Smokey meat maestros Home Team BBQ took its Sullivan’s Island location offline for a few weeks to renovate the interiors. After eight and half years on the stretch, founder Aaron Siegel says it was time to make a few repairs, but promises not much is changing in the petite space at 2209 Middle St.
When the barbecue restaurant announced it was closing the doors for a few days, the Facebook post also hinted at “... another venture from the Home Team to hit the island soon.”
Siegel tells Eater Charleston that Home Team leased the building immediately next to the store on Middle Street, which has been a dentist office for years. The idea is to create a local market in the 600-square-foot space. The store will sell Charleston beers, wines, bulk candy, and other local food and retail items. “People will be able to pick up products that they can use,” says Siegel. Target at beach-goers and residents, Middle Street Market will save many folks a trip back over the Ben Sawyer Bridge to find provisions. There will also be grab-a-go items, but don’t expect for it to necessarily be barbecued fare.
A few changes are still pending approval, but Siegel says they hope to be open by the Bridge Run on April, 7. The Sullivan’s Island Home Team outpost should reopen around January 15.