A store with everything made of bamboo is coming to downtown Charleston.

Cariloha at 341 King St. features a product line that includes apparel, accessories, home decor, bedding and other goods made from the largest member of the grass family.

The Utah-based company, with a name derived from the Caribbean and Hawaii, will have 32 stores throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico with the 1,380-square-foot local shop. A late June opening is planned, according to Ron Nichols, new store opening manager.

Making music

“Record Store Day” at Monster Music and Movies at 946 Orleans Road in West Ashley promises a full day of activities Saturday. In its sixth year, the event celebrates independent record stores and their place in local communities. Look for live music starting at 1 p.m., food trucks, jump castles, sidewalk sale, storewide sale and some free stuff. The Lowcountry Food Bank will conduct a food drive on site as well.

Slightly used

A shop that provides used and pre-owned restaurant and food service equipment, furniture, supplies and fixtures is open on James Island.

The USSED Co. is at 1533 Folly Road.

It also offers equipment rentals, appraisals and consignment. The owner is Don Fletcher.

Tasty addition

P.I.E. Bakeshop at 5 Warren St. in Charleston is expanding its space to include a seating area next door.

It currently has six tables for sidewalk dining. The new space will seat 40.

The business serves breakfast, lunch, ice cream and baked goods, all made by owner Paige Young.


Daniel Island will soon have a new Mexican dining option. Agave Mexican Restaurant leased a 3,414-square-foot space at 885 Island Park Drive, according to real estate firm Lee & Associates. A May opening is planned in the former Lana’s Mexican Restaurant.


The Vault, a seller of retro sports apparel, will have its grand opening at 616-A Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant on Friday. It will also offer some store surprises on Saturday. The retailer has another location at 307 King St. in Charleston. Wayne Welden is the owner.

Giving back

Revolutionary Eating Ventures is continuing its “Neighbor-to-Neighbor” program this year to help nonprofits involved in influencing the health and well-being of local kids.

On various days throughout the remainder of the year, REV restaurants — Poe’s Tavern, Monza, Closed for Business and Taco Boy — will donate 10 percent of sales to eight organizations: Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Pattison’s Academy, WINGS for Kids, Surfer’s Healing, The Green Heart Project, YesCarolina and Louie’s Kids. Dates and locations will be announced throughout the year.

Also, giving back is The Kickin’ Chicken. Its “Month of Giving” campaign runs through May 15, when each of the five Lowcountry restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales each Thursday, starting today, to a nonprofit. Twenty groups will benefit. Go to kickinchicken.com for locations and the beneficiaries.

Snip, snip

O’Reilly Auto Parts will hold a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting for its new store in Moncks Corner on Friday. The shop is located at 129 N. Highway 52.

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