18 March 2014

Before & beforer

President & Congress St., Eater.com
In this case, rather than a before and after shot, it is before and soon to be before. This old view of Harold's Cabin at President and Congress Streets is being considered for a new project by partners including Bill Murray (Yay!) according to Eater.com.

Eater.com: Say hello to Harold's Cabin. Harold's opened in the 1920s as a snow cone shop at the intersection of Congress and President Streets, expanding to a high-end grocery store and lunch spot by the 1940s.
A group of Charleston tastemakers from downtown home building/renovating outfit Yarrum Properties, including Charleston celebrity Bill Murray and Riverdogs guru-o-fun Mike Veeck, hope to bring back the late Harold Jacobs' fine foods concept to 247 Congress St. this fall.

The menu isn't finalized, but the concept is a fresh market cafe, with full-service breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to Yarrum's project manager Ben Danosky. The two-story building will seat up to 65, in addition to an all-day grab and go grocery focusing on fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as kitchen staples like milk.
The restaurant is keen on using local products and will feature a small menu with 6-8 items for breakfast and 10-12 items for lunch and dinner, along with 2-4 daily specials.
The rooftop area of the building will house a restaurant garden with herbs and veggies to be used in the kitchen below.
I need to start walking with a partner so I can make them pose in this follow-up shot. Bill Murray needs to stand on that corner before they renovate.


William Kendall said...

I look forward to seeing the end result!

Charlestonjoan said...

I'll be back! Extra points if I run into Bill Murray and get him to pose in the right spot.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

How funny I recently took a shot of this place & posted it on my blog. Didn't know any of the history or latest updates. Thanks for enlighten me on a place I simply found intriguing. Very interesting!

Charlestonjoan said...

It looks like it has quite a history but definitely needs a lot of work. I can't wait to see what they do with it. Maybe we can check it out when it is done!