Thursday, January 20, 2011

Restaurant Round-Up: Who’s closed? Who’s changed owners?

Infuzions, Hammett’s, DI Grille, Pho Bac, and more

Posted by Stephanie Barna on Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:08 AM

To nobody’s surprise, Infuzions on Shem Creek closed down a while back. Have you missed it? Didn’t think so.

On Daniel Island, Hammett’s Landing — despite receiving a favorable review from Robert Moss on Dec. 15has closed up shop, shut down its website, and disconnected the phones. According to Daniel Island News, the owners were struggling financially and decided to shut the doors after only six months.

Also proving that Daniel Island is a tough place to make your nut (as a former DI restaurateur has insisted to me on several occasions), Daniel Island Grille has purchased Two Rivers Tavern and has rebranded it, according to a report in the Daniel Island News. The space, originally home to McCaffrey’s Irish Pub, is once again going to be an Irish pub, this time called the Dublin Down. It should be ready for public consumption this weekend.

Pho Bac on Johnnie Dodds Blvd. has also changed over. It’s now Kanpai Japanese Restaurant, serving sushi, hibachi, and noodle dishes. No more pho, but you can get some udon noodle soup instead.

A qualified source tells us that Seel’s Fish Camp, which closed in November, has been sold to some sort of chain. We’ll have to wait until it gets closer to opening to get the details on that deal.

And in the land of temporary closures, the French folks at Macaroon Boutique on John Street have put a note on the door that says they’re closed until Fri. Feb. 4th. Makes me envy the Europeans with their siestas, food, and non-stressful work ethic.



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