A Modern Sea Island Café and Bar Coming to Hayes Park, Johns Island

Local seafood, fresh produce, and crafty cocktails reign supreme at this all-day café.
A Modern Sea Island Café and Bar Coming to Hayes Park, Johns Island
Photo: Courtesy of The Heyday on Instagram

A new restaurant is set to open its doors in the 16-acre, mixed-use Hayes Park development on Johns Island. Situated at 605 Kindred Court, The Heyday is slated for a summer 2024 grand opening.

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Owner James Groetzinger, who also oversees Island Provisions in Johns Island and Downtown Charleston, told The Post and Courier that the forthcoming eatery will act as “a modern sea island counter service café, market and bar.” The establishment will prioritize farm-to-table produce, fresh seafood, and partnerships with local purveyors.

Operating seven days a week, The Heyday will serve breakfast and lunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by small plates from 4 to 8 p.m. Private chef and Top Chef alum Emily Hanh will curate the menu, emphasizing locally sourced produce and seafood.

The restaurant features a charming wraparound porch, a cozy fire pit, and a full bar offering cocktails on tap. To enhance the lively ambiance, Groetzinger plans to showcase live musicians during the afternoons.

Be sure to follow The Heyday on Instagram for the latest updates and opening day details.

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.
Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton

Cat Broughton is a creative lifestyle writer with a passion for exploring the art of storytelling. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in English, where she honed her skills in crafting compelling narratives. When she's not putting pen to paper, you can usually find her perfecting her downward dog, eating vegan food, and sporting platform sandals, though usually not at the same time.
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