The anticipated opening of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is coming up in two weeks.
The Ohio-based chain of gourmet ice-cream shops started by James Beard Award winner Jeni Britton Bauer will make its South Carolina debut at 7 p.m. June 5 at 499 King St., near Morris Street.
"It's exciting to be new neighbors with The Ordinary, Indaco, The Macintosh, Charleston Distillery, and Stars Roof Top & Grill Room - all amazing places run by great people," Bauer said in a statement. "We've been shipping pints to folks along the East Coast for years now, and look forward to scooping for our fans in person."
The artisan ice-cream shop will offer its signature flavors along with limited editions. It will be open daily from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. The website is www.jenis.com.
Coastal Coffee Roasters at 108 E. 3rd North St. in Summerville has expanded into the storefront next door, which was previously occupied by Off the Wall Art Gallery before it relocated to 102-A S. Cedar St. this month.
The added space will be used as a cafe, which will allow Coastal Coffee Roasters to expand the roasting operation, said manager Anna Brewer.
Antiques & Neat Stuff has moved from its storefront at 4915 Savannah Highway in Ravenel to a spot closer to town at 2462 Ashley River Road, between Bees Ferry Road and Magwood Drive. The shop's new location is about 10,000 square feet larger, said owner Robert Wolff. The store is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-5 p.m. Sundays.
Surface Craft Gallery, a local gallery that will focus on artisan glass, ceramics and jewelry, has leased a space at 49 John St. in downtown Charleston.
Customers of Kangaroo Express in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia this year raised nearly $500,000 for Victory Junction, a charity that provides a year-round camping program for children with serious medical conditions.
Kangaroo Express, a convenience store chain owned by Cary, N.C.-based The Pantry, launched its annual campaign in March to encourage their customers in the three states to donate $1 each to the cause at the register.
The fundraising efforts began at Kangaroo's Charleston stores three years ago, and donations have since reached $3.5 million, which has sent 1,300 children to Victory Junction.
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