WISE COLUMN: Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse ready to open in N. Charleston
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse at 2411 Mall Drive in North Charleston is bucking to open. The new 7,000-square-foot restaurant, in the former Piccadilly restaurant space, is waiting for some final inspections to receive its liquor license, but it's ready to open otherwise, co-owner Edson Munekata said.
The 275-seat establishment offers close to 40 items on its salad bar and 16 cuts of chicken, beef, pork or lamb.
It's the product of Munekata of Matthews, N.C., and Ladis Castrejon, of Chapin, who have restaurants operating under the same name in Columbia and Spartanburg.
The venerable Station 22 Restaurant on Sullivan's Island plans to close on Jan. 2 and reopen in early February as it undergoes remodeling, according to owner Marshall Stith.
Stith and restaurant partner Richard Stoney of Amen Street, The Boat House and formerly Carolina's will completely refresh the concept with new paint, new floor covering and a bar on the porch since people prefer to sit outside most of the year, Stith said.
A new bar is opening on upper King Street. The Rarebit is set to open this week at 474 King. It's the product of restaurateur John Adamson, originally from Atlanta, then Charlottesville, Va., and now Charleston.
This is his fifth restaurant/bar opening and his first in Charleston.
Adamson is shooting for a Wednesday opening, pending some last-minute permits.
The bar will also serve lunch, dinner and late-night food service in a club-inspired atmosphere set in the early 1960s.
Slicing and dicing
Pizzeria Di Giovanni now has a second location.
The new restaurant, owned by Giovanni Radeglia, recently opened at 4438 Spruill Ave. near Olde North Charleston, according to Phil Rose with Twin Rivers Capital LLC.
The other restaurant is at 40 N. Market St. in downtown Charleston.
Also from the pizza menu, Paisano's Pizzanow has a second location in the former Athen's space at 1798 Ashley River Road in West Ashley.
Meanhile, Pace's Pizza Balls at 363 King St. in Charleston has closed.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will snip the ribbon on The Wreckfish restaurant at 7690 Northwoods Blvd. in North Charleston at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The new restaurant recently opened in the site of the former Market Street Saloon.
It's owned by Charleston Hospitality Group.
The Vision Center at Seaside Farms in Mount Pleasant has again partnered with Toys for Tots as an official drop-off location. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Charleston area Toys for Tots, and Vision Center will provide $50 toward an eyewear purchase. The office is at 1956 Long Grove Drive, near the town's only Target store.
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