Miami-based restaurant Le Chick will open at 438 King St. in late 2022 following the sale of the three story, 9,000-square-foot property for $5,995,000. The Dutch-inspired restaurant founded by Coco Coig and Jorge Sanchez will occupy the ground floor patio and retail space, while the upstairs will be leased out as residential apartment units, Coig told the City Paper.
“We moved to Charleston, so this is the reason we’re opening here,” said Coig, who first visited Charleston three years ago, around the same time Le Chick opened in Miami’s downtown Wynwood neighborhood. “We have been trying to make the move since.”
Coig describes Le Chick, which will also open a third location in Coconut Grove, just south of Miami, as a hip, modern oasis for those in search of craft cocktails, elevated pub fare and a vibrant atmosphere.
“We started off as a burger and fried chicken restaurant, and it’s a concept that came from Amsterdam,” he said. “We evolved for the demand we had from the public. We tried to put together all the elements that make the experience. I like to say that we sell the experience.”
Expect a similar vibe at Le Chick Charleston, where local architect Neal Stevenson is working to transform the space located two doors down from Halls Chophouse. Look for a “big bar with craft cocktails” and dishes like rotisserie chicken, dry-aged brisket burgers and grilled Spanish octopus when Le Chick opens in late 2022.
“We’re going to have a mix between a lounge vibe with the restaurant itself for an older [age] target,” Coig said. “We have the ball rolling, and we’re moving forward with everything as fast as we can.”
For more information, visit lechickmiami.com.