WISE COLUMN: Event firm wants to add kitchen on King Street
Patrick Properties, which owns the William-Aiken House, American Theater, Lowndes Grove Plantation and Fish Restaurant, wants to build a 2,000-square-foot kitchen addition that will take up nine parking spaces at 444 King St. The space is behind Siematic but is adjacent to the preparation area Patrick Properties uses for its several properties.
Patrick Properties executive Randall Goldman said the expansion is needed to meet the growing demand for weddings and corporate functions. He hopes to have it completed by the spring. The city's Board of Zoning Appeals will hear the parking variance request at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at 75 Calhoun St.
Jimmy John's Gourmet SandwichShop will open another restaurant in the Charleston area next spring.
Franchise owner Tonya McGue plans to open her second location at 1492 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant in the Polly's Jewelry Center, where the Black Tie store had been. Her other restaurant is at 966 Houston Northcutt Blvd., also in Mount Pleasant.
McGue of the Isle of Palms plans to open in April or May, according to Buddy Bebergal and Kit Regnery of Carolina Commercial Real Estate. The Charleston region is home to three other separately owned Jimmy John's.
Out of Hand flower and event shop at 113 Pitt St. in Mount Pleasant is giving back to Pet Helpers and the Charleston Animal Society this holiday season.
For each donation to either agency, the shop will match it with a flower arrangement to the customer. For example, if someone donates $50, the shop will give the customer $50 extra in flowers in their arrangement.
Two King Street stores will donate part of their proceeds Tuesday to Florence Crittenton Programs, a shelter for pregnant teens. Sister stores Finicky Filly and Haute Hanger, at 303 and 307 King, respectively, will host a shopping party for friends of Florence Crittenton from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Also, a special jewelry section will be featured all this month with all proceeds going to the shelter.
Lowcountry Specific Chiropractic at 310-B N. Gum St. in Summerville will cut the ribbon for its grand opening at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.