Post & Courier | Cafe, Garden Shop Planned for Old Charleston Gas Station

By Warren Wise


Relished by some, reviled by others...


Some peninsular Charleston residents commend a proposal to open a café and garden shop in a long-vacant former gas station, while others in the Harleston Village neighborhood condemn the effort.


Cameron Neal and Greer Gilchrist, who own Harken Café at 62 Queen St. and The Harbinger Café & Bakery at 1107 King St., have set their sights on the idled brick structure at 80 Ashley Ave. for the new venture.


Keeping it in the “H” family of restaurant names, the 1,200-square-foot space would be called Haven Café & Bakery.

“We believe this is an overwhelmingly positive thing for the neighborhood,” Neal said.

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