The residents of Grove Street have waited a long time for someone to come in and renovate the former Ark Lounge space. The 106 Grove St. address has weathered a few potential owners, from coffee shops to lunch stop, but now it seems a butcher shop/restaurant will move in. Coming this summer, Herd Provisions comes from Virginia-based Leaping Waters Farm owners Sarah and Alec Bradford. The farm raises Ancient White Park cattle, heritage breed turkeys, and a variety of pigs.
The Bradfords will bring their product, as well as a restaurant to Grove Street. To accomplish this, they have partnered with chef Aaron Swersky, a former fishmonger for Abundant Seafood and cook at FIG.
Swersky says, “I’m really excited to work with Alec and Sarah to bring this concept to life. Not only is their product the best I’ve tasted, their commitment to the animal is something I’ve never seen. To prepare, I’ve been honing my butchery skills in Kingstree and can’t wait to share what I’ve learned with the neighborhood.”
In anticipation of the opening of Herd Provisions, Swersky will be doing a few fire cooking classes at The Daily this spring.
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