When's it going to open? March 3, 2016
Expanded Ali Baba’s opens more dining and fires up pizza ovens
Ali Baba Daniel Island has completed renovation of its next-door space, formerly Waldrop & Co. Jewelry, at 186B Seven Farms Drive. The 1,437 square foot expansion of the Mediterranean restaurant and deli has allowed for additional dining room and kitchen space, including an oven for specialty “fatayer” pizzas served on fresh Turkish boat-shaped dough. The eatery is also offering additional baked good and pastries courtesy of Saffron Bakery in Charleston.
DI gets veggies through a straw when Juice Bar opens this weekend
Juice Bar is opening at 245 Seven Farms Drive on Saturday, March 5. The Daniel Island location is the national juice outfit’s second in South Carolina. Juice Bar offers signature and customized drinks and cleanses, as well as a selection of vegetarian fare including spring rolls and salads. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. A grand opening is being planned.
Refuel Daniel Island looks to late summer 2016 opening
Gas station and convenience market Refuel is on target to open late summer 2016 at Island Park Drive near the I-526 interchange. Reports company president Mark Jordan, “We are waiting on site compaction and it could take a few weeks to two months from now. That's why we have the three big mounds of dirt piled up on the site where the building pad, canopy, and carwash are located.” The Daniel Island store will be Refuel, Inc.’s fifth in Charleston.
Fit Culture to move into 186 Seven Farms following DIYogurt closure
Group fitness outfit Fit Culture has begun its renovation of Suite C at 186 Seven Farms Drive, just days after former tenant DIYogurt announced its permanent closure. In a February 22 post to the store’s Facebook page, the yogurt store’s owners Kevin Hicks and Jodi Clark confirmed, “We regret to inform you DIYogurt has closed. Many thanks to all of our regular customers who we developed personal relations with and will be missed. We appreciate your service and support.”
Publix buys DI shopping center for $13.825 million
Having purchased the 162 Seven Farms shopping center in 2010 at $8.5 million, Aetna Life Insurance Company made a profit of over $5 million selling the property to Florida-based Publix Super Markets earlier this year. Buying the five-acre center under the name Real Sub LLC, Publix declined to outline specific plans for new business and tenant renewals within the nearly 69,000 square foot multi-unit mall. A spokesperson for the company indicated only that the company will work to “increase our occupancy and synergy,” as in line with corporate strategy. “When possible and when it makes good business sense, we prefer to own our Publix-anchored centers verse lease,” explains Kim Reynolds, Publix Media and Community Relations Manager. “Owning Publix-anchored centers is a strategic move which allows us to deploy capital into assets we know well and that we want to control for the long term.”