Izakaya Ramen, featuring a noodle- and grill-centered menu under full ownership of Revolutionary Eating Ventures, or REV.
The change comes after sushi chef Hideya Isibashi decided to retire after 20 years. REV will reopen the restaurant with 10 TVs, karaoke nights, sudoku competitions and a full bar.
Chefs Will Fincher and Mae Jordan will continue to serve yakatori, tempura and rice dishes along with many Japanese appetizers, but the bulk of the menu will come from multiple noodle dishes. The restaurant will be open until 2 a.m. seven days a week for night owls and include a community table, a staple in all REV locations. They include Taco Boy, Monza, Closed for Business, Poe’s Tavern and The Royal American.
Doug McElveen has added a fifth dealership to his automotive family.
The new 6,000-square-foot TruAuto preowned auto dealership is open at 9570 U.S. Highway 78 in Ladson. McElveen calls it a low-pressure, noncommission auto sales store with vehicles in all price ranges and on-site financing.
McElveen is a third generation, family-owned company that has served the Lowcountry since 1978 and employs more than 150 people. Its other dealerships include McElveen GMC and Truckville, both in Summerville, East Cooper Chevrolet in Mount Pleasant and Economy Cars in North Charleston.
The new dealership is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Joel Hopkins in the general manager.
After 43 years, family-owned Livingston Antiques has closed and will liquidate all the merchandise in its 30,000-square-foot showroom at 2137 Savannah Highway in an auction in Wilmington, N.C.
Owner Betty Livingston has decided to retire, which led to the longtime business’ closing.
Because of the limited amount of parking, all of the antiques are being packed up and sent to 3911 Market St. in Wilmington, where Big South Auctions will sell all items in an absolute auction in which everything is sold regardless of price, over three days in November, according to John Ward of the auction company.
The auctions are set for Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 18.
Call Ward at 910-251-1038 for details.
After a car drove through Anthony’s Seafood at 525 Redbank Road in Goose Creek on Aug. 15, the retail seafood shop had to temporarily close. It reopened Sept. 1, but because the front of the store, where large glass windows were located, remains boarded up until permits are granted for repairs, it looks like the shop is closed.
Owner Cathy Wall said the shop is open for business, and repairs could begin next week.
After many years of working within the remodeling field throughout the Lowcountry, Marc Hinen has opened a new remodeling firm called Innovative Craftsmen LLC at 2388 Parkstone Drive in Charleston.
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Three new chiropractic clinics are snipping the ribbons in Summerville over the next month or so.
McPhail Chiropractic will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new location at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1709 Old Trolley Road. Chellis Chiropractic will celebrate its grand opening at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at 405 N. Magnolia St. And Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic will hold its grand opening at 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at 310-B N. Gum St.
Grand Oaks Self Storage at 11055 Dorchester Road in Summerville recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to its five-year-old storage business.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.