Business Briefs - November 16, 2017
DOCKERY’S TO OPEN CULINARY AND MUSIC DESTINATION ON DI NOV. 27
Dockery’s, a family-friendly dining and music destination on Daniel Island, is expected to open to the public the week of Nov. 27. Located on Island Park Drive, the site will offer “elevated regional cuisine and house-brewed craft beer in a venue that will feature an eclectic lineup of local and regional artists performing live on the Dockery’s stage,” according to a press release.
In its 11,000-square-foot space, Dockery’s will serve a seasonal menu seven days a week including lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. The restaurant will open with dinner service only, adding lunch and brunch service at a later date. Guests can expect dishes created from local ingredients in “state-of-the-art kitchen facilities that feature a live-fire grill, smoker, rotisserie, and wood burning oven,” continued the release. With the only brewery on Daniel Island, Dockery’s will create a variety of well-balanced traditional and experimental beers to pair with the restaurant’s cuisine. A full menu of specialty cocktails, a diverse wine list, and a selection of rare bottled beers round out the bar program. The space will accommodate indoor and outdoor dining, with bar and table seating inside, as well as seating on an outdoor patio with a separate outdoor bar.
Free, live entertainment will be featured every week on the Dockery’s stage, along with special ticketed events several times a month. The lineup will include both local musicians and regional and national touring acts.
The restaurant is now hiring full time staff for all positions front and back of house. For more information, visit Dockery’s online at www.dockerysdi.com.
FIRST OFFERING OF HOMESITES ON CAPTAIN’S ISLAND DUBBED HISTORIC SUCCESS
On Oct. 30, Daniel Island Real Estate accepted signed contracts for 27 out of the 31 homesites within the first offering on Captain’s Island, an exclusive coastal enclave that is located just off the “mainland” of Daniel Island. The 90-acre property is being developed as an intimate waterfront settlement that will be home to fewer than 100 homesites.
With signed contracts totaling $16.5 million for properties that included dockable waterfront sites, marsh view sites and pond-oriented sites, the enthusiastic initial response to the debut of Captain’s Island resulted in the most successful homesite offering since Daniel Island’s development began more than 20 years ago, stated a press release.
“We haven’t seen this level of interest in property anywhere on Daniel Island since the pre-recession days,” said Rick Vale, vice president of sales for Daniel Island Real Estate. “And in fact, $16.5 million dollars in one day - the very first day of the offering - is a record for both our company and all of Daniel Island.”
The Daniel Island Company presented its plans for Captain’s Island last month. The island property is located off the north end of Daniel Island and is edged by Ralston Creek and the Wando River. It is developing as a waterfront settlement inspired by coastal Lowcountry villages such as Rockville and Mount Pleasant’s Old Village, with streets and homes thoughtfully placed around the island’s most valuable natural assets - its trees and coastline, continued the release.
“Captain’s Island represents a rare opportunity for residents to enjoy a very special coastal lifestyle. Intimate in scale and remote in feel, it’s conveniently connected to Daniel Island and Charleston, so it really offers the best of all worlds,” said Matt Sloan, president of the Daniel Island Company. “Residents here will enjoy their own exclusive amenities including a ‘River Porch’ gathering place on the Wando River, that has been designed by local architect Reggie Gibson.”
Although separate from Daniel Island’s mainland, the residents of Captain’s Island will also be nearby the amenities of the Daniel Island Club, including 36 holes of golf by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones, resort-style swim, tennis and fitness offerings, a clubhouse for dining and entertainment and several indoor and outdoor dining venues. Purchasers of homesites on Captain’s Island become social members of the Club and have the option to expand their membership to include all of the Club’s recreational offerings.
The next offering of homesites on Captain’s Island, which will include some sites overlooking the Wando River, will likely be available in late 2018 or early 2019.
BENEFITFOCUS CO-FOUNDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES PLEDGE $500K TO INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
Longtime Charleston leaders and co-founders of Benefitfocus, Shawn Jenkins and Mason Holland, and their families have pledged $500,000 to the International African American Museum’s (IAAM) Founders Fund.
Jenkins and Holland have a long history of leadership in business and philanthropy in the Lowcountry. Holland actively serves on several non-profit boards, most notably the Carolina American Red Cross and the South Carolina Aquarium. Jenkins’ commitment to Charleston is visible to anyone driving on the peninsula, where the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital is currently under construction.
“We are so proud to announce Shawn and Mason’s pledge to the Founders Fund,” said IAAM president and CEO Michael Boulware Moore. “Their families have wisely chosen important and impactful projects to support over the years, and we are honored to be counted among them.”
Rather than functioning as a traditional collecting institution – like many museums – the IAAM will harness the power of technology and interactive digital media to maximize its space and present history and culture in innovative, engaging ways.
“Given our backgrounds in the technology space, we see the value and potential of this museum,” said Jenkins. “This institution will evolve over time, serving generations to come. It’s exciting to support a cultural landmark that will serve this community and its families far into the future.”
Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., a founding board member of the IAAM added, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shawn and Mason over the years, and I am so proud to have the support of their families as we build this museum, which I consider to be the most important work of my life.”