While it hasn't been confirmed by the owners, Eater is 99.5% sure that Mount Pleasant hangout Collective Coffee Co. is branching out to downtown Charleston. Several reliable sources tell us that the co-owners of The Bagel Shop on George Street, Liz and Sinan Aktar, will rebrand the eatery as a Collective Coffee Co. (the Aktars are also the proprietors of the Mount Pleasant Collective). More than likely, this will result in a greater focus on espresso beverages and a more extensive menu at 41-A George Street.
The Bagel Shop's windows are currently covered with brown paper and a sign reads that they will reopen in August. A permit is also posted approving changes to interior painting, new tiles, countertops, and display cases. The interiors at the current Collective are a bit hipper than The Bagel Shop, so patrons can probably count on a slicker looking coffee stop.
· The Bagel Shop [Official]
· Collective Coffee Co [Official]