How do you celebrate 10 years in the gelato business in downtown Charleston? Give away 10,000 mini-cones of the sweet treat 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on the 10th day of the 10th month, which is Wednesday.
Paolo Zorza, owner of Paolo's Gelato Italiano at 41 John St., also plans to introduce 10 new flavors that are Charleston-inspired: Carolina Gold Rice Pudding, Sweet Black Tea and Mint, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Chess Pie, Marsh Mud, Banana Rum Pudding, Benne Wafer Crunch, Peach Cobbler, Jasmine Blossom and Iced Chicory Coffee.
Comings and goings
Stars Grill Room & Rooftop Bar opened Friday at 495 King St. The grill room and bar are on the first floor, special event space is on the second floor and a full bar can be found on the roof. ... Charleston Lighting closed its Summerville store at 850 Bacons Bridge Road on Saturday. Its West Ashley shop at 1640 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. remains open. ... Next Door restaurant at 819 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant closed Friday