Eggs Up to open Lexington location

A Captain D’s restaurant is scheduled to open at 415 Columbia Ave. in Lexington.
A Captain D’s restaurant is scheduled to open at 415 Columbia Ave. in Lexington.

If you can start your day with corned beef hash and end it with a fried fish basket and hushpuppies, it’s a pretty good day.

Early next year, diners in Lexington will be able to dine at a new Eggs Up Grill, according to Henry Plowden, manager of Eggs Up’s Devine Street location in Columbia. Plowden does not plan to manage the new location, but will be training its employees—all of whom will be able to cook or serve the restaurant’s highly requested corned beef hash plate. Eggs Up opened its first location on Pawley’s Island in 1986. The franchise now has 14 locations, and all but one of them is in South Carolina.

The Lexington location will be at 205 Columbia Ave, according to Cindy Sutton, marketing manager for Eggs Up.

A Captain D’s will open at the site of the former Hardee’s at 415 Columbia Ave. in front of the Bi-Lo at Village Shopping Center in Lexington. Meanwhile, Hardee’s opened up shop in its new location down the road at 1105 W. Main St. across from Taco Bell and Lexington Florist at the site of a former BP gas station.

In Columbia, no word on if the Macy’s store closings will affect the Columbia Place Mall location. A spokesperson with Macy’s in Cincinnati said the exact locations—all 35 to 40 of them—will be announced by January.

And Chattanooga, Tenn.-based European Market is considering opening a location in Columbia, and has started a Facebook campaign to garner local interest. The company, which sells food and food-related products from 25 European countries, has three locations in addition to its Chattanooga store—all three of which are in South Carolina (Inman, Spartanburg and Greenville).