One of the unfortunate realities about driving and owning cars in the Lowcountry is that you will probably have to deal with some form of body damage at some point. Whether your driver-side door gets dinged in a parking lot or you back into a light pole, accidents happen. The good news? Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration is here to help with all of your body shop needs.
Unlike many fly-by-night collision repair companies, our auto body shop in cityname, state has served hardworking people for years. We make it a point to only employ the most experienced, highly-trained auto body technicians available, so you have peace of mind that we'll get the job done right. In fact, our mechanics have more than 60 years of combined experience. There is no collision repair job that we haven't handled - from minor bumps and scratches to complex repairs stemming from multi-car accidents.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we are committed to providing our customers with the highest-quality body shop services at the most reasonable prices in town. We believe that everyone deserves to have their car or truck repaired when they need it the most. After all, our vehicles are crucial to daily life. We need them to live, work and play. We use them for just about every activity we enjoy, from taking the kids to soccer practice to hitting the gym on a Saturday morning. That's why we work with just about every car insurance company out there to ensure that our loyal customers have access to the best collision repair in South Carolina.
Customers choose Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration because they know we strive to exceed their expectations. At the end of the day, we want to do right by our customers with reliable body shop services, high-quality repair work, and helpful customer service. But that's not all. Our clients enjoy peace of mind with their collision repairs because we:
Provide Free Estimates: Drop by our shop or call our office to learn more about our free estimates. Once we understand the scope of your restoration needs, our team will get to work.
Offer 100% Guarantee: We have become a staple in our community because we guarantee our work 100%. If we missed the mark, made a mistake, or you're unhappy with our service, let us know. We'll make it right.
Specialize in Full-Service Repairs: Our collision mechanics make repairs on all vehicle makes and models, so you don't have to worry about whether we can service your car. As a full-service collision repair company in South Carolina, we help every step of the way, from the moment we meet until you leave our parking lot.
Love to Paint: Yes, you read that right. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we have a team of incredibly talented car painters to supplement our collision services. We offer various auto painting services, from minor paint jobs to full-scale custom paint projects.
Accept Car Insurance: As daily drivers and locals in South Carolina, we know that collision repairs can be pricey. Despite the cost, they are necessary for daily life. That's why we're happy to work with car insurance companies, so you can go where you need to go without stressing about safety.
Work Hard for You: At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we try to keep it simple. You can rest easy knowing that there's no fine print, sleazy sales tactics, or lazy mechanics to worry about. When you pull into our parking lot, know that we prioritize good old-fashioned hard work and reliable service. No if's, and's, or but's.
According to recent statistics from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, a new traffic accident happens every 3.7 minutes in South Carolina. That's a lot of car accidents in a short amount of time. Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience, filled with complex insurance claims and complicated auto body repairs. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we know how stressful it can be to have your care restored to its pre-collision beauty. That's why we offer comprehensive, streamlined auto body services and unsurpassed car restoration quality.
With more than 60 years of combined body shop experience in South Carolina, our repair techs leave no stones unturned and never take shortcuts when repairing your vehicle. We're proud to say we only use the latest diagnostic techniques, equipment, and parts to get the job done right. That way, you can get back on the road quickly and safely.
A few of our most common auto body shop services include but are not limited to:
Studies show that about 50 percent of vehicles suffer some kind of frame damage in a car collision. Frame damage can occur easily, even in common situations involving minor fender benders. Often, frame damage is difficult to see and can go unnoticed by insurance adjusters. The unfortunate truth is that even minor frame damage can put you, your family, your friends, and your car at risk when driving. When it goes unnoticed, it can often spell disaster for everyday drivers who might think their car is fine to drive.
