If you're an entrepreneur, you know how important image is for your brand and business. In many cases, you have one chance to make an excellent first impression. If your warehouse, apartment complex, or storefront is grimy and unattractive, chances are you're leaving money on the table. Think of it from the customer's standpoint: If a business owner doesn't take the time to clean walkways and other high-traffic areas around their location, they probably won't invest time and money into selling a great product.
Every building, entryway, parking lot, walking path, or storefront represents a chance for your business to impress customers. With commercial pressure washing, your business is seen as welcoming, orderly, and detail-oriented. That's why commercial pressure washing in Mount Pleasant, SC, is so crucial when it comes to image, upkeep, and maintenance.
Much like you would clean the interior of your building, your exterior needs to be cleaned too. Failing to do so means making less money and potentially losing long-term customer relationships. Pressure washing for your commercial property saves time, money, boosts brand loyalty, and also serves as a great marketing tool.
At Tidal South Pressure Washing, our goal is to help hardworking business owners, property managers, and other entrepreneurs manage their building's exterior appearance with superior, long-lasting pressure washing. We're proud to take care of all the hard work involved with pressure cleaning. That way, the business owner can focus on what they do best: serving clients, growing their business, and driving revenue.
Tidal South has extensive experience in commercial pressure washing, working closely with property managers and contractors for maintenance and new construction projects. Our crew utilizes top-quality commercial equipment, including:
Our commercial clients take their jobs seriously. They have high standards, and as such, we provide the highest-quality, most efficient pressure washing options to exceed those expectations.
If you're a property manager or business owner looking for relief, your property is in good hands with Tidal South Pressure Washing. Some of the most common pressure washing options we offer to commercial customers include:
At Tidal South Pressure Washing, our team is committed to making your business or property shine. Unlike mediocre "big box" brands that only offer cookie-cutter solutions, we tailor our commercial pressure washing services to your needs. With over 10 years of professional pressure washing experience, we believe the customer should come first, which is why we prioritize customer service, value, and professionalism.
We only employ the best and brightest pressure-washing experts, who work extra hard to exceed expectations in an efficient, streamlined manner. No matter the size of your commercial or industrial cleaning needs, Tidal South has the team to handle it.
For new clients, we offer a free on-site pressure washing demonstration and consultation for any property you may have in South Carolina. If you have properties outside of the state, we're happy to work with you as well. Monthly, quarterly, and even annual contracts are available, and we aim to keep your property looking its best all year long with minimal effort on your end.
When it comes to pressure washers in Mount Pleasant, SC, Tidal South is the top choice in Mount Pleasant and the metro area because:
With over a decade of serving business owners, property managers, construction sites, and more, our team takes pressure washing to the next level of excellence. Industrial-grade equipment, expert pressure washers, and unwavering commitment to the customer make Tidal the top choice for your large-scale project.
How can you partner with a pressure washing business that doesn't look out for your best interests? Tidal South carries full liability and equipment insurance and has the proper permits and licenses for every service we offer.
When you trust Tidal Pressure Washing, you don't have to worry about annoying upsells or confusing fine print. Our services are packed with value at cost-conscious prices, so you can make your business or property look great without breaking the bank. We like to look out for our clients because, without them, we wouldn't exist. There's a reason why we have so many positive reviews and testimonials!
Having completed hundreds of commercial pressure washing projects, we know that no two clients have the same needs. If you have a specific pain point or special request, we go the extra mile to ensure it's taken care of. Our attention to detail helps us provide a superior product to you and your business.
As metro Mount Pleasant's top choice for pressure washing, Tidal South has the team, tools, and resources you need to keep all exterior aspects of your business looking great year-round. From high-traffic walkways to hard-to-reach areas, we keep your exterior surfaces clean and attractive, which boosts curb appeal and increases its lifespan.
Keeping the exterior surfaces of your business clean and tidy is a benefit all on its own, but there are many more advantages of commercial pressure washing to consider. Here are just a few:
Especially in terms of selling and buying real estate, commercial pressure washing can boost your property's value. Our commercial services are excellent for curb appeal, but if you keep a record of our pressure washing, window cleaning, and building washing services, your property value may go up, adding value to your investment over time.
Business owners and property managers are quick to replace what they think are unusable items with new ones. However, many times, items like signs, awnings, and roof shingles just need a good professional cleaning. Instead of replacing high-dollar items, call Tidal South. Our exterior cleaning services for businesses are often much cheaper than buying brand-new products.
