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As the most trusted home inspection company in Goose Creek, I know that purchasing a home is one of the most significant investments that you will ever make. That's why choosing the right home inspector is so important - because you want to know that your new home is in good shape. With PGR Home Inspections, you can be certain you're making the right purchasing decision.

Unlike some home inspectors in Goose Creek, SC, I inspect from attic to crawl and wall to wall, while educating my clients throughout the home inspection process. Because a thorough home inspection ultimately depends on the inspector's dedication and effort, I make it my goal to put forth the maximum amount of effort to keep you aware and informed.

As a certified, licensed professional, I provide all of my clients with an unbiased third-party opinion, regardless of whether they are buyers, sellers, or real estate agents. Once we're finished, I will send you an in-depth, educational inspection report to help you make an educated decision about your sale or purchase.

With PGR Home Inspections on your side, you will build your knowledge and achieve peace of mind during the most stressful times.

Here's how:

  • Investigative home inspection approach
  • Thorough, detailed inspection reports that are returned to you quickly
  • Fully trained, certified and licensed
  • I offer several home inspection services for buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals
  • Easy online scheduling so that you meet your due diligence deadline
  • Competitive pricing
  • Friendly, helpful, and ready to exceed expectations

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What is a home inspection?

Think of a home inspection like an annual check-up at with your doctor. Home inspections are used to ensure that everything is working correctly in your home - from your sinks and appliances to your windows and roof. A great home inspection will help shine a light on concerning issues located inside and outside your home, which may affect your quality of life.

Home inspections are also helpful for spotting potential risks that may cause concern down the line. When we send you your home inspection report, you will have a much better idea of any problems that are present in your home. Included in your report are recommended repairs and suggestions on what actions to take as your home ages.

Because different circumstances require different types of home inspections, we offer several choices to cater to your needs:

General Home Inspections in Goose Creek

You've heard it before - "A man's house is his castle." It is a place of peace, relaxation, and privacy. However, the steps leading up to your new purchase can be exhausting, expensive, and stressful. After all, when you buy a home, you're investing in your family's future. That is why I believe that having an unbiased general home inspection (or buyer's inspection) is an investment all on its own.

Our goal is to keep you informed and aware of all the components in your new home. In fact, I encourage you to be present and ask questions during your inspection. That way, you can walk into your closing with confidence, knowing you are making an informed purchasing decision. When you hire PGR for your general home inspection, know that I am here for YOU. We will spend as much time as needed to explain our findings and answer any questions that you may have about your buyer's home inspection in Goose Creek, SC.

After I have inspected your home from bottom to top, you will receive your report that includes high-quality color photos depicting our findings the same day.  Should you have questions relating to your report, simply give me a call after thoroughly reviewing it. At PGR Home Inspections, I strive to make this an enjoyable, informative experience that expands your knowledge and helps you understand building science.

Our general home inspections include:

  • Unbiased top-to-bottom home evaluation, including hard-to-reach areas like crawlspaces and attics.
  • Confirmation that all your utilities are in working order, like gas, electrical, and water.
  • Verification that your crawlspace is accessible, and all livable areas may be accessed. This includes your electrical panel, water heater, HVAC system, and attic hatch.
  • Reports delivered same day that detail any issues within your house and its systems or components.
  • Free thermal imaging
  • On-site wrap-up with plenty of time to answer your questions

Pre-Listing Home Inspections in Goose Creek, SC

When you're selling your home, few things are as frustrating as a deal falling through due to maintenance issues. All too often, deals fall through because the buyer's inspector finds a significant issue that could have corrected earlier. Having a pre-listing inspection (or a seller's inspection) puts the control back in your hands. With a pre-listing inspection, you can get prepared for your sale by revealing any major defects in your home that need repairing. Having a pre-listing inspection saves you money, time, and reduces your overall stress levels in the long run.

By completing a pre-listing inspection, you can take as much time as you need to decide which repairs will increase your home's value the most. That way, you get the highest return on investment. By making these repairs on your own time, you can sift through several repair estimates and choose the one makes the most sense for your budget.

As you enter negotiations, you may present your pre-listing inspection as a token of good faith to interested buyers. Sharing your seller's inspection with potential buyers lets them get a look at the condition of your home. More importantly, it will let the buyer know how much money and work you have put into fixing your home's defects, which helps warrant your listing price.

If you want to reduce the time it takes for negotiations, save yourself money, and get the best price for your home, a pre-listing home inspection is a wise choice.

