French-inspired Johns Island eatery Fat Hen will permanently close its doors on April 26, the restaurant announced on social media Tuesday. The Neighborhood Dining Group has purchased the real estate for $2.39 million, The Post and Courier reported Tuesday, and will renovate the space to house its Mexican restaurant Minero, which closed its East Bay Street location in spring 2020.
The Neighborhood Dining Group today announced their plan to open Minero, a Mexican-inspired concept, in the former Fat Hen space later this summer on Johns Island. Fat Hen on Tuesday announced their closure after 14 years of business.
Minero opened to more buzz than a tattoo parlor, and surely more ink. Five months in, it’d be a safe bet for chef/partner Sean Brock to add a tat referencing the quirky cantina (the Mexican wrestling mask that graces the eatery’s coasters, perhaps?) to the already colorful canvas of his flesh. Like the art on his arms, Minero is here to stay.