One of Mount Pleasant's only Greek restaurants soon will be replaced by a luxury spa.
Zeus Grill & Seafood closed Sunday after 10 years in business at 725 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Co-owner Athan Fokas said the restaurant's catering service will continue operating out of a different location, and that it's possible the restaurant will resurface in another space. Fokas' family also owns Old Towne Grill and Seafood near King and Market streets in downtown Charleston, which remains open.
The Mount Pleasant restaurant space has been leased for the first Woodhouse Spa location in South Carolina, said Jonathan Chalfie of the commercial real estate firm Lee & Associates, who handled the agreement.
Kim Powell, regional developer and franchise owner for Woodhouse Spa, recently moved to Charleston from Ohio with her family. She said she saw a need in the market for a luxury spa that's not connected to an upscale hotel.
"This will be a high-end, resort hotel-type of spa, without the resort prices," she said.
The spa, which Powell expects to open in January, will offer dozens of services including massages, waxes and other body treatments. Powell said she intends to apply for a liquor license for the Mount Pleasant location to serve alcoholic beverages and light refreshments to clients.
The Victoria, Texas-based boutique franchise has about 35 locations across the country, with the nearest spa in Orlando, Fla. Powell said she plans to develop up to 12 locations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia over the next five years.
Drink and dress
MOSA, a new boutique heading to 420 King St., next to Blue Bicycle Books, will have an added twist. Shop owner Sarah Cobb is putting in a lounge at the back of the store where she plans to sell beer, wine and mimosas to shoppers.
The store, targeted toward men and women between 25 and 45, will center on "upscale clothing in a casual environment," Cobb said. "I feel like everyone my age is spending so much time up here, and tying in the beer and wine aspect, it just seemed like the right place to be."
The store is undergoing renovations and should be open in mid-September, Cobb said.
Sprint is holding a statewide canned food drive for food banks across South Carolina though the end of the month. Those who donate at least one canned good at any Sprint location will receive 20 percent off any electronics accessories.
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