Biz in the 'Ville: Burger Bar breaks ground, Sweetwater Cafe coming along

Progress continues on the future site of Sweetwater 123, which will be housed inside the former home of The Continental Corner Greek restaurant, located at 123 W. Richardson Avenue.

The Summerville area has been inundated over the summer with new construction, expansions and ribbon-cuttings. With no shortage of places to dine or bank, Flowertown is getting more of both business types.

This fall, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is scheduled to open within the rapidly-developing Nexton community. Construction on the site has already begun, according to a rep for the eatery. The Summerville location will be one of two new Bad Daddy’s in the state—one also planned for Columbia. Two other locations operate in Greenville.

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a Bad Daddy's burger and fries

Progress continues on the future site of Sweetwater 123 Café, which will be housed inside the former building that housed The Continental Corner Greek restaurant at 123 W. Richardson Avenue. According to Summerville DREAM’s spokesperson Molly Willard, “workers are going strong” on the site.

“(The) building exterior is painted and great progress is being made,” she said.

However, Willard said she’s not yet aware of the restaurant’s new opening date after asbestos abatement resulted in project delays.

The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 25 to celebrate the grand re-opening of Old Trolley Dental Associates after their recent renovation at 600 Old Trolley Road. Scott Kibler, DMD and Michael Skovira, DDS are now accepting new patients at their family-friendly dental practice specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

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Ribbon cutting at Old Trolley Dental Associates on July 25. Left to right: Michael Skovira, DDS; Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson; Scott Kibler, DMD; New Patients and Hygiene Coordinator Elizabeth Hackman; and Chamber Board Chairman Scott Runyon.

In Summerville’s Cane Bay area, South Carolina Federal Credit Union broke ground June 25 on its newest financial center—and most technologically advanced one to date, according to credit union officials. The future facility will be located at 1736 State Road, the site of SCF’s first ground-up project in more than 10 years, company officials said. The center will feature a modern design, upgraded security features, two drive through lanes and an on-site ATM.

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The end of June, South Carolina Federal broke ground on its future Cane Bay Financial Center.

"The Cane Bay neighborhood is growing rapidly, so a financial center in the area will be a convenient addition for our members and the community," said Toby Turbeville, South Carolina Federal’s vice president of facilities, in a statement.

The credit union is scheduled to open in March.

First Capital Bank, at 227 S. Cedar Street, opened on June 20 in the former spot of Southern Pearls Boutique, Willard said. The location is near Short Central. The full-service bank is the second First Capital branch; the original branch is located in downtown Charleston.

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