The benefits are endless when you hire PGR to complete a seller's inspection:

  • Boost the chances of selling your home at a price that you can feel good about
  • Manage any pre-existing defects or problems
  • Put negotiating power back in your hands during closing
  • Enjoy a smoother closing process
  • Shorten the time it takes for funds to reach escrow

11th Month Home Inspection in Goose Creek, SC

If you're thinking of having a new construction home built, it's easy to understand why. New homes are often more energy-efficient, come with all-new systems and appliances, and can be customized to your exact preferences. Buying a new home also means you won't have to make repairs or deal with the wear and tear that most older homes have. However, new construction homes aren't always perfect. So, when your home is finished, and your builder explains the one-year warranty on their work, it's wise to schedule an 11th month home inspection.

Much like a general home inspection, I take an investigative, non-invasive approach when we inspect your newly built home. I will evaluate all visible and accessible areas of your new construction home to spot any potential issues. I even use thermal imaging at no extra cost to you.

When I have completed your 11th month inspection, you will receive a shorter, comprehensive inspection report with color photos and information on any defects we discover. You may take this valuable information to your builder, who can then make any repairs necessary before your warranty expires. That way, any repairs needed are done on the warranty company's time.

Additional benefits of an 11th month home inspection from PGR include:

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Fix Defects at No Cost

Homebuilders are aware that new construction homes can have defects. After all, there are many hands involved in building a house, including subcontractors you never meet. Because some flaws aren't obvious during the first year of living in a home, having an 11th month home inspection is a great way to protect yourself and your investment.

Prevent Unwelcome Surprises

When you assume that your newly constructed home is void of defects, you could be setting yourself up for some nasty surprises down the line. For example, issues with your new home's systems might not reveal themselves until they malfunction. You will have to cover repair costs in cases like this because the builder's warranty has already expired. With PGR's 11th month inspections, I will ensure that your home's structure systems work properly. If they're not, you will have ample time to have any defects fixed before your warranty is up.

More Time to File Claims

When you schedule your 11th month home inspection at the start of the last month of your warranty, you will have more time to submit a warranty claim. If you choose to wait until a few days before your warranty expires, you will be rushing to file a claim before your new home's warranty expires.

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The PGR Home Inspections Difference

At PGR Home Inspections, I am proud to be the most reliable, thorough, unbiased home inspector in Goose Creek, SC. I believe in working hard and treating our customers right, by giving them an in-depth look at their home to make knowledgeable decisions with confidence. I believe in working hard and treating our customers right by giving them an in-depth look at their homes to make knowledgeable decisions with confidence. When you allow me to serve you, I aim to exceed your expectations by inspecting "Attic to Crawl and Wall to Wall", while walking you through our inspection process step-by-step.

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Entertainment venue coming soon to Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Residents of Goose Creek will soon have the opportunity to enjoy concerts, events and entertainment right from their city.The Joseph S. Daning Amphitheatre will serve as an entertainment venue right behind Goose Creek City Hall. This project has been in the works for about three years now and construction began in May 2023. The project is just under $4 million and is on track for both budget and timeline. It will officially open on Labor Day.The amphitheater will hold a variety of different events, na...

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Residents of Goose Creek will soon have the opportunity to enjoy concerts, events and entertainment right from their city.

The Joseph S. Daning Amphitheatre will serve as an entertainment venue right behind Goose Creek City Hall. This project has been in the works for about three years now and construction began in May 2023. The project is just under $4 million and is on track for both budget and timeline. It will officially open on Labor Day.

The amphitheater will hold a variety of different events, national shows and concerts. The city is already planning for three major shows after the grand opening in September. They are anticipating one in September, one in October and one in November and plan to make all three of these free for the public to attend.

Recreation Director for the City of Goose Creek Crystal Reed says that this is what the city needs and it will provide a great benefit to the community.

“I think the goal is to bring entertainment and opportunities to our residents, so they don’t have to travel outside of city limits to get what they need. This will give us opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other and congregate and celebrate in their city,” Reed says.

When no events are happening, the venue will serve as a park for residents to enjoy all the time with the opportunity to enjoy lunch from the food trucks. The amphitheater will be able to seat about 800 people and there will be plenty of overflow room on the nearby lawns.

This amphitheater is named after former South Carolina Representative Joe Danning, who served as a Council member for the City for over 20 years and helped secure $1.5 million of state funding for this project. The remainder of the project was funded by ARPA funding.

The majority of the project is completed. The final steps are to finish the stage, add an area for the food trucks and add the grass. The city also recently hired an arts and entertainment coordinator who has been able to help them prepare for the opening.

