Former Clemson University star quarterback Tajh Boyd will be part of the three-day celebration next week for the grand opening of the new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in Mount Pleasant.
The sports shop at 1114 Bowman Road in the Bowman Place shopping center opens at 8 a.m. June 19. The festivities will continue through June 21 at the former Kmart-anchored property that is undergoing a total revamp. Other stores will open soon. Boyd, who signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, will appear from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20.
The store will feature Nike and Under Armour shops, athletic and outdoor apparel, footwear and gear.
Free gifts will be available to the first 100 people in line June 19. Gift cards from $5 to $500 will be handed out to the first 100 people in line June 20 and June 21.
Also, the Sportsman Channel’s “Addictive Fishing” host Blair Wiggins will be in the store from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21.
Autograph seekers will need wristbands that will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis for Boyd and Wiggins.
Sam’s Club will offer free screenings for Men’s Health Month ahead of Father’s Day, which is June 21.
The warehouse club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is offering all men — regardless of membership status — free health screenings from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at any store with a pharmacy.
The screenings, valued at $250, are confidential and include tests for prostate cancer, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, risk ratio and vision (at certain locations). The local Sam’s Club is near Tanger Outlet Center in North Charleston.
Ohio-based Donatos pizza is scouting the Charleston area for a new restaurant, according to John Houck with the company. The privately held Columbus chain has 154 stores in six states and plans to add 50 more over the next three years. ... Dunkin’ Donuts at 200 Meeting St. in the Bank of America Place building in downtown Charleston, recently closed. ... Bojangles at 3655 Ladson Road is now open. It’s the 10th store in the Charleston region.
The Coastal Cupboard’s semi-annual charity knife-sharpening event is set for Thursday through Sunday. Knives will be sharpened for $1 each and each dollar will benefit East Cooper Meals on Wheels. The goal is to raise $5,000 to help 1,250 people. The event runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The store will offer food samples and interactive stations with knife demonstrations, tricks and tips.
Also, Marigolds home and garden shop at 145 Central Ave. in Summerville will hold a furniture-painting event 6-9 p.m. June 19 to benefit My Sister’s House. Part of the proceeds will go to the women’s shelter. Donations of supplies will be accepted as well. The event is free, but RSVPs are needed by June 17. Call 851-2828 to reserve a space.
Nadeau home furnishings store will soon have a second location in the town of Mount Pleasant. The new shop will take over the spot Fire House Casual Living Store vacated at 709 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in May, when the owners retired. The opening date has not been announced. The other Nadeau shop is at 640 Coleman Blvd.
Andolini’s Pizza has closed its 1117 Savannah Highway restaurant ahead of its move later this summer to 1940 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in West Ashley after losing its lease. Starbucks plans to open in the former Andolini’s location.
After being closed for about four weeks for renovation in the spring, The Finicky Filly, a women’s boutique in downtown Charleston, will host a grand reopening this weekend. Renovations include a new storefront, flooring, lighting, paint and fixtures in the shop at 303 King St. All merchandise will be 30-50 percent off. Light refreshments will be served.
Cornerstone Minerals recently opened a 1,200-square-foot shop at 539 King St. in Charleston. The shop offers fine mineral, gem and fossil specimens; eclectic jewelry; books; and metaphysical gifts. It has another location in Asheville.
The new Anytime Fitness in Goose Creek is almost ready to open. Owner Sean Shafiq hopes to open June 29. Pre-sales could start June 15. The gym is at 431 St. James Ave. in Crowfield Village shopping center.
Harris Teeter supermarket is looking to hire 200 people on Friday for its six Mount Pleasant stores. The Matthews, N.C.-based chain, a subsidiary of Ohio-based Kroger Co., is looking for workers for departments including bakery, meat, produce, vitamin and cashier. Interested applicants can bring resumes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to the Six Mile Station store at 2195 Tea Planters Lane.
Do you know of a retail business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.