Rising High Cafe Apparently Says Goodbye

risinghighRising High Café has been closed for more than a week, and there’s currently no indication the East Bay Street sandwich shop intends to re-open .

“Those of us who work in the neighborhood miss it,” a reader writes.

There’s a handwritten “closed” sign taped inside the restaurant’s door, and no person or voicemail system picked up numerous calls to the restaurant. Owner Cliff Lowder, who two years ago took over the business, did not return e-mail or cell phone messages. Continue reading

Luckhaus & Brubaker Sweets and Treats Now Open on James Island

devilAfter spending a cumulative seven years in the pastry department of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Robyn Luckhaus and Larry Brubaker learned how to accommodate any request on deadline and how to make enormous figures out of chocolate. Luckhaus says they’re bringing both skills to their new James Island sweets shop, sensibly called Luckhaus & Brubaker.

The pair renovated  the former Athens Express Pizza and Café so the 1200 square-foot shop would accommodate their seasonal displays. For yesterday’s grand opening, they created five-foot tall chocolate palm trees and a sunning Santa made out of brown sugar.

“It’s the kind of thing you have to come in and see,” Luckhaus says. Continue reading