WISE COLUMN: Carolina to crow on King Street
The University of South Carolina is coming to one of the highest-ranked retail streets in America. Carolina on King will open Wednesday at 258 King St. in the former Oxette jewelry space.
Look for Gamecock merchandise, school information or a reconnection with the school many Lowcountry residents attended.
The shop will sell the school’s premium lines of apparel, jewelry, golf and special coaches gear.
The Walmart on James Island is officially a superstore.
The enlarged and renovated 140,664-square-foot store will have its grand opening at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at 1231 Folly Road.
Open 24 hours, it includes a full line of groceries, beer, wine, a pharmacy, digital photo processing center and a vision center.
The newly expanded Walmart, will employ about 300 people, including 105 positions created by the expansion. Store manager is Frankie Scott, who began her Walmart career 17 years ago as a part-time bakery associate in Deridder, La.
In recognition of its grand opening, the James Island Walmart will distribute more than $6,000 in grants to local organizations: American Legion Post 147, Association for the Blind, Burke Middle/High School, Charleston County Public Library, Crisis Ministries, Fort Johnson Middle School, Grimball Area Improvement Association, Healing Farms, Helping and Lending Outreach Support, James Island Charter High School, Lowcountry Food Bank Inc., Murray-Lasaine Elementary School, Playtoday Foundation, Rural Mission Inc., and Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce.
Wing Stop has a second location in North Charleston.
The chain restaurant opened Thursday at 7250 Rivers Ave., Suite 200-3, in the shopping center anchored by Target near Trident Technical College. It offers 11 flavors of wings that are made to order and or can be cooked at home as well as several side dishes, Fixings include fries, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans and veggie sticks.
John Hanekamp of Mount Pleasant owns the new store as well as another one at 4391 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. The new store is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to midnight.
Through Sunday, Bojangles’ will offer a choice of four free breakfast biscuits between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Customers just have to sign up on www.freebojanglesbreakfast.com by Thursday to select a choice in an hourly time slot at one of 10 participating Charleston area restaurants. The biscuit choices, one per customer, are Cajun filet, country ham, steak or sausage.
Baby Bloomers baby clothes, furnishings and toys has consolidated its two stores at a bigger 7,200-square-foot space at 616 Coleman Blvd. in Moultrie Plaza in Mount Pleasant.
The baby shop will hold a grand reopening Saturday.
Owned by Winn and Robin Query, the store co-located its 1,400-square-foot Towne Centre shop and its 4,000-square-foot shop at 642 Coleman Blvd. for a larger space.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.