21 new businesses in the Lowcountry

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The Royal Tern | Photo by @theroyaltern

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At the end of 2018, we shared 14 of the most anticipated developments that Charleston can expect to see this year.

We’re only two months into 2019, and already we have seen some of these major developments come to fruitionsuch as the opening of Hotel Bennett.

From the plethora of restaurants that have popped up around the Lowcountry– which can make sticking to those new year’s resolutions a little tricky– to the multiple fitness clubswhich can get you back on track– we want to make sure you’re in the loop of all that is new in the CHS.


💅 The Water Room | 701 East Bay St., Ste. 105
An upscale nail boutique in the Cigar Factory.

132 Spring Coffee & Kitchen Bar | 132 Spring St.
Serving breakfast, lunch, drinks, + coffee. Additionally, peruse merchandise including Taschen books, art, Kusmi tea, coffee, + more.

🌮 RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila | 159 East Bay St.
Touted as the “Hot Place for Swanky Tacos,” nosh on the traditional tacos, queso, + fajitas– plus adventure out with Jasmine rice bowls.

🛎️ Hotel Bennett | 404 King St.
An eight-story luxury hotel overlooking Marion Square– featuring a spa, rooftop eatery, + a French Patisserie. Make sure to stop by the so-called ‘ladies’ bar’ named Camellias.

🌺 Maui Tacos | 200 Meeting St., Ste. 2
A Maui-Mex restaurant with tacos, burritos, salads, desserts, vegetarian options, + more.

👕 UNTUCKit | 290 King St.
The national apparel chain’s first store in South Carolina. Featuring apparel for men, women, + boys.

🍹 Dalila’s | 21 Spring St.
A cocktail bar featuring Caribbean-inspired drinks, along with a petite food menu.

🥘 Malagón | 33 Spring St.
A Spanish-style taperia + market. The menu features classic Spanish dishes, while Spanish ingredients– like olive oil, ham, + cheese– are sold in the market. 🥘

Mount Pleasant

🍴TOPSAIL | 440 W. Coleman Blvd.
Seafood restaurants serving up dishes including Lobster & Grits, Monk Fish, Mussels du jour + more.

🔨 Home Depot | 2213 Highway 17
A new 106,000 sq. ft. store.

Johns Island

🍴 The Royal Tern | 3005 Maybank Hwy.
A seafood + steak tavern featuring a woodfire grill.

West Ashley

💪 O2 Fitness | 1119 Wappoo Rd., Ste. L
A 30,000 sq. ft. fitness center featuring group fitness classes, a designated area for stretching + core training, a functional training turf, + an outdoor training area.

🖨 Reforge Charleston | 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Ste. 424
The communal workshop in Citadel Mall features tools ranging from a 3D printing area + a sheet metal press to a laser cutting machine + woodshop. Monthly memberships ($50/month) are available for the space, with classes that are open to the public.

🚗 Porsche Charleston | 1515 Savannah Hwy.
A new 20,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility by Baker Motor Company. The dealership is ten times larger than the company’s previous Porsche dealership and carries 30% more inventory.


🍺 Wide Awake Brewing Company | 1907 Varner St.
The first brewery in Berkeley County.

💅 Winchester Spa and Salon | 105 S. Cedar St.
Luxury spa located downtown.

🐶 Miss Maddies | 805 N. Cedar St.
Providing pet supplies from artwork to treats and everything in-between.

📚 Main Street Reads | 115 S. Main St.
An independent bookstore with a “community-feel.”

North Charleston

🛎️ TownPlace Suites | 7535 Northside Dr.
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, valet dry-cleaning, + is located right off I-26.

Habana Club | 4718 Spruill Ave.
Towne Center Tobacco and Wine’s newest cigar lounge in Park Circle.

Daniel Island

🛍 House of Sage | 186 Seven Farms Drive
Owners Chris and Erin Abagnale have opened a second location, after celebrating 10 years of business.


🎯 The Bearded Axe | 1077 East Montague Ave., North Charleston
Charleston’s first indoor axe throwing venue. Serving up craft beer, wine, and mead.

🌮 Pink Cactus | 100 Spring St.
A Mexican restaurant with an emphasis on Oaxacan fare– You can expect a wide array of salsas, house-made masa tortillas, and cocktails including traditional aqua Fresca + agave spirits. Opening Friday, March 8.