Vickery’s plans to reopen Friday following weekend kitchen fire

Workers continue to clean up the eating area of Vickery’s Shem Creek Bar and Grill after a kitchen fire last weekend. The fire started in the kitchen area and burned a portion of the wall between the kitchen and eating area. They plan to reopen Friday. Buy this photo

Vickery’s Shem Creek Bar & Grill plans to reopen Friday for happy hour after a small fire over the weekend caused it to close for repairs, according to general manager Geof Wisdom.

The fire started Saturday at about 1 a.m. in a kitchen sauté area. Flames spread through a wall and into the insulation, Wisdom said. A gap in sheet metal allowed fire from a stove to get into the wall.

Employees and patrons got out with no injuries reported, and Mount Pleasant firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, Wisdom said. The damage from the fire was minimal, but water and smoke damage required some clean-up and repairs, he said.

New sparkle

Moon and Lola, a North Carolina-based jewelry, accessories and lifestyle brand known for its monogrammed and personalized accessories, will open its third company-owned retail location Friday at 322 King St. in the former Robot Candy Company store.

The new 1,525-square-foot shop will carry a full line of jewelry, accessories and gifts. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

A grand opening celebration will take place Aug. 17. It will include hors d’ oeuvres, music, a raffle drawing and surprises throughout the evening.

The shop was founded by pharmacist-turned-jewelry designer Kelly Shatat in Raleigh, N.C.

Scent of success

The France-based retailer of body, face and home products, L’Occitane en Provence, is now open at 246 King St. It took over the shop previously occupied by Yves Delorme linen shop in the Shops at Charleston Place. Yves Delorme is opening at 197 King St. later this month.

Popping up

Sylvan Dell Publishing will open a pop-up shop for South Carolina’s tax-free weekend in Citadel Mall Friday through Sunday, offering discounted prices on children’s books for the back-to-school shopping weekend.

The company produces fun science- and math-themed books filled with animals and connections to nature. The shop will be in the main mall area.

Food line

Bonefish Grill at 5041 International Blvd. in North Charleston will open Monday. It’s the first location in the Charleston area for the Tampa-based restaurant.

Out of gas

The Hess station at 853 St. Andrews Blvd. in West Ashley has been debranded. No word on what will go back on the spot.

Gone dark

China Gourmet at 2051 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. near Citadel Mall in West Ashley appears to have closed.

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