The signage sits in place, fire inspection passed, plants on the patio, Le Creuset delivered, Department of Health and Environment Controls gave the thumbs up, and Certificate of Occupancy is in hand — now it seems the only thing left for Pancito & Lefty to open is to unlock the doors.
Industry vets Jimmy Poole (The Alley) and chef Robert Berry (formerly of Indaco) announced in 2015 that they were partnering to renovate the old Zappo's Pizza space into hip Mexican-influenced eatery Pancito & Lefty. Will the flurry of activity at 708 King St., it looks like Charleston could be sipping on mezcal cocktails and munching on non-fussy tacos very, very soon.
With Charleston’s mild winter, the Pancito & Lefty outdoor patio could quickly become the most hopping spot in North Central once open. Keep an eye out for any word of menus, soft openings, or any other movements from Poole and Berry.
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