Buccaneer restaurant calling it quits in downtown Charleston

Sibling restaurant of Queen Anne's Revenge on Daniel Island, the Buccaneer is calling it quits on September 30 in downtown Charleston after giving it a go since late 2008.

In a press release the operating company, Neighborhood Dining Group, said the pirate-themed  restaurant "will be closing its doors to focus on a new concept for the space."

“We opened a large capacity family-style themed restaurant in a very difficult economy.  This formula has been successful for us at the Queen Anne’s Revenge on Daniel Island since 2001, but unfortunately has not worked for us downtown,” says NDG Managing Partner David Howard.  “We are disappointed but at the same time are eager to explore all of our options and look forward to announcing an exciting new concept in early 2011."

The group says it will migrate as many staff as possible from the Buccaneer to the other restaurant operations in the company.

One of those spots may be "Husk" (the concept formerly known as "Sazerac") to be headed up by McCrady's (also part of the restaurant family) chef Sean Brock and openned in November.

The Buccaneer is at 5 Faber Street in downtown Charleston.

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