Sun and C’s seafood restaurant holding grand opening Sept. 8

Published 12:28 pm Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Sun and C's Seafood Spot restaurant held its grand opening on Sept. 8. (Contributed)

The Sun and C’s Seafood Spot restaurant will hold its grand opening on Sept. 8. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – The newest venture for the owners of the Chubb’s Grub Station restaurants in Alabaster and Chelsea is set to host its grand opening on Sept. 8 after a few days of “test runs.”

Sun and C’s Seafood Spot, which opened to customers through 2 p.m. for lunch on Sept. 3, likely will operate limited hours on Sept. 4-5 before holding its grand opening the day after Labor Day, said co-owner Will Cholewinski.

Cholewinski, his wife, Stephanie, uncle, Dennis Cholewinski, and aunt, Sun Cholewinski, opened the Sun and C’s in the former PT’s Grille and Deli location at 1207 First St. N. in Alabaster.

While working to navigate the lunch rush on Sept. 3, Cholewinski said preparations for the opening and renovations have gone smoothly.

PT’s has been closed for a few months, prompting the building’s owner – Ponder Properties Commercial Real Estate – to seek a new tenant.

“Ponder Properties Commercial Real Estate is proud to bring this seafood restaurant to Alabaster. From the same owners as the very successful Chubb’s restaurants,” Ponder Properties owner Terry Ponder wrote in an email. “Alabaster has a need for a good seafood restaurant.”

The restaurant will have seating for about 80 guests, and will serve a range of seafood offerings such as grilled fish, steamed crab legs, ruby red shrimp, clam strips and crab claws.

Sun and C’s will also continue the Cholewinski’s tradition of supporting locals in need.

Through the “Feed the People” program, the Chubb’s restaurants collect canned food items each month before donating them to local food banks. The restaurants also regularly donate portions of their proceeds to local charities.

The restaurant will be open Mondays-Thursdays from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun and C’s will be closed on Sundays.