Guy Harvey's Island Grill, a chain of family-friendly restaurants with retail stores, will open its sixth venture, in Mount Pleasant, on Monday.
The 10,000-square-foot space in the former Earth Fare grocery store site at 1102 Market Centre Blvd. will include a restaurant, retail store and art gallery at Hungryneck and Market Centre boulevards at Mount Pleasant Towne Center.
Guy Harvey's has five coastal locations -- one in Grand Cayman and others in Marco Island, Key West and Panama City Beach in Florida and in Orange Beach, Ala.
The restaurant will offer a variety of American fare with fresh, sustainable seafood in a dining area accented with the founder's distinctive marine and wildlife art that will be offered for sale in the retail shop, along with clothing and gifts.
Harvey, a world-renowned artist, photographer, diver and scientist, insists that his restaurants not serve over-exploited or threatened species such as grouper, Chilean sea bass or any species of billfish or shark to aid in the long-term improvement of fish stocks.
Harvey said he chose the location because it fits in with the company's coastal expansion plan.
"A booming local market that is both charming and sophisticated makes Mount Pleasant the ideal location to expand the Guy Harvey's Island Grill concept," he said.
Town Centre marketing manager Kristi Tolley said the Guy Harvey concept "will be a draw to the shopping center."
A portion of all proceeds from restaurant, retail and gallery sales will fund marine research for the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to better inform fishermen of conservation practices.
Harvey will be in town for the ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. July 16 and a public signing from noon to 3 p.m. July 17 at the restaurant.
Charleston Friends of the Library's summer book sale at Charleston County Public Library auditorium at 68 Calhoun St. is set for Friday through Sunday.
Proceeds from the donated books help pay for more than 4,000 library programs such as summer reading for kids and teens, computer classes, opera at the library, concerts, film screenings, author events, new technology and more. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
A special Friends of the Library member sale is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. You can join the club at the door.
Chick-fil-A rarely tinkers with its successful menu, but for the first time in 21 years it has introduced a new sandwich that includes a lighthearted warning message on the package.
That Atlanta-based, fast-food chicken chain recently launched its new Spicy Chicken Sandwich at all restaurants nationwide. It is the first new sandwich to hit menu boards since its Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich was introduced in 1989.
The hand-breaded spicy chicken is seasoned with a fiery blend of several peppers, pressure-cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil and served on a toasted buttered bun with dill pickle chips. A deluxe version includes lettuce, tomato and Pepper Jack cheese.
The sandwich is so spicy that it "may start mouth fires," according to a message on the package.
--Open House & Jeffrey Bannon stationery and home-design store at 289 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant closed recently after the ceiling collapsed. They have moved everything to their West Ashley location at 28 South Windermere Blvd. in South Windermere Shopping Center.
--Antiques dealer William Trotter recently opened a new shop at 4 Avondale Ave. in West Ashley called 17 South in the former Charleston Antique Mall. It consists mostly of leased space to other antiques dealers who display a variety of primitive and sophisticated pieces. Trotter has another shop nearby called Antiques of South Windermere.
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