The location of the complex plays a major factor as it is central to the city and will provide residents with the opportunity to walk to it using nearby trails. Reed says this is a priority of the city as they are growing and expanding.

“In this complex the goal really is to make our city more walkable. So, we have the rec complex here. We’ve got our municipal center. And so, as growth comes, we want people to be able to spend less time in their cars and more time getting to things in the city of Goose Creek. So, the goal is to add more entertainment, more recreation opportunities within the city. And so that’s what this will do for us,” she says.

Reed says she is excited to see what comes of this new addition to the city. She says they want to accommodate the community through the growth of the area.

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ROUNDUP: Goose Creek girls are Berkeley County champions

Goose Creek High School's girls track and field team hoisted the championship trophy in the Berkeley County School District meet Wednesday, April 10, at Cane Bay High School.The Lady Gators amassed 185 points to edge runner-up Philip Simmons by eight points. Stratford's girls were third with 144.5 points.Coach Deshon Baylock's bunch finished first in 10 of 18 events, powered by senior Faith Jones.Jones earned individual victories in the 100-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles, and ran a leg on the Gators' winning 4x100 and ...

Goose Creek High School's girls track and field team hoisted the championship trophy in the Berkeley County School District meet Wednesday, April 10, at Cane Bay High School.

The Lady Gators amassed 185 points to edge runner-up Philip Simmons by eight points. Stratford's girls were third with 144.5 points.

Coach Deshon Baylock's bunch finished first in 10 of 18 events, powered by senior Faith Jones.

Jones earned individual victories in the 100-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles, and ran a leg on the Gators' winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

“She's kind of like our Swiss army knife," Baylock said about Jones. "She does anything we ask of her. She wanted to do something different this year so we put her in the 400 hurdles. She likes the challenge of doing different things."

Kourtney Horne (100 hurdles), Kamille Whitfield (shot put), Keoorah Capleton (discus), Joslynn Moultrie (long jump), Autumn Williams (triple jump) and Karma Moultrie (high jump) also took a spot atop the awards podium for Goose Creek.

Jones won the most outstanding track athlete and Williams the most outstanding field athlete for the Gators.

"We believed if everybody did what they were capable of this would be possible," Baylock said. "I don't know for sure, but this might be the first time the girls team has ever won county."

Philip Simmons captured the boys crown with 183.5 points and Stratford placed runner-up with 149 points. Goose Creek finished third, 2.5 points behind Stratford.

In addition to Jones, Stratford sprinter Patience Grant, Cane Bay thrower Joshua Frost, Cane Bay hurdler Jayden Anderson and Philip Simmons' jumper Bryce Ellington won two individual events.

Girls

Team Scores

Goose Creek 185, Philip Simmons 177, Stratford 144.5, Berkeley 72.5, Cane Bay 60, Hanahan 45, Timberland 9, Cross 5.

Winners

100 m – Faith Jones, GC, 12.45

200 m – Patience Grant, S, 26.28

400 m – Patience Grant, S, 59.08

800 m – Cloe Runion, S, 2:29.98

1600 m – Laura Perry, PS, 5:11.92

3200 m – Avah Mallek, PS, 11:51.35

100 h – Kourtney Horne, GC, 15.57

400 h - Faith Jones, GC, 1:06.08

4x 100 m – GC, 48.77

4 x 400 m – GC, 4:12.49

4 x 800 m – PS, 10:08.24

Shot put – Kamille Whitfield, GC, 34-4.25

Discus – Keoorah Capleton, GC, 92-6

Javelin – Elisia Hamilton, S, 94-11

Long jump – Joslynn Moultrie, GC, 17-8.75

Triple jump – Autumn Williams, GC, 37-1.75

High jump – Karma Moultrie, GC, 4-11

Pole vault – Ashley Roush, PS, 12-0

Boys

Team Scores

Philip Simmons 183.5, Stratford 149, Goose Creek 146.5, Cane Bay 114.5, Hanahan 45.5, Berkeley 21, Cross 19, Timberland 16.

