Jack’s Cosmic Dogs closed its James Island hot dog restaurant at 1531 Folly Road Wednesday after three years in business.
The site will become Bohemian Bull & Beer Garden this fall by business partners Dave and Chrissy Lorenz and John Ferguson.
Jack Hurley, owner of Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, said he has been scouting other locations for a new restaurant but has not found the right place or partners.
Late last year, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs on St. Andrews Boulevard in West Ashley closed after a short run. It became Mex 1 Coastal Cantina earlier this year.
The James Island restaurant’s closing will not affect the original Jack’s Cosmic Dogs on U.S. 17 North in Mount Pleasant.
Changing of the guard
Rita’s Seaside Grille on Folly Beach isn’t going anywhere. It just changed owners.
Hall Hospitality Group LLC, owners of Halls Chophouse in downtown Charleston, bought the restaurant at 2 Center St. from RPM Holdings LLC, which includes the Kickin’ Chicken brand.
“Since we’ve been in Charleston, we’ve always wanted to be at the beach,” said Bill Hall Sr., president of Hall Hospitality Group. “Rita’s will continue to be a beach-and-resort restaurant, featuring its famous burger.”
The transaction did not include the building.
Rita’s current management will remain in place. Changes for the near future include the addition of breakfast service beginning at 7 a.m. every day and extending the closing time beyond 10 p.m. The purchase will not affect management at Halls Chophouse.
A new Blue Water convenience store will soon open at 3340 S. Morgans Point Road just past the Market at Oakland on U.S. 17 in Mount Pleasant. It will feature Exxon-branded gasoline and a car wash.
The store will also offer its rewards card to save on gasoline. There are 17 Blue Water locations throughout the Lowcountry.
A new gift shop is now open in Summerville
Oops! I Forgot recently opened at 908 Bacons Bridge Road. It’s owned by Suzanne Bergren and her husband, Steven.
The Shoe Fairy women’s shoe store at 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd. will hold a Bangs Trunk Show Saturday with sales benefiting a charity.
Each different color shoe sold will support a charity that focuses on sustainable change.
Second Sunday on King is this weekend.
King Street will be closed to vehicles Sunday between Queen and Calhoun streets. Dine, shop and stroll Charleston’s premier shopping district without worrying about cars from 1-5 p.m. For a lineup of events and free parking vouchers, go to www.secondsundayonkingstreet.com
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.