Most business owners would agree that their employees and customers deserve a healthy, clean place to work and shop. Our cleaning and pressure washing services help remove algae, mold, pollen, grease, and mildew from your commercial building's exterior. That way, your patrons and employees are happy, and you can avoid unflattering health inspection reports.
It's critical for business owners and property managers to maintain a great reputation. If the front entrance to your business is dilapidated and filthy, your customers may assume that management has âchecked out." This often raises questions about the business owner and whether or not they genuinely care for their customers. Just like registers and bathrooms, your property's exterior features should also be clean.
This is especially true for food service businesses. Oil spills, food splatters, and unsightly sidewalks aren't just ugly. They can be dangerous. All it takes is one slip-and-fall accident to ruin your good name and cost your business untold amounts of money in court.Free Estimate
Owning or managing an apartment complex or condominium community is a time-consuming, multi-faceted task filled with stress and high demands. You're not just dealing with your tenant's ever-changing issues - you must beautify and maintain the property to keep it functional and safe. After all, no apartment owner wants to live in a dilapidated, dirty complex. With so many moving parts, it makes sense to bring in professionals who can handle your pressure washing needs while working with your schedule.
Tidal South delivers a full suite of apartment complex pressure washing services that ensure your property is clean, attractive, and inviting for every resident in your community. Property managers and apartment complex owners choose Tidal South for their pressure washing needs because we prioritize the following:
Having served apartment complex owners for years, we step in when you need us the most. Some of our apartment and condo pressure washing services include:
Our highly-effective pressure washing services for apartments cleans oil, gum, grease, grime, dirt, and just about everything else. We can also pressure wash your community's sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and much more.
Our washing methods help remove mildew, mold, dirt, and stains in a safe manner for your buildings and tenants. By cleaning the exterior of your apartment building, you can boost curb appeal, maintain siding quality, and protect your tenants' health.
We use safe washing tactics to clean the roofs in your apartment community. This process protects your shingles and eliminates those ugly black streaks that ruin your shingles.
Why let your walkways, parking lots, gutters, and siding accrue dirt, grime, mold, and algae? When residents and guests complain about how dirty their apartment community is, you must act quickly. Tidal South Pressure Washing is here to serve you with streamlined, efficient pressure washing services that keep tenants happy.
Here are just a few surprising benefits of apartment complex pressure washing:
If you want to attract new residents to your apartment complex, make a great first impression. One of the best ways to do that is with professional pressure washing. As an owner or landlord, you need to show future residents how beautiful their soon-to-be community is. That's true even if you're not charging a lot for rent. Nobody wants to live in a filthy-looking apartment complex.
As a property manager or landlord, you must abide by your tenant's rights. You have to provide them with a habitable place to live. As such, you must keep your apartment complex clean and free of health hazards like mildew and mold. To avoid liability and litigious action, include pressure washing from Tidal South on your maintenance checklist.
Even the most well-built apartment buildings will suffer from wear and tear with time. Exposure to the elements, especially in areas with a lot of rain and snow, may cause your complex to degrade. When pollutants fester, it accelerates that degradation. By getting rid of those pollutants with pressure washing, you can extend your property's lifespan.
Though Tidal South Pressure leads the field in commercial pressure washing, we're also proud to offer premium pressure washing for homeowners too.
As one of the premier home power washing companies in metro SC, we're passionate about restoring the outside appearance of homes. We guarantee your satisfaction by using the highest-quality power washing tools and proven techniques to clean your home. Whether you're trying to sell your house or just need to update its look, we're here to help. Give us a call today to learn more about the Tidal South difference.
Some of the most popular residential pressure washing services we offer include:
A lot of homeowners believe they can spray down their home with a hose and get the same effects as pressure washing. While DIY cleaning methods are great for minor issues, residential pressure washing is much more comprehensive and effective. It's about more than removing a little dirt from your siding or your gutters.
Here are a few of the most common benefits homeowners enjoy when they use Tidal South for their pressure washing:
So you've got mold or moss growing on your home's exteriors. What's the big deal? As it turns out, grime, moss, dirt, and other built-up substances can cause corrosion, running your home's exterior surfaces. When left unaddressed, that corrosion can seep into the materials under your concrete sealant or paint, like the wood on your deck. Substances like dirt also tend to accumulate in the small crevices that every home has. Out of reach of the wind and rain, this type of grime can add up for years until it becomes a bacterial breeding ground. Tidal South's residential pressure washing removes dirt, grime, and mold while hitting those impossible-to-reach crevices that damage your home.
