Biz in the 'Ville: Hall's Chophouse, Children's Home, Uber-like lawn service and more

Hall’s Chophouse opens in Nexton Square on


One of the Lowcountry’s most-beloved restaurants for dining on succulent steak is preparing to open its doors in Summerville this month. Halls Chophouse in Nexton Square is set to open on Wednesday, according to an announcement from Hall Management Group LLC on Friday. It will be the fourth Halls Chophouse in South Carolina.

Other locations include downtown Charleston, Columbia and Greenville.The new location will be at 300 Nexton Square Drive in Summerville.

The facility will include a picturesque interior mirroring the look of the original Halls Chophouse site and Holy City location, according to a press release. There will be a 16-seat bar on the left and a blue-carpeted staircase, leading to the second-floor dining area, on the right. Additionally, the interior walls will feature original paintings and sculpture from Halls collection of South Eastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) art, the release stated.

Not only can up to 200 patrons dine inside, but the outdoor patio will have room for 60 customers. The site also features a two-story, wood-burning fireplace and flat-screen TVs, along with an a second-floor bar and two special event rooms with space to seat 10-50 guests, the release said.

Starting at 4 p.m. daily, patrons can sip on cocktails and listen to live music in the background. Dinner is available daily starting at 5 p.m. There are plans to eventually introduce lunch service 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“We’re so proud to be in the Nexton/Summerville community,” said proprietor Tommy Hall in a statement, “and be part of the fabric in this vibrant, new, developing area. It’s a great opportunity for our brand to grow and, more importantly, to internally grow career opportunities for our team members.”

Kitchen staff will be headed by Executive Chef Daniel Kane, a seven-year veteran of Halls, and the menu will include hand-selected and custom-cut meats from Chicago-based Allen Brothers.

“No other steakhouse on the East Coast will have the vast array of steaks and chops on their menu as we will have in Nexton,” said Hall. “In addition to our wet-aged and dry-aged prime steaks, we’ll be serving many unique cuts of bison, veal, pork and lamb. It’s truly amazing.”

Ribbon cuttings

On Aug. 28, The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of BHUUMI, the Infinite Portal. BHUUMI is built to be the premier internet experience that is user friendly and meets individual needs.

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Left to right: Chamber President/CEO Rita Berry; Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson; BHUUMI Founders Jagdish and Sunita Hiranandani; and BHUUMI staff, family and friends.

On Aug. 29, the chamber cut the ribbon on the new Epworth Children’s Home facility located at 303 Central Avenue in Summerville. Headquartered in Columbia, the home serves children, youth and families in a safe, Christian community. Visit for more information.

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Left to right: Chamber President/CEO Rita Berry; Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson; Epworth Children’s Center Director of Foster Care McBee Zimmerman; DSS Lowcountry Regional Director Enid Jenkins; and Epworth Children’s Center President Rev. John Holler, Jr.

On Sept. 6, the chamber celebrated the grand opening of Crunch Fitness at 4564 Ladson Road in Summerville. Crunch Fitness, a gym that prides itself on #NoJudgments, provides workout classes, circuit training, personal training, and more. Call 843-900-2370 for more information.

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Left to right: Crunch Fitness General Manager Ashley Ziegler; Chamber President/CEO Rita Berry; Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson; and Crunch Fitness staff, family and friends.

Lawn Love, an app similar to Uber and Lyft, but for professional lawn care services, recently launched in Summerville.

The service, available via phone app or online, allows users to instantly schedule, review and pay for different types of yard work.

“Traditionally consumers have had to wait for a lawn care worker to physically come to their property, offer a quote, and schedule the service,” said Founder and CEO Jeremy Yamaguchi in a statement. “It can take weeks to get the job done after initial contact was made. We’re excited to be bringing modern lawn care to homeowners.”

According to a press release, Lawn Love has partnered with hundreds of small lawn care businesses across South Carolina with a goal to provide them with innovative scheduling, job routing and payment software to help owners streamline operations.

“The average lawn care company in Summerville has only two employees and lacks the resources to modernize their business models,” Yamaguchi said. “By partnering with us, these small business owners receive software and support that enables them to compete with dominating, corporate lawn care providers such as TruGreen and Brightview.”

Yamaguchi founded the company, a Southern California startup, in 2014 to revolutionize lawn care services and has since partnered with 20,000-plus independent lawn care contractors, the release said. To date, Lawn Love has completed 500,000-plus lawn care jobs in more than 120 cities nationwide.

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