Business Briefs - May 24, 2018
‘LOCALS’ TO OPEN SECOND LOCATION ON DANIEL ISLAND
Locals, a sushi and taco sports bar, is coming to Daniel Island. The award-winning restaurant currently operates a location in Mount Pleasant in the Queensborough Shopping Center. Daniel Island will be its second offering in the Charleston area. According to Pete Harper of Lee & Associates, Locals has leased space in Central Island Square in Daniel Island’s town center.
“We’re excited!” said Locals operating partner Shawn Sherman. “Right now, we actually do some catering on Daniel Island…so we thought it was a good fit.”
Sherman said he and his business partners came over to explore leasing options on the island and were impressed with Central Island Square and other Daniel Island developments.
“We saw that Daniel Island was experiencing a little resurgence and we liked that,” he continued. “We liked the location of Central Island Square and thought it was gorgeous!”
The restaurant, which is expected to open in January 2019, will fill more than 4000 square feet of space and will be located to the left of the current clock tower on Island Park Drive with access to the outdoor patio. Sherman noted that while the Locals Mount Pleasant facility offers a sushi taco sports bar, their Daniel Island site will be more of a “sushi sports pub” with a “higher end sports bar menu.” They also plan to be very community-oriented, he added, and hope to support a variety of local causes.
For additional information on Locals, visit http://localssushi.com.
GOODWILL ON CLEMENTS FERRY RD TO CLOSE
After more than seven years in business, the Goodwill currently located at 2500 Clements Ferry Road will be closing its doors, effective May 31. Palmetto Goodwill operates 16 locations throughout the tri-county area. The Cainhoy peninsula store originally opened in April of 2011.
“With our lease set to expire at that location, the decision has been made to close the current Clements Ferry Goodwill store at the end of May and begin looking for alternate locations along the Clements Ferry corridor,” stated Denver Merrill, public relations officer for Palmetto Goodwill. “The ingress/egress at that site made it hard for shoppers/donors and certainly played a role in this decision.”
As the Clements Ferry corridor continues to grow, Goodwill “definitely plans to continue to have a presence in that area,” added Merrill. The 10 employees at that location have all been reassigned to other stores.