Food wholesaler Restaurant Depot will open a store in North Charleston next year. Come spring 2018, eatery owners and chefs will be able to purchase low-cost bulk food items and professional equipment from the 65,000 square-foot-facility in the Shipwatch Square development along Meeting Street Road.
Restaurant Depot chairman Stanley Fleishman says, “Charleston has been at the forefront of the national culinary industry for some time, and given our goal of serving our customers as well as our community, we are enthusiastic about the opportunity to be a part of the hospitality sector here. We prioritize small business owners and so many of those people are what have made the local dining scene what it is today.”
Many of the highly-lauded Lowcountry eateries source through local businesses like Limehouse Produce, Berlin’s, or GrowFood Carolina, so it will be interesting to see what impact, if any, Restaurant Depot has on the Charleston food scene.