When you think about all the damage that pressure washing prevents, it makes sense that you'll be saving money when you hire Tidal South. Having your home pressure washed regularly is usually less expensive than the repairs you'll need to pay for if you were to avoid keeping your property clean.
As you probably know, you can't paint over a dirty surface. If you're thinking about applying a new coat of paint to your home or even adding a deck or new room, pressure wash first. Pressurized washing helps clean your surfaces and can remove peeling paint and other defects that may affect the surface you're working on.
Keeping your home or business looking its best is a great feeling. But pressure washing goes beyond aesthetics. It protects your property from unnecessary damage, keeps your family or employees happy and safe, and even saves money, time, and stress.
Remember - a thorough pressure wash isn't an extravagance. It's a necessity. Let the friendly professionals at Tidal South Pressure Washing handle the hard work for you. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, whether you're tending to your home or protecting your business.
Have questions about our process? Contact our office today. We'd be happy to answer your questions and explain how we can solve your pressure washing needs.
Cinco de Mayo is one of everyone’s favorite days of the year. We Americans don’t mind taking a reason to celebrate the day beloved to our neighbors to the south. La Hacienda in Mount Pleasant has just undergone a face lift and can’t wait for patrons to celebrate with them this time around. This local favorite opened its first restaurant location in North Charleston 30 years ago. Now, with multiple locations throughout the Lowcountry, it has become a family staple.The Mount Pleasant restaurant opened its doors 10 year...
Cinco de Mayo is one of everyone’s favorite days of the year. We Americans don’t mind taking a reason to celebrate the day beloved to our neighbors to the south. La Hacienda in Mount Pleasant has just undergone a face lift and can’t wait for patrons to celebrate with them this time around. This local favorite opened its first restaurant location in North Charleston 30 years ago. Now, with multiple locations throughout the Lowcountry, it has become a family staple.
The Mount Pleasant restaurant opened its doors 10 years ago and strives to give our community the best customer experience possible. Their recent renovations allowed for the bar to be totally redone, the flooring to be changed out and new furniture and equipment to be installed. The patio is still a work in progress but is undergoing major changes and upgrades as well. Remodeling came because the staff wanted to be up-to-date with aesthetics and had a desire to make customers feel as comfortable as possible.
The owners stated that the new space, “makes you want to go in and have a great meal with your family and enjoy some awesome cocktails.”
In addition to the new atmosphere and overall vibe of La Hacienda, the restaurant has also updated their bar menu. It will now include fresh juices and 100% agave tequila. New cocktails and margaritas have been added just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
This restaurant loves to help customers enjoy Mexican fare while enjoying their experience and time together. What is better than chips and queso surrounded by those that you love? Even sweeter, it can all be enjoyed with an ice cold margarita in your hand that comes in a variety of flavors. The staff and family at La Hacienda want to provide the best customer service possible and are excited to share their revamped space with the community they adore. Although it may look different, it is the same quality and experience that residents have enjoyed for over a decade. Owners added that “we would love to invite all to come and visit us to enjoy our remodeled space. Our patio should be ready by May so everyone can come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us.” The space will be decorated for the holiday, and they can’t wait to show off the work that has been completed. If you are looking for a way to celebrate in style, the newly renovated and consistently pleasing La Hacienda in Mount Pleasant (or any of their locations) has you covered. See you there!
For more information, please visit LaHaciendaMexRestaurants.com, or call 843-388-7636.
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Another dining venue is coming to a former Mount Pleasant restaurant, and several new shops are now open across the greater Charleston area.Farm Haus Butcher & Beer Garden is renovating a ...
Another dining venue is coming to a former Mount Pleasant restaurant, and several new shops are now open across the greater Charleston area.
Farm Haus Butcher & Beer Garden is renovating a site at 604 Coleman Blvd. in Moultrie Plaza Shopping Center.
Farm Haus’ menu will feature house-made sausages and burgers using heritage-breed pork and grass-fed beef that will be ground fresh daily.
The space previously housed Asian eatery Bambu.
An opening date for Farm Haus has not been announced. A restaurant representative did not immediately respond for comment. The company also operates a location in Indian Land near Charlotte.
A new coffee shop is now welcoming customers on the Charleston peninsula, the second in the past month to open.
Big Kick Coffee recently launched at 476-D Meeting St. behind a Sherwin Williams paint store.
The 1,450-square-foot space offers retail, roasting, packing and online orders.
