WISE COLUMN: Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to open in August in Mount Pleasant
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria of Scottsdale, Ariz., will make its South Carolina debut late this summer when it opens a new restaurant at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
The New York-style pizza shop will take over the building at 1244 Belk Drive left vacant in August 2010 when Benito’s Brick Oven Pizza pulled out after its 10-year lease expired.
The 150-seat pizzeria will sell hand-tossed, coal-fired, brick-oven pizzas, calzones, salads and desserts in a 4,000-square-foot indoor area and patio. It will offer beer and wine as well.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has 27 locations across the U.S., including Texas, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, and its flagship stores in New York City.
Anna’s Linens plans to add a second shop in metro Charleston by August.
The home furnishings store is readying a site at Ashley Crossing Shopping Center in West Ashley.
Its other store is at 7800 Rivers Ave. in North Rivers Marketplace shopping center.
RoomStore, which filed for bankruptcy in December, is closing all of its more than 50 stores in the Southeastern U.S., including one at 7558 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston. Everything in the store is on sale.
Its parent company, Heilig Meyers, filed for bankruptcy in 2000. RoomStore was the only remaining part of the company.
The company’s founder, Gary Levitz, was killed in a plane crash in 1999.
Refind Consignment Boutique recently opened at 1739 Maybank Highway on James Island.
It offers furniture, women’s clothes, accessories, home decor, handbags, shoes and art/jewelry from local artists as well as a unique web feature that allows clients to log in and see their sold items at any time.
Owner Christie Bishop worked for Bank of America for the past 14 years, but she longed to open her own shop for the past five years, she said.
Two Keys Tavern in Goose Creek wants to honor disabled veterans during July. All month, the tavern at 650-B College Park Road will donate $1 from each burger and fries purchase to the local chapter of Disabled American Veterans, said owner Mark Keller.
Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.