When your car's frame is bent, your alignment is usually off, too, causing you to swerve and veer while driving. At best, this scenario results in unnecessary wear on your tires and, at worst, results in a car wreck. The bottom line? You need to get your car's frame inspected by a team of professional collision repair experts, even if you've only been involved in a minor accident.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we take a comprehensive approach to frame repair and alignment. Our highly-trained frame repair technicians use a multi-point process to diagnose and correct your frame problems by:
Chips and cracks are bad news for your car's windshield and don't just look bad - they can do serious damage when left unrepaired. Cracks and chips can quickly turn from a minor inconvenience to a safety hazard by impairing your vision. If your windshield crack is bad enough, you might even get pulled over by a police officer. Driving your vehicle with a large crack or even with an object embedded in it is a bad idea, but Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration is here to help.
Our windshield repair technicians have years of experience repairing car windows and windshields for many types of automobile glass, including side and rear windows. If you have been involved in a collision and need new glass, we can help facilitate that process and install a new windshield without you ever lifting a finger. New glass is usually needed with serious car wrecks, and it's always best to trust a professional auto body shop in cityname, state to get the job done. Our team uses the most modern glass and adhesives on the market, so you know your windshield and windows are high-quality and ready for the road.
Whether you have a chipped windshield or need all-new glass for your car, we're here to serve you.
Out car windshield and glass repairs include:
Any kind of item or stray piece of debris can dent your car. If you've been driving for at least a few years, chances are you've parked at a grocery store and, after shopping, returned to your car to see a big, unsightly dent. Whether they're due to inclement weather or rocks on the highway, dents cause noticeable damage that only gets worse with time. One of the most common dent repair solutions is paintless dent removal - a process that removes dents in your vehicle without removing any paint.
Paintless dent removal is great because it is not invasive and is a very efficient, cost-effective way to fix car dents before they get even worse. There are no fillers or sanding involved, making this option one of the quickest ways to remove dents. At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, our dent removal technicians use several tools to gently massage dents out of your car. When we're done, we'll smooth everything back into place, leaving your car looking like new.
To make matters even better, most paintless dent removal is supported by car insurance agencies, meaning you may not pay a cent out of pocket for our dent removal services.
At Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration, we are very passionate about classic car restoration and offer a wide range of restoration services in Cane Bay. We understand that no two classic car restoration projects are the same, which is why we offer a wide variety of services. We're talking mechanical upgrades, partial restorations, and full car restoration projects. If you have a repair, upgrade, or restoration plan in mind, chances are we can help you achieve your goals.
After we perform an initial inspection and provide you with a detailed estimate on the scope of work needed to restore your car, our seasoned technicians will get to work on your project.
Our full-scale classic car restoration process includes:
When was the last time you got compliments on your car's paint? If you loved your car's paint when it was brand new but hate what it looks like now, Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration can help you fall back in love with your vehicle. Whether your current paint job looks old and faded or you're craving a new color to show off, our paint technicians can deliver what you're looking for.
Between our advanced painting tools and uber-talented vehicle painting experts, our team can transform your car's aesthetic appeal, no matter the make and model. We can even fix dings and scratches in your paint while we're at it, so your car is shiny, smooth, and ready to turn heads.
We offer various auto painting services, from minor paint jobs to full-scale custom projects. We're happy to work with budgets of all sizes and can accommodate all of your painting needs, whether you want to paint a daily driver or a show car.
We recommend you call our office today, so we can get to know you a little better and understand what kind of paint job your car needs. We're happy to chat about cars and your paint job, even if you're just inquiring. After all, we're more than the best body shop in Cane Bay - we're enthusiasts, too.
If you're on the hunt for the highest-quality auto body repair services in South Carolina, backed by decades of experience, look no further than Lowcountry Paint Body & Restoration. We put our customer's needs first and strive to exceed expectations with every service we offer - all at a price you can afford. Swing by our body shop or contact our office today to discover why we're the Lowcountry's first choice in collision repair.(843) 996-4995
It was another night of playoff action in the Midlands with softball district championships on the line as well as semifinals in SCISA baseball and girls soccer.Here are some highlights from Wednesday:▪ Hammond girls soccer earned a spot in the SCISA 3A championship with a 3-0 win over Porter-Gaud. The Skyhawks play Pinewood Prep for the second straight year on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Cardinal Newman.▪ Ben Lippen baseball headed to the SCISA 3A championship with a 3-2 win over Wilson Hall. Jake Treiber had a walk-off s...
