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Duo behind famed New York City bar to open Charleston concept

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A space next to Prohibition on King Street in downtown Charleston is being transformed into a new concept.

James Walsh, part of the team behind Prohibition, has partnered with Sean Muldoon and Jillian Vose, the duo behind New York’s famed Irish bar The Dead Rabbit, to transform the space into Hazel and Apple, according to a news release.

Walsh will work with the New York duo to bring another spot for serious cocktails to the King Street corridor, this one at 549 King St. — most recently occupied by Bonny’s Hideaway, according to the release.

Bonny’s Hideaway, the tiki-inspired pop-up concept, opened in summer of 2022 as a limited-time concept by Jim McCourt, Walsh and the team behind the neighboring cocktail-forward restaurant, Prohibition, the release stated. After a successful six months, Bonny’s Hideaway finished its run by hosting Sippin’ Santa, the holiday pop-up bar, throughout the month of December.

“Prohibition continues to be King Street’s mainstay for sophisticated cocktails and elevated, locally inspired dishes. Our guests lean on Prohibition for a relaxed environment where they can enjoy a good cocktail and thoughtful food,” Walsh said in the release. “I’m excited to partner with Sean and Jillian. They are both known worldwide for their creative genius in the industry. Hazel and Apple will be a game changer to the 500 block on King Street and I’m very proud to be part of this Irish-inspired concept. Undoubtedly, it will be an innovative and creative, world class establishment for Charleston.”

Work to renovate the space is underway. A post on Hazel and Apple’s website says the spot will open this spring.

Reach Jason at 864-568-7570.

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