Michaels has announced an opening date for its latest arts and crafts store in West Ashley.
The new store, which leased the former Books-A-Million space at 832 Orleans Road about a year ago, will host a grand opening at 9:45 a.m. June 8.
To mark the occasion, Michaels will give away more than $1,000 in gift certificates and other giveaways every hour throughout the day. Craft demonstrations will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday during its first week in business.
More than 60 employees have been hired to staff the 20,584-square-foot craft store, which includes departments for jewelrymaking, custom framing, home decor and other crafting interests.
The Texas-based chain has locations in Mount Pleasant and North Charleston.
Local toy store Wonder Works has opened a corporate headquarters in Mount Pleasant.
The 5,000-square-foot space at 429 A-B La Mesa Road off Long Point Road will include offices and its first warehouse for toy distribution to its four local stores in Mount Pleasant, West Ashley, downtown Charleston and Kiawah Island. The expansion will allow the stores to better track inventory and stay stocked with popular items, owner Christine Osborne said in a written statement.
On The Fly Sportsman's Consignments, a resale store for hunting, boating and other outdoor sporting apparel and equipment, is on its way to Mount Pleasant.
The father-and-son team of Kirk and Ryan Leaphart plan to open the store at 1518 U.S. Highway 17 by the end of the month. The store is now accepting items on consignment from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Seppy's Hotdogs at 1537-D Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant closed Wednesday after more than a year in business near the Ben Sawyer Bridge.
A post on its Facebook page cites "an issue with the lease that cannot be resolved" as the reason for the closure. The phone number has been disconnected and the owners could not be reached for comment.
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