Business Columns & Blogs

Shop Around

New barbecue restaurant coming to Columbia

Carolina Strip Club steakhouse owner Mark Segal plans to open Carolina Western Pub in the former Empire Supper Club space on Lady Street in the Vista. The space is also slated to house a stage for live country music as well as dance floors.

Shop Around

Subway to close 500 restaurants

Fast-food sub sandwich restaurant chain Subway has announced it will close as many as 500 stores in North America this year as it will simultaneously open 1,000 new locations worldwide. The Midlands area has 48 stores.

Shop Around

New wings restaurant opens downtown

Carolina Wings and Rib House has opened its sixth Midlands location. The newest restaurant is in downtown Columbia at 1120 Washington St., in the space formerly occupied by Tony's Pizza. The other locations include Lexington and Cayce.

Beer dispenser appears to defy physics

Poke Bros. restaurant in Columbia, South Carolina's Vista will use a "bottoms up" tap that fills glasses with beer from the bottom.