A gluten-free bakery adds itself to dining options in downtown Charleston next week.
Sweet Radish Bakeshop is set to open at 9 a.m. Monday at 207-A St. Philip St. A product of Julia Ingram, the bakery will be open mid-morning to mid-afternoon Mondays through Saturdays. Ingram honed her skills in San Francisco, where she attended pastry school and worked in bakeries and patisseries.
Look for items such as apple cinnamon cake, peanut butter and jam muffins, chocolate chip cookies, salted caramel brownie cupcakes, banana and walnut bundt cake, grain-free almond cakes, tarts, rice pudding, panna cotta and seasonal items. Coffee, tea and cold drinks are also available.
TrySports is doubling in size in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.
The fitness product store will hold the grand opening in its new location today at 1708 Towne Centre Way. The 5,200-square-foot shop offers footwear and clothing for running enthusiasts, cycling products and repair services, fitness equipment and an array of yoga clothing and swimwear.
The retailer has three other locations in Charlotte and Wilmington, N.C., with plans to open two more in Chapel Hill and Asheville, N.C., by the fall of next year.
Also on the way at Towne Centre is Zoes Kitchen, which is taking about 3,000 square feet of the existing Coldwater Creek store at 1242 Belk Drive, Suite 101. Coldwater Creek is downsizing to 5,000 square feet by October, when Zoes Kitchen is set to open.
The new Birmingham, Ala.-based restaurant chain offers Mediterranean-inspired recipes from the Southern kitchen of founder Zoe Cassimus, drawing from her Greek heritage. This will be the 91st restaurant in the chain across 15 states.
Foodies Cafe and Catering is now open at 1729 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in a former KFC restaurant building. It’s the product of business partners Jeannie Dillon and Jerry Crites. Everything is made from scratch, including entrees, soups, salsas, dressings and desserts. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Lunch starts at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. It’s open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s closed on Sunday.
In addition to catering, items can be bought by the pound, and dinners can be ordered ahead for pickup.
Throughout September, AccuPhotoLab & Studio will support the local Alzheimer’s Association. For every “Filler Up Box” sold, the shop at 1757 Savannah Highway in West Ashley will donate $10 to the charity.
A Filler Up box holds about 600 photos for scanning and placement on an included memory keeper disc. The disc stores in a case with a photo thumbnail booklet and becomes the basis for books, slides and other high-end quality photo gifts and products. The total package price if $99.
The event is planned to coincide with “The Walk To End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 21 at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. The goal is to sell at least 100 boxes.
It’s a wonder
C. Wonder, an eclectic shop of women’s clothing, footwear, jewelry, accessories, housewares, home decor, electronics and gifts, will hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. Friday at 285 King St. in downtown Charleston. The celebration will continue through Saturday.
The first 100 customers will receive mystery gift cards, and one customer will spin a “Wheel of Wonder” between noon and 5 p.m. for a chance to win products and perks. Shoppers spending at least $40 will also receive a limited-edition tote bag. Sweet treats and beverages will be available.
On your mark
Christmas shopping unofficially begins Friday. That’s the day Walmart starts its 90-day layaway program.
This year it’s abandoning the upfront $5 layaway fee and expanding the number of items eligible for the program. The retailer brought back the $10 cancellation fee. The program ends Dec. 13.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.