Acclaimed local chef Ken Vedrinski is angling to be serving by Memorial Day weekend and the start of beach season at his new reported Italian seafood venture on the Isle of Palms, Coda del Pesce. The waterfront space is in the former Huck's Lowcountry Table at 1130 Ocean Blvd., where major renovations are underway.

“This waterfront location really spoke to me when I first saw it, and the concept instantly came,” Vedrinski said in a statement “The menu will read like you would expect in this environment and will feature Italian-inspired cuisine with the freshest and most seasonal seafood available — mostly sourced from the local overlooking waters.”

Coda del Pesce translates into “tail of the fish.” It will seat about 70 diners and serve dinner seven nights a week.

Vedrinski also is owner and chef at Trattoria Lucca in downtown Charleston's Elliottborough neighborhood.

And the winner is ...

A longtime Piggly Wiggly shopper will have an extra $20,000 to put in the bank today.

The Charleston-based supermarket chain is announcing the grand prize winner of its “Local Since Forever” giveaway at 10 a.m. inside its Sea Island Shopping Center store, 1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. The company said the winner is a Mount Pleasant woman and longtime shopper, who also selected an unidentified local school for an additional $5,000 donation from the Pig.

Among those scheduled to be on hand is David Schools, president of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. Inc.

Sprucing up

The Palmetto Pavilion Publix at 8409 Dorchester Road in North Charleston is undergoing an upgrade with new wheat-colored paint, produce and bakery tables and refrigeration equipment with light sensors. The upgrade should be complete by early June, according to Publix spokeswoman Brenda Reid.

We do windows

A Cincinnati-based franchise cleaning service has opened its first business in the Charleston area.

Mike Dobrow and his wife, Mitchell, of Summerville are the local franchise owners of Window Genie. They offer window cleaning, tinting, pressure washing, grout work and cleanings for concrete, wood decks and gutters.


Style boutique Saint Sampson recently relocated from Live Oak Drive to 1340-C Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

Owners Maria Schendzelos and Janice Mullin have expanded their offerings of affordable estate jewelry and sterling silver, art by local artists and gifts for the bride, graduate and hostess. Opened last summer, the shop offers complimentary gift wrap, layaway and free delivery to parts of Mount Pleasant, downtown and West Ashley. It's open Thursday through Saturday, some Sundays and by appointment.

Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or wise. John P. McDermott contributed to this report.