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Mediterranean restaurant opening today on Devine Street

Staff Report //June 11, 2020//

Mediterranean restaurant opening today on Devine Street

Staff Report //June 11, 2020//

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Kairos Mediterranean will open its first Columbia restaurant on Friday on Devine Street. (Photo/Provided)A new Mediterranean restaurant  is opening today at 4600 Devine St.

Kairos Mediterranean offers fast, causal fare including pitas, grain bowls, platters and salads.

The restaurant opened a location in Mount Pleasant in 2017 and has another Lowcountry location, as well as two in the Upstate. The new restaurant, near the intersection of Devine Street and Fort Jackson Boulevard, is the first in Columbia.

“After hearing from Columbia residents asking to bring Kairos to their neighborhoods, we are excited to finally be opening our first location here,” owner Cary Chastain said in a news release.

The dining room will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The restaurant will have several safety measures in place in addition to sanitizing measures, according to the release. A commercial air purifier designed for larger, high-traffic areas will provide high-efficiency particular air filtration, while an in-duct air purifier with dual ionizers will be installed in the air handler.

“Customer and employee safety is very important to me, which made the decision to upgrade our measures very easy,” Chastain said. “We’ve installed the purification systems in the new Columbia location and we’re in the process of doing the same at our other four locations.”

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