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DDRA makes award to Chianti's Wings & Things

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The Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association (DDRA) awarded its final grant through its Improvement Incentive Program for 2019 on Tuesday to Chianti's Wings & Things.

Since the program's inception, the DDRA has awarded $10,000 in grants for improvements, meaning more than $200,000 worth of upgrades have been made by local businesses due to our efforts.

"We want this momentum to continue and see more businesses open and more succeed," said Lisa Chalian-Rock, executive director of the DDRA. "The concept of the grant program was to encourage all our businesses, new and existing, to update their signage and facades and make Darlington a more welcoming and attractive place for residents, customers, and businesses alike."

The grant to Chianti's, owned by Sae-Quana Chianti Smith, was awarded for signage, painting, and numerous repairs made to the building at 124 Cashua St. Her improvements include enhancements to the outdoor dining space, so you can take advantage of it all year long.

The executive chef has made her home in Darlington after a career in New York. She welcomes the change of pace and hopes to make Chianti's a local favorite. She has been working to do just that with karaoke nights on Tuesdays and Fridays, and on Monday night she held a Clemson vs. LSU Football Party with specials. The business will celebrate its one-year anniversary in April, so keep an eye out for her anniversary activities.

Chianti's Wings & Things, located at 124 Cashua St., opens from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and offers catering services. Find them on Facebook.

Info: 843-944-0880