An Ohio-based taco restaurant chain plans to open two new venues in South Carolina this year, including Charleston and Greenville.
Condado Tacos of Columbus said it will open 12 new restaurants in 2023, with eight in new markets.
The Charleston-area location will be at 1712 Towne Center Way next to lenscrafters in. in Mount Pleasant Towne Centreaccording to Condado Tacos spokesman Roger Drake. A late fall opening is planned.
The corner site, which is under renovation, served as the restaurant’s location Atlanta Bread Co. for nearly two decades before it closed in 2018.
The Upstate restaurant will be located at 1025 Woodruff Road in Magnolia Park. The 5,225-square-foot restaurant will open in late February, Drake said.
The company also plans to open in St. Louis, Buffalo, Birmingham and Huntsville in Alabama, Knoxville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., along with four new restaurants in existing markets.
The company partners with local artists in each community to create unique murals inside each restaurant.
“Condado Tacos is unmatched as the perfect blend of cool, edgy and artistic vibe combined with creative, clean, flavorful food and drinks,” said Chris Artinianpresident and CEO.
Retail, restaurants, apartments and hotels are all part of a mixed-use project planned to be built where a new Interstate 26 interchange will be constructed.
The build-your-own taco concept first opened in Ohio’s state capital in 2014. It now has 40 locations in 15 markets, including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Lexington, Ky. Condado Tacos plans to have more than 100 restaurants by 2026.
The brand’s planned expansion is backed by a private equity firm The Beekman Groupwhich specializes in partnering with management teams who strive to become significant owners by creating value and accelerating growth initiatives.
A new pub soon will be serving guests in downtown Charleston.
Sean Muldoon and Jillian Vosethe duo behind New York City’s Dead Rabbit venue, plan to open Hazel and Apple in the spring at 549 King St. next to watering hole Prohibition. They have partnered with Prohibition owner James Walsh on the project that was first announced last summer.
The name, according to the website, is derived from hazel being “traditionally associated with wisdom and the poetic power of dreams in rural Ireland, while apple celebrates energy, vitality and abundance.”
The enterprise will include two separate bars. The front part will be called Hazel while the back bar will be Apple, which includes an outdoor patio.
Hazel will offer the ambiance of an Irish pub along with traditional pub grub while Apple will additionally offer a bit of elegance with upscale cocktails and serve as an event and private party space.
The design, of course, includes hazelwood, the green and red colors of the apple, and four apple trees in the patio area.
A Charleston shopping center recently welcomed two new tenants.
Camino Coffee Roasters offers specialty coffees with self-roasted beans and can be found in the Food Court at Citadel Mall.
ARC Take 2an actor’s resource center, is located next to Dillard’s department store.
Most of Citadel Mall recently changed hands and is now owned by Singerman Real Estate, a Chicago-based investment firm. Since 2017, the retail site has been owned by a group of investors led by Richard Davis of Trademark Properties of Charleston.
dillard’s, Belk and target own their footprints outright and were not part of the recent transaction.
On the way
A new restaurant and café plans to open soon on the Charleston peninsula.
Costa plans to welcome customers on the first floor of The Jasper at 320 Broad St. by the spring or summer, according to spokeswoman Hannah Fleming. It will offer dining as well as grab-and-go foods. The new venue recently applied for a state license to sell beer and wine.
A North Charleston-based retail chain with more than three dozen locations across the Southeast recently donated $10,000 to nonprofits as part of a year-end campaign during the holidays.
Southern lifestyle retailer Palmetto Moon awarded $1,000 each to 10 charities as part of its “Together, Let’s Do Good” giving campaign in several communities where the merchant has stores.
The campaign was launched with an upscale cooler maker Yeti on Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 and asked custsomers across the retailer’s 37 locations to nominate their favorite philanthropy to receive the monetary award.
“We’re incredibly proud to team up with our customers in giving back to causes that directly benefit their neighbors,” said Amber DubePalmetto Moon, executive vice president and chief brand officer.
The retailer selected 10 nonprofit winners from hundreds of entries submitted by shoppers across six states. It also awarded 10 customers with Yeti gift bundles valued at $300 each.
In South Carolina, the nonprofits include Lowcountry Food Bank in Charleston and Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia.
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