The Tattooed Moose is exploring an opportunity to expand to Johns Island.

Co-owner Mike Kulick said the restaurant is in the early stages and no land has been acquired. A 76-page plan with the Charleston County Planning Commission puts the proposed venture on 4.6 undeveloped acres at 3328 Maybank Highway, across from St. Johns Fire Department.

If all comes together, it will include a restaurant and bar, retail space, smokehouse and venue for weddings and special events. Kulick hopes to have more information to share by the spring. Fans can find the Tattooed Moose at 1137 Morrison Drive on Charleston's upper peninsula.

Moving on

There's one week left for the Puma store at 285 King St. in downtown Charleston. The athletic footwear retailer will close Dec. 31. It's just north of Williams-Sonoma, which is moving to the former Sportsman's Shop at 359 King in March. No word on what will become of the Puma space.

Food chain

Five Publix supermarkets in greater Charleston will now send their withered fruits, vegetables and flowers to the Bees Ferry Compost Facility.

The grocery chain has partnered with Charleston County and the Food Waste Disposal company on a test program to transport produce and floral waste to the composting site.

Food Waste Disposal will pick up the items from Publix stores on Johnnie Dodds and Ben Sawyer boulevards in Mount Pleasant, Sam Rittenberg Boulevard in Charleston, Folly Road on James Island, and Savannah Highway on Johns Island.

Publix is the first local supermarket to join the county's commercial food waste composting program, said Carolyn Carusos, Charleston County Environmental Management's recycling program manager.

Shave, haircut

Indigo barber shop at 1750 Savannah Highway near Wappoo Road in West Ashley is now open. The all-female staff offers clipper cuts, scissor cuts, military cuts and more. Facial shaves also are available. The staff has more than 20 years of experience with two of them previously cutting hair at The Citadel. Indigo offers discounts for police, fire and military personnel. Indigo is open every day except Thursday and Sunday, but will open Sundays beginning in January.

In the mall

Oceane Jewelry is now open at Citadel Mall at Center Court. It's owned by Helen Nayak and Ashok Nayak, who provide unusual hand-crafted jewelry pieces for all occasions. The pearls and stones come from around the globe, and all of the pieces are one-of-a-kind. Products also are featured on

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