Big Kick comes from Veggie Bin owner Fraser Young, who operates another cafe at 125 S. Market St. in downtown Charleston. It joins the recent arrival of Mudhouse Specialty Coffee Roasters at 375 King St.
Two new businesses are coming to southern Moncks Corner, and another opened on May 2.
Fast-food restaurant Wendy’s and Valvoline Instant Oil Change plan to open in Foxbank Towne Center on U.S. Highway 52 near the Publix-anchored Moncks Corner Marketplace, according to Charleston-based developer Twin Rivers Capital.
WenJai Restaurant Group, one of the largest Wendy’s operators in the Southeast, recently broke ground and is expected to open in the second half of 2023.
Kentucky-based Valvoline, with more than 1,500 locations that offer stay-in-your car vehicle maintenance services, intends to break ground later this year and open by year’s end.
Valvoline also plans a new location on Faison Road across from Costco Wholesale in northern Mount Pleasant.
Also, now open in Moncks Corner is a new frozen treat shop.
Alien Cow Flavored Sno can be found at 2033 Old Highway 52. The shop opened Tuesday and offers mixes of “flavored sno” and “sno cream” which are dairy free, lactose free and vegan friendly, according to the new shop’s Facebook page. Business owners say it’s not ice cream or shaved ice. A food truck park also is planned for the future.
A new discount store is on the way to Goose Creek.
Tennessee-based Dollar General Corp. recently leased a 1.42-acre undeveloped site on St. James Avenue just west of Myers Road, according to Berkeley County land records.
The 15-year lease can be extended up to 25 years, according to terms of the agreement. An affiliate of Coastal Development Partners of Spartanburg bought the land in January for $295,000, land records show.
A new organic self-care products boutique is now open in Charleston.
Lost River Naturals can be found at 2317 Ashley River Road in West Ashley. Connie and Ricky Young launched the 1,300-square-foot shop in April.
Connie, an herbalist and aromatherapist, started the business online in 2006 after formulating organic, clean-beauty skin care and herbal products for men, women and children.
The shop also carries herbal teas, herbal tinctures and items such as gemstone jewelry, candles and crafts from other small businesses. Hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
An Oklahoma-based convenience store and gas station chain is entering the edge of the greater Charleston market.
Quik Trip plans to open a store at 1857 Bells Highway, just off Interstate 95, in Walterboro.
The Tulsa-headquartered company has two other stores in the eastern part of South Carolina in Orangeburg off I-26 and Hardeeville off I-95. Several other locations can be found in the Midlands and Upstate.
Also, Parker’s Kitchen snipped the ribbon May 1 on its new store at 5644 N. Rhett Ave. in North Charleston. It’s the 75th location for the Savannah-based convenience store and gas station chain.
The company has 12 locations in the Charleston area and 31 in South Carolina. Several others are on the way in the Lowcountry, Grand Strand and North Augusta.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Discount grocer Aldi is beefing up its presence across the Charleston area.The no-frills grocer recently leased several acres at U.S. Highway 17 and KOA Campgrounds Road for a second ...
MOUNT PLEASANT — Discount grocer Aldi is beefing up its presence across the Charleston area.
The no-frills grocer recently leased several acres at U.S. Highway 17 and KOA Campgrounds Road for a second East Cooper location.
Aldi plans to build a 23,000-square-foot store on the land next to South Morgans Point Road. The acreage sits across from Joe Bryant Court, on the opposite side of Highway 17, where a new mixed-used commercial and recreational development is in the works.
The company signed a land lease with property owner Oakland Associates LP for 20 years with the option to renew up to 25 years.
Aldi did not provide timeframes for construction and opening.
“We do not have any information to share,” said Shaun O’Keefe, divisional vice president.
The penny-pinching Aldi doesn’t provide free shopping bags and requires a refundable quarter deposit for a shopping cart.
The chain stocks a variety of standard products, mostly under its own label, as well as fresh meats and produce.
The grocer launched its first store in the Charleston region in 2015 off Dorchester Road on the edge of Summerville and North Charleston. The company then followed with a second store on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant in 2017. Both locations were former bowling alley sites.
Aldi opened its third Lowcountry location in 2020 on North Main Street in Summerville, just south of the Earth Fare supermarket. The company added a fourth site later that year in the former Barnes & Noble Booksellers space on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston. A fifth store opened in 2022 on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek.
The low-budget grocer, with its U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Ill., is one of America’s fastest-growing retailers. It will add 120 stores this year. By the end of 2023, it will have 2,400 locations across the nation. It has 48 stores in South Carolina.
