A long-standing seafood restaurant in Mount Pleasant is giving way to a fast-casual Greek dining concept.
The franchise owners of the Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe at 306 King St. in downtown Charleston will open another location across the harbor at 320 W. Coleman Blvd., near the intersection with Houston Northcutt Boulevard.
Locklear's, which had been in business in Mount Pleasant for 25 years, recently moved out of the space because of rising rent costs, former co-owner Stephanie Howard said in May. She also said at the time that Locklear's, which she owned with her family, might relocate to a more affordable location. As of Friday, Howard said that there are no longer any immediate plans to reopen.
Travis Fitts, the manager of the King Street Taziki's, said renovations are underway on the new location. He expects to be open in Mount Pleasant by mid-September.
Taziki's, a franchise based in Birmingham, Ala., serves casual Greek meals such as gyros and salads, most of which are priced under $10.
"We are a healthy, made-fresh-every-day type of place, and we feel that will work very well with the residents of Mount Pleasant," Fitts said.
Hibbett Sports continues to expand its footprint in the tri-county area. The sporting goods chain announced it will open another location in Moncks Corner this fall at 111 S. Highway 52 in a former Blockbuster video store.
Operated by Hibbett Sporting Goods Inc., the retailer primarily serves midsize markets. It has 900 stores, including 37 in South Carolina. In May, the Birmingham, Ala.-based chain opened a 5,000 square-foot James Island store in May in Island Plaza at 1291 Folly Road.
Board game inventor Eric Poses, who created the game Loaded Questions, is making a stop in Charleston during his eight-week trip to toy and game stores across the country. Poses will make an appearance at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Wonder Works in Belle Hall Shopping Center at 642 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant to showcase his games and give away copies of his game book, "A Tiny Book of Creative Games and Humorous Activities."
Summerville has another $5 pizza joint. Little Caesars opened last week in the Food Lion-anchored shopping center at 1115 Central Ave.
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