The Co-Op plans to open location in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - The Co-Op, a shop and café that has attracted locals and tourists to its Sullivan’s Island location for a decade, is planning to expand into downtown Charleston.

Jess Patterson, the owner of The Co-Op, confirmed that the growing chain will open a location at 81 Cannon Street on the peninsula.

Patterson said that the new café will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. It is expected to offer delivery, have outdoor dining along Cannon Street, and sell $1.00 coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, Frosé, and craft cocktails.

The 81 Cannon Street shop is set to be the first Co-Op to sell liquor, Patterson said. A public notice says that public comment regarding The Co-Op’s plan for a liquor license is due to the South Carolina Department of Revenue by Jan. 8.

The location is slated to open in the late spring or summer of 2022, according to Patterson.

Located at the corner of Smith Street, the space where The Co-Op intends to open its Holy City outpost sat vacant for many years. Nearly a century ago, it was home to Constantine Groceries, according to the Historic Charleston Foundation.