North Charleston's newest freestanding seafood restaurant has an opening date.

Tampa, Fla.-based Bloomin' Brands Inc.'s Bonefish Grill said it plans to make its local culinary debut Aug. 5 at 5041 International Blvd., between the Residence Inn hotel and the Charleston Area Convention Center.

The restaurant, which is part of the company that owns Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill and other chains, said through a spokeswoman this week that it's looking to hire about 100 employees to staff the new location.

Job seekers can apply in person or by going to for an online application.

Cafe closed, for now

The windows at Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar were covered over this month as the owners of the Mount Pleasant dining spot closed after a two-and-a-half year run.

“We just weren't doing the sales level we were wanting to do with that particular model,” said David Edelen, one of the owners.

He said Wednesday that he and his partners expect to open a new concept at 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd. after taking some time to “rethink what we're doing.”

Eurasia also has locations in Richmond and Virginia Beach, Va. Its former East Cooper space was in Patriots Plaza, near Whole Foods Market.

Dollar deal

A new Family Dollar will be looking to cash in on the Ladson area. The bargain-basement retailer will be building a store on a recently sold 1.6-acre parcel of commercial land at 10233 U.S. Highway 78 near Von Ohsen Road, according to William S. Smith of Charleston-based Hartnett Realty, who represented the seller in the transaction.

Giving back

The Alley at 131 Columbus St. in downtown Charleston is donating money collected between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Lane 8 over several Sundays this month and in August to charities focused on children. Florence Crittendon Programs of S.C. is to get the first contribution from the July 14 collections.

Future donations from the bowling center will go to: Be a Mentor, July 21; Children's Museum of the Lowcountry, July 28; The First Tee of Greater Charleston, Aug. 4.

Strike a pose

Is your child model material?

Dillard's department stores at Citadel and Northwoods malls is hosting a model search 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Take your child to the children's department, let them try on a favorite outfit and have their photo taken. Ten winners will be selected by customer votes.

Sunday stroll

The monthly pedestrian-oriented Second Sunday takes place Sunday, meaning King Street in downtown Charleston will be closed to vehicles 1-5 p.m. between Queen and Calhoun. Go to for free parking vouchers and more details.

Contact John McDermott at 937-5572. Warren L. Wise of The Post and Courier contributed to this report.