Retailers, restaurants and service businesses are changing the commercial landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head. Here’s the latest in new construction, renovations, relocations, closings and grand openings.
- Bojangles. A groundbreaking ceremony was held last month for this Charlotte-based fast-food company. The eatery’s “famous chicken ‘n biscuits” will be served all day at its 3,800-square-foot restaurant at 8230 Pinellas Dr. off Buckwalter Pkwy. The site, which was expected to open last year but faced developmental snags with the town, plans to open this fall. J.K. Jay, president of Jay Foods, is the franchisee.
- Jane Bistro and Bar. This new establishment recently opened at 28 Shelter Cove Lane near Belk’s on Hilton Head. The owners, who also own and operate Wren Bistro in Beaufort, have fleshed out their menu of bistro-style soups, salads and sandwiches with a number of Lowcountry-inspired dishes. Diners can eat inside or outside on the covered patio.
- Comedy Magic Cabaret. Islander and nationally renowned comic-magician Kerry Pollack is back on stage at his newly renovated venue at South Island Square, 843 William Hilton Pkwy. on the island. The patrons of his “funny, not filthy” comedy experience enjoy it in an intimate, candlelit showroom with professional stage and lighting. The ground-level club also features a new kitchen and bar, comfortable VIP seating in raised booths or the front row, and a headlining comedian monthly.
“Unlike the typical comedy club, our upscale cabaret-style theater provides the ambiance of a special night out before the show even begins,” said Pollock, a Bluffton resident for the past three years with his wife, Kelly, who assists her husband on stage.
- Montage Palmetto Bluff. This nationally touted resort in Bluffton is nearing completion of a major expansion, which will be unveiled next month. A new inn with 74 guestrooms, lobby lounge and octagon bar with lagoon views will be spotlighted. Overall, the Montage upgrade at Palmetto Bluff along the May River includes 150 guestrooms, eight on-site eateries, two wedding chapels, four boutique stores, two fitness centers, 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and a 13,000-square-foot spa.
- Charlie Grainger’s. This Wilmington, N.C.-based gourmet hot dog, brisket and barbecue franchise is coming to 40 Shelter Cove Lane at Shelter Cove Town Centre, as part of the franchise’s aggressive expansion plan in the southeast. The 1,200-square-foot space is expected to open next month, according to franchise owner Marcie Bindes. The 75-year-old home of the “World Famous Hot Dog” serves homemade food in a fast-casual atmosphere.
- Too Belles Boutique. Owner Jackie Wells-Lindstrom said she’s putting the finishing touches on her new store at 890 William Hilton Pkwy., Suite 82, in the Fresh Market Shoppes. The South Carolina native, who has been selling her “affordable, on-trend and classic style” fashions online since 2013, said her new boutique will “specialize in blending high-end clothes without high-end prices.”
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