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One of Charleston’s most popular barbecue restaurants is expanding north of Mount Pleasant.

Home team barbecue will open a new location in the former Rusty Rudder restaurant at 3563 NUS Highway 17, directly across the highway from Wando High School.

The restaurant has three more locations in downtown Charleston, West Ashley, and Sullivan’s Island.

After six years, The Rusty Rudder announced on social media that it would be closing its doors in March 2020, leaving the location empty.

The Home Team BBQ group plans to rehabilitate and rejuvenate the modest wooden building to bring its smoked meats, full restaurant and bar in 2022.

Aaron Siegel, chief operating partner and pit director, said the location “feels like a local team to us. We love rehabbing an old school place, and this place already has the feel of a fish shack or a barbecue shop. “

The renovation will be designed by Design by Jenny Keenan, McGinnis leathers and the four operating partners: Aaron Siegel, Taylor Garrigan, Sean Daniher and Tony McKie.

The company worked with a long-time real estate partner. Peninsula development to find your fourth Lowcountry space. Following the closure of Rusty Rudder, Peninsula purchased the property in 2020.

In the future Mount Pleasant Home Team, the company said guests can “expect to find the same good vibes, multi-regional barbecue, creative daily specials and an extensive bar program that people have come to know and love.”

A large outdoor space will serve as an outdoor patio at the new location, with plenty of game day television screens and space for socializing.

Consistent with other Charleston-area locations, Siegel said the Mount Pleasant restaurant is expected to host regular events, including live music, oyster roasts, hog picking and more. The new location will provide a family-friendly atmosphere for nearby North Mount Pleasant neighborhoods, and is also close to Roper St. Francis Hospital.

Since 2006, Home Team BBQ has built a thriving business with a collection of restaurants in the Charleston area, as well as advanced locations in Columbia, Greenville, and Aspen, Colorado. Home Team BBQ has been featured in various national publications, including Travel + Leisure, Don, USA Today, Southern life Y Food and wine.

Home Team BBQ specializes in simmered meats, multi-regional barbecue trays and sandwiches including pulled pork, pulled chicken, minced breast and ribs, along with sides, smoked chicken wings, and a full bar program featuring frozen cocktails and a variety of craft beers curated by director of beverage and chief operating officer Adam Rothstein.

Contact Jenny Peterson at 843-849-3145.

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