WISE COLUMN: Bubba Slye's closing on King St.; Black Bean Co. moving in
Today is the curtain call for Bubba Slye's Deli at 429 King St. in downtown Charleston.
The sandwich shop, owned by Andrew Hare and Jared Hellman, has operated at King and Warren streets for five years, but it originally started on Beaufain Street in 1996.
The owners kept the rights to the menu and name and haven't ruled out a return to downtown Charleston after several months, Hare said.
The King Street site will become the new home of Black Bean Co. on Tuesday. The sandwich shop is moving from 116 Spring St. after 21/2 years, co-owner Joe Lawlor said. Also, Black Bean's fourth Charleston area location on Savannah Highway should be open by late March or early April, he said.
Its other restaurants are on James Island and in Mount Pleasant.
Lush, a new cosmetics store, will open in April at 316 King St., the former Olive Oil Shop, according to Phil Rose of Twin Rivers Capital commercial real estate. The 1,180-square-foot shop will carry handmade items with vegetarian ingredients primarily, according to Alyssa Gates, director of real estate for Lush.
Closed for renovation
17 North at 3563 U.S. Highway 17 near Wando High School in Mount Pleasant, is now closed. After some renovations and improvements, word is it will become a new restaurant with a new name and concept.
The Charleston area's newest pet shop will be ready for business at 10 a.m. Saturday. Ohio-based Petland will open in the former Burke's Outlet space at 975 Bacons Bridge Road in Summerville. Look for giveaways at the grand opening of the 7,000-square-foot store.
Earlier this year, Denny's unveiled three new blends of coffee using Arabica beans across its more than 1,500 U.S. locations. From 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. today, the Spartanburg-based restaurant chain is offering a free cup of any of the three flavors: Signature Diner Roast, Dark Diner Roast and Signature Decaf Roast.
Denny's has two Charleston area restaurants: at 2280 Ashley Phosphate Road and 5270 International Blvd., both in North Charleston.
Bi-Lo on Wednesday launched an enhanced prescription drug program in all of its pharmacies.
The expanded program runs through the store's loyalty BonusCard and offers discounts on more than 450 generic and name-brand medications as well as other perks. Cost to enroll is $5. For more information, go to www.bi-lo.com.
Discount admission, free pizza and goodie bags are in the offing for Monkey Joe's on Monday.
In recognition of its namesake's birthday and as part of Presidents Day, when many children are out of school, the party and play center is offering admission for $5, free pizza to the first 100 children and free goodie bags for the first 75 children. Monkey Joe's is at 4952 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 116, near Tanger Outlet Center in North Charleston.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.