On the heels of Bassett and Broyhill furniture stores going out of business in Mount Pleasant, the town will lose another furniture outlet by February.
Danco Furniture, the contemporary Scandinavian home furnishing store at 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., will close its 6,000-square-foot showroom in about a month.
General manager Bucky Weston said furniture sales had been slow for about 18 months, but the primary reason for the store's closing is that owner Peer Haugaard died in early December and there is no one to keep the business going.
"We are committed through the end of January and might go into February," Weston said of the shop's going-out-of-business sale.
The store started in 1986 on East Bay Street in downtown Charleston before moving to its leased space in Fairmount Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant in 1990.
"We believe there is a good market for our part of the industry but without somebody dedicated to keep it going, we can't stay in business," Weston said.
The shake-up of long-standing Broad Street Barber Shop in November after it changed hands has led to another new men's hair-care shop in downtown Charleston.
Terry Wrenn , who worked at Broad Street Barber Shop for 11 years, has opened Palmetto Barbershop at 129 Market St., Suite B. She is joined by former Broad Street Barber Shop workers Cathy Murphy and Ashley Lakes and Tammy Bosley. Shortly after Broad Street Barber Shop's owner Myrtis Burbage sold the shop to her niece, Alicia "Lisa" Fort of Shulerville, former Broad Street workers Cyndi Buhle of Summerville and Diane Colyar of Bonneau opened Lowcountry Barbershop at 114 Cannon St. on the peninsula.
Atlanta Bread Co. closed its West Ashley restaurant at 1850 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. over New Year's weekend. The sandwich chain's Web site lists other diners in Mount Pleasant, North Charleston and Summerville.
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