Perkins Restaurant and Bakery at 1306 N. Main St. in Summerville is closing soon to make way for a new Mellow Mushroom restaurant.

Conceptual plans for the new pizza eatery recently were presented to Summerville’s Commercial Design Review Board, according to planning director Madelyn Robinson.

The new restaurant, being formed under Flour-Town LLC, is the product of Joshua Broome and Johnny Hudgins, who also operate Mellow Mushrooms on King Street in downtown Charleston and on Magnolia Road in West Ashley.

The restaurant owners told the town they would like to open in August or September. Perkins, which opened in 1996, will close sometime in March, owner Dowm Hawley said.

Her family also owns the other Perkins on Trolley Road in Summerville. It opened nine years ago and will remain in business.

Muscling up

CrossFit Mount Pleasant will move into its new 10,000-square-foot facility Friday at 3400 Turgot Lane within Park West subdivision.

Owned by Tina Whetzel, the fitness site opened in 2010 and currently is at 1118 Park West Blvd. CrossFit combines nutrition, exercise and recovery, and has experienced tremendous growth. The new facility will host a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23, with free workouts offered every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to noon. As part of the opening, the center will donate half of any new first-month memberships from Friday through April 30 to the Center for Women.

Branching out

The Vault, a retro sports apparel shop for all ages at 307 King St. in downtown Charleston, will open a second location in April in Belle Hall Shopping Center on Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant. The shop opened in Charleston in 2010 and sales have exceeded expectations, according to owner Wayne Weldon, a former longtime golf pro in Myrtle Beach. A firm opening date has not been announced, but look for grand-opening details soon.

Wheeling in

Ted’s Butcherblock now has a food truck. The gourmet market at 334 East Bay St. will introduce the vehicle Saturday during its annual Block Party from noon to 5 p.m. The truck will offer the shop’s signature fare at a rotating and evolving list of venues throughout the region in coming weeks. For details on the party, go to

Staying fit

West Co. Fitness is now open at 465 W. Coleman Blvd., Suite 101, in Mount Pleasant. The 900-square-foot studio is owned by April Cruz Monroe.

Giving back

The biannual Mom-to-Mom charity sale in Mount Pleasant is Saturday at the National Guard Armory at 245 Mathis Ferry Road. MOMS, or Moms Offering Moms Support, will donate all proceeds to Rein and Shine, which provides an alternative method of healing to children and adults with physical, emotional, social and/or cognitive disabilities, matching students with horses.

Doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 11 a.m. before reopening at noon for the half-off sale. Look for toys, books, clothing, baby equipment, bedding, furniture and other items from more than 100 consignors and vendors. Admission is $1, and credit cards are accepted. For more, go to

Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or