A downtown Charleston restaurant site could face the wrecking ball.
Developers will ask the city's Board of Architectural Review on Wednesday to demolish Sushi Blue Japanese Steakhouse and Seafood at 61 State St.
The roughly 6,500-square-foot building dates back to around 1955. The property owner is Poppy's Holdings LLC of Lexington, according to Charleston County real estate records.
BAR lists Scott Fuller of IBG Partners of Charleston as the owner. He said he is not the owner but is with a group of investors looking to prepare the site for future use. Restaurant operator Eden Efa said she was told a hotel is being considered for the site.
"Hopefully, in the near future we will have a plan to present to the community and the city," he said.
The restaurant did not respond to a request for comment last week.
Also coming up, developers will ask the BAR for preliminary approval to build a new mixed-use, workforce housing structure at 975 King St.
The request comes nearly two years after the board shunned a previous three-story proposal as too tall after neighbors complained of the planned building's height.
The vacant lot sits at the corner of Cleveland and King streets.
Also seeking approval is Palmetto Brewing Co. The beer maker wants the final nod from BAR to build a grain silo behind its location at 289 Huger St.
A new luxury condominium project is coming to the Stono River area between James and Johns islands.
The proposed Landing at St. John's Yacht Harbor is offering presales starting in the $900,000 range for 54 units in nine four-story buildings above parking.
The site is next to the St. John's Yacht Harbor marina, near Headquarters Island.
Presale reservations allow potential buyers to place a refundable deposit to hold a place in line for the selection of a particular residence once contracts can be executed.
Development management of The Landing at St. Johns Yacht Harbor will be carried out by IBG Partners LLC.
“The Landing at St. John’s Yacht Harbor will offer a luxurious waterfront lifestyle that does not yet exist in the Charleston market,” said Scott Fuller, senior vice president of development at IBG Partners. “In addition to water and marsh views, luxury finishes and a large covered balcony, each purchase of a three-bedroom residence will include a deeded boat slip just steps away from your home."
Amenities include access to a salt water swimming pool, an outdoor pavilion with fireplace and a lounge with Bahamian antiques, oil paintings and wet bar.
A grand opening event is set for mid-June at the new sales center next to the marina. The first residents of the 1,800-square-foot units are expected to be able to move in during the summer of 2019.
Each unit will offer three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, 10-foot ceilings, an open great room and other amenities such as Carrera marble bathrooms.
Luxury real estate firm Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty is marketing the property.
“We also anticipate that downsizing empty-nesters, second-home buyers and international investors will gravitate toward The Landing at St. John’s Yacht Harbor," said Dan Ravenel, president and CEO of the real estate firm. "And, The Landing will also offer an alternative to Kiawah and Seabrook for owners who may want a luxury waterfront experience closer to Charleston.”
A future affordable home for a veteran is now on the rise.
Publix Super Market Charities and Charleston Habitat for Humanity broke ground Thursday at 2673 Houston St. in North Charleston to build a new house for a qualified veteran.
The grocery nonprofit donated $75,000 for the structure. Construction is set to be completed in the fall.