An eclectic trio of newcomers in the Arts District have helped transformed a previously barren plot of land at the intersection of Charleston and Casino Center Boulevard into the 16,231-square-foot, mixed use hub, The Charleston.
Already in place, the Pastry Academy by Amaury Guichon is preparing to launch its year-round curriculum of masterclasses overseen by the Jean-Philippe Patisserie veteran. Welcoming students at all skill levels to its theoretical and practical classes, the academy hopes to enroll students looking to begin a “sweet career,” or take their knowledge of pastries, chocolates, danishes, confectionery, breads, and plated deserts to the next level.
Now open daily on the ground floor, C3 Coffee Bar from South Carolina is now roasting on site and donating all its profits and tips “to support local, national, and global communities.”
Filling a bright and industrial-designed space, C3 partnered with The Rock Church, a non-denominational church.
On the coffee shop menu, espressos, cortados, lattes, blended choices, and teas, plus pastries, scones, cheesecake, vegan and gluten-free cookies, and a collection of toast dishes including the mozzarella-based Mobster, smoked salmon Lox and Loaded, and a fruit and Nutella combination.
Still on its way to The Charleston, the under-construction Berlin, originally previewed as a German street food-inspired restaurant from the co-founders of local food truck Dude Where’s My Hotdog. The owners recently promised in a social media post that intrigued diners will not have “too much longer” to wait.