Who will set up shop on Daniel Island in 2017?
With the holiday season behind us, business is back to normal on Daniel Island. And with a new year comes an exciting update on new businesses set to open on Daniel Island in 2017.
DANIEL ISLAND BARBERSHOP
The men (and boys) on Daniel Island have something to look forward to that will be all their own. The new Daniel Island Barbershop is set to open in the spring of 2017 in the Simmons Park Apartment Building at 211 River Landing Drive. Owners Glenn Raus (also owner of Japan Karate Institute Daniel Island) and Michael Cole, both residents of Daniel Island, will open the barbershop. Their vision is simple says Raus, “(It will be a) classic, hometown barbershop providing traditional services, at reasonable prices, in a friendly community-oriented atmosphere.”
South Carolina Federal Credit Union has also leased space at 211 River Landing Drive. This property will house the South Carolina Federal Solutions Center, anticipated to open in mid-2017. The Solutions Center will focus on providing by-appointment-only, concierge services for insurance and investment needs.
POSH NAIL LOUNGE
A brand new nail salon will be opening late this spring on Daniel Island. To be located in the new Simmons Park Apartments’ retail space, POSH Nail Lounge will offer all your favorite nail services such as manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, pink and white nails (also known as French tips), and gel nails. Plus other services such as waxing, facials and nail art will also be available. Owner Theresa Nguyen, originally from Greenville, has lived in the Charleston area for the last eight years. Nguyen has been in the nail industry for over 15 years. Look for POSH Nail Lounge to open in late April or May. Follow POSH Nail Lounge on Facebook for updates.
Officially approved by the Starbucks Corporate Real Estate Committee in Seattle, Starbucks is definitely coming to Daniel Island. Owners plan to appear before the City's Design Review Board (DRB) this month and hope to receive preliminary approval from the Board. With that green light, the project can be fast-tracked and an opening in late September or early October could be possible, according to Daniel Island developer Mike White.
The location will include a drive-thru that will accommodate up to 12 cars at once, a large parking lot, and will also have special parking areas for both bicycles and golf carts.
Other features include a very large southern-style outdoor patio area, wrapping across the entire front of the building where patrons can enjoy their coffee drinks outside at cafe-style tables, under the covered portion or out in the sunshine.
Also on tap to open in 2017, and located within the same building as Starbucks, is Bin 526, a boutique wine and spirits shop. With a large retail space and display cooler, Bin 526 will also have a separate Wine Tasting room. More details about this project will be coming soon.
Daniel Island recently welcomed Refuel to the island. The official opening makes it the second convenience store on the island. Says Mark Jordan, owner of Refuel, “We were thrilled to finally get open December 26th, after construction delays, a hurricane, and the holidays.” The Daniel Island location is their largest store and the fifth one in the Charleston area. There will be a grand opening in the coming weeks.
With a slightly new name, Bohemia Salon & Beauty Bar has relocated off the island. The new location is just across the bridge in Mount Pleasant on Shem Creek (next to Shem Creek Bar & Grill) at 510 Mill Street. With an urban, eclectic new look in a historic building, Bohemia officially opened in their new space on January 3.
“Although we love Daniel Island, we have outgrown our current space and we are eager for you to start this new chapter with us,” states Shawna Amella, salon owner. “You can look forward to the same faces, same services, and a few new additions in this historic space!”
Dr. Chad Hayes, owner of Threshold Pediatrics on Daniel Island, has closed his store front business on River Landing Drive. In a social media post on December 12, Hayes announced the closure of Threshold Pediatrics in a heartfelt statement about striving to overcome the often complicated healthcare system in our country. “Our system is complex, massive, and broken,” wrote Hayes. “And unfortunately, it’s a system that I couldn’t overcome - at least not this time. After trying everything I could think of to make the practice work, it has become apparent that it’s time to close the practice and move on.” Hayes thanked his patients’ families for entrusting their children in his care. In another post, he encouraged his patients’ families to follow his writing blog at chadhayesmd.com.