Sears legendary “Big Book” catalog disappeared 20 years ago. To mark the anniversary, Sears Hometown Stores will host a “throwback” promotion Friday and Saturday, featuring current versions of some popular items advertised in 1993 with the same or lower pricing than then.

For instance, one of the products advertised in 1993 was a 3-cubic-foot capacity, 11-cycle Kenmore washer for $429.99. Sears Hometown Stores will offer a comparable Kenmore washer, but it will have larger capacity, more cycles, an Energy Star rating and it will be priced under $400.

In addition to other “throwback” pricing, each shopper also will receive an anniversary scratch card for an additional “mystery discount” of up to 20 percent off the entire purchase. The cards will be available while they last with certain terms and conditions.

Sears Hometown Stores can be found in Moncks Corner and Walterboro. They primarily sell appliances, tools, lawn and garden equipment and seasonal outdoor products.

Oil and vinegar

Mount Pleasant now has a new olive oil and vinegar shop. The Crescent Olive opened earlier this week at 1952 Long Grove Drive, Suite 1, in The Shoppes at Seaside Farms. It specializes in premium extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. It has another store in Columbia.

Revving up

North Charleston now boasts a new shop to buy a pre-owned BMW. Car Guys of Charleston, at 4980 Appian Way off Dorchester Road, plans a grand opening and open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 2. It’s the product of three retired Navy pilots: Bob Payne of Spartanburg, Larry Whitworth of Mount Pleasant and Noel Preston of Kitty Hawk, N.C. The shop also will offer light repair work.

Supply line

The Warehouse restaurant and bar at 45 Spring St. recently opened. Built in the warehouse of a hospitality supply company, the downtown Charleston establishment offers small plates, bar snacks, charcuterie and other items. Look for beers, craft cocktails and a small wine list. It’s owned by James Groetzinger and Joey Rinaldi. The chef is Eva Keilty.

Storm prep

Lowe’s at 9600 Dorchester Road in Summerville will be the setting for the Dorchester County Emergency Management Department’s 2013 Hurricane Expo on Saturday. It runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot.

Book ends

The John’s Island Branch Book Sale to support Charleston County libraries is set for Friday and Saturday at the regional library at 3531 Maybank Highway. Sponsored by Charleston Friends of the Library, the book sale will offer paperbacks starting at $1 and hardbacks at $3. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

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