Chipotle Mexican Grill will be the first new tenant to open in the highly visible retail corner at King and Calhoun streets in downtown Charleston.
A company spokesman for the Denver-based chain said to look for an opening March 13.
The 35,000-square-foot building, which once housed Millennium Music, will include a Walgreens drugstore downstairs and Carolina Ale House, a restaurant and bar, on the upper two floors. Other tenants have not been announced, said Stacy Miller with Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer, which is managing the property. The Chipotle chain made its Lowcountry debut in 2012 at 7398 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston.
The restaurant will offer open interviews for all positions 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25-26 at The Courtyard Marriott at 125 Calhoun St. Those interested can apply online at jobs.chipotle.com.
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre’s newest tenant, Buckle, will open March 11 at 1220 Belk Drive.
The trendy clothing and accessories retailer of denim brands offers fashions for men and women.
The Nebraska-based merchant will offer free hemming, gift-wrapping, layaway and other services.
Family Dollar plans to relocate a store in North Charleston.
A new 9,000-square-foot store will be built at 1329 Remount Road, replacing one at 1213 Remount Road, according to company spokesman Bryn Winburn. The new store should open in the fall.
Nothing Bundt Cakes, a specialty bundt cake bakery chain, will open this spring at New Market Centre at 1145 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, according to the real estate firm Belk|Lucy. The 2,300-square-foot shop will be the first for the Texas-based chain in South Carolina, according to its website.
Less than two weeks after filing for bankruptcy, national women’s clothing and accessories retailer Cache closed its downtown Charleston store at 237 King St. earlier this week. The New York-based company ran out of time and money it needed to complete a turnaround. Also closing is Air & Earth surf shop at 1313 Long Grove Drive, near the Target in Mount Pleasant. Everything is marked down by as much as 50 percent. The shop will close Feb. 28. Atlanta Bread Co. at 1114 N. Main St. in Summerville will close March 1.
The grand opening for Roberta Roller Rabbit’s new store in Charleston is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at 336 King St. Fifteen percent of the evening sales will benefit Water Missions International. The new shop offers men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, bedding and accessories.
Retailers’ registers should be ringing this year. The industry’s largest U.S. trade group, the National Retail Federation, predicts sales will climb 4.1 percent in 2015, up from 3.5 percent last year. That would be the largest gain since 2011, when sales jumped 5.1 percent coming out of the deep recession.
“There are a few wild cards that the retailers will need to keep an eye on, like global economic growth, energy prices and even inflation,” the group’s chief economist, Jack Kleinhenz, said.
A new karate studio called MPK, for Mount Pleasant Karate, will open in April at Wymberly Crossing at 1905 S.C. Highway 41. The owner is Glenn Arnold, who has another studio in the town near Park West.
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