Winners

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100 m – Evan Daniels, GC, 10.67

200 m – Corey Steed, PS, 21.87

400 m – Ethan Sullivan, PS, 51.36

800 m – Bobby Gibson, S, 2:02.69

1600 m – Chase Hoppock, S, 4:36.79

3200 m – Pierce Walker, PS, 10:00.13

100 h – Jayden Anderson, CB, 15.43

400 h - Jayden Anderson, CB, 59.18

4x 100 m – PS, 42.83

4 x 400 m – GC, 3:26.93

4 x 800 m – PS, 8:29.75

Shot put – Joshua Frost, CB, 43-9.75

Discus – Joshua Frost, CB, 133-9

Javelin – Matthew Yaun, PS, 156-10

Long jump – Bryce Ellington, PS, 23-1.75

Triple jump – Bryce Ellington, PS, 44-4.75

High jump – Javion Brown, H, 6-2.75

Pole vault – Trey Hensley, PS, 13-0

County squads ranked in soccer

Five high school soccer teams from the Berkeley County School District are ranked in the latest South Carolina Soccer Coaches Association Top 10 polls.

In Class 5A, Stratford’s boys are No. 7.

In Class 3A, Philip Simmons’ boys are No. 4 and fellow Region 8-3A squad Hanahan one spot back at No. 5.

In the Class 3A girls poll, Hanahan is No. 7 and Philip Simmons No. 8.

Berkeley softball 4

Cane Bay 0

Berkeley improved to 4-0 in Region 6-5A victory at Cane Bay April 10.

Stags leadoff hitter Savannah Scott went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while third baseman Payton Gamble collected three hits and drove in a run. Second baseman Courtlyn Cox and pitcher Reese Watson contributed two hits each

Watson was the winning pitcher, going three innings with six strikeouts. She allowed one hit.

Cane Bay pitcher Isabella Kelly hurled five innings, allowing five hits while striking out three batters. The Cobras fell to 1-3 in league play.

Stratford baseball 6

Wando 5

Stratford evened a Region 6-5A series with Wando on April 10, hanging on to win by a single run against the visitors from Mount Pleasant.

Shortstop Gavin Garcia had two hits for the Knights, who lost to the Warriors by a run two days earlier in the three-game series. Outfielder JQ Crosby scored twice for the Knights. First baseman Bryce Herpolsheimer and Braydon Burnett knocked in runs for Stratford (3-3 in league play).

In another region game April 10, Cane Bay blanked Goose Creek, 5-0, to take a 2-0 series lead.

The third game for each series is set for Friday, April 12 (after press time).

Goose Creek unveils destination district; former Cinebarre plans take shape

Work, live, shop and play — a planned Goose Creek complex could set a precedent for the city’s growth.JJR Development LLC has unveiled plans for a 3-acre mixed use development on the vacant Super Carpets site on Highway 52.The project will be part of the Central Creek Destination District that officials hope will provide a family-friendly, downtown-like area where residents can stay within the city for entertainment.Phase one, which is still in refinement, wi...

Work, live, shop and play — a planned Goose Creek complex could set a precedent for the city’s growth.

JJR Development LLC has unveiled plans for a 3-acre mixed use development on the vacant Super Carpets site on Highway 52.

The project will be part of the Central Creek Destination District that officials hope will provide a family-friendly, downtown-like area where residents can stay within the city for entertainment.

Phase one, which is still in refinement, will include a 4-story building with 111 rental units expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Mayor Greg Habib said the city is conscientious about large developments and how they fit into overall plans, but at the same time infrastructure needs to grow to keep the city alive.

“This project is really the first of its kind in Goose Creek,” Habib said last week. “It imitates a lot of other projects that have happened in Mount Pleasant and west of the Ashley where housing, retail, residential and office have been put in one place.”

Goose Creek has a long-term vision to create destination districts, and Habib said this project in particular “will transform what happens next” in Goose Creek.

“I think once people see this project be successful, it will lead to other redevelopment projects where density makes sense,” Habib said.

The building itself is contemporary, designed to introduce “new architectural context” to the city, according to Jeffrey Roberts, managing member of JJR Development.

“We think this site at the old carpet store site is such an important piece of land that makes a statement that Goose Creek is growing up now,” Roberts said.

Convenient addition

A new convenience store is coming to the Nexton community near Summerville.

Encore Development paid nearly $3.3 million for the 3.2-acre site at Nexton Parkway and Scholar Way for the development of a 7-Eleven, car wash and other retail uses, according to the commercial real estate firm NAI Charleston.

The property is within a couple of blocks of two supermarkets being built by Harris Teeter and Publix. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., which has a branch next door, was the seller.

Next act

The first phase of redevelopment plans for the darkened Cinebarre movie theater property in Mount Pleasant have been laid out.

Charlotte-based Collett Capital‘s preliminary proposal calls for two 100,000-square-foot street-side office structures to be built on the Houston Northcutt Boulevard property. The designs, presented before a town review board for commercial real estate projects, are still being finalized.