It was another night of playoff action in the Midlands with softball district championships on the line as well as semifinals in SCISA baseball and girls soccer.
Here are some highlights from Wednesday:
▪ Hammond girls soccer earned a spot in the SCISA 3A championship with a 3-0 win over Porter-Gaud. The Skyhawks play Pinewood Prep for the second straight year on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Cardinal Newman.
▪ Ben Lippen baseball headed to the SCISA 3A championship with a 3-2 win over Wilson Hall. Jake Treiber had a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth. The Falcons will play Hammond or Laurence Manning in the best-of-three series beginning Monday. Hammond forced a deciding game with a 9-1 over LMA. The two teams will meet Thursday at Sumter’s Riley Park.
▪ Richard Winn will play for SCISA Class A championship after a 4-3 win over Dorchester. The Eagles will play Clarendon Hall or Andrew Jackson in the championship series.
▪ In SCHSL softball, Lexington and Chapin won district championships in Class 5A. Sarah Gordon hit a pair of homers and drove in seven in Lexington’s 13-3 win over Cane Bay. The Wildcats host Wando on Friday in the lower state round.
▪ Chapin defeated Berkeley, 4-1, to win the district championship. The Eagles will travel to Summerville on Friday.
▪ In Class 3A, Gilbert defeated Camden, 17-5, to win the district and will host Aynor on Friday. The win was coach Sarah Minchew’s 100th of her career.
▪ Gray Collegiate got four home runs to defeat Abbeville, 5-1, to win the Class 2A District 2 championship. The War Eagles host Crescent on Friday.
SCISA Class 3A
Hammond 3, Porter-Gaud 0
Goals: Briana Pinasco, Katie Frye, Emme Crosland
Lexington 13 Cane Bay 3 (6)
WP: Mackenzie Mathis. Hitters: L: Sarah Gordon 3-5 2 HR, 6 RBI
Chapin 4, Berkeley 1
WP: Leah Cabe. Hitters: Ella Majchrzak 2-3 2 RBI; Carlee Norris 1-2 RBI.
Summerville 8, White Knoll 0
WP: Bennett Hitters: S: Bennett 3-4 2 HR, 3 RBI; Mazell 3-3 HR, 3 RBI; Edwards 1-3 2 RBI. WK: Gallardo 2-3
Summerville 4, White Knoll 3
WP: Bennett Hitters: S: Bennett 2-3 HR, 2 RBI; Guilliam 3-4, Edwards 1-2 2 RBI. WK: Lexi Winters 2-3 HR, 3 RBI
Wando 10, River Bluff 2
Lugoff-Elgin 11, Greenwood 1
WP: Pickett Hitters: Branham 3-5; Dooley 3-4; Sheorn 3-4; Pickett 3-4 3 RBI; Moore 3-4 3 RBI; Jordan 1-4 RBI
Greenwood 4, Lugoff-Elgin 0
WP: Holland Hitters: G: Holland 2-3 2 RBI. LE: Pickett 2-3
Gilbert 17, Camden 6 (5)
WP: Swinford Hitters: Melinauskas 1-3 RBI; Tara Dorgan 3-3; Taylor Dreher 2-4 HR, 3 RBI; Carley Melton 3-4 3 RBI; Miley Baty 2-3 2 RBI; Izabella Adams 2-3 2 RBI; Abbie Marlowe 3-3 3 RBI
Union County 4, Mid-Carolina 3
Gray Collegiate 5, Abbeville 1
WP: Taylor Corley Hitters: Brooklin Thomas 1-3 HR, RBI; Corley 1-3 HR, 2 RBI; Brooke Tranum 1-3 HR, RBI; Maddox Long 2-3 HR, RBI
Crescent 3, Batesburg-Leesville 1
Saluda 5, Chesterfield 2
Chesterfield 8, Saluda 6
SCISA Class 3A
Ben Lippen 3, Wilson Hall 2
WP: Davis McElveen Hitters: BL: Drake Rabon 2-4 RBI; Jake Treiber 1-4 RBI
Hammond 9, Laurence Manning 1
WP: Tyler Albrecht Hitters: H: Tucker Toman 2-3 2 RBI; Rucker Brannon 3-4 RBI
SCISA Class A
Richard Winn 4, Dorchester Academy 3
WP: Berry Bonds Hitters: RW: Jacob Chaisson 2-4 2 RBI; Brian King 3-3 2 RBI
This story was originally published May 11, 2022 10:03 PM.
