A longtime Mount Pleasant restaurant is closing, but will quickly reopen in the new year.
SetteVII will go dark as early as this weekend, ending a nearly 10-year run on Coleman Boulevard just south of Shem Creek. The Dine with Sal-owned trattoria-style Italian eatery could stay open until Monday, but Saturday is the targeted closing date.
Sette will be reincarnated as another Italian restaurant under new ownership. It will become Pane e Vino Mount Pleasant, the second location for Alfredo Temelini's dining venture at 17 Warren St. in downtown Charleston. It will open Jan. 17.
Temelini said Dine With Sal owner Sal Parco, who started his string of restaurants with the Mustard Seed in 1994 and opened Sette in early 2003, has begun paring back on his holdings. In November, Parco closed his Uno Mas Mexican restaurant in Mount Pleasant. In addition to the Mustard Seed, Dine With Sal also includes Boulevard Diner, Long Point Grill and Village Bakery.
On the shelf
Charleston-based Slather Brand Foods' Original Recipe Slatherin' Sauce can be found in numerous local, national and international grocery stores and gourmet specialty shops.
But it never has been in Charleston's Costco. Until now.
After product testing this year in the West Ashley membership club store, Costco ordered a special 32-ounce bottle of the sauce for sale in its local outlet only. Similar tests will be conducted at Costco stores in Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, N.C. It sells for $7.99. Slather Brand Foods was founded by Robin Rhea. It is located in West Ashley.
Hamlet Fine Art Gallery at 7 Broad St. will merge with CoCo Vivo Fine Art & Design at 25 Broad St. on Monday. Hamlet owner Stephanie Hamlet will continue to teach art classes and workshops in collage and acrylics at her home. A moving sale is under way through New Year's Eve at Hamlet.
South Carolina's Loggerhead Apparel is now available at Stagecoach, a casual clothing store in the Shoppes at Seaside Farms at 1968 Riviera Drive in Mount Pleasant.
Greenville-based Loggerhead donates 10 percent of all sales to regional sea turtle conservation efforts, especially in Charleston. The clothing is made in the U.S. from products grown in the U.S. It is owned by Zac and Sara Raynor Painter. She is a Charleston-area native and grew up going to Stagecoach to shop for clothing.
Coastal Collision Works is now open at 2543 Savannah Highway in West Ashley. It is the product of David and Susan Montanaro. Look for their shop with the logo of a convertible ramming a leaning Palmetto tree.
Do you know of a business this is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.