As part of our construction, Charleston International’s dining options will reach new culinary heights in the coming months.
Delaware North Companies, a 100-year-old family-owned business based in Buffalo, N.Y., took over hospitality service in May 2014 and is working closely with the Charleston County Aviation Authority to build and bring a new lineup of food and beverage vendors to compliment the perennial favorites Dunkin Donuts and the Samuel Adams bars.
“We’re excited about the lineup of food and beverage concessions Delaware North intends to bring to the airport as part of the terminal redevelopment project,” said John Connell, deputy director of airports for facilities. “Several have Charleston connections already, and for our visitors this will give them the chance to experience our great city at the airport too.”
In addition to new dining options, passengers will notice another big change.
“If you are flying out of Concourse B but want to eat on Concourse A, you will be able to do that without having to go through the security screening again,” Connell said. “For those who will come to the airport to pick someone up, we will have the convenience of vending machines in baggage claim in addition to a Harvest & Grounds Bakery and Coffee shop in the Ticketing Hall.”
The connection to Charleston fare was intentional, said Greg Leonard, food service manager for Delaware North.
""We really wanted to showcase what Charleston has to offer in regards to food,"" Leonard said.
Over the next several weeks we willlook at the new food and beverage concessions, along with the retail stores, coming to the airport. This week: Harvest & Grounds Bakery & Coffee
Harvest & Grounds Bakery & Coffee
Harvest & Grounds will have two locations in the renovated airport – one in the Ticketing Hall and another in an airport mall that includes retail shops overlooking the airfield.
This new bakery-café is designed to be a timeless classic with modern sensibility. Harvest & Grounds will provide a place for a quick stop for hurried CHS travelers with the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans and pastries to entice. Also included are a fresh assortment of sandwiches, salads and gourmet packages snacks.
Unlike other national coffee chains serving their own brands of coffee and designed to look alike, Harvest & Grounds Bakery will take on the coffee culture. Charleston roaster King Bean has been “coffee for the culinary South” since 1994. No other local roaster matches King Bean Coffee Roasters dedication to the culinary application of specialty coffee and is the preferred roaster of Charleston’s restaurants and chefs.
Next week: Caviar and Bananas.