Actress Reese Witherspoon soon could be setting up shop in Charleston.
The 2006 Oscar winner recently opened her first Draper James retail store in her hometown of Nashville and plans to expand to Dallas by next year. Charleston and Atlanta are targeted as well, Andrea Hyde, Draper James CEO, told Women’s Wear Daily fashion industry journal. Plans for a Charleston store are not far enough along so no site has been selected.
The Southern-inspired Draper James’ lifestyle line includes apparel, kitchenware, bed products and handbags. Witherspoon launched the line online in May.
Witherspoon’s brand is named after her grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon.
More retail space is coming to the Charleston area, either through upgrades or expansions. Among the projects:
A property on Folly Road on James Island will undergo a face-lift and add space for retail uses. Owner Berle Properties is asking the city of Charleston to approve a plan to update the facade of the 76,260-square-foot center at 1411 Folly Road where Rogue Motion boat sales and storage operates. The owner also wants to add two new buildings on outparcels, according to the planning department.
In the Harris Teeter-anchored James Island Center at 1739 Maybank Highway, several businesses are expanding. Exemplar Fitness is doubling its space to 6,000 square feet, Willow Salon is adding spa services, and Style Dwell ladies’ clothing store is doubling to 1,860 square feet, according to Avery Homes of the commercial real estate firm Avison Young.
Three outparcels soon could be developed at the Dick’s Sporting Goods-anchored Bowman Place in Mount Pleasant. Developers want to build a 3,200-square-foot building with outdoor dining on a space near Nordstrom Rack, a 5,768-square-foot building with outdoor dining near Bowman Road and a 7,479-square-foot building on an interior corner. Tenants have not been announced.
An expanded shopping center is opening in Berkeley County’s Cane Bay subdivision. The second phase of The Market at Cane Bay will welcome its first tenant, ATI Physical Therapy, in 2,000 square feet in early 2016 at 1718 State Road in Summerville, according to commercial real estate firm Belk|Lucy.
Supercuts is now open at 1000 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Queensborough Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. As part of the opening, the salon is offering $8 haircuts Nov. 20 to Dec. 20. Owned and operated by Glen and Sandra Senterfeit, it is open daily with abbreviated weekend hours.
Also, boys and girls up to 12 years old soon will have a new place for a haircut in Mount Pleasant. Kids Adventure Cutz plans to open by month’s end at 1152 Oakland Market Road. It’s the product of local residents David DiLustro and Paula DeMaire, who have two similar shops in Rhode Island.
Salon Mirage, a full-service salon for men and women at 217 Lucas St., Suite F, in Mount Pleasant, is adding bridal hair and makeup. Tammy Kanapaux is the wedding hair and makeup specialist. Brian Connor is the owner.
San Francisco-based beauty products seller Sephora is planning a store at 289 King St. in downtown Charleston. The space recently was vacated by Bebe clothing and accessories shop, according to Susan Lucas with King Street Marketing Group. ... Family Dollar will open an 8,320-square-foot store at 2963 S. Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner on Thursday, according to Twin Rivers Capital. ... CiCi’s Pizza will host its grand opening Tuesday at 1525 Trolley Road in Trolley Square in Summerville. The new restaurant is 3,200 square feet, according to the real estate firm Avison Young.
Also, Fine Rugs Outlet Store, a designer rug retailer, will open a 1,200-square-foot shop this month at 3032 W. Montague Ave. in the Markets at Montague in North Charleston, according to the real estate firm Belk|Lucy. ... Beba Luxe women’s clothing store has not only moved from 1962 Maybank Highway on James Island, it also has changed its name. Owned by Anita Lucas, the shop is now called Island and can be found at 3153-D Maybank Highway on Johns Island, across from the Fat Hen restaurant.
Wonder Works toy store’s Elfstravaganza kicks off the holiday shopping season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its Belle Hall Shopping Center location on Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant. The celebration is filled with holiday events for children, and every child will get a free toy. Proceeds benefit MUSC Children’s Hospital, Hugs for Harper, Keys for Hope and Operation Christmas Child. ... Santa Claus and his elves will greet children during SantaFest from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at all Belk locations. It will feature photos with Santa, candy canes, holiday crafts, refreshments and a Belkie Bear design contest with prizes. Belk also will unveil this year’s Charity Bear, designed by an 11-year-old customer during last year’s event. Proceeds from bear sales will go to charity. ... Santa will be at Citadel Mall’s Center Court from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. starting Saturday through Christmas Eve and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Do you know of a retail business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at (843) 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.