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Charleston International Airport adds new dining options, gift store

Daddy's Girls Bakery. (Provided)

Charleston International Airport passengers now have two new dining options for sweet treats.

Another business that sells unique dolls and artwork has also opened.

The three comprise the first kiosk businesses to open under the airport’s Specialty Leasing Program. A ribbon-cutting was held on Monday.

The program is an effort to provide local businesses an opportunity to capture the market of nearly 4 million passengers coming through the Charleston area each year.

Daddy’s Girls Bakery is selling its signature item, the Charleston Chewie, along with cake pops and other treats.

King Street Cookies, an Orthodox Kosher baker, is meeting the dietary restrictions of Halal and catering to vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free diners.

Liz Me Mel Dolls & Gifts sells unique wall art, treasure boxes, metal artwork and handmade TopsyTurvey dolls, replicas of dolls from the 1800s.

Each is a local business that has already seen success in Charleston.

A fourth kiosk specializing in Cuban food is scheduled to open in mid-May.

LMM Dolls & Gifts and Daddy’s Girls Bakery are in Concourse A. King Street Cookies is in Concourse B.

“The kiosk program is a business initiative designed to create direct and affordable opportunities for small and niche businesses to work in a vibrant travel and hospitality environment,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority in a statement.

“We think the climate is right for these local businesses to succeed and to show off what the Lowcountry has to offer.”

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