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Several new restaurants soon will serve the Charleston area, including one planning to reopen after being heavily damaged in a fire more than a year ago.

Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill, the new name for the former La Hacienda at 808 Folly Road on James Island, hopes to reopen by May, according to a worker on-site. It’s still undergoing some minor renovations and is waiting for a license to sell alcohol.

The dining venue has been closed since Jan. 5, 2020, when a blaze blackened the building and damaged nearby shops in the strip center of retail businesses that includes

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The restaurant and retail business continues to evolve across the Charleston region with one venue closing, four others in the works and another relocating.

South of Summerville, the only restaurant in the developing Summers Corner community will soon turn out the lights.



Corner House Café at 1609 Beech Hill Road is slated to close April 3, according to a shop owner Jacki Mariest.

Mariest said she was notified by a lawyer with homebuilder Lennar, which owns and is developing Summers Corner, in early March that the company would not be renewing her lease when it expires

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The Post and Courier Food section since August has been checking in weekly with four downtown Charleston restaurants coping with the coronavirus pandemic and recovering from restrictions designed to contain it. The following three restaurants are still finding their way back to normalcy. For previous installments of the series, as well as more information about the featured restaurants and their chosen strategies for success, click here.



Butcher & Bee: Tipping point

After weeks of infernal vaccination aggravations, last week was “the week where everything seemed to tip in South Carolina,” Butcher & Bee owner Michael Shemtov said. The

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The Whitestown Town Council will hold a public hearing Monday night to consider a proposal to tack a 1% tax on food and beverage purchases to help fund projects that improve local infrastructure and quality of life.

In 2019, Whitestown was one of several suburban communities that received state approval to implement a 1% food and beverage tax. The town didn’t immediately impose that tax, but the council now will consider collecting the money to help pay for services, capital improvements, amenities and economic development projects.

In 2019, it was estimated Whitestown could generate $233,800 in 2021 by enacting the

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