WISE COLUMN: New vineyard now open near Walterboro
Wine connoisseurs now have a new vineyard in the Lowcountry. Ann and Ralph Massenburg of Folly Beach recently opened LightHouse Winery and Vineyard at 7826 Sniders Highway, west of Walterboro.
The 7-acre vineyard is part of a 62-acre site, and it includes five wines made on site from Muscadine grapes as well as ciders, tastings and a gift shop. It's open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
The winery is in an old house, but the couple hope to build a new winery soon. The site also includes an event space for weddings, meetings and gatherings.
Check it out at www.lighthousewineryandvineyards.com
James Island has a new pizza parlor. Crust is filling the empty space between Zia's Taquaria and the Terrace Theater at 1956-B Maybank Highway.
The wood-fired pizza site officially opens Tuesday. It's the product of Steve Watkins and chef Dusty Chorvat, who was most recently at Daniel Island's Vespa, but spent time in the kitchen at North Charleston's EVO and helped to open Monza on King Street in Charleston.
Look for nine different pizzas as well as panini, homemade gnocchi, salads, appetizers, kids meals, desserts and spirits.
On the move
Not Just Fabrics at 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. is closing at the end of February, but don't look for the longtime West Ashley shop to be gone long. It's waiting for the tenant to clear out from a smaller space closer to Citadel Mall so it can relocate there, according to shop owner Harper Bech-Correa, who opened the 13,000-square-foot fabric store 23 years ago.
She's looking at a new space that's 5,000 to 8,000 square feet. She declined to say where the new space is since it's still occupied. In the meantime, look for all merchandise at 50 percent off.
The “farm-to-table” concept is now at the mall in North Charleston. Each Saturday during February and March, Northwoods Mall will offer a Farm-to-Table market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Locally made items such as barbecue sauce, honey, jams, jellies, salsas, flavor-infused olive oils and others will be available from specialty vendors.
“We wanted to create an atmosphere where shoppers could go out for their daily shopping at the mall and also to have the opportunity to pick up farmers market specialty items without having to be outside in the chilly and sometimes dreary weather,” said Keli Tolley, the mall's assistant general manager.
In the game
Alabama-based Hibbett Sports now has a sporting goods shop in Georgetown. The 5,000-square-foot shop is at 1257 N. Fraser St. in Georgetown Plaza.
It carries athletic footwear, apparel and team equipment. Hibbett now has 34 stores in South Carolina among more than 850 across the nation.
Pawpurri For Pets at 1316 Folly Road on James Island now offers a doggy overnight boarding service along with doggy day care, grooming and a retail boutique.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.