Popular Five Points restaurant opening BullStreet location.

Publico Kitchen and Tap will open its second Columbia location at the BullStreet District this spring.

The restaurant, which offers Latin-Asian fare at its Five Points flagship, plans to open a 3,600-square-foot restaurant in the Ensor Building, adjacent to Segra Park and the First Base Building.

"Publico at BullStreet is going to be familiar enough that you know where you are when you walk in, but different enough from the Five Points restaurant to know that we've evolved in 2022," Mike Duganier, owner of Public Kitchen and Tap, said in a news release. "Our menu for the most part will be the same as the Five Points location."

The BullStreet location will have an industrial feel with exposed brick, Duganier said. It will feature a large, pet-friendly outdoor patio with a VIP (Very Important Puppy) menu, proceeds from which will benefit SQ Rescue, a no-kill animal rescue organization in Columbia.

Publico, located at 2013 Greene St., offers items including made-from-scratch tacos, burgers and salads, along with craft beer and cocktails, and emphasizes locally sourced products.

"I've been a fan and customer of Publico for several years and am excited about having the restaurant in the BullStreet District," Robert Hughes, president of BullStreet master developer Hughes Development Corp., said. "The restaurant is innovative, appeals to a cross-section of Columbia and does a lot of important things for the community, which is what the BullStreet District is all about."

Publico is one of several additions to recently arrive at or planned for BullStreet, a 181-acre, mixed-use development at the site of the former S.C. State Hospital. Renovations continue at The Babcock Building, being transformed into a 208-unit luxury apartment complex, while plans were announced last September for Bennet at BullStreet, a...

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