Frequenters of the Piggly Wiggly at 1739 Maybank Highway won’t see a replacement grocery store for about another year. The now-closed store is one of seven local Piggly Wiggly locations that Harris Teeter bought in September.

A flier Harris Teeter distributed to nearby households said the location would close for a complete remodel and reopen under its new brand in “late” 2014. Previously, the reopening date had not been disclosed.

To cushion the blow, Harris Teeter included four $10 off coupons to its nearby stores at St. Andrews Shopping Center and Oakpoint Center.

Order up

A family-style Italian restaurant is on its way to Daniel Island. Ristorante LIDI will open in late fall at 901 Island Park Drive. Chef and owner Jason Colon said he wanted to open a restaurant that expanded meal options for families on the island, where he lives with his family.

“We’re raising our 16-month old daughter to appreciate quality table food that is freshly prepared,” he said. “That’s what we want to develop at LIDI, a place where families can enjoy good, simple food together.”

The menu features classic Italian dishes such as shrimp scampi and spaghetti and meatballs.

The renovated space will have a modern design with community tables, bistro seating and an outdoor area.

Holiday cause

Dillard’s is securing its place on Santa’s “nice” list again this year. The department store operator will sell the “Southern Living Christmas Cook” exclusively for $10 each to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, a nonprofit organization the provides lodging for families of hospitalized children. The Charleston chapter will be the local beneficiary.

Arkansas-based Dillard’s has raised $10.4 million for the charity during its annual holiday benefit over the past 20 years.

The hardcover cookbook is sold locally at Northwoods Mall and Citadel Mall, or online at


McAlister’s Deli in Summerville is back in business after remodeling for the past few months. The sandwich and spud shop at 400-A Azalea Square Blvd. is celebrating the reopening and its 10-year anniversary with special offers through Saturday. There will be free cookies at the restaurant Thursday, gift card giveaways on Friday and free iced tea on Saturday.

Summerville’s emergency service workers can redeem free meals with their official ID cards Thursday through Saturday.

While the deli celebrates 10 years, another restaurant in Summerville anticipates its first day. The new Mellow Mushroom at 1306 N Main St. announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that it’s “on pace to open sometime next week.”

Showing off

Hampden Clothing is debuting its fall trends with a runway show on Thursday night at 314 King St. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Afterward, guests can shop the collection until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Proceeds benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Earlier versions of this story had an incorrect address for the former Piggly Wiggly store.

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