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Counting the closings for the year

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Erin Perkins

Eater will keep a running list of all the restaurant closings during the year. Looking for more uplifting news? Here’s the catalog of all the restaurant openings.

December 13, 2017

26) UPPER KING — It appears that Myrtle Beach-based ice cream shop Republic has closed its King Street location. The windows are covered in brown paper, and no one is answering the phone. The frozen dessert dispensary took over the space from Planet Smoothie in 2015. Address: 431 King St. Update: It seems that it’s just closed for renovations. Check back to see the changes soon.

November 16, 2017

25) JAMES ISLAND — Tucked-away eatery White Duck Taco Shop has closed up shop on James Island. No word yet why, and no more beef bulgogi tacos. Address: 792 Folly Rd.

October 4, 2017

24) LOWER KINGGentry Bar & Room shuttered its King Street location with the promise to reopen at another location. After Post & Courier reported the owners are being sued for $163,000 in back rent, it sounds like it may be awhile before a new address is announced. Address: 276 King St.

September 14, 2017

23) MAYZCK-WRAGGBOROUGH — Less than a year after it opened, Scarecrow has shut down. Post & Courier reports that owner Jonathan Buckley will open up the space for events. South Seas Tiki Lounge, in the same building, will expand. Address: 23 Ann St.

September 5, 2017

22) MOUNT PLEASANT — Chain restaurant BurgerFi shutters its Lowcountry store. The shop had pretty mediocre reviews at the time of the closure. Address: 735 Coleman Blvd.

August 22, 2017

21) DANIEL ISLAND — On August 31, tropical-influenced restaurant The Islander will lock the doors after three years in service. According to a press release, Holy City Hospitality will redesign the space to make way for a new concept. Address: 160 Fairchild St.

July 11, 2017

20) SUMMERVILLE — After 44 years serving Greek fare to Summerville, Continental Corner has locked its doors. The closure comes after the recent death of co-owner Tom Mavrikes. Address: 123 West Richardson Ave.

June 5, 2017

19) CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH — Sandwich stop Artisan Meat Share served its last Italian sub over the weekend. Address: 33 Spring St.

18) FRENCH QUARTER — After 16 years in business, Cypress shut the doors for good this spring. Many sad Instagrams and tweets went out to chef Craig Deihl and crew. Address: 167 East Bay St.

17) UPPER KING — Veg-heavy restaurant Feathertop took on another form recently as the Liquor Bar portion of the newly-launched Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar. Address: 23 Ann St.

May 24, 2017

16) LOWER KING — Venezuelan eatery Avila cited unforeseen complications, including a recent death, for its sudden closure. In a Facebook post, the restaurant stated, “This was a very difficult decision to make, but we feel it is the best one at this time.” Address: 141 Calhoun St.

15) HARLESTON VILLAGE — After three months in business, Smith Street Pizza called it quits. No more square slices or cheap beers on this corner. Address: 225 Calhoun St.

14) SUMMERVILLE — Hot dog shop Perfectly Frank’s liquidated after several years in business. Address: 118 N Main St., Summerville

May 19, 2017

13) RADCLIFFEBOROUGH — Quaint nook P.I.E. Bake Shoppe shuttered after over six years in business. No more miniature pies or affordable breakfast sandwiches. Address: 5 Warren St.

May 2, 2017

12) LOWER KING — Charleston icon Bull Street Gourmet locked the doors on its final location on Friday, April 28. The word on the street is that a new restaurant will take its place. Address: 120 King St.

April 13, 2017

11) LOWER KING — King Street shoppers recently lost popular lunch spot Nick’s Original BBQ due to city officials declaring it 200-year-old building unsafe for business to continue. The space will need substantial reconstruction before it can be inhabited again. Nick’s wants to relocate downtown. Address: 288 King St.

February 22, 2017

10) LOWER KING — After six years at the same address, bourbon-heavy Boone’s Bar locked the doors due to the building being sold. Another restaurant plus coffee shop is on the way, but the new owners have not been revealed yet. Address: 345 King St.

9) LOWER KING — Closed before it really opened, Delish! Bakery & Bistro is no more. The cafe opened for a few days before the shutter. Address: 82 Wentworth St.

8) HARLESTON VILLAGE — Long-standing college staple Norm’s Pizza shut the doors after 37 years on the corner of Smith and Calhoun Streets. The new tenants will serve pies, but they will be square. Address: 225 Calhoun St.

February 2, 2017

7) CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH— Beloved neighborhood restaurant Lana shuttered after 12 years on the same corner. Co-owners Drazen Romic and chef John Ondo sold to former La Fourchette owner Perig Goulete. Address: 210 Rutledge Ave.

6) LOWER KING — 23 years is a long run at one address, and in January Sermet’s shut down to make way for new concept Gentry’s Bar Home of Cocktails and Comfort Food. Address: 276 King St.

5) CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH — Spring Street lost D & D Restaurant in January, and with it, the options for affordable pork sandwiches and okra soup. Address: 114 Spring St.

4) LOWER KING — Citing health concerns, chef Bob Carter stepped away from hotel restaurant Barony Tavern and shuttered the concept. A replacement has not been named. Address: 68 Wentworth St.

2,3) CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH — In a double shutter, Apartment A and Taco Spot (same owners) left the peninsula when the restaurants’ leases were up. Taco Spot can still be found in West Ashley. Address: 15 Coming St.

1) LOWER KING — Fans of free chips and cheap margaritas got bummed out when La Hacienda cleared out the inventory in February. Address: 354 King St.

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