North Charleston's first Harris Teeter supermarket opens next week at the Corner at Wescott shopping center. A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Jan. 8.
The grocery store is the anchor tenant of the 166,962-square-foot retail center that West Palm Beach, Fla.-based North American Development Group is building at 9514 Dorchester Road, at the entrance to Wescott Plantation.
Matthews, N.C. -based Harris Teeter, which is being acquired by industry heavyweight Kroger, ramped up its presence in the Lowcountry this year after it bought seven Charleston area stores from Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. this fall. Its Wescott location will be open 24 hours, and its pharmacy will be open daily.
Moe's Southwest Grill and Starbucks were the first businesses to open in the Corner at Wescott, and Pet Supplies Plus announced it would open in February. Among the other tenants expected to move in this year are Marshall's, TCBY and Rack Room Shoes.
Rising up downtown
Sunrise Bistro of Johns Island is opening its second location at 116 Spring St. in downtown Charleston next month.
Brian Appelt, who co-owns the breakfast and lunch spot with Jessica Welenteichick, said the peninsular cafe should be open by mid-January. While the menus will be similar, Appelt said opening downtown is an opportunity to serve some more eclectic and upscale dishes.
The building it's moving into housed the original Black Bean Co., which relocated to King Street in February. Austin's Food and Drink, a casual diner, had a brief stint in the Spring Street cafe and closed up shop in September.
Whole Foods Market has selected the Center for Birds of Prey as the beneficiary for its annual Five Percent Day, when the grocery store donates 5 percent of the day's sales to a local nonprofit. Purchases made on Jan. 7 at Whole Foods at 923 Houston Northcutt Blvd. in Mount Pleasant will help the Awendaw-based center care for injured birds at the Avian Medical Clinic.
The Charleston Friends of the Library will hold a media and gadget donation drive Jan. 2 to Feb. 15. Donations will be sold to raise funds for the Charleston County Public Library. Gently used CDs, DVDs, video games, and gadgets such as cameras, iPods and tablets can be donated at any of the 16 public library sites in Charleston County.
CORRECTION: Earlier versions of this story had the incorrect municipality for Harris Teeter. We apologize for the error.
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