Beaufort News

New eatery, deli opens on Lady's Island

The owner of a new full-service delicatessen and restaurant on Lady's Island says opening a casual, family-friendly eatery has been his dream for years.

Lighthouse Deli & Cafe opened last week at 81 Sea Island Parkway, the former site of the Smokey Chef. It features a variety of imported meats, cheeses and olives, owner Rory Fosberry said.

Sandwiches -- such as Reubens, Monte Cristos, wraps and muffulettas -- are served all day.

Lighthouse Deli's dinner menu features pasta and other European- and Mediterranean-inspired fare, Fosberry said.

Wine, beer, coffee, espresso, cappuccinos and shakes also are available.

Fosberry touts more than 25 years of restaurant experience.

"I managed the MED Deli in Charleston for years and wanted to bring a concept like that to Beaufort," Fosberry said. "It's a deli you don't normally see in the South."

Locally, Fosberry has worked with caterer Steve Brown and as a chef and manager at Smokey Chef, he said.

Lighthouse Deli & Cafe is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Details: 843-379-2206


Other recent business openings, closings and changes in the area:

  • Capture Moments Photography will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at its new studio at 1402 King St. in downtown Beaufort.
  • Owners Eric and Susan Smith recently relocated to Beaufort from southern Maryland, where they operated a studio for more than 20 years, according to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, which is helping with the ribbon-cutting.

    Refreshments will be served at the event.

    Details: Amy Kaylor of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, 843-525-8524

  • Dancing Dogs Yoga has expanded again and moved to a larger space within the same building in Beaufort's uptown district.
  • Yogis and other visitors will now find the studio at 1211 Newcastle St., Unit 2F, one floor above its previous location, owner Shelley Lowther said.

    The yoga studio moved to the uptown district last year after outgrowing its former space in Beaufort Town Center.

    At about 3,000 square feet, the new studio offers about twice the space of the previous location, Lowther said. It also features two practice rooms -- one more than at the former location -- and a massage room.

    "Now we can offer multiple classes at the same time," she said.

    Guests should look for the blue awning near the corner of Newcastle and Calhoun streets and take the stairs to the new studio, Lowther said.

    Dancing Dogs Yoga will hold a grand reopening July 1.

    Details: 843-263-5864,,