Huddle House in Mount Pleasant closes after many years

The Huddle House restaurant, a fixture at the base of the Ravenel Bridge in Mount Pleasant since the 1980s, closed Monday.

The 2,180-square-foot diner next to Days Inn is up for lease and requires the new tenant to serve breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to Mandy Coleman with National Restaurant Properties.

She said several offers have already been received on the highly visible site at 261 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., but it’s too early to say who will take over the longtime restaurant space.

Coleman said the site was developed as a restaurant in 1980 and believes Huddle House dates back to the 1980s. Former Mount Pleasant Mayor Billy Swails said Huddle House dates back to the 1980s as well.

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“It was there when Hugo hit,” he said. The hurricane struck the Charleston area in 1989.

The franchisee plans to build a new restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Coleman said. She does not know the location.

Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.