Lidl, its competitor that is also based in Germany, opened its first Charleston-area location on St. James Avenue in Goose Creek in 2017. A second location opened in 2022 in Cedar Grove Shopping Center on Dorchester Road in North Charleston, east of the Aldi location.
Lidl signed a lease in 2021 to outfit a former kitchenware shop in Bowman Place Shopping Center on Bowman Road in Mount Pleasant for the region’s third location, but it has not opened. A company representative did not immediately respond for comment on an update for the store.
MOUNT PLEASANT — No new apartment or condominium developments have been allowed since early 2017 in South Carolina’s fourth-largest city, and Town Council members are moving to extend that ban into 2025.The town’s elected leaders also just slashed the number of homes that would be allowed above businesses, drawing criticism from real estate professionals.Josh Dix, government affairs director for the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, said Mount Pleasant has developed a culture “of privilege and ...
MOUNT PLEASANT — No new apartment or condominium developments have been allowed since early 2017 in South Carolina’s fourth-largest city, and Town Council members are moving to extend that ban into 2025.
The town’s elected leaders also just slashed the number of homes that would be allowed above businesses, drawing criticism from real estate professionals.
Josh Dix, government affairs director for the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, said Mount Pleasant has developed a culture “of privilege and exclusion” and is acting more like a homeowner’s association in a gated community than a large town.
Councilman Jake Rambo took offense at Dix’s suggestion that increasing development restrictions have been making housing less affordable.
Mount Pleasant has three or four times the population it had when he was growing up there, Rambo said, but amid all that growth and development the town has become more expensive and less diverse.
The town’s population is more than 91 percent white and the median single-family home price was $750,000 in the least expensive part of the town, according to January figures.
Dix and other real estate professionals acknowledge that newer apartments in Mount Pleasant are far from affordable but say restricting apartment construction can drive up rents in the region.
“When you just stop, there are some unintended consequences,” Rob Woodul, a town resident who is president of South Carolina Realtors this year said prior to the council meeting. “When you choke off supply, it drives up prices.”
But choking off supply is just what Mount Pleasant has done, very deliberately and in response to the wishes of the majority of voters. Controlling residential growth and traffic have been talking points in each recent election.
On Feb. 14 the council made its latest moves, voting unanimously to reduce the number of residences allowed in commercial areas and to give initial approval to a two-year extension of the apartment and condo moratorium.
“We don’t want any more,” Councilwoman Laura Hyatt said after the meeting. “We don’t need any more.”
At the same time, many council members agree that Mount Pleasant needs more housing that people, including town employees, teachers and hospital workers, can afford. The town describes that as “attainable housing” and is relying on the private sector to create it.
Both the moratorium and the reduction in the number of residences allowed in commercial areas carve out exceptions for attainable housing.
“This is a big thing for affordability tonight,” said Mayor Will Haynie.
Real estate professionals have predicted that no such housing will be created under the town’s exceptions because they are too strict and won’t make sense financially.
Specifically, Town Council reduced the number of homes allowed in mixed commercial-residential developments — homes above businesses — from 12 per acre to four, but allowed for four more if they qualify as “attainable” housing for middle-income buyers or renters.
That would prohibit future developments similar to Shelmore Village, a collection of three-story buildings with homes above offices and shops that was built in 2006.
At an earlier meeting about the down-zoning, Daniel Doyle, chief operating officer and director of development for The Beach Co., said expecting developers to make half of the residences in a development “attainable housing” units won’t work financially.
The moratorium on apartments and condos also includes an exemption for attainable housing. That exception has been included in the town’s moratoriums since 2019, and no such multifamily developments have been proposed during that time.
The stated purpose of the moratorium extension is to give the town needed time to complete a rewrite of Mount Pleasant’s zoning code, to match up with its most recent Comprehensive Plan. Earlier versions of the moratorium were said to give the town’s infrastructure time to catch up with development.
The restrictions come at a time when the Charleston area is facing an affordable housing crisis, soaring apartment rents and a shortage of housing for sale.
Mount Pleasant’s neighbors, the cities of Charleston and North Charleston, have seen soaring demand for apartment construction during the time Mount Pleasant has had a moratorium in place. Mount Pleasant and the two neighboring cities are three of South Carolina’s four largest municipalities.
Charleston issued permits for development of 2,213 multifamily units in 2022 and 2021, according to the city, and more than 7,500 since Mount Pleasant’s continuous moratorium started in 2017.
Nearly 48 percent of residences in Charleston are in multifamily developments, according to the city. In Mount Pleasant, multifamily homes accounted for 27 percent of residences as of 2020, and no new ones have been permitted for years.
