Retailers, restaurants and other service businesses are changing the retail and commercial landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. Here’s the latest in new construction, renovations, relocations, mergers, planned projects, closings and grand openings.
• Yummy House, 2 Southwood Park Drive, Hilton Head. This Chinese and Japanese restaurant has reopened after an extensive renovation. The 17-year-old eatery now offers inside dining for its lunchtime buffet, take-out and delivery. Customers are required to wear face coverings and gloves before serving themselves at the all-you-can-eat buffet station. The modernized look features new flooring and walls, tables and chairs. The family-owned eatery is closed Tuesdays.
• The Quarterdeck, 160 Lighthouse Road, Harbour Town, Hilton Head. This iconic waterfront restaurant and bar, with outdoor patio views of the marina featuring live entertainment, is getting an expansive makeover this year. Located at the foot of Hilton Head’s famous lighthouse, construction will begin this spring with a completion date scheduled for Spring 2022. The redevelopment will take full advantage of Calibogue Sound sunsets, the 18th green on the Harbour Town golf course, and marina views. An oyster bar will be perched rooftop, and a walk-in, take-out market for casual food will be located on the ground level.
• Underground Burritos, 1253 May River Road. Unit A, Bluffton. This grab-and-go dining establishment has limited indoor and outdoor patio seating in the space formerly occupied by Twisted European Bakery. Customers can order individual burritos or lunch boxes hot and ready to eat or chilled for take out to be heated later at home. Eight single burritos are listed on the menu for less than $11, including shrimp, pork, chicken, and bean and cheese. Boxes with two burritos, guacamole and other goodies are less than $27.
• Casablanca Mediterranean Grill, 1012 William Hilton Pkwy., No. 5 (between U.S. 278 and Dunnagans Alley), Hilton Head. The new owners spent a year renovating the space formerly occupied by Pure Natural Market. Seating indoors for 34 patrons presents a direct view of the open kitchen where meals are prepared. The health-conscious menu – everything is made from scratch – reflects traditional dishes from Israel, Greece, Turkey, Spain and Morocco. Chef-owner Hicham Elmadi, a native of Casablanca with 24 years’ experience in the culinary world, relies heavily on herbs and spices. Falafel, kabobs, Spanakopita, hummus, chicken Shawarma, lamb chops and baklava are some of the specialties.
• Nectar Farm Kitchen, Office Park Road, Hilton Head. Marleys Island Grill near Sea Pines has given way to SERG’s latest culinary offering with an emphasis on food procured from local farms. Construction at the site has begun and an early February opening is planned for hosting breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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