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Stereo 8 Locks the Doors on James Island

Play a sad song for 951 Folly Rd.

Stereo 8
Stereo 8
Robert Donovan
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Laid back eatery Stereo 8 opened in the summer of 2015 with a few hiccups. The restaurant had several chef shuffles and a not-so-positive first review, but the Folly Road space persevered. James Island patrons came to appreciate the funky tunes, weekend brunches, and Asian-meets-Mexican cuisine. Sunday was the last service for the space.

Owner Joe Walker posted the following on Stereo 8’s Facebook page:

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to close the doors to Stereo 8. Over the past two years, my family and I have tried extremely hard to cultivate a business founded on kindness, creativity, and hard work. From surrounding ourselves with a top notch staff, to our dealings with amazing local vendors, to ultimately enjoying the fruits of our labors through our interactions with countless loyal patrons, we consider ourselves blessed to have been on this journey. In the end, it came down to our inability to manage and operate a full-scale restaurant within the confines of an extremely large facility with fundamental issues that simply could not be overcome. Whether this is goodbye or simply a break between sets, we feel compelled to give an enormous "thank you" to everyone who helped us and supported us along the way and to the community of James Island and beyond. We are forever grateful.


Joe and the rest of the Stereo 8 Family