If approved, the first phase would include a single building with 90,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of retail along the streetside of the property. Plans also include an adjacent greenspace with walkable paths, seating and a pavilion for live events.

Phase two would include a second building of equal size and a 500-space garage in the back where the vacant Cinebarre building currently stands. The rest of the property will be used for parking.

Regal Cinemas closed the full-service theater, where moviegoers could order food and drinks while they took in a show, in late 2021. It then sold the property to Collett and another investor for $14.25 million.

Summer sublease

Blackbaud Inc. is getting a new corporate tenant this summer when Charleston Regional Development Alliance moves into part of its Daniel Island headquarters.

The group has subleased nearly 7,000 square feet of space within the software company’s 172,000-square-foot home office at 65 Fairchild St.

The rental suite will serve as the new base for the economic development organization’s 14 employees when the 10-year lease on its Belle Oaks Drive location in North Charleston expires in May.

The decision to move to Daniel Island, which is in the city of Charleston and Berkeley County, was less about the geographic area and more about the building itself, said Karen Kuchenbecker, vice president of operations for the alliance.

“The way that the building was developed and all the bells and whistles and amenities, etcetera — you just don’t find that type of building for lease every day,” Kuchenbecker said.

CRDA’s plan is to be fully operational in its new space on June 1.

Blackbaud completed its newly built headquarters about five years ago. Its need for office space greatly diminished when the technology company switched to a remote workplace model during the pandemic in late 2021.

$88M mixed-use development coming to Goose Creek community

GBT Realty Corp. will build the latest housing development in Goose Creek in Summerville. GBT’s The Village at Carnes Crossroads brings 306 multifamily homes and over 11,000 square feet of retail to the heart of the Lowcountry lifestyle community, according to a news release.GBT acquired the 11.82-acre site earlier this month from Carnes Crossroads Association, the master developer of Carnes Crossroads, according to a news release. JLL Capital Markets arranged construction financing with Bank of America and Meta Real Estate Part...

GBT Realty Corp. will build the latest housing development in Goose Creek in Summerville. GBT’s The Village at Carnes Crossroads brings 306 multifamily homes and over 11,000 square feet of retail to the heart of the Lowcountry lifestyle community, according to a news release.

GBT acquired the 11.82-acre site earlier this month from Carnes Crossroads Association, the master developer of Carnes Crossroads, according to a news release. JLL Capital Markets arranged construction financing with Bank of America and Meta Real Estate Partners. JLL’s Managing Directors Matt Stewart and Chip Sykes, and Director Wyatt Strahan represented GBT Realty.

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“This is a lifestyle community that epitomizes the best of southern living,” said Barry Yoeckel, vice president, multifamily development, GBT Realty, in the release. “The Village adds a living environment that appeals to young professionals, growing families and empty nesters alike. We designed and planned our community to enhance and connect with the surrounding Carnes Crossroads neighborhoods.”

The rental homes are located at the intersection of Highway 17-A and Third Avenue, immediately across from The Marketplace at Carnes Crossroads, a Publix-anchored mixed-use development that is currently under construction.

The development team includes Atlanta-based Dynamik Design, Thomas & Hutton (civil engineering) and Samet Corporation (general contractor).

“Our plans feature upscale homes and best-in-class amenities that stretch across 11 buildings on the site,” Yoeckel said.

Floorplans offer a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units with upscale finishes, the release stated. Community amenities include separate small- and large-breed dog parks, a resort-style saltwater pool with lounge deck, an outdoor kitchen set on a community lawn, a club room with catering kitchen and golf stimulator, a state-of-the-art fitness complex and a co-working center. A coffee purveyor is set to bring classic specialties to The Village as well as the community at large.

The first units are expected to be available spring 2025.

Goose Creek restaurant, market a beacon for city’s Brazilian community

GOOSE CREEK — Food connects people. Dining establishments can be more than just places to quell a fit of hunger. For the more than 7,000 Brazilian immigrants who live in South Carolina's eighth largest city, markets are the cornerstone of their livelihood.The food sold at multiple Brazilian markets in Goose Cre...

GOOSE CREEK — Food connects people. Dining establishments can be more than just places to quell a fit of hunger. For the more than 7,000 Brazilian immigrants who live in South Carolina's eighth largest city, markets are the cornerstone of their livelihood.

The food sold at multiple Brazilian markets in Goose Creek provide Brazilians with a taste of their home. Their meaning goes beyond the produce and butchered-to-order meats.