Bishops and Iron Horses track and field, baseball capture region ringsTrackThe Bishop England girls and both of the Philip Simmons track and field teams shone at their respective region championships.The Bishop girls ran away with the Region 8-AAA title on May 2 with a 218.5-85 victory over Academic Magnet at Cane Bay High School on May 2. Hanahan topped BE 211-128 to win the boys’ crown.The Iron Horse girls and boys both claimed the biggest trophy at the Region 6-AA championships, which wer...
Bishops and Iron Horses track and field, baseball capture region rings
The Bishop England girls and both of the Philip Simmons track and field teams shone at their respective region championships.
The Bishop girls ran away with the Region 8-AAA title on May 2 with a 218.5-85 victory over Academic Magnet at Cane Bay High School on May 2. Hanahan topped BE 211-128 to win the boys’ crown.
The Iron Horse girls and boys both claimed the biggest trophy at the Region 6-AA championships, which were contested at Woodland High School on May 4.
The Bishop girls won 11 of the 17 events contested including wins in the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800-meter relays.
Gold medal performances included: Maggie Long (shot put, long jump and triple jump), Audra Schaafsma (400 dash, high jump), Hope-Elaine Stowell (discus and javelin), Caroline Edgerton (800 run) and Nora Brahim (3,200 run).
Justin Hafner led the Bishop boys with gold medals in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs, while the Bishops’ 4x800 claimed first.
Bishop England will compete in Saturday’s Lower State qualifier at Camden.
In the Region 6-AA meet, Iron Horse sprinter NaJhyria Watson led the way by sweeping the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes.
De’Andra Brown claimed two gold medals, winning the 100-meter hurdles and long jump while the Iron Horse girls won the 400- and 3,200-meter relays.
Other gold medal winners included: Phoebe Coggan (800), Samantha Watson (1,600), Elizabeth Habakus (3,200), Kelsey Kieffer (high jump), Madison Jent (pole vault) and Brooke Wall (javelin).
The Iron Horse boys were dominant as well. They swept the 400-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays.
Bryce Kinloch (400 and high jump) and Pierce Walker (1,600 and 3,200) were double winners.
Other gold medalists included: JaQue Green (100), Corey Steed (200), Kanye Doyle (800), Troy Stevenson (long jump), Trey Hensley (pole vault) and Abram Wright (discus).
Philip Simmons claimed the Class AA Region championship Monday night with a 13-3 victory over Camden in a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. The victory gave the Iron Horses an 18-9 record and a spot in the Class AA Lower State Championship Series.
The Iron Horses were 3-0 in district play. They also beat Silver Bluff 13-6 and Marion 12-8 to reach the district title game.
Bishop England, meanwhile, went 1-2 in the Class AAA District 6 play. The Bishops beat Lake City 1-0 in the opening round and lost to Battery Creek 11-5 to fall into the elimination bracket. Lake City eliminated BE, 11-4.
Both the Bishop England and Philip Simmons girls’ soccer teams were scheduled to play Tuesday night for berths in this weekend’s state soccer championships.
The Bishops were scheduled to Oceanside Collegiate with the winner advancing to Saturday’s Class AAA state championship game, while Philip Simmons was scheduled to play at Christ Church with the winner moving onto Saturday’s Class AA championship.
