The dining spot taking over the former Piccadilly cafeteria-style restaurant in North Charleston plans to open soon.

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is aiming to open the first week of December, according to co-owner Edson Munekata, who also operates two other restaurants under the same name in Columbia and Spartanburg.

He originally wanted to open by October, but because water damage was discovered near the windows when renovations began after Piccadilly closed in July, more extensive work had to be performed on the nearly 7,000-square-foot building at 2411 Mall Drive.

“We practically have a brand new building,” Munekata said.

The two-tiered concept includes a salad bar with close to 40 items for $17. Dinner with the salad costs $32, and lunch on Sunday will cost $25.

Diners will find red and green coasters on their tables. When they turn their coasters to green, a parade of workers will come by with 16 types of chicken, beef, pork and lamb, and guests can order their meat cooked to their liking.

The 275-seat restaurant with two private dining rooms will be open Monday through Saturday for dinner and Sunday for lunch and dinner.

Those interested in applying for about 45 positions can attend a job fair at the site early next week.

More outlets

Tanger Outlet Center recently added several new stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Toys R US Express now occupies a 4,500-square-foot shop near Gap Outlet, offering toys and games for all ages.

Michael Kors Outlet offers clothing, handbags and accessories in a 3,702-square-foot shop next to Tommy Hilfiger.

Go Calendar and Games, across from Rue 21, carries calendars and games in a 2,504-square-foot shop.

Lindt Chocolate, one of the world's most popular brands, is located next to Kenneth Cole. It is now offering free samples.

TravelPro now occupies a 1,415-square-foot shop across from Nine West. It offers travel and business cases, sport bags and an array of other travel-related items.

Perking up

Collective Coffee Co., the offspring of the former Hope and Union coffee shop in downtown Charleston, is now open at 766 S. Shelmore Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

It has different owners from Hope and Union, but it was designed by Hope and Union owner John Vergel de Dios and consists mostly of the former H&U crew, according to manager Jessica Jurs.

Look for the same quality coffee and an expanded food menu at the shop, which is in the same shopping center as the Bi-Lo supermarket near I'on Village.

Pet project

The Pet Groomers recently leased a 1,600-square-foot space in Shannon Park Shopping Center at 214 St. James Ave. in Goose Creek, according to John Orr and Elyse Chubb of Colliers International. East Shore Athletic Club anchors the shopping center.

Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or