The new Bonefish Grill announced last month on International Boulevard in North Charleston is part of the larger International Plaza development planned along the new road built across from Tanger Outlet Boulevard.

The 2.7-acre project, bounded by International Boulevard, Emmett I. Davis Jr. Avenue and Firestone Road will include the Tampa-based Bonefish Grill, a 5,000-square-foot retail site yet to be developed and a proposed medical office building.

Bonefish Grill, tentatively set to open in July, is under construction on the corner of International Boulevard and Emmett Davis Avenue.

Lee & Associates is working to land a retailer or restaurant for the parcel fronting International Boulevard and is in lease negotiations for the proposed medical office building, according to Miles Barkley of the real estate firm. Construction could start within 12 months on the medical building.

Last call

Moe’s Downtown Tavern at 5 Cumberland St. in Charleston will close Saturday after five years. Its older pub-and-grub sister, Moe’s Crosstown Tavern at 714 Rutledge Ave., will remain open.

Last lick

Wholly Cow Ice Cream has closed its Citadel Mall shop. Its other store at 159 Church St. in Charleston remains open.

They’re cooking

Festival Centre in North Charleston has a new 1,227-square-foot restaurant. Southern BBQ & Seafood Grill has opened in the shopping center at Ashley Phosphate and Dorchester roads, said Festival Centre owner Brixmor Property Group.

Lights out

Club Patrick’s, a longtime bar at 1377 Ashley River Road in West Ashley, has closed. Word is that it could reopen under different owners.

Slashing stores

The parent company to a slew of chain stores such as Nine West announced Wednesday it will close 170 underperforming stores by mid-2014, including 50 it previously announced it would shutter. The Jones Group Inc. did not announce which specific locations will go dark. Nine West has a women’s handbag and shoe shop at 218 King St. in downtown Charleston. A manager did not know if the store would be included in the closings.

Giving back

Belk’s semi-annual charity sale, held during the Charlotte-based department store chain’s 125th anniversary this year, is Saturday. The event runs from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. in all Belk stores across 16 states. It allows participating charities to sell $5 tickets to their supporters to raise money for worthy causes and take advantage of in-store sales.

During the Charity Sale, the first 100 customers to arrive at each store will receive a Belk gift card ranging in value from $5 to $100 and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards being awarded companywide. All customers with a $5 ticket will receive $5 off their first purchase. Also, participating charities and schools will be registered to win one of three $1,000 donations from Belk in a companywide drawing.

For more information, contact a local Belk store or visit

Smile for the camera

Two local Wonder Works toy stores are giving children something to smile about. The shops will hold a “Celebration of Smiles” fundraiser Saturday to benefit kids with cleft palates, cleft lips and other facial deformities.

Tanya Boggs Photography will take portraits for $24. All proceeds will benefit Operation Smile, a medical charity offering free surgeries to children with facial problems. Photos can be taken 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 624-D Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant and 3-5 p.m. at 975 Savannah Highway in West Ashley. Call 647-6455 to schedule a sitting.

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