Ribaut Road building in Beaufort returns to gas station, convenience store

emoody@beaufortgazette.comJune 1, 2012 

A new Sunoco gas station opened on Ribaut Road in Beaufort just in time for a brief Memorial Day weekend price war.

The station and convenience store at 1190 Ribaut Road is the former home of Steve Brown's Catering, which closed in 2009 when it merged with Smokey Chef Catering. The site had previously been a gas station and convenience store. Owner Nayan Patel said the gas pumps were removed in the early to mid-2000s.

Work, including excavation of the parking lot and installation of the gas pumps, was completed in less than six months.

The gas station sits at the corner of Ribaut Road and 1st Boulevard, and is across the street from a Shell gas station.

Patel is also the owner of the Days Inn at 1660 Ribaut Road and said he decided to expand the scope of his business because of the property's good location and to offer job opportunities. So far, the store has four employees. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

In other news about town:

  • Goldon House Gallery, a 30-year-old Savannah-based business, has set soft and grand openings for its new downtown Beaufort location. The soft opening will be June 25 and the grand opening July 20, artist Vincent Golshani said.

  • "I think Beaufort has a lot of potential, and I've had my eye on it for many years," he said.

    The gallery, in Suite 101 at 700 Bay St., will include artwork similar to that in the Savannah gallery, which can be seen at www.goldonhousegallery.com.

  • East West Communities, a Richmond, Va., developer, will hold a ribbon cutting for the Pinckney Retreat on Parris Island Gateway from 11 a.m. to noon June 9.

  • Last year, East West Communities bought 44 wooded lots in the neighborhood from Ameris Bank of Georgia, which bought the foreclosed property. Pinckney Retreat Development Co. had sold about 30 lots before foreclosure.

    The ribbon cutting will be followed by a grand reopening of the community from noon to 5 p.m., featuring a new furnished model home by David Weekley Homes, free food, local artists, carriage rides, door prizes, boat and kayak rides, face painting, a clown and live music.

    Information: Contact Amy Achurch at 843-770-0170 or amy@MarekTeam.com or go to www.pinckneyretreatsc.com

    Related content

    1. New street lights to save Port Royal money
    2. Paper Company stationery store on Lady's Island closing
    3. New developer to revive neighborhood surrounding Pinckney Retreat

    The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

    Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service