Just more than a year after opening to much fanfare in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, the saltwater-themed Guy Harvey's Island Grill has closed.
The 10,000-square-foot bar, restaurant and art gallery in the former site of Earth Fare grocery store on Market Center Boulevard closed at the end of June, Towne Centre spokeswoman Kristi Tolley said.
"I personally feel bad for all the employees," she said.
The restaurant was owned by Peter McFarland, who paid royalties to marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey for the use of his name and fishing-related memorabilia, Tolley said.
The Mount Pleasant restaurant opened June 21, 2010, selling a combination of food, artwork and Harvey's well-known line of T-shirts.
McFarland could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
An employee at Guy Harvey's Island Grill at Panama City Beach, Fla., said some of the restaurants in the small chain were recently bought out and are now operating under the name McFadden's.
Tolley said several people have already inquired about the vacated restaurant site at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524.