Halls Chophouse hits the beach

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      FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (WCIV) -- The owners of Halls Chophouse have announced the purchase of Rita's Seaside Grille on Folly Beach.

      Hall Hospitality Group LLC bought the Center Street restaurant from RPM Holdings LLC.

      "Since we've been in Charleston, we've always wanted to be at the beach," said Bill Hall, Sr., President of Hall Hospitality Group LLC. "Rita's will continue to be a beach and resort restaurant featuring their famous burger."

      Representatives for Halls said the sale of the business did not include the purchase of the building.

      According to David Miller, Principal of RPM Holdings LLC, "This sale allows us to focus exclusively on the Kickin' Chicken brand. {}The Hall family has a great reputation of hospitality and we are comfortable that Rita's is in great hands."

      Hall said in a press release that current management at both Rita's and Halls will remain. The only changes they plan to make include adding breakfast service beginning at 7 a.m. every day and extending the closing time beyond 10 p.m.