King Street's new Asian-style and earth-friendly restaurant (update: closed, for now)

Update February 4, closed: Seems there was a tenant-landlord dustup and W.O.K. is now closed. 

A lot of the inner details of the debate aren't know, but there's now an immediate space available at 349 King Street and a restaurant in search of a new home. 

On their Facebook page the restaurant wrote on Tuesday, "WOK has agreed to drop the lawsuit, and cut business relations. The GOOD news is that a new, improved WOK is on the way with the same great staff, food, and good times you are accustomed to!"

You can head over to the Charleston City Paper for some details and context and then check out one side of the debate for yourself of Facebook.

Update October 19, 2009:

They're officially open.

First reporting: We knew that Upper King was getting a trendy Asian food spot but feared it would be just another tired Asian-fusion spot.

But, thankfully, that's not the case: World Oriental Kitchen is an eco-friendly joint that subscribes minimalism and reasonable prices.

I like.

The Charleston City Paper chatted up Nick Bergelt and has the details.

If you want to dig deeper, check out their Facebook page and architectural info.

W.O.K. will be at 349 King Street in downtown Charleston, replacing Chopsticks Chinese Restaurant‎. -- They'll be open late Thursday to Saturday.

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