Mt. Pleasant adding to its fashion portfolio Lane Bryant at Wando Crossing will be third Charleston-area store

Lane Bryant will open its new Charleston-area store Friday in Wando Crossing Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant.

Lane Bryant is returning its plus-size offerings to Mount Pleasant.

The Ohio-based women’s clothing chain will open at 10 a.m. Friday in the Wal-Mart-anchored Wando Crossing Shopping Center at 1485 N. Highway 17. It will be next to TJ Maxx.

As part of the three-day grand- opening event, customers who drop by through Sunday will have a chance to win one of 25 gift cards each day.

Lane Bryant offers other Charleston-area shops at Tanger Outlets and Northwoods Marketplace, both in North Charleston. The company once had a store at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Lane Bryant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft stores.

A new upscale consignment shop in downtown Charleston is ready for its debut.

Redefined will have its grand-opening celebration with extended hours 6-8 p.m. Saturday at 113 Church St.

Andrea Serrano, a former New York fashion stylist of the online fashion blog, Charleston Shop Curator, will host the event. Artist Daniel Velasco, whose work provided the backdrop for Charleston Fashion Week, also will be on hand.

The shop, a couture and vintage couture clothing consignment boutique, is co-owned by Jamie Boehmer and Heather Martinez. It offers high-end couture clothing, shoes and handbags as well as vintage clothing, jewelry and other accessories.

The shop is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream lovers will want to mark their calendars for Tuesday.

That’s Free Cone Day for the iconic dessert shop. From noon to 8 p.m., fans can visit a local store for a free scoop. Shops in the Charleston area can be found at 96 N. Market St. in downtown Charleston and at 1109 Ocean Blvd. on Isle of Palms.

The Charleston Farmers Market returns to Marion Square this weekend.

The months-long attraction of vendors of food and wares runs 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday through November.

Three new fitness centers plan to tone up the Lowcountry.

Method29403, a new fitness center, will have a grand opening at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at 469 King St.

Also, Orangetheory Fitness will snip the ribbon on its new studio at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 1101 N. Main St. in Summerville. With a center already at 975 Savannah Highway in West Ashley, the fitness center is looking to expand to Mount Pleasant and Greenville as well. Orangetheory is a franchise of Florida-based Ultimate Fitness Group LLC.

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Also, F45, an Australian-based fitness training program, is eyeing a new studio for Mount Pleasant.

Jack Hurley, of Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, is an investor in the project and said the new fitness concept plans to open in May at 1956 Long Grove Drive, Suite 3. Partner in the project is Mark Hettermann, and general manager is Daniel Cobb.

Bojangles is looking to build a new restaurant in North Charleston.

The chicken chain is eyeing 5480 N. Rhett Ave. as the site. That’s near the intersection with Sumner Avenue and Thompson Street, near Interstate 526.

Also, a 1,637-square-foot Waffle House is proposed for Red Bank Road near Old State Road in Goose Creek. The city has approved the project.

Persimmon Cafe is closer to opening its second restaurant. Earlier this year it leased a 1,646-square-foot space in the Earth Fare-anchored Summerville Marketplace Shopping Center. It plans to open by mid- to late May, according to a cafe receptionist. Persimmon operates another restaurant at 226 Calhoun St. in Charleston.

Woof Gang Bakery now offers a second Charleston-area location.

The pet-grooming shop with baked treats, pet toys and other items is now open at 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Crickentree Village Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. Operated by Leigh Reis Hope, the shop will host a grand opening April 16. Another shop can be found at 341 King St. in downtown Charleston.

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