Brunch stop/bakery One Broad announced its closure on Instagram yesterday. The captioned stated “As the pandemic continues to present challenges to our little corner of Charleston we have made the extremely tough decision to permanently close operations at One Broad. Unlike a hurricane where you know it’ll pass in the next couple days this disaster has no end in sight that we could strategize an end to without draining our energy or finances.”
One Broad opened in 2017 with much anticipation for the renovated building, that had long since been closed, and another option close to the Battery and South of Broad. The restaurant was a quirky spot known for chef Kevin Getzewich’s innovative menu and the laid-back style of owners Mike Ray and Ben Johnson. The concept was originally pitched as a “Northern European- style bakery/café meets an Upper East Side Waffle House.”
The reputation of the eatery took a hit in 2018, when Ray was charged with indecent exposure. One Broad seemed to bounce back though, even opening a sister pizza restaurant in the basement, but it looks like it could not outlive the pandemic, like many other restaurants across the country.
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