Business Briefs - January 17, 2019
BEECH OPENS ON DANIEL ISLAND
Poke bowls, acai bowls, and juice are always on the menu at Beech, which just opened their second location in the Charleston area on Daniel Island.
“We like to call ourselves your local healthy option,” said co-owner Keegan Bird.
Located at 864 Island Park Drive Suite 102 in Central Island Square, the quick eatery will serve up fresh food choices for island residents.
“We’re super excited,” said Bird. “It’s taken us six months. We’re the first people to open up on Central Island Square, so we’re kind of taking a little bit of a risk, but we love the island. We love the community. We’re excited to be a part of it.”
Beech’s first location is close to the College of Charleston on King Street, where they operate for the downtown crowd. While they do have meat on the menu, mostly in the poke bowls, Beech offers up many vegetarian items.
According to Bird, business on Daniel Island has already been moving quickly and the near future is expected to be just as active.
“As soon as we get everything settled, we’ll be able to make it three times as fast,” he said.
JOEY TOMATOES SETS UP SHOP ON CLEMENTS FERRY ROAD
Jersey Italian-style restaurant Joey Tomatoes Deli & Market has landed in the Wando area at 1190 Clements Ferry Road. The first day that the store was open for business was January 5, and according to Executive Chef Ryan Shaw, the reception has already been overwhelming. “People were coming in, telling us how excited they were about us being here, and they were happy that it finally opened,” he said. “Today was our fifth day, and we had a line out the door.”
This is the second location for the sandwich spot, but it’s not the exact same restaurant. Hints of the owners’ other restaurant, Bricco Bracco are thrown in.
“This location is a little different than the one on Chuck Dawley (in Mount Pleasant),” he said. “This one is a fusion between Chuck Dawley Joey Tomatoes and Bricco Bracco on [Highway] 17. We do lunch for Joey Tomatoes and then a watered down version of Bricco Bracco dinner.”
The Clements Ferry Joey Tomatoes is equipped to serve a nice array of food items, including their signature sandwiches, pizza, salads, soups, and bread flown in straight from New Jersey. “This place is really outfitted to be able to crank out some business,” Shaw said.
CHARLESTON CUSTOM CARTS OPENS SHOWROOM ON CLEMENTS FERRY RD
Charleston Custom Carts, a golf cart sales, service and repair company, is opening a new showroom and service shop on Clements Ferry Road just two miles north of Daniel Island. A grand opening is scheduled for Feb. 1.
The 5,000 square foot facility will provide new and used golf carts, a fully licensed service department and an onsite parts store for any and all golf cart related needs.
Charleston Custom Carts is an authorized dealer for locally manufactured Bintelli Golf Carts, a company that specializes in street legal LSV carts and provides sales and service for Club Cart and EZ-GO golf carts.
Customers can bring in golf carts for a full custom makeover as CCC provides lift kits, custom wheels, custom seats and interiors, stereos and more. For additional information, or to build a brand new custom cart with the company’s “online cart builder,” visit www.CharlestonCarts.com.
The showroom is located at 2300 Clements Ferry Road. Trey Zimmerman of Coldwell Banker represented Charleston Custom Carts in leasing the new location, its second in the Charleston region.
THE NEW PRIMAL SIGNS LEASE AT 297 SEVEN FARMS DRIVE
The New Primal has signed a lease to occupy space in the new office and retail building under construction at 297 Seven Farms Dr. on Daniel Island. Lee & Associates Charleston’s Pete Harper, CCIM, Reid Davis, SSIM, SIOR, and Cameron Yost represented the tenant in the acquisition of 4,376 square feet of space in Suite 200 on the site. According to The New Primal’s website, the company was founded in 2012 by Charleston resident Jason Burke as a provider of “humanely-sourced, insanely-good jerky” and other “portable protein.” A former account manager at Blackbaud, Burke’s Linkedin profile lists him as The New Primal’s “Chief Hunter-Gatherer.” More information on the company can be found at www.thenewprimal.com.