Freshfields Village shopping center expanding

Freshfields Village is adding three new buildings to house more retailers and restaurants.

Freshfields Village is sprouting new growth.

The upscale, outdoor shopping center between the resort islands of Kiawah and Seabrook near Charleston is building three new structures for more commercial offerings.

Two of the buildings will overlook the lake at the southern end of the property and face the Andell Inn. At 8,000 square feet, they will house a corner restaurant and retail stores. The third building, about 4,300 square feet, is being built between Kiawah Island Real Estate and the new BB&T building. Plans for it include additional stores and service amenities.

Construction should be completed by the spring. The tenants have not been named.

“As Freshfields Village continues to grow, we are constantly seeking local and regional retailers and restaurateurs sprinkled with select specialty national tenants in order to preserve a unique shopping experience for the residents and visitors of the area”, said Ward Kampf, president of Northwood Retail, the shopping center management company. “The success of 2015 paired with the expanding customer base is the perfect catalyst for expansion in the center, and we are looking forward to the evolution of Freshfields Village.”

Officials cited this year’s addition of several new stores as a reason for the expansion. Those shops include Southern Tide’s first signature store; resort boutiques Lilly Pulitzer, Tommy Bahama and Roberta Roller Rabbit; local jewelry designer Peyton William; and FortyEight: A Wine Bar.

Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects Inc. of Mount Pleasant is the architect for the three new buildings.

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