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A Port Royal home is being converted into a sit-down restaurant, as former Panini's Cafe owner Nick Borreggine starts a new venture.
Fat Patties is expected to open this spring at 831 Parris Island Gateway and serve up about 18 types of handcrafted burgers, he said. The twist is that patrons choose from five types of patties -- grass-fed beef, half bacon and beef, shrimp, turkey, or black bean.
The restaurant will also make its own ice cream for hand-dipped ice cream sandwiches, Borreggine said.
Construction began this week and will rev up after the new year. When everything is done, the 1,200-square-foot home will have been expanded to about 3,400 square feet.
In other activity about town:
Owner Jen Argetsinger's shop at 928 Bay St. has boutique-style clothing for children and infants, including Mud Pie, Zuccini, WeeSqueak, Jack & Lily, Babylegs and Rosalina. It specializes in custom appliquè and embroidery on shirts, onesies, bibs and other basics.
The store is the former home of specialty food shop Cravings by the Bay.
For more information, visit www.carolinawigglewear.com.
Follow reporter Erin Moody at twitter.com/EyeOnBeaufort.