In North Charleston, 5,631 apartment units were in some stage of the permitting process during the past two years, according to the city. Some of those were under construction and were likely permitted prior to 2021, but had not yet received certificates of occupancy.
“We need all the housing we can get, and at all price points,” said Dix, prior to the Town Council meeting.
“Mount Pleasant is not an HOA,” said Dix, who also chairs Charleston County’s Housing Committee. “If they want to be a gated community, that’s another discussion.”
The town’s prohibition on new apartment developments began in 2016, ended briefly, then came back in 2017 and has remained in place. Apartment buildings developed since that time were either permitted before the moratoriums began, or were allowed due to a legal settlement.
The town also had a permit allocation system from 2001 into 2008, prompted by concerns that home construction was outpacing the town’s ability to keep up with road improvements and public services.
As in 2021, allowing the existing apartment and condo moratorium to expire this year would not have resulted in new apartment buildings because of the existing permit allocation system.
“Even if it does go away, there are no multifamily permits,” said Michele Reed, the town’s Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods director, prior to the council meeting.
The permit allocation system is in place until February 2024, and could be extended, she said.
There have been other South Carolina towns and cities that temporarily halted permitting for apartments, but none have done so for as long as Mount Pleasant.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A new taco shop is set to open in Mount Pleasant this spring boasting unique flavors set in a tropical theme.The owners of White Duck Taco Shop, which originated in Asheville, North Carolina, have been renovating the former Sticky Fingers restaurant on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard for the past year.A complete overhaul of the building included opening the ceiling and removing some walls to create a larger feel inside the e...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – A new taco shop is set to open in Mount Pleasant this spring boasting unique flavors set in a tropical theme.
The owners of White Duck Taco Shop, which originated in Asheville, North Carolina, have been renovating the former Sticky Fingers restaurant on Johnnie Dodds Boulevard for the past year.
A complete overhaul of the building included opening the ceiling and removing some walls to create a larger feel inside the establishment. Bamboo is being used to section off seating areas and fresh paint will brighten up the once-dark barbecue joint.
Muralist Lacey Hennessey was brought in from Greenville, South Carolina to help merge the planned color scheme to give the restaurant its tropical feel and showcase floral themes, a large VW bus, and even a surfing duck.
“We’re very proud of what she accomplished here,” said Laura Reuss, who owns the restaurant.
The bar area will feature big-screen televisions and windows will open up to an outdoor lanai with bar service in addition to its deck area. “It gives an open-air feeling even though we’re in the middle of Mount Pleasant,” said Reuss.
Reuss has been working in the restaurant industry since she was a teenager. She left Park City, Utah in 2010 – working in restaurants at ski resorts – to later open the first White Duck Taco Shop in North Carolina.
The idea was to create a fun atmosphere where patrons would feel comfortable enjoying great, from-scratch food at affordable prices.
“We had been working at four- and five-star restaurants. We really wanted to be more approachable to everyone. So, we came up with the idea of White Duck Taco Shop,” she said.
The new restaurant ushered in new life for a part of Asheville that was still in its growth phase – the River Arts District.
“We were in Asheville, we actually moved there to start the brand. It was really a mom-and-pop organization, we just couldn’t keep up—it was crazy,” she said of opening the new shop.
The new location in Mount Pleasant will be White Duck Taco’s 14th venture.
Reuss and her late husband had roots in the Charleston area. And after reopening its other locations post-COVID-19 pandemic, she decided that it was the right time to bring the restaurant to the Lowcountry.
“I spent about seven, eight months looking for the perfect location with a lot of help from other people, and we came across Sticky Fingers,” she recalled.
A crew came in to determine how best to transform the former barbecue restaurant into a brightly-colored taco shop. After a few bumps in the road, thanks to logistics and delivery woes – White Duck Taco will soon serve customers just in time for the summer season.
Reuss described the menu as unique fusion tacos. “We do everything from fried oyster tacos, pork belly tacos with pickled watermelon rind, we have Thai peanut chicken tacos … the whole idea was to take really cool flavors and just put it in the form of a taco so that you could eat almost internationally.”
If you order a sandwich or burger off a menu, you only get to try one style or flavor at a time. Here, you’ll be able to select three variations in one sitting.
“The taco is the new American way,” she said. “Everyone loves a taco and a beer.”
Reuss is eyeing an opening in mid-to-late April depending upon final approvals from the Town of Mount Pleasant.