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Summerville restaurant to undergo makeover, continue operations but then temporarily close

SUMMERVILLE — A restaurant that's been part of the dining scene in this suburban Charleston town for 18 years will begin a makeover after Memorial Day, remaining in service at first but eventually closing before reopening by late summer.

The Kickin' Chicken at 800 N. Main St. will continue to offer dine-in, take-out and delivery services during the early stages of construction until the work dictates the dining venue will have to temporarily close.

The nearly three-month overhaul is expected to wrap up by mid-August, according to founding partner Chip Roberts.

Renovations will include an extensive interior and exterior remake, including a bar opening onto a new covered-outdoor patio.

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"The restaurant updates will mirror our other restaurants that feature an indoor/outdoor concept with an open floorplan that marries the outdoor space with the interior dining space," Roberts said. "It’s imperative that we make updates to the facility to remain competitive in the fast-growing Summerville restaurant market."

When the restaurant temporarily closes, staff members will be placed in the Kickin' Chicken's four other Lowcountry locations in Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, West Ashley and on the Charleston peninsula.

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