Dick Elliott announced today that plans for a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant's Boulevard development have been scrapped.
From the press release:
Construction of the restaurant was set to begin September 1, 2013 when planners discovered that major building changes were needed to accommodate it. The design, engineering and permitting of the changes were complete in mid-January, just as the property was sold to an institutional investor represented locally by Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC. The new owner estimated it would take an additional four to five months to complete construction and other preparations for operation of the restaurant. After further discussion, the new owner and Maverick Southern Kitchens agreed to terminate the lease.
“When we learned the process was delayed an additional four to five months, we decided the restaurant could not wait that much longer,” said Elliott. “We were excited to be part of the revitalization of Coleman Boulevard, so we’re disappointed that won’t happen.”