Maverick Southern Kitchens is heaping another dining establishment onto its plate.

The Charleston-based company plans to open a restaurant in the soon-to-be-completed Boulevard apartment and retail complex on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant, not far from its Old Village Post House on Pitt Street.

The restaurant group, which also owns and operates Slightly North of Broad and High Cotton in Charleston and Greenville, hopes to open the unnamed restaurant and bar by late fall.

It will serve dinner every night, with brunch on Sundays.

Dick Elliott, president and founder of Maverick Southern Kitchens, said the group chose the site because of the town’s plans to turn Coleman into a Main Street setting and because The Beach Co.’s Boulevard project will serve as the centerpiece of that vision.

Changing places

New Beginnings Consignments in North Charleston has moved from Dorchester Road.

The shop, now at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Road, will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6. The owner is Connie Filippopoulou.

Local recognition

One hundred vendors of locally made handcrafted products will be recognized in an awards ceremony Friday at Charleston City Market.

Mayor Joe Riley will host the 10 a.m. awards program . Each vendor will receive a ceramic tile with the City Market seal to display in their booth to let shoppers know they sell certified locally made products.

The program, implemented by Charleston City Market, aims to recognize and support local artisans.

Designing woman

Elizabeth Stuart Designs is adding a second location.

The interior design and boutique home furnishings and jewelry shop plans to open a second site at 215 Coleman Blvd. near Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, where Aubergine Home Collection was before it moved to Johns Island earlier this year.

ESD owner and operator Muffy Faith hopes to open by Aug. 15 in the 3,000-square-foot-plus building with additional outdoor space. In addition to all of the same items at the 4,000-square-foot shop at 422 Savannah Highway, the new shop will include a garden section.

The shop will be open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Giving back

Rock Paper Scissors crafting studio will donate $2 to East Cooper Habitat for Humanity during August for each person who attends a class.

Classes range from $20 to $50 for everything from woodwork to jewelry in the studio at 1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Suite W, in Mount Pleasant.

A kickoff event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at Habitat for Humanity at 469 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant.

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