WISE COLUMN: Market at Oakland adds three new tenants
The Market at Oakland shopping center in Mount Pleasant has three new tenants.
J. Garris Home Interiors is open in a 4,175-square-foot shop, Any Lab Test Now! just opened in a 1,598-square-foot space, and La Hacienda will open a 4,000-square-foot Mexican restaurant in the space once occupied by Gringo’s by the end of the year, according to Elizabeth Kennedy with AVTEX Commercial Properties.
The shopping center, anchored by Walmart and Kohl’s, is on U.S. Highway 17, just north of S.C. Highway 41.
Summerville is welcoming a new Italian restaurant on Wednesday, as North Charleston’s Olde Village did last week.
Roma Tomatoes at 717 Old Trolley Road, Suite 10, will have its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony 4-6 p.m. Live music will follow.
Separately, Fratello’s Italian Tavern opened Thursday in the former Aunt Bea’s space at 1050 E. Montague Ave. in North Charleston’s Park Circle area. The owner is Richard Tuorto, who also is proprietor of the three locations of O’Brion’s Pub and Grille.
Old is new
Summerville Antique Gallery will open Thursday. Housed in the former but newly renovated Engelberg’s Furniture store at 901 N. Main St., the store will have 90 booths of various sizes. The grand opening is set for Sept. 21-22. Booths are still available. Call Rick Moore at 873-4926 or go to www.summerville-antique- gallery.com.
Last October, A World Apart furniture, antiques and jewelry store on James Island announced it was closing after 14 years so owners Kim and Philip Przyborowski could retire.
They intended to close the retail part of the business and operate a warehouse in the back of the store at 2008 Wappoo Drive.
They had lined up someone to rent the front of the building and complement their warehouse operation, but they said the tenant fell through.
So they have decided to continue the retail and warehouse operations and are open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
Eyes have it
Mount Pleasant soon will have a new sunglass store. Shades of Charleston plans to open soon at 233 Mathis Ferry Road near Wingo Way in the former AmeriGas Propane space.
Its Facebook page also says it will carry outdoor gear and sporting goods.
Princess of Tides recently closed its store at 430 King St. and consolidated that shop and another in Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant into a larger store at Belle Hall at 648-D Long Point Road.
Charleston Restaurant Week is set for Wednesday through Sept. 16.
Under the direction of the Charleston Restaurant Association, participating restaurants offer prix-fixe menus with three items for a set price. Prices at different restaurants are $20, $30 and $40. For a list of participating restaurants, go to www.charlestonrestaurant association.com.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlance wise.