Charleston International Airport expands small-business opportunities

The Charleston County Aviation Authority is increasing the number of kiosks in the airport terminal.

Currently, three area small businesses operate kiosks in the terminal.

Located on Concourse B are King Street Cookies selling Kosher, vegan and gluten free goodies, and Mama Chef Cuban Café, which offers authentic Cuban sandwiches and desserts. On Concourse A is Liz Me Mel Dolls & Gifts offers wall and metal artwork, Chinaberry seed jewelry, dolls and wooden gift boxes.

“We are very pleased with the success so far of offering these goods in the vibrant airport marketplace,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Aviation Authority.

The companies are part of the Specialty Leasing Program, also known as the Kiosk Program, which is designed to create direct and affordable opportunities for small and niche businesses to work in the travel and hospitality industry. The short-term leasing program complements existing food, beverage and retail concessions with regionally unique and culturally focused products.

All the businesses are small, locally owned companies. Two of the three are minority-owned businesses.

Applications are being accepted now through 5 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

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