This spring, owners of two new businesses in the Capital City are hoping folks will start and end their day on Devine Street.
Mother-and-son team Jody and Richard Kreush are on track to open Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli at 2617 Devine St. next month. Jody's 12 years of restaurant management experience in Maryland and successful operation of a food truck in Pittsburg combined with Richard's current study in hotel, restaurant and tourism management at the University of South Carolina create what they hope will be a recipe for success for the restaurant.
In addition to decadent cinnamon rolls in flavors such as bourbon caramel and coconut cream, Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli will feature grilled paninis and specialty sandwiches such as the Italian godfather, the chilly Philly and the Gamecock--a sourdough bread sandwich topped with baked ham, black pepper thick bacon and barbecue pulled pork. The restaurant initially plans to be open for breakfast and lunch six days a week (closed on Mondays) but plans to add dinner down the road, Richard said.
And folks familiar with Aaron Klugh know the Columbia restaurateur has proven he knows beer. Now it's time for The Kraken Gastropub owner to prove he knows cocktails when he opens his newest venture, The Black Market Tavern, at 2303 Devine St. early next month. Black Market will occupy the space that was once home to Hair of the Dog Tavern and Lulu's Hot Dogs.
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While Devine Street businesses and the Devine Street Association are pleased to see all new businesses open on the corridor, one that offers food and/or beverage is "super exciting," said Devine Street Association marketing coordinator Jennifer Suber.
"That adds a little bit of diversity to Devine," Suber said. "We're known as the boutique corridor which is fantastic but we love for people to be able to have a beverage or a bite to eat while they are shopping with us."
Black Market Tavern is scheduled to open next month.