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Upcoming Restaurant 492 Built a Mighty Fence Facing Their Courtyard

Awaiting the opening of chef Nate Whiting's latest.

Eater Charleston
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Upper King eatery 492 looks very different from the tour in October — in fact, it looks like a restaurant on the verge of opening. Pedestrians passing by will notice construction crews hurriedly working on the building on the corner of King and Mary Streets. In a few spots, the brown papers obscuring the windows are peeling, giving glimpses to ornate, golden light fixtures and a curious gnome statue.

The most predominate change to the address (from the outside view), is the addition of the large metal fence/sculpture separating 492's courtyard from the sidewalk. The funky barrier leads to the 40-person outdoor seating area — which could become an attractive space to guests seeking a bit of mild springtime weather.

492 passed its original late February opening date, so we'll be on the lookout for a new one. In the meantime, if you need a fix of chef Nate Whiting's upcoming restaurant, here's their landing page full of groovy wallpapers.