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New restaurant coming to downtown Charleston; 2 eateries open in North Charleston

A new restaurant is in the works for downtown Charleston while two other dining venues are opening this week in North Charleston.

On the Charleston peninsula, David Schuttenberg and Tina Heath-Schuttenberg, the owners of Chinese diner Kwei Fei on James Island, plan to open a new culinary concept at 128 Columbus St.

The couple leased 3,063 square feet on the ground floor of the development that houses The Guild Apartments and the headquarters of multifamily giant Greystar Real Estate Partners, according to Mandy Coleman with National Restaurant Properties, who represented the tenant, Cantonese on Columbus LLC.

Coleman said the concept will be different from the James Island operation at 1977 Maybank Highway. A restaurant representative said more details on the new venture will be announced soon.

Nick Maylander with real estate firm Charleston Commercial represented the landlord, GS Office Owner LLC.

What's cooking?

In North Charleston, a new doughnut shop will debut June 23.

Dunkin' will open at 5 a.m. at 7818 Rivers Ave. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 7:30 a.m.

The first 50 people in line for the lobby on opening day will receive a booklet with 56 coupons, offering free coffee over the next 12 months. 

The sweet treat venue includes a drive-thru window and features an area for mobile pickups for those who order ahead on the app. The store is designed to be 25 percent more energy efficient than standard Dunkin' locations.

The Dunkin' mascot and swag giveaways also will be part of the opening-day ceremony.

The restaurant will be open 5 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 6 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends. The dining room will close at 7 p.m. each day.

Bar on the Avenue

Bar on the Avenue on Spruill Avenue near Park Circle in North Charleston is now open and serving breakfast and lunch. The restaurant also recently applied for its license to sell alcohol. Warren L. Wise/Staff

Also in North Charleston, a new restaurant near Park Circle is now serving breakfast and lunch and will offer alcoholic beverages soon.

Bar on the Avenue opened June 21 at 4634 Spruill Ave. It's next to Jackrabbit Filly restaurant.

In addition to breakfast staples, it offers chicken and waffles as well as burgers, fries, wings, grilled chicken, salads and other items. It's open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The dining spot also recently applied for its license to sell beer, wine and liquor. Owner Anton Jones hopes to have bar options available in July, when the restaurant will open an outdoor patio as well.

Odyssey Bottle Shop inside

Odyssey Bottle Shop is now open in the former Harbor View Tavern space in the Harris Teeter-anchored Harbor View Shopping Center on James Island. Warren L. Wise/Staff

Now serving

A new craft beer tavern is now open on James Island, and a new coffee shop is set to open beside it.

Odyssey Bottle Shop opened June 17 in the Harris Teeter-anchored Harbor View Shopping Center on Harbor View Road.

It will rotate 12-15 local craft beers on tap for on- and off-site use and offer local packaged foods at 987 Harbor View Road, according to Edward Kronsberg, who works with the landlord. Russell and Katherine Dodson are the bottle shop owners.

Next-door will be Highfalutin Coffee Roasters, owned by Adam & Shaina Hunt. It will offer fresh-roasted java on site. It's a second location for the duo. They also operate a coffee shop of the same name at 27 Magnolia Road in Avondale in West Ashley.

Adam Hunt said the coffee shop is awaiting final city inspections, so an opening could occur within the week or a few weeks.

Lighting up

A new cigar shop is coming to Mount Pleasant.

Dan and Beth Greenwald plan to open Cigars on 17 in about six to eight weeks at 920 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Village Pointe Shopping Center

The 1,200-square-foot location will feature a large walk-in humidor and offer a selection of premium hand-rolled cigars, quality pipes and accessories as well as a lounge.

It's a sister store to Cigars on Maybank on Johns Island, which opened in April 2021.

Pet project

A Summerville couple recently launched a mobile dog-training business.

Valerie de Armas and Steve Thompson started Dog Training Elite, a franchise operation for the Salt Lake City-based company. Services are available 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Getting pampered

Woodhouse Southeast, with spa locations in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, recently added a new site near Nashville and will add another location in Savannah, early next year.

The Volunteer State addition is at 1175 Meridian Blvd. in Franklin, just south of the state capital. The coastal Georgia site will be within the Eastern Wharf Development at One Altamaha St.

Kimmy Powell owns Woodhouse Southeast. The company recently added Brandon Watts, formerly with Charleston Place Hotel’s health club and spa program, to oversee hospitality operations at all four locations.

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