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Charleston restaurant for sale: BEST DOWNTOWN LOCATION to Incubate Concepts

Are you keeping your culinary dreams a secret?  Don't keep your talent all to yourself when this restaurant for sale in the heart of historic downtown Charleston SC is waiting for you and your unique concept. You think about it often and wonder if you could make it in the culinary world. Will people love what you serve? Will they tell their friends to line up for the amazing creations you offer? How will you know if you don't ever try? With consistent, high pedestrian traffic from tourists and residents alike, there's no shortage of passers by to tempt inside. No worries about installing a vent hood or grease trap because they're already there.

Currently operating as a sushi and hibachi restaurant, it's ready to go for your own ideas. Though the lease expires Jan 2024, the landlord has indicated they will consider extending to the right financially qualified buyer for this restaurant for sale. With 2259 square feet of space, full kitchen, ample storage, seating for inside table service and the ability to provide takeout and delivery, you've got all the necessary ingredients for optimal sales. 

Close to many popular hotels, the City Market, shops, museums, and more, this restaurant for sale is YOUR chance to test the foodie waters and incubate your creative concept in the busier than ever Charleston market. Give it a few months to prove yourself then let us assist you in a permanent downtown location when this lease expires. Plenty of front windows with cheery natural daylight to ensure pedestrians see what you're ?cookin' and they're missin'. Energetic weekend Farmer's Market is only blocks away, and fantastic monthly closed street 2nd Sundays brings even more folks right outside your door. AND, the nearby college student population of 10,000 adds to an incredibly strong potential customer base. 

We receive regular inquiries from restaurant owners looking to sell, who are located in spaces with much longer lease terms and options. Testing the market in this affordable $50,000 space is ideal if you need a 2nd generation restaurant for sale to get your dream concept up and running, especially during the very popular summer tourist season.

DON'T KEEP YOUR CULINARY TALENT A SECRET, share it with all the Charleston foodies! This amazing turn-key 2000 square foot space can help you realize your dream in popular downtown Charleston! This restaurant for sale is priced to get you in the door at a low up front cost and then grow, grow, grow.

High pedestrian traffic in a prime location along one of the most popular tourist streets downtown makes the space ripe with potential. With a price this low in such a highly sought after location, this restaurant for sale won’t last long. Surrounded by upscale hotels, shops and boutiques, a variety of restaurants and cafés, neighborhoods bars and clubs, tourist attractions, and public parking lots, the location can’t be beat. 

The fully equipped kitchen is complete with grease trap, dual hoods, dual prep tables, walk-in cooler, ice machine, griddle, gas range, convection oven, and more. As soon as you agree to confidentiality (click here!) you’ll see the full list of equipment, and pictures of this amazing restaurant for sale opportunity. 

Currently serving lunch and dinner with seating for 50, the restaurant for sale is located in charming Charleston, an historic city located along the Carolina coast with 3 beaches and a bustling harbor that includes embarking and visiting Carnival Cruise passengers. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in the country, Charleston is frequently voted a top travel destination by USA Today, Condé Nast, and Trip Advisor. The international airport is serviced by a dozen airlines with non-stop service from major cities nationwide; nearly 1-million passengers were served in Q1 2022.

The surrounding metro region of the restaurant for sale covers 3,163 square miles with a population of 800,00+ people; an average 33 new residents move to the region daily. Nearly 8 million visitors tour Charleston annually with an economic impact of $8+ billion. Primary audiences reached through radio, print, web, and social media include Millennials, Gen X’ers, and younger Boomers. The majority are college-educated and financially established; most are primary home owners with many also owning vacation homes. 30%+ earn over $75,000 and 55%+ over $100,000.

Don't wait! Your talent shouldn't be kept a secret any longer and this is the best incubator space you'll find anywhere compared to this fantastic downtown location! Register NOW, sign the Confidentiality Agreement and receive all the information you need to be on your way. The restaurant for sale is an ideal space to incubate your concept in the hot Charleston foodie market. Once it takes hold, we can assist you in a more permanent downtown location. 

Don't wait until someone else lets their secret out first, contact us TODAY!

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  • Listing#: 8996
  • Price: $50000
  • Location: Charleston

Lease Term: expires Jan 31, 2024

Monthly Rent: $9000 | | ,

Indoor Seating: 24

Inside Sq. Ft: 2559,

Hood System: Yes

Neighboring Businesses: Located directly on King Street, a bustling downtown shopping and tourist district.

Hours Open: currently 11am to 10pm

# of Full-Time Employees: 5

Net Sales: $100000.00


  • Prime King Street incubator location in downtown Charleston SC with convenient access to public parking lots.
  • Turn key opportunity with fully equipped kitchen for only $50k.
  • 2000 square feet of prime downtown Charleston incubator restaurant space.
  • Ideally located space for your new concept with high pedestrian traffic on popular downtown street in Charleston SC.
  • Local college represents strong potential feeder market for this turn-key restaurant opportunity.
  • Convenient walking distance from dozens of popular tourist attractions and hotels.
  • Buy today, get cooking tomorrow with this quaint space, ideal for incubating your unique concept!
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