Establishments like Sky Market Brazilian Restaurant and Bakery, which opened in November 2022, serve as gathering places for South Carolina residents of Brazilian descent, many of whom speak their native Portuguese and not English. Markets are where Brazilians residing here start to build the friendships and community that will become key to their lives in the U.S.

This makes them a pillar of the local community, said Morgan Bezerra, one of two women behind Smart News, a Goose Creek-based online news outlet that has published stories about South Carolina's Brazilian community in Portuguese, Spanish and English since launching in January.

Markets are a place where Brazilians can gather and find the products they have been missing, said Bezerra, who moved to South Carolina from Brazil in 2001. Whether they have been gone for one month or more than two decades, like Bezerra, Brazilians will always crave the connection and camaraderie they have been able to find at Sky Market, she said.

Born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Sky Market co-owner Olinto Abrantes immigrated to the U.S. with his family during his childhood. In 2002, they settled in New Hampshire, home to a growing Brazilian population, much like the Boston area and town of Goose Creek.

Abrantes and longtime friend and business partner Felix Simonato eventually decided to move to South Carolina, where the climate felt more like home. They started a construction company, skills that came in handy when they found a vacant stand-alone building on South Goose Creek Boulevard. Once home to a derelict dive bar, the space required extensive renovations that took over 14 months.

Coming from the Northeast, Abrantes and Simonato were inspired by the quality Brazilian bakeries that dot the New England region.

“They have a bunch of bakeries up there. There’s a lot of Portuguese and Brazilian people — the community’s huge,” Abrantes said. “We came from there, so we see the opportunity to bring a good bakery down here.”

Though Sky Market's pastry chefs are churning out guava cookies (casadinho), sponge cakes named after well-known Brazilian beauty queen Marta Rocha and other treats, this approachable establishment is much more than a bakery; it's a full-service restaurant serving food from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Sky Market invites diners in for breakfast platters in the morning and fried beef jerky turnovers, sausage sandwiches and house-ground burgers on house-made buns later in the day. One emerging favorite on the lunch and dinner menu, Abrantes said, is the Rocket Burger, piled high with mozzarella, ham, bacon and a fried egg.

More than a business

Abrantes and Simonato aren’t the only Brazilian natives operating food and beverage establishments in Goose Creek.

Several Brazilian restaurants and businesses are concentrated in and around the Red Bank corridor, a section of the city that some believe could become the next Park Circle.

Mama’s Bakery & Restaurant opened in this now-vibrant part of Goose Creek in March 2022. Just over a mile away, Brazilian bakery and restaurant Delicias de Minas serves classic Brazilian dishes, savory stuffed pastries fried in wheat dough, sandwiches, sweet treats and an assortment of fresh juice such as graviola, known as soursop or the Brazilian paw paw. Heading southbound from Delicias de Minas, you’ll run into Brazilian steakhouse Chão Goiano.

When it comes to markets, Vitoria International Meat Market — which has locations in Lynn, Peabody, Revere and a handful of other Massachusetts towns — opened this year at 1230 Red Bank Road. Nearby, Brazilian Market operates at 225 Red Bank Road.

Brazilian Market owner Gislene Gontijo grew up in southeastern Brazil on a small farm, where her family kept chickens and pigs. Her mother started teaching her how to cook at age 7, and she has been interested in food ever since. After successfully selling everything from beans, rice and coffee to Brazilian hair products and cologne to customers who are “90 percent Brazilian," Gontijo plans to expand from the market's current 2,000-square-foot location to a new 20,000-square-foot space nearby in Goose Creek.

Boom & Balance

Sky Market is located across the railroad tracks from these destinations at 115 South Goose Creek Blvd. Those who enter the pristinely landscaped white brick building will find an assortment of beef that, like Sky Market’s burgers, is butchered in-house.

Guests can request their cut of meat or order one of the options displayed in a glass case, including wagyu and picanha, a popular Brazilian cut that has a texture similar to sirloin steak. Sausages — seasoned with garlic, olive oil and salt — are made to withstand the heat of the grill, and meatballs are formed into large rounds and sold in packs of 12 to 15.

Freezers are filled with more meat and whole fish like traira, a freshwater species found in the rivers of Brazil. A sweets refrigerator is stuffed to the brim with massive Nutella, coconut and peanut butter popsicles. All this is in addition to the many other Brazilian snacks and goods that line the market’s shelves. Patrons can even transfer money to Brazil at Sky Market.

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