Holy City Hospitality, the restaurant group behind 39 Rue de Jean and Coast, is opening several new restaurants at the beginning of next year.

The group is redeveloping a 10,000-square-foot space at 39 Hutson St., which was formerly Club Tango. It will house two restaurants separated by a bar, said Whittney Prasek, spokeswoman for the restaurant group.

On one end will be Vincent Chicco's, an American-Italian restaurant named for one of Charleston's most notorious Prohibition-era bandits.

The restaurant on the other end of the building will specialize in high-end meats from Meats by Linz, a Chicago-based meat purveyor that services upscale restaurants and hotels across the nation. The restaurant's name, and details about the bar's concept, have not been released.

The restaurant group has also renovated the former Queen Anne's Revenge on Daniel Island and will reopen it early next year as The Islander.

Prasek said the space has been transformed into a bright, family-friendly restaurant featuring a room for events and an expansive indoor-outdoor bar.

Holy City Hospitality is part of Charleston-based hotel developer Mike Bennett's Bennett Hospitality Inc. Berkeley County property records show that his Daniel Island Ventures LLC bought the 5,730-square-foot Queen Anne's building in September as part of a $13 million deal that included the nearby Hampton Inn.

New spot

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has inked a lease at 499 King St. for its first South Carolina location. The ice-cream line was created by Jeni Britton Bauer, who won a James Beard Award for her cookbook, "Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home." The chain has 16 other locations in Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Georgia.

Bottoms up

The renamed Edmund's Oast (originally Egan's Oast) is on schedule to open in January, said co-owner Scott Shor. The brewery, restaurant and bar under construction at 1081 Morrison Drive on the upper peninsula is a project by Shor and his Charleston Beer Exchange business partner, Rich Carley. FIG's former sous chef, Andy Henderson, will head the open-air kitchen.

Also, The Charleston Distilling Co., a high-end micro distillery and tasting room under construction at 501 King St., should be completed next week, according to Patrick Price with PrimeSouth.

On the lookout

Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen, an upscale restaurant in Charlotte, is eyeing Charleston for its next location. Although the area hasn't been chosen yet, a manager with the restaurant said owner Jim Noble has been "very serious about getting the doors cracked there as soon as he can." Its Southern cuisine draws on Spanish, French and Italian traditions.


Savvy Rose, a boutique for young women, will host a grand opening celebration at 102 Central Ave., Summerville, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

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John McDermott of The Post and Courier contributed ot this report.