Grocer coming to Wescott, for real

This May 2010 file photo shows the Harris Teeter store at Six Mile Marketplace shopping center in Mount Pleasant. The company plans to open its Wescott Plantation store at 9500 Dorchester Road during its fourth quarter of 2013, which is July through September.

The Harris Teeter “Coming Soon” sign on Dorchester Road has been up for a long time.

By this time next year, it is expected to be replaced by a “Now open” sign.

Shelved during the recession because of the slowdown in housing construction, the new 53,000-square-foot supermarket is one of 12 the Matthews, N.C.-based food chain plans to open during its new fiscal year.

The company plans to open the new Wescott Plantation store at 9500 Dorchester Road during its fourth quarter of 2013, which is July through September, Harris Teeter spokeswoman Catherine Reuhl said.

The store will be the chain’s first in the North Charleston-Summerville area. It will feature a pharmacy and a Starbucks as well as other departments found in Harris Teeter’s seven other supermarkets in the region.

The new Anthropologie store at 260 King St. in downtown Charleston should be open by the end of October. Workers are still busy upfitting the former 7,478-square-foot Abercrombie & Fitch site for the women’s clothing store.

The store is expected to be ready for products by Oct. 15 and should be ready to open within a week or so after that.

Mixson, an urban-living community near Park Circle in North Charleston, will introduce a new multifaceted shop Oct. 12.

With indoor and outdoor seating, Mixson Market will feature gourmet coffee, artisanal sandwiches, craft beer, wine, housewares and gifts, among other items. The shop at 4338 McCarthy St. will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Six Mile Antique Mall opened at Six Mile Marketplace in Mount Pleasant about 18 months ago to fill the void left when Hungryneck Antique Mall closed to make way for Trader Joe’s a few miles south on U.S. Highway 17.

Now the business has moved again within the town, this time to Coleman Boulevard, because its old spot was bulldozed to make way for more parking at Six Mile. Owners Dan and Harriet Blackburn will hold a reopening event Saturday and Sunday at the their new 6,000-square-foot location at 761 W. Coleman.

GOGA Studios, a national franchise using the Whole Body Vibration Machine, has expanded to Mount Pleasant’s Belle Hall Shopping Center. The 10-minute, “no-work workout” gives the equivalent of an hour’s workout by oscillating the body, according to franchise owners Dennis Stewart and Beverly Larson.

The new studio at 616 A Long Point Road will hold its grand opening from 5 to 8 p.m. today, offering $2,500 in prizes, including $500 in cash, a Samsung TV and free demonstrations.

The biannual Mom-to-Mom consignment sale is set for Saturday at the National Guard Armory at 245 Mathis Ferry Road in Mount Pleasant.

Sponsored by the Moms Offering Moms Support clubs of Mount Pleasant as their biggest fundraiser twice a year, the event will offer the fall sale’s proceeds to HALOS for abused and neglected children.

Doors opens at 7 a.m., close at 11 a.m., then reopen from noon to 1:30 p.m. for the half-off sale for what’s left. Look for toys, books, clothes, baby items and more from more than 100 consignors and vendors. Credit cards accepted. Admission is $1.

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