Popular college dive O'Malleys Pub & Grille has shut its doors and will reopen under different ownership as King Street Public House. Post and Courier writer Abigail Darlington reported, this morning, that the gritty undergrad hangout is no more.
However, new owner Jimmy Latulipe said he plans to keep the televisions and looks to become a late night student bar, so it doesn't sound like much is changing, other than the food. Latulipe is reportedly bringing on chef Brannon Florie (The Rarebit, Big John's, and The Granary) to tweak the offerings. "The new menu will center on sandwiches and salads during lunch, and southern dishes such as catfish and grits at dinner," reported Darlington. This is similar to the old menu, but Florie does have a way with finessing the classics. Perhaps King Street Public House will be the new Rarebit?
· O'Malleys on Charleston's upper King St. closes; to become a new bar concept [P&C]
· All Brannon Florie Coverage [-ECHS-]
· O'Malleys Pub & Grille [Official]