The Green Door may have been shut down when Big John's Tavern unexpectedly closed for renovations in October, but it's not staying down for long.
Reminder: H&M opens at noon today at 281 King St. in Charleston, its first store in South Carolina. The first 300 shoppers in line will win giveaways, including gift cards worth up to $300.
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Roti Rolls, the food truck started by the owners of the Green Door, will host a celebration from 6-9 p.m. at GrowFood Carolina at 990 Morrison Drive on the peninsula tonight to announce its plans for the next Green Door location.
Billed as the Green Door Revival Tour, the event features live funk music and all-you-can-drink libations. Tickets are $30, which will help fund the restaurant's comeback. Go to events.postandcourier.com for details.
The Green Door opened earlier this year in the same building as Big John's Tavern. When owner Ryan Condon reappeared after an extended hiatus from the business in October, he decided to shut down the bar and restaurant partly because he felt the old Charleston establishment had lost its focus.
Condon partnered with John Adamson of the Rarebit to renovate the tavern. A reopening date of Big John's has not been announced.
The Pink Crocodile has opened in North Charleston's Park Circle area at 1054 E. Montague Ave. after closing up shop in Summerville several years ago. One of the only locally owned boutiques in that area, The Pink Crocodile carries gift items for women such as jewelry, home decor and other specialty items.
Upper King Street hops will celebrate the monthly Shop & Stroll event from 4-8 p.m. Friday with special holiday receptions and promotions. Ben Ham Images, a photo gallery opened this month at 416 King St., will participate for the first time. Other businesses featured during the event are Cupcake, Art Mecca of Charleston, Seeking Indigo, Michael Mitchell, Charleston Stitch and Butterfly Boutique.
Gwynn's, the luxury department store at 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, has become the first retailer in the region to carry Jimmy Choo's line of high-end shoes and handbags. The designer is well-known in the fashion industry for classic designs and bold colors. Most Jimmy Choo merchandise is priced upwards of $500.
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