The Bishops recorded victories over Lake City, Gilbert and Camden. Philip Simmons received a first-round bye and beat Brashier and Buford.
The BE boys won their opening round game with a 2-0 decision over Camden, but dropped a 3-2 decision at Waccamaw. The Iron Horse boys received a first-round bye and lost to Greenville, 2-1, in the second round.
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Last Tuesday, there was a meeting within the Berkeley County School District to discuss changing attendance lines within the county because of overcrowding in the Cane Bay area....
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Last Tuesday, there was a meeting within the Berkeley County School District to discuss changing attendance lines within the county because of overcrowding in the Cane Bay area.
Although the measure was not voted on, the problem of overcrowding remains within the area.
Berkeley County as a whole has experienced a 34 percent increase in population over the last decade. That’s the second highest rate of any county in the state.
This is partially due to the popularity of the area’s school system and community. It’s why Cane Bay resident Ashley Hill moved to the area two years ago.
“The reason that I like it here so much is because we have a sense of community and how Cane Bay trails, I get to experience that and golf cars and stuff like that,” Hill said.
But the space has started to become crowded. Since 2010, the Cane Bay population has grown from 1,321 people to 12,362 residents.
Right now approximately 75 percent of the land is permitted for expected build-out.
“They are going up so quickly,” Hill said, “It has grown tremendously. The traffic around here has gotten a lot more aggressive. I believe that even with school days, I mean, just trying to figure out how to get into the elementary school or the middle school because they're so close to each other, it makes it difficult for the people who are trying to go to work.”
Cane Bay currently has 5,941 building permits issued and 510 are under construction.
That means the number of residents may grow even more than the current population of 12,000.
There are also 7,950 entitlements for expected build-out in the Cane Bay area.
So that begs the question: Are Berkeley County officials prepared to deal with the growth in the community?
I took that question straight to Berkeley County Supervisor Johnny Cribb and here was his response:
“In the last several years, there's not a whole lot that we've rezoned or approved, but it's really the entitlements that that are out there.”
Cribb says that he hasn’t approved many building permits during his three years in office. But despite that, there are still thousands of permitted builds that have yet to take place.
So I asked him what his plan for the future was.
“If you look at what's going on in the world right now, anybody pretends to know what's going to happen is they're playing make believe,” Cribb said.
He said that the current market place, partially due to the coronavirus pandemic, has made it hard to predict when build-outs will happen and what the area will look like in the future.
Not satisfied with the answer to my question, I went to other officials to get more answers.
I asked the Cane Bay representative of the Berkeley County Council Caldwell Pinckney about the growth in the community.
He said that council does realize the threat the growth in the area has and it will be dealt with eventually. However, he said it has “not gotten to the point where we have had to sit down and talk about it.”
“Even in the most aggressive scenario, [build-outs are] years away. So two or three years, there's no way you could build out all that out in two or three years,” Cribb said.
When asked if a building moratorium would be considered to slow down some of the developments in Berkeley County ,both Cribb and Pinckney said it wasn’t on the table at this time.
Cribb does say that he believes the main solution, and the focus for him right now, is the roadways around the Cane Bay area.
“You put $65 million to widen 176, $82 million for Nexton I-26 interchange, so people would have their own interchange and doing improvements in the community.” Cribb said, “The biggest thing is, for us, almost three years now I have been relentlessly pursuing what I can control. And it's any new things that come in, and frankly, how can we improve the quality of life for the people that have moved out there who are the ones that created the growth.”
Cribb also said he is working with water and sewer officials to prepare for the influx of houses coming in the area.
One question I did pose to Pinckney was if the county would consider utilizing impact fees to help fund the building of new schools in the Cane Bay area. Pinckney said that he does believe impact fees are in place to an extent, but are not covering the whole budget.
But for residents like Hill, they believe that there is a lot being overlooked which only adds to their concern about the future of Cane Bay.
“I'm concerned with the overpopulation. I do not feel like the county has taken any hasn't thought about with all these, you know, kids that are coming in. Where they're supposed to go.”
Brunch is one of America’s favorite mealtimes as it traditionally takes place between late-morning and early afternoon and can accommodate either breakfast or lunch cravings.Here are 10 of Hilton Head Island’s best brunch stops, according to Tripadvisor.Ranked #10 on the list, A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant del...
Brunch is one of America’s favorite mealtimes as it traditionally takes place between late-morning and early afternoon and can accommodate either breakfast or lunch cravings.
Here are 10 of Hilton Head Island’s best brunch stops, according to Tripadvisor.
Ranked #10 on the list, A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant delivers a Lowcountry cuisine experience reminiscent of simpler times. This restaurant has been recommended and rated as the eatery with the best Lowcountry shrimp and grits in the Palmetto State. A hotspot for local island seafood and fare, the restaurant is located toward the south end of the island at 32 Palmetto Bay Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Coming in at ninth place, Nectar Farm Kitchen has partnered with many local farms in the Lowcountry and throughout South Carolina to provide locally-sourced brunch dishes, as well as other regional mealtime options. Their Hilton Head Island location can be found at 35 Office Park Road, Hilton Head, SC. They also have a Bluffton location at 207 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Eighth on the list, Kenny B’s French Quarter Cafe is on the south end of the island across from Coligny Plaza. Kenny B’s channels the New Orleans French Quarter in regard to its decor and serves creole and New Orleans-style cuisine. The pièces de résistance are the beignets. The cafe can be found at 70 Pope Avenue Suite A, Hilton Head SC, 29928.
Number seven, Gringo’s Diner is located within Coligny Plaza on the south end of the island at 1 North Forest Beach Dr. E-5, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. They offer a variety of no-fuss “quick-bites” and Mexican and American cuisine all year long.
Ranked number six on the list, Watusi Cafe sources fresh, local products from Palmetto State farmers within the state. This family-owned establishment uses all natural meats, fresh fruits and vegetables. Watusi provides environmentally conscious gluten-free hay straws, biodegradable plant-based cups & lids and sugar cane to-go containers. They can be found at 71 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Coming in at number five, Southern Coney & Breakfast is an American-style cafe and diner that offers vegan and vegetarian options for their guests. Pancakes are the specialty of this brunch and lunch establishment, which can be found at 70 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Ranked fourth on the list, Relish is a brunch establishment located at the island that serves a fresh take on your favorite Southern and Asian dishes. The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options so the whole family can enjoy the unique menu. Relish can be found at 33 Office Park Road #216, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Coming in at number three, Links, an American Grill is located on the south end of the island in the Sea Pines community of Harbourtown. The establishment offers beautiful views of the Harbourtown Golf Links golf course where the annual RBC Heritage is held. This favorite can be found within the HarbourTown Clubhouse at 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
In second place, Palmetto Bay Sunrise Cafe has been around since 2002 and has garnered much attention since it first opened. This brunch option offers gluten-free and vegan options, a dog-friendly patio, with both indoor and outdoor seating. This local brunch hotspot is located in Palmetto Bay Marina at 86 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
And finally, ranked as the number one brunch spot on Hilton Head Island by Tripadvisor, Poseidon offers a wide variety of selections with brunch as one of many meal options available. The establishment offers fresh-catch items and “Coast-to-Coast” entrees. Poseidon promotes their island coastal cuisine with local and seasonal ingredients. They offer vegetarian-friendly and vegan options, as well as gluten-free options. Located mid island in Shelter Cove Towne Center, Poseidon can be found at 38 Shelter Cove Lane Suite 121, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
This story was originally published May 28, 2022 5:00 AM.
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is planning a new roost in one of the Lowcountry’s megadevelopments in Berkeley County.The Atlanta-based company plans to build a 4,452-square-foot restaurant at 1726 State Road on an outparcel at the Publix-anchored Market at Cane Bay Shopping Center, according to site plans.The parcel sits between Parker’s Kitchen convenience store and a building jointly occupied by AT&T and Starbucks...
Fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is planning a new roost in one of the Lowcountry’s megadevelopments in Berkeley County.
The Atlanta-based company plans to build a 4,452-square-foot restaurant at 1726 State Road on an outparcel at the Publix-anchored Market at Cane Bay Shopping Center, according to site plans.
The parcel sits between Parker’s Kitchen convenience store and a building jointly occupied by AT&T and Starbucks coffee shop.
“While we are still early in the process, Chick-fil-A is happy to share that we are actively pursuing a new location in the Summerville area,” according to company spokeswoman. “We look forward to working through the approval process … and are excited by the prospect of joining the Cane Bay neighborhood.”
The representative did not provide a construction timeframe. The chicken chain has several other restaurants across the Charleston region.
Another one is slated for Charleston International Airport and could open in December, pending a contract extension with airport concession giant Hudson Group.
A downtown Charleston restaurant wants to expand but needs permission from the city to forgo the required number of parking spaces.
Roy Neal, owner of El Jefe Texican Cantina at 468 King St., will ask the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals on March 1 for a special exception to build a 1,220-square-foot outdoor deck without providing more parking. The expanded restaurant would require 28 spaces under city regulations.
Architectural firm Synchronicity is representing the restaurant in the special exception request.
A new jewelry store is on the way to Tanger Outlets in North Charleston.
Banter by Piercing Pagoda plans to open in a 1,572-square-foot space between Brooks Brothers and Francesca’s, according to site plans.
The retailer has another shop in the Charleston area in Northwoods Mall, also in North Charleston.
It’s part of Ohio-based Signet Jewelers, which also operates well-known brands such as Kay, Jared, Zales and Diamonds Direct, among others.
An artisan boutique and gift shop is now open in a new location in Mount Pleasant.
Lavender Hill Designs recently moved to 10 Resolute Lane in the I’On neighborhood from Belle Hall Shopping Center off Long Point Road.
The locally owned shop includes home accents, linens, women’s apparel, jewelry and gifts from Europe as well as unique items online. It also offers complimentary in-store gift wrapping.
The owner is Tracey Wonnacott, a self-described Francophile whose shop displays a French flair. She plans a grand opening later in the spring. The new location is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m Monday through Saturday.
A new massage franchise will open its first South Carolina location in the Lowcountry on March 2.
The Now Massage will welcome customers at 1421 Shucker Circle, Suites 103-105, in the Oyster Park retail center in Mount Pleasant.
Town residents Camila and Jensen Anderson will own and operate the new business.
“We can’t wait to welcome the Mount Pleasant community to our cityside oasis for some much-needed rest and relaxation,” Camila Anderson said.
As part of the boutique’s grand opening week of March 2-8, all massage bookings will receive a complimentary enhancement of either a cooling peppermint salve or a hydrating eye mask with vitamins and antioxidants.
The shop also will offer freebies to some of its first members. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
For more details, go to thenowmassage.com/mount-pleasant.
A Virginia-based restaurant with a bawdy-sounding name is now welcoming diners in downtown Charleston.
Well Hung Vineyard, named after a former grape-growing farm in the Old Dominion, opened Feb. 19 at 49 S. Market St. across from the City Market.
Owner Anthony Herring has two other locations in Virginia in Roanoke and in Gordonsville, near the company’s base outside Charlottesville.
Herring bought the business in 2016. It started as a vineyard near Charlottesville in 2008 by three women.
The restaurant’s wines come from a winery in the Old Dominion that make them from grapes grown in Washington, Oregon and California.
The “eclectic” menu will be tweaked every three months. Offerings include salads, sandwiches, pizzas, shrimp and grits, and various other dishes.
The Market Street site includes some seafood choices the restaurants in Virginia do not offer.
The restaurant is open seven days a week with brunch on weekends. The dining room includes the bottom two floors while the third floor serves as an office.
Aaron Lee is the general manager, and Stephanie Wilson is the chef. The restaurant is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations are not required.