Several new restaurants will soon be serving throughout the Charleston area, and at least one peninsular dining spot has expansion plans.
Hawaii-based taco chain Maui Tacos recently leased 2,000 square feet at 200 Meeting St., where Dunkin' Donuts once operated in Bank of America Place, according to Joyce Beach of the commercial real estate firm CBRE Inc. Look for a mid- to late-summer opening.
Also in the taco realm, Taco Boy at 217 Huger St. has submitted plans to the city to construct a new dining area, office and restroom facility. The city's Technical Review Committee will consider the request Thursday. The Board of Architectural Review must also sign off on the proposal.
In Mount Pleasant, a new pizza restaurant is headed to the site where another once operated.
Pizza Prospero recently leased 1150 Hungryneck Blvd., Unit E, in Irongate Plaza, according to the real estate firm Howell & Associates. It's the same location near the Isle of Palms connector where Slice once served New York-style wedges. The restaurant also recently applied for a license to serve alcohol.
And in downtown Charleston, a new restaurant will welcome diners in June.
Parcel 32, part of Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, will begin serving in the former Fish Restaurant at 442 King St. Chef Shaun Brian Sells will lead the kitchen.
The 104-seat restaurant is in a Charleston single house built in 1837 that served as a bakery for 75 years until 1931. The name references the original block noted on old Charleston maps.
The menu will showcase herbs, produce, meats and fish from local farms. Prices will range from $7 to $38.
A national fitness chain is muscling into Mount Pleasant and taking over the site of a failed specialty grocery emporium.
Dallas-based Gold's Gym is moving into the former Southern Season space in Brookgreen Town Center off Coleman Boulevard, according to Charlie Way of The Beach Co., which owns the property.
The fitness center will occupy about 34,000 square feet of the former grocer, with pre-sales beginning this summer and a fall opening slated, according to Joyce Beach of commercial real estate firm CBRE Inc., who represented the tenant.
Minneapolis-based Butcher & The Boar restaurant announced last summer it will lease the former Southerly dining spot that was part of the former Southern Season store. The roughly 10,000-square-foot restaurant is slated to open in the fall.
The gym is beginning its retrofit of the property and will make a more formal announcement at a later date, Beach said.
The fitness chain offers two other locations in the Charleston area: on Folly Road on James Island and on Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston.
Beach said Gold's would like to open at least two other locations in the Charleston area.
Palmetto Ford-Lincoln in West Ashley is expanding its used car department.
Mama’s Used Cars will open Tuesday at 2324 Savannah Highway, the site of the former Copper Station Auto.
"We will still maintain our current used vehicle sales here at Palmetto Ford-Lincoln as Palmetto Certified Pre-Owned," owner Graham Eubank said. "We intend to stock a total of 300 used vehicles to choose from — something for everyone in every price range."
A new Palmetto Lincoln showroom will rise beside the Ford dealership at the former site of Mama's at 1627 Savannah Highway.
As one national gym chain announces its expansion in the region, a newer fitness concept is dismantling after not quite fitting in.
Massachusetts-based Koko FitClub will close both locations by Monday. They operated at 701 East Bay St. in the Cigar Factory in downtown Charleston and at 1909 Highway 17 in Sweetgrass Corner Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant.
The fitness site's offerings of customized regimens first opened in Charleston in December 2016 before launching in Mount Pleasant early last year.
A new organic salon is now open in downtown Charleston.
DNa Lab can be found at 10 Exchange St. in Cirque Salon Suites off East Bay Street.
The non-toxic salon is a product of David Seifarth and Anna Maria Stemple and provides hair cutting, coloring, eyebrow threading and conditioning for women and men. The duo opened the first location in Maryland in 2013.
The Charleston Friends of the Library will host a pop-up book sale 1-5:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Pleasant Regional Library at 1133 Mathis Ferry Road. Paperback prices start at $1 while hardback books begin at $3. Children's books start at 50 cents. Proceeds go to Charleston County Public Library System.