Kitchen & Company cooks up Mt Pleasant debut

Kitchen & Company is the latest retailer to announce its opening in the new Bowman Place shopping center in Mount Pleasant.

The latest merchant to arrive in the new Bowman Place shopping center in Mount Pleasant has set an opening date.

Kitchen & Company, the newest entry into the kitchenware competition in East Cooper, will host its grand opening at 9 a.m. Oct. 22.

The nearly 20,000-square-foot store near U.S. Highway 17 and Bowman Road will feature cooking, dining and entertaining products. It will include more than 3,000 cooking tools on a 120-foot-long wall. The shop will also offer Vintopia, a beer and wine selection.

“We’ve been working around the clock to make sure everything is perfect for our opening,” store manager Matt Nock said. He recently relocated to the area after previously managing the Kitchen & Company in Asheville.

“It’s a great vibe in Mount Pleasant, and I know we are all very excited to be in such a food-centric, growing area,” he said.

Grand opening events will last throughout the weekend and include product and gift card giveaways, free cooking demonstrations and a live radio segment by Mix 96 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The new store is in the same shopping center as the recently opened Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack and DSW. A Kmart once anchored the newly redeveloped retail space.

For Kitchen & Company, it’s the first store in South Carolina and the ninth for the company. The chain is owned by Delaware-based Calvert Retail LP.

Woof Gang Bakery, an Orlando-based retailer for pets’ nutritional needs, plans to open a shop at 341 King St. in downtown Charleston early next week. It will offer baked pet treats and supplies.

Franchise owners are Angela Castro of Charleston and Mike Karaman of Fayetteville, N.C. Castro will operate the store, one of 57 across the nation.

A new shop is headed to the North Morrison area of Charleston’s upper peninsula as one of the first retailers in the city’s rapidly changing “NoMo” district. Indigo Market, featuring vintage and new furniture, home accessories, original art, jewelry and gifts, will open at 10 a.m. Thursday at 1094 Morrison Drive. It’s the product of Liz Lyday and Chrissie Batten. A grand opening celebration is planned for Oct. 21.

Summerville is gaining a Lowcountry-grown business. Molly and Me Pecans will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of its new shop at 217 Cedar St. at 10 a.m. Friday.The shop, a product of Kay Holseberg of Holly Hill, also offers its items at Southern Season, Charleston Farmers Market and Boone Hall Farm Store.

A new Cook Out Restaurant is being proposed for 8475 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. Jeremy Reaves with the restaurant chain is seeking a variance for the placement of structures in the vegetative buffer for the site near Appian Way. The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Monday.

Belgian Gelato now has a third location in the Lowcountry. The cold treat’s owner, Hugo Heule, recently opened a cafe at 776 S. Shelmore Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

Inspired by Belgian chocolates, the shop incorporates elements of an old-fashioned ice cream/soda fountain shop from the 1950s while adding a new concept called gelato on draft.

The cafe, with indoor and outdoor seating, offers more than gelato. It serves breakfast and offers a family happy hour each day from 5-7 p.m. for children and adults. It also offers alcoholic beverages. It’s open seven days a week with variable hours.

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Its other two shops are in downtown Charleston.

Wilson’s Carpet Plus at 1117 Market Center Blvd. in Mount Pleasant will have its grand opening Thursday, with a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. The 1,300-square-foot boutique showroom took over a former Verizon store and offers a customer design center by Shaw Industries, a Georgia-based flooring company. The 29-year-old business also offers carpet cleaning and 24-hour water extraction. Wilson’s operates another store in Summerville.

Celadon, a home furnishings store at 1015 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, will celebrate its 21st anniversary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Twenty-one local vendors will be present, along with local food trucks, face-painting and a bluegrass band.

Talbots at 261 King St. will host a charity shopping event 5-7 p.m. Thursday to benefit the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund. Shoppers at the women’s apparel and accessories store will receive a 25 percent discount, appetizers and wine. Bob the carriage horse will be stationed outside for photos.

Ten percent of pretax sales will be donated to the church fund, with a minimum of $5,000 contributed.

The event celebrates the shop’s fall collection. Its catalog was photographed entirely in the Lowcountry prior to the tragedy at the church.

M. Dumas & Sons will host a Southern Tide trunk show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the 98-year-old retailer’s newly renovated store at 294 King St. Customers will receive a gift with a purchase and can enter for a chance to win the Ultimate BMW Driving Experience.

Do you know of a retail business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at (843) 937-5524