An Atlanta-based dining group is making its first foray into South Carolina.
Concentrics Restaurants, a James Beard-nominated restaurant firm of more than three dozen restaurants across the country, plans to open the 10,000-square-foot Dockery’s by late summer 2017 on Daniel Island. The Island Park Drive venue will offer live music and an on-site brewery, next to the recently announced Daniel Island Performing Arts Center.
“We are thrilled to enter the Charleston market for our first concept in South Carolina,” said Bob Amick, Concentrics Restaurants’ owner. “Dockery’s will embody the best of this unique part of the South with quality fare, a unique atmosphere and its own brewery. We are keeping it simple: great food, great beer and great music.”
The restaurant will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
A former West Ashley shop that once peddled hammers and nails will soon offer softer products.
Danielle and Brian Bertolini recently bought the old Charleston Hardware store at 1028 Wappoo Road for $490,000 as the new home base for Rio Bertolini Fresh Pasta Co. After renovations, the pasta manufacturer plans to move in by next spring. It’s currently located just down the street at 622 Wappoo Road. The hardware shop closed in late 2014 after nearly 50 years in business.
Summerville has a new pizza place.
Donatos Pizza opened earlier this week at 220 Azalea Square Blvd. The Ohio-based chain announced in January plans for at least four restaurants in the Greater Charleston area. Dane and Jaclyn Kopnisky own and operate the new 2,500-square-foot restaurant in Flowertown, the first for the company in South Carolina.
It seats 50 inside and 28 on the patio. Customers also will find subs, salads and wings on the menu. It’s open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Another new retailer is now open at Charleston International Airport.
Tech On The Go, an electronics and technology products store, is now serving ticket-holding passengers only in the airport’s central marketplace for shopping and dining. It offers smartphones, tablets, headphones and accessories. It is operated by the Hudson Group, the airport’s retail vendor.
An Eddie Bauer store is set to open soon beside Tech On The Go.
The new shop follows the recent restaurant additions of Burger King and Caviar & Bananas as the airport winds down its more than $200 million expansion and renovation.
A new car wash is eyeing West Ashley.
Tennessee-based Time To Shine Car Wash Inc. wants to build a new facility at 1140 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. An Exxon service station sits at that corner with Orange Grove Road.
A local lawn mower dealer is changing names.
Carolina Garden and Turf at 3913 Savannah Highway has been purchased by Sparrow & Kennedy, a local John Deere dealer, and the name will change Monday. The transition will allow more services and equipment.
Sparrow & Kennedy calls itself the largest John Deere dealership in South Carolina, with six locations, including one in Moncks Corner.
West Ashley now boasts a new antiques and home furnishings shop.
Eclectic Finds recently opened a 6,800-square-foot store at 1903 Savannah Highway, a second shop in the Charleston area. It operates another store at 1670 N. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.
Molly Darcy’s Irish restaurant and pub recently closed at 235 East Bay St. in downtown Charleston and the building is on the block. Asking price: $3.5 million.
An Arby’s spokesman said last spring the restaurant at 1190 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant would reopen last month after being updated to a new format. That didn’t happen.
The latest word from Arby’s corporate department is construction will begin in August with a reopening set for September. Stay tuned.
The Harris Teeter supermarket chain will offer its “Carolina Charm” promotion for the third summer through Aug. 23.
The promotion features brands that began in, and/or still hail from, the Carolinas. Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter is owned by The Kroger Co. of Ohio.
Belk will host its bi-annual Kidfest in-store event noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event includes runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk’s latest fashion trends and styles for kids. The back-to-school bash will include refreshments, activities and prizes.
Parents and legal guardians interested in having their children ages 4–12 participate as models in the KidFest fashion show should contact their local Belk store for more information. Participating kids will receive 20 percent off the look they wear in the show.
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