Mount Pleasant restaurant closes, citing lack of workers; new cafe opens in N. Charleston


A Mount Pleasant restaurant that’s been open less than a year has shut its doors because of a lack of workers.

Cabana Burgers & Shakes at 2664 Highway 17 posted a notice on its website and its doors recently that the location “will be closed until future notice due to staff shortage.”

The restaurant opened last April where breakfast diner Eggs Up Grill once operated.

Cabana has another location in Live Oak Square on Maybank Highway on Johns Island. It remains open.

A restaurant representative did not immediately respond for further comment.

Huey Magoo's Chicken Tenders

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders celebrated its grand opening Jan. 10 on Centre Pointe Drive near Tanger Outlets in North Charleston. It’s the first of four restaurants planned for the Charleston area through the Florida-based chain. Warren L. Wise/Staff 

Now serving

A new restaurant chain that plans to add four Lowcountry locations celebrated its grand opening Jan. 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at a renovated fast-food site.

Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders can be found at 4954 Centre Pointe Drive in a former Hardee’s restaurant site across from Tanger Outlets in North Charleston. 

Franchisee Philip Horn said he and business partners are targeting Goose Creek for the next location. The Florida-based company has one other South Carolina restaurant in Greenville. 


Popshelf, a new store by Dollar General, is now open at 7250 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston. Provided/Popshelf

Popping in

A discount chain’s new offering is now open in North Charleston.

Popshelf, a higher-end version of Dollar General, can be found at 7250 Rivers Ave. in the Target-anchored North Rivers Towne Center. It’s open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Items, priced at $5 or less, include seasonal, home decor, health and beauty aids, home-cleaning supplies, household and specialty items, arts and crafts, party supplies and toys.

Popshelf is partnering with The Confetti Foundation to provide birthday parties to children who have to spend their birthday in a hospital, pediatric oncology clinic or hospice facility. 

Popshelf debuted in Nashville in the fall of 2020 and now has 100 locations in nine states, including more than 40 store-within-a-store sites that combine Popshelf and Dollar General offerings. The company plans to have 1,000 stores by 2025.


Southbound is a new restaurant coming to 72 Cannon St. in downtown Charleston as part of Free Reign Restaurants that includes Community Table and Kiki & Rye dining establishments in Mount Pleasant. File/Warren L. Wise/Staff

What’s cooking?

A new restaurant from the couple who brought Community Table and Kiki & Rye to East Cooper is ready for its debut in downtown Charleston.

Southbound, part of Free Reign Restaurants owned by Ryan and Kelleanne Jones of Mount Pleasant, has tentatively set Jan. 24 as the opening date, pending the certificate of occupancy from the city.

They will host a hiring happy hour 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 for the new venue in a two-story house at 72 Cannon St.

The couple said the Southbound concept actually came before the other two ventures, but delays and the interruption of COVID-19 led to the opening of those first.

Community Table opened four years ago in I’On, while Kiki & Rye launched in mid-2020 in Belle Hall Shopping Center during the height of the pandemic.

The couple moved to the Charleston area more than seven years ago after operating a restaurant in Connecticut for several years.

Southbound’s menu will include appetizers as well as main dishes such as steaks, pork chops and seasonal fish along with vegetarian options.

“Everything will be focused on live-fire cooking and local dishes,” Ryan Jones said.

The main level of the 2,000-square-foot space will include a 10-foot open hearth with seating around it and about 45 seats outside on a wrap-around porch and terrace. The upstairs will include a bar and dining area.

The restaurant will employ more than two dozen workers and be open at 4 p.m. daily for dinner.

Powering up

A new technology store connected to Apple products is now open in Mount Pleasant.

TechMonk has taken over the former Simply Mac store at 675 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. near the end of Shelmore Boulevard. The Apple premier partner offers a range of sales and repair services.

Simply Mac went bankrupt last summer. Georgia-based TechMonk offers another South Carolina location in Myrtle Beach.

New perk

A new café is now open in North Charleston.

The Coffee House, offering coffee, breakfast and lunch, can be found at 3620-2 Ashley Phosphate Road. It also offers daily specials.

Now open

Cannon Street Apothecary is a new CBD-inspired business now open at 83 Cannon St.

Owners and sisters Megan Lawson and Cara Applegate offer a curated, 100 percent vegan, organic product line from a grower in Oregon.  The shop is open after 11 a.m. daily.

Reynolds Avenue building

Two new businesses are opening on the second floor of the braced-up building at 2000 Reynolds Ave. in North Charleston. The bottom floor remains under renovation. Warren L. Wise/Staff

On the way

A former drug store under renovation in North Charleston now has two businesses on the second floor.

Tranquility day spa and Charleston Counseling Co-Op will open Jan. 13 at 2000 Reynolds Ave. in the former two-story Miller-Rexall Drug Store

Tranquility owner Julie Allen, a former lead therapist with several luxury hotels in Charleston, will offer facials, massages, halotherapy and infrared sauna along with other health and wellness services.

Charleston Counseling Co-Op, owned by licensed clinical social worker Katherine DuPre, is a mental health counseling agency and coworking space for counselors. 

The downstairs storefront remains under renovation.


Walmart is bringing back its Wellness Day with free health screenings and other offerings to many stores across Charleston and the U.S. on Jan. 14. Provided

Wellness Day

The nation’s largest retailer is once again hosting a Wellness Day to get people on the path of healthiness.

More than 4,600 Walmart pharmacies across the U.S. will offer the event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 14.

Participants can receive free health screenings for glucose, cholesterol, body mass index and blood pressure, as well as immunizations for a fee for the flu, mumps, measles, tetanus, HPV, rubella, chicken pox/shingles, whooping cough, Hepatitus A & B and other maladies. COVID-19 vaccines are free.

To find a free event, go to walmart.com/wellnesshub. Select stores also will feature vision screenings and in-store giveaways and demonstrations of wellness products.

“These free screenings and affordable immunizations provide not only valuable insight but also valuable protection against illnesses that become common during the winter season,” said Kevin Host, Walmart’s senior vice president of pharmacy.

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