SEPTEMBER 2022 NEWS
Pickleball Restaurants Coming to the Lowcountry
Have you heard about pickleball? It’s claimed to be the fastest-growing sport in America. Perhaps closer to ping pong and badminton, it’s played on a court that is similar to but smaller than a tennis court and even comes with a kitchen. To learn more about it, watch this video. And if you are already a local player, have you heard about the two new pickleball developments being developed in Mount Pleasant and Summerville? Crush Yard is a club and casual restaurant complex that will soon open off Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant. The 40,000-sf complex will have 8 indoor courts, shuffleboard, outdoor fire pits, live music, and yard games. Read more here. The Pickle Bar, a similar-sized facility, will be opening in Nexton in Summerville in 2023. This restaurant-retail-recreation concept will bring together 9 outdoor pickleball courts, a game yard, a stage and a southern-inspired bar and restaurant. Read more here.
Major Steel Manufacturer Expanding in Berkeley County
Nucor Corporation (Nucor) - one of North America’s largest steel/steel product manufacturers - is set to invest $200 million over the next five years to expand its mill operation in Huger in Berkeley County. A major component will be the construction of an air separation unit (ASU) to supply industrial gasses for its steelmaking. With its subsidiary UIG, LLC then operating the ASU, Nucor will be able to produce and supply all the gasses needed onsite. Read more here.
First Boeing 787 Delivered since 2021
Deliveries of Boeing 787 airplanes made in the company's North Charleston facility resumed in August, after being paused for over a year due to manufacturing flaws and two fatal accidents… and only two days after the FAA issued a statement saying they could do so. American Airlines reported receiving the first one from Boeing’s North Charleston factory since May 2021. Read more here and here.