Monday, November 30, 2015

Minero gets new digs and Anson and Cooper River Brewing open

There's a new brew in town

Posted by Kinsey Gidick on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Michael Gates, Dustin Pait, and Jamie Martin opened Cooper River Brewing this weekend - CHRYS RYNEARSON
  • Chrys Rynearson
  • Michael Gates, Dustin Pait, and Jamie Martin opened Cooper River Brewing this weekend

While you were watching football and snacking on leftover turkey sandwiches, Charleston's F&Bers were hustling, and not even a day of thanks could prevent some from launching new (and old) businesses.

First, two years after a Christmas Eve fire shuttered Anson, the restaurant quietly reopened this past Thursday on Thanksgiving day. The email announcing the reopening was brief — the restaurant would unlock its doors at noon with limited seating. 

Details are still limited on the remodeled space, but last we heard from the owners — the Balish family — Chef Jeremy Holst is in charge and plans to serve a locally sourced menu. No word on a daily schedule. Anson's website simply features news of the Thanksgiving opening and menu. 

The return of a Charleston restaurant institutions wasn't the only news, however. Cooper River Brewing — located near the Ashley — held a soft opening Fri. Nov. 27. Owners Michael Gates, Dustin Pait, and Jamie Martin invited Wagener Terrace neighbors into the tap room for a test run.

The brewery's official hours are still being finalized, but the owners tell us they'll post them to their

Finally, Sean Brock's chorizo tacos moved upstairs. The restaurant announced Sunday that the remodel of its new location, the former McCrady's gallery event space, was complete. Minero will now be on the second story above Pearlz. Minero will be closed Mon. Nov. 30 and will reopen Tuesday at 11 a.m. Some speculate that the move could make way for Brock to open a cheeseburger focused concept in the original Minero location, but Brock has yet to confirm that.

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