[image-1]So long steel drums tapping out Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On?” Daniel Island’s The Islander is closing.

After three years of offering D.I. what former food critic Allston McCrady called “a Disney-fied” albeit well executed island getaway between a Hampton Inn and T-Mobile headquarters, the restaurant is closing to reconceptualize.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce Thursday, Aug. 31 will be the last day of service at The Islander restaurant on Daniel Island. We want to thank our hard-working staff, past and present, who created a memorable experience for guests over the past three years,” Marty Wall, the managing director of Holy City Hospitality, writes in an email.

According to Wall, the closing coincides with construction of a Hilton hotel next door to the restaurant. The hotel is slated to open next year.[location-1]

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