WISE COLUMN: Summey to help promote MDA fund drive
To benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will serve free breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Cork Neighborhood Bistro at 1067 E. Montague Ave. Donations will be accepted.
Summey also will be promoting the annual St. Paddy's Day Block Party and Parade, set from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday in North Charleston's Olde Village on Montague Avenue.
Throughout the month, merchants in the area will be participating in the MDA's Shamrocks Against Dystrophy campaign by selling shamrocks. Shamrocks Against Dystrophy is the nation's largest charity-related fundraiser associated with St. Patrick's Day.
The locally owned chain of Wonder Works toy shops continues to grow. Owner Christine Osborne will add a fourth location in Freshfields Village shopping center between Kiawah and Seabrook islands by early May. Wonder Works' other locations are in West Ashley, Mount Pleasant and downtown Charleston.
Charleston Tuxedo has taken over the formal-wear site where Charpia's was once located in South Windermere Shopping Center in West Ashley. The shop carries bridesmaid and special occasion dresses as well as formal accessories.
It is currently being renovated, and its website is under construction. Megan Chandler is the new manager.
In & Out convenience store will open this spring at 805 Folly Road, according to Mandy Coleman with National Restaurant Properties. Faiz Enterprise LLC is the tenant. It is registered to Johnny Soomro, who has two other stores on peninsular Charleston and in West Ashley.
St. Augustine Gifts & More Inc. , doing business as Charleston Winery, has leased a 542-square-foot shop at 63 S. Market St. in downtown Charleston, according to Richard Morse with Palmetto Commercial Properties.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 on at @warrenlancewise.