Business Briefs - April 25, 2019
BLONDIE’S TO OFFER ICE CREAM IN EVENINGS
Here’s the scoop on Blondie’s summer plans! Starting the first week of May, the popular Daniel Island restaurant will be adding evening hours five nights a week, Wednesday through Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m., to offer ice cream to patrons.
“We will not be making the ice cream ourselves but have selected a premium brand that offers both the quality and the price point that we believe will resonate with island residents,” noted owner Anne Turner.
The new offerings and hours will run May through Labor Day. Staffing and demand will dictate off season hours of operation (October through April), added Turner. Blondie’s will have an assortment of 14 ice cream flavors for customers to choose from, including Cookies N Cream, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cherry Vanilla, Birthday Cake, Rocky Road, Mocha Almond Fudge and Sea Salt Caramel. In addition, they will have a variety of toppings, such as sprinkles, candy, cookies, nuts, etc. The frozen treats will be served in cups, sugar cones, wafer cones or waffle cones.
NEW YORK BUTCHER SHOPPE OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON DI
Monday, April 22 was opening day for The New York Butcher Shoppe’s newest location on Daniel Island. The store can be found at 864 Island Park Drive, Suite 104, in Central Island Square’s retail offerings.
According to General Manager Tyler Crull, the site is serving up a variety of fresh meats, including wet-aged high choice and USDA prime certified Angus beef (filet mignon, N.Y. strip, ribeyes, porterhouses, etc.) as well as charcuterie and a couple of Wagyu/Kobe options each week. A variety of “exotics” are also on the menu, such as veal, duck, and lamb. Bison, elk, and other selections can be special ordered. All natural, pasture-raised chicken (no hormones, preservatives, saline injections for weight, or antibiotics) will also be available. Additionally, customers can select from Cheshire Heritage Breed Pork, wild caught seafood, homemade crab cakes, prepared dinners, fresh subs, a variety of local products and more. Wine will be featured as well, along with “Wine Dinners” once a month.
“Essentially I would say our goal is to find the high quality option for anything we carry, and let our quality and service speak for itself,” said Crull. “We will be your local butcher. Our goal and mission statements revolve around building relationships from vendor to employee to customer. There is no request too demanding. I really can’t remember the last time I said no to someone’s request unless the option isn’t there. But we have incredible suppliers, so most anything is on the table.”
FORMER BLACKBAUD HEADQUARTERS BUILDING SOLD
Blackbaud’s former headquarters on Daniel Island Drive, adjacent to MUSC Health Stadium, has been sold, according to documents filed with the Berkeley County Register of Deeds on April 12. The 25.37 acre site, formerly owned by Duck Pond Creek-SPE LLC, was sold to HP 2000DI, LLC, an affiliate of Holder Properties LLC, for $35.5 million.
Blackbaud moved into its new world headquarters building on Island Park Drive in 2018. The company has been located on Daniel Island since 2000.