A new restaurant is headed for the old Hooligan’s location at the upscale Trenholm Plaza shopping center in Forest Acres.
BLD Diner – which stands for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – will be a hip version of the American classic diner, offering everything from omelets and fresh squeezed juice in the morning to a full prime rib dinner in the evenings, owner Sean Moore said.
Moore, a former restaurant consultant, founded the 12 Five Guys Burgers & Fries locations in Columbia and Charleston more than a decade ago.
“And I wanted to get back into a full-service restaurant,” he said.
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Moore and his partners had eyed the upscale Trenholm Plaza location for some time, waiting to come up with the right concept.
“It will be an all-day quality menu with reasonable price points,” he said. “We’re going to have breakfasts under $5 and some classic American fare in the evenings like bone-in pork chops, classic rib eyes and prime rib.”
Moore said the restaurant would offer “really cool food in a funky atmosphere” offering hand-spun milkshakes and even wine and beer on tap.
The diner should be open for business in mid-March, Moore said.
That’s great news for Carol Doonan, owner of fab’rik, a women’s clothing stores located next door. The store was founded three years ago, just before Hooligan’s closed after 30 years of serving sandwiches and ice cream.
“For almost two and a half years we haven’t had a neighbor,” she said. “It will be nice to have that space filled and bring more traffic and energy on our side of the center.”