Business Briefs - January 9, 2020
Bin 526 to close this week
Bin 526, a popular island wine bar owned by Daniel Island residents Mike and Alice White, announced via social media over the past weekend that it is closing its doors.
“We will be open for limited hours this coming week to clear out remaining inventory, so please come and shop with us!” the business explained on Facebook and Instagram.
Reached by email on Monday, Mike White expressed gratitude to the community. “Alice and I really enjoyed the past two years and we’re very grateful for all the support our many friends on Daniel Island provided to Bin 526. Our favorite nights included the many private parties, hosting the DIBA events, special tastings, wine classes and wine-maker visits. We close this week with no regrets and full of hope and excitement for 2020 and whatever the next chapter brings! Daniel Island continues to attract very successful and energetic people and we will continue to invest and be entrepreneurial in this community that we love,” he wrote.
Bin 526 intends to honor its commitments to gift card holders and to accommodate customers who booked parties, the company said in its social media posts.
“We plan to use January to re-organize the kitchen area and interview restaurant operators who may assist us in offering a true restaurant experience going forward. We’re not sure what the next chapter will bring, or when, but we will certainly reach back out to you when we determine our next direction for this beautiful space,” the social media post continued.
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Daniel Island Animal Hospital under new ownership
Customers of Daniel Island Animal Hospital were notified this week that Dr. Lynne Flood — the practice’s founding veterinarian — and her husband, Richard, are handing over the reins to longtime associate Dr. Matthew Hosking. Flood will continue to see patients at the practice.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Flood for almost seven years. She served as my primary mentor as a fresh new graduate and without her guidance, I would not be the veterinarian I am today,” Hosking said. “As she passes the baton, I would like the community to know I will continue to uphold the morals and integrity ingrained in the heart of Daniel Island Animal Hospital. I look forward to providing quality healthcare with a personal touch to all your furry family members.”
Reflecting on 16 years of running the island business, Dr. Flood said, “I love this community and its furry members, so this is a bittersweet moment for me. But I am happy to stay a part of Daniel Island Animal Hospital, and to continue providing veterinary care to financially constrained seniors in the greater Charleston area. Thank you for all the support and trust over the last 16 years. I’ll see you around the neighborhood!”
Home Telecom to provide connectivity to rural communities
Home Telecom was awarded an $8.1 million Rural Development Broadband ReConnect grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop hundreds of miles of fiber-optic cable in rural Charleston and Berkeley counties, including areas of Honey Hill, Huger, Awendaw, and McClellanville, as well as areas of Cross and Sandridge, the company said in a press release.
The USDA will match Home Telecom’s significant financial investment of over $8.1 million in those communities, equating to a total project investment of over $16 million.
The grant will help create or improve high-speed broadband infrastructure to thousands of rural households, farms, businesses, educational facilities, and fire stations in those areas.
Home Telecom President and CEO William Helmly said, “Home Telecom is committed to providing access to high-quality, high-speed connectivity in rural areas of the Lowcountry. Children need it for education, rural business owners need it to build and grow successful businesses, families need it for telemedicine and employment resources, and civic entities need it to provide vital services to the rural communities they serve.”