Field & Stream to open in area’s sporting goods arena

Field & Stream will open a new store at 4956 Centre Pointe Drive near Tanger Outlets in North Charleston next month. The retailer is a subsidiary of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The sporting goods market in Charleston soon will have another store in the game. Field & Stream plans to open Aug. 27 at 4956 Centre Pointe Drive near Tanger Outlets in North Charleston.

The 50,300-square-foot store will stock outdoor apparel and footwear and the latest gear for a variety of activities, including camping, hunting and fishing. A grand opening will be held over four days with giveaways and special appearances.

The subsidiary of Dick’s Sporting Goods is now hiring about 100 full- and part-time outdoor enthusiasts for all positions. To apply, go to

The face of Upper King Street continues to change.

Home furnishings retailer West Elm will open its first South Carolina store at 484 King St. at 10 a.m. Aug. 13.

The nearly 10,000-square-foot store in the former Mescons space will open with the international merchant’s fall product assortment, design services and locally made feature-crafted goods. The New York-based retailer expects to hire 25-30 employees.

As part of the opening, West Elm partnered with Charleston-based artist Sarah Reed of Dodeline Design to design an exclusive tote bag, which will be given away to the first 300 shoppers with a $50 minimum purchase. Local customers also can vie for a chance to win a $2,000 gift and an invitation to the Aug. 12 pre-opening event from 6-8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Historic Charleston Foundation.

Three new Highway 17 retail proposals will go before Mount Pleasant’s Design Review Board on Wednesday. Sunoco wants to build a new gas station at 2978 Highway 17, across from the Market at Oakland. Advance Auto Parts wants to build a 6,920-square-foot store at 2741 Highway 17, near Jack’s Cosmic Dogs. And a 6,500-square-foot retail building is proposed for 1509 Highway 17 in front of Wando Crossing Shopping Center to replace an existing building.

A tapas restaurant could be headed to East Bay Street. La Lola wants to open at 285 East Bay, across from Harris Teeter. It’s asking for an exception to allow 790 square feet of retail space and 449 square feet of inside patron use without the required five off-street parking spaces. The site is grandfathered for one space because of previous office use. The city will consider the request at a meeting Tuesday.

A new open-air market is now operating on Johns Island. Smith’s Bits of Things, at 3179 River Road, offers vegetables, fruits and flowers. It’s operated by Herbert and Minnie Smith and a family member.

Nadeau Furniture won’t keep its original Mount Pleasant store in business for long after it opens its new cross-town location at 709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.

A spokeswoman for the company said the 640 Coleman Blvd. shop will close at the end of August. The retailer originally indicated it would remain open. A grand opening for the new location is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Counter Culture Coffee opens its new training facility to the public in Charleston on Saturday. The shop at 85½ Spring St., which will be open to the public at 10 a.m. Fridays only for tastings, will offer a whole hog barbecue, local purveyors, free coffee and other items 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The Charleston Friends of the Library annual book sale at the Johns Island Regional Library is set for Friday and Saturday at 3531 Maybank Highway. Money raised supports library functions. Admission is free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Emerging artisans whose products are handcrafted in Charleston will be honored at 7 p.m. Thursday by Mayor Joe Riley. It will be his last ceremony for City Market artists before he leaves office in January.

Twenty-two artists will receive a ceramic tile with the City Market seal to display in their booths, letting shoppers know they sell certified local products.

Charleston International Airport now offers a place to grab a cup of coffee before passengers go through security or while they are waiting for bags. Harvest & Grounds is now open near the ticket counters. The cafe and bakery offers pastries, sandwiches, gourmet snacks and beverages.

It uses King Bean Coffee Roasters of Charleston as its coffee source. Pastries, sandwiches and salads include products from Wild Flour Pastry and Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery, also local businesses. Harvest & Grounds is open 4:30 a.m. to midnight daily.

Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Bi-Lo, Harveys and Winn-Dixie supermarkets, donated more than $3 million to the Wounded Warrior Project from profits generated July 1-5. The donation also includes customer and vendor gifts made at store registers. The grocer is based in Jacksonville, Fla.

Also, Haagen-Dazs ice-cream shop at 43 S. Market St. in Charleston will donate 100 percent of sales Friday to Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit that provides all-expense-paid, five-day trips for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families to Disney World.

For National Hot Dog Day, Kangaroo Express will offer a free Ball Park hot dog to any customer with a military ID from 4-8 p.m. Thursday while supplies last. Hot dogs for 50 cents will be available during the same time with a limit of four per customer. The promotion is part of the convenience store chain’s fifth annual Salute Our Troops campaign.

Do you know of a retail business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524.