Ready or not, Jack's Cosmic Dogs will open a second diner Saturday at 1531 Folly Road, next to Hot Wheels Skate Center.
Look for two 22-foot rockets cantilevered off the awning, out-of-this-world hotdogs and an outside ice cream window, owner Jack Hurley said.
In case the new restaurant is not ready on Saturday, Hurley will have a 1964 Airstream trailer with a 14-foot Flash Gordon red rocket on top as the standby serving site. Dave Lorenz is a partner in the project. Hurley hopes to eventually open up to 10 more diners throughout the Southeast.
The flagship store will remain at 2805 U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant.
--Lucy Budzyna has reopened the former Red Sky Grill, her familiar stomping ground near Kiawah and Seabrook islands, now called Lucy's Red Sky Grill at 1001 Landfall Way.
General manager Dan LaRoche, executive chef John L. Lister, both longtime former employees, and a host of former servers and kitchen staff have returned to Red Sky's original roots with hearty portions, reasonable prices and plenty of local favorites on the menu.
Also, Amadeos Italian Restaurant has replaced Amigo's Mexican Restaurant, which recently closed at 1316 Redbank Road in Goose Creek.
And Manny's Mediterranean Cafe, with its new fast-casual concept, is now open at the Markets at Montague in North Charleston. Located at 3032 W. Montague Ave., it will hold an official grand opening celebration at 11 a.m. June 10 and give away free gyros to the first 50 patrons.
Oil & Vinegar will open Friday at 1329 Theatre Drive in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
The gourmet specialty shop joins only five other U.S. locations. It will be run by franchise owner Mark and Kristi Samber. Matt Stermer, the company's president and CEO, will be in town for the opening. A grand opening celebration is tentatively planned for June 9 or 10.
--The Art of Giving antiques and collectibles store is now open at 630 Coleman Blvd. in the Southern Accent Designer Showcase Market in Moultrie Plaza in Mount Pleasant. It is run by Janet Gaffney, who also operates a cooking school.
The following businesses have recently closed: Low Country Kubota on U.S. Highway 52 in Moncks Corner; Burger King at 102 College Park Road in Goose Creek; and Zen Spa Salon at 1123 Queensborough Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.
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