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Tattooed Moose will open its third Charleston location in West Ashley

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The Tattooed Moose, a fixture on Morrison Drive on Charleston's upper peninsula with another location on Johns Island, plans to expand to Citadel Mall in West Ashley. File/Wade Spees/Staff

The Tattooed Moose is migrating to a third Charleston location.

The restaurant, with locations on peninsular Charleston and Johns