Beaufort's Ribaut Lanes up for sale for $625,000

emoody@beaufortgazette.comDecember 14, 2012 

The former Ribaut Lanes bowling alley in Beaufort is on the market for $625,000, according to a sign and listing by Gilbert & Ezelle Real Estate Services.

The struggling business at 1140 Ribaut Road closed with little notice in July, according to a spokesman for parent company AMF. The company, which has 270 bowling alleys across the county, has no plans to reopen in Beaufort.

Ribaut Lanes operated for 50 years at the location. It has been boarded up since closing.

According to the listing, the 26,000-square-foot building sits on 2.2 acres and could be reopened as a bowling alley or converted to a shopping center, store or medical offices.

In other changes about town:

  • YoYos Frozen Yogurt opened Friday at 722 Bay St. in Beaufort, and customers almost immediately started posting "phoyos" online from the photo booth inside the store. Information:

  • Customers get five free wings each today at the grand opening of Wingstop at 272 Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort. The grand opening and free wings will be offered from 1 to 10 p.m. The restaurant's regular hours are 11 a.m. to midnight daily. Information: 843-379-3535

  • The Waffle House under construction on High Tide Drive in Port Royal is nearing completion, according to town officials. An opening date has not been announced.

  • Kitty Ellis, owner of Terra Cotta at 208 West St. in Beaufort, has expanded her business into the neighboring shop at 216 West St. Ellis' former business, A Tisket A Tasket, once occupied that space. Information: 843-525-0183

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