The new Corner at Wescott shopping center on Dorchester Road in North Charleston has a way to go before it opens, but it has lined up several new tenants for the Harris Teeter-anchored location, according to the website of the developer, North American Development Co.

Along with Marshalls, tenants include Moe’s Southwest Grill, TCBY, Starbucks, Rack Room Shoes, Marco’s Pizza, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Sandy’s Cleaners, Lee Nails, Great Clips, Hallmark, Massage Envy, Cato and Pet Supplies Plus.

The 166,962-square-foot retail center is on 35 acres at the entrance to Wescott Plantation. The Harris Teeter will be 53,000 square feet while Marshalls will occupy about 25,000 square feet. Harris Teeter plans to open in January, spokeswoman Danna Jones said.

Buildings in the shopping center are mostly shells for the moment, and nine spaces remain unfilled. The site also includes three undeveloped outparcels along Dorchester Road and another next to Wescott Boulevard.

Almost open

The new Lebanese restaurant announced last spring for downtown Charleston is close to making its debut.

Joseph and Dolly Awkar plan to open Leyla at 298 King St. in the former Sushi Hiro and short-lived Izakaya Ramen space by Sunday.

Dolly Awkar, a professor of Arabic language at the College of Charleston, said the restaurant is undergoing final preparations before inspections and getting its certificate of occupancy and other permits.

Her husband is an entrepreneur who imports Lebanese food products. She plans to continue her current job while her husband and two sons run the restaurant. Their business partner is Dr. Jamal Taha, a neurosurgeon from Cincinnati. A Lebanese-Armenian chef from Los Angeles will join the venture.

Looking good

Harmony Salon has leased a 1,500-square-foot space at 1757 Ashley River Road in West Ashley, according to Avison Young commercial real estate.

Fighting hunger

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria at 1244 Belk Drive in Mount Pleasant is helping raise funds for Share Our Strength’s “No Kid Hungry” campaign. From Sept. 15-22, customers can donate $5 or $10 to “No Kid Hungry” and will receive a matched amount from Grimaldi’s to use during their next visit. All proceeds go to the charity.

Other area restaurants may be participating as well. For example, diners at Manny’s Neighborhood Grille in West Ashley and Manny’s Mediterranean Cafe in North Charleston and downtown Charleston can donate to the cause throughout September and sign a card. For more information, go to

New adjustment

Pure Life Chiropractic will cut the ribbon on its new practice at noon Sept. 5 at 207 Berkeley Circle in Summerville. The noon to 3 p.m. grand opening will include food, refreshments and a chance to sign up for discounted exams and massages.

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