Charleston restaurant chain East Bay Deli has secured a lease for 1426 Main St. where it plans to open a location later this year.
According to Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler, East Bay will occupy 4,100 square feet on the first floor of the Hub at Columbia apartment complex building.
"We are thrilled to finally be coming to the Columbia area,” said Jennifer Burgess, director of human resources for East Bay Deli. “We have been working with (Newmark) for quite a while to find the perfect spot for our first location and to see this come together is really exciting."
First opened in 2001, East Bay Deli has five locations in the Charleston area and two franchise locations in Florence and North Myrtle Beach. East Bay Deli is a New York style deli with a Southern twist and has been voted Charleston’s best deli 13 years in a row. The Columbia location will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as beer and wine. Online ordering, delivery and catering will be available as well.