MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Work is underway right now on Co Sushi, a Vietnamese-inspired restaurant set to open up next to the Grand 14 in Market Common.
Local contractors are finishing the floors, doors and lighting are being installed, and there's still plenty of work left to do in the kitchen, but today the owner, Greg Bauer, says he's excited.
The Market Common location will be Bauer's second restaurant. The original Co Sushi is in Charleston. Bauer says the idea is born out of his love of food and travel in Asian countries.
"I'm really taking the food elements that I've experienced there and that's what I'm extremely passionate about and want to offer here," says Bauer.
Bauer says Co Sushi will bring something new to Myrtle Beach. It's Vietnamese cuisine and sushi, moderately priced with a chic atmosphere. Patrons will also dine in community-style seating.
"Co has a meaning of feast in Vietnamese, and that's what I want to offer to guest," he says. "They come in, they have a bunch of different bites, they share the food, sit together, and by the time they leave, they feel like they've had a feast."
The restaurant joins a list of shops coming and going in the Market Common. Crepe Creations came aboard back in November of 2013. Coastal Urge, an outdoor apparel store, opened up after Brooks Brothers and Banana Republic closed a year ago. Tommy Bahamas' Restaurant also said goodbye back in September of 2013. Despite the uncertainty in the industry, Bauer is excited about his venture, and says Market Common is the ideal location for his business.
"Myrtle Beach has several different nice areas, but I think Market Common offers something you just don't find in other places whether it's Myrtle Beach or somewhere else," says Bauer.
The owner says most positions have been filled, but he's still accepting applications and he hopes to have the restaurant open by the beginning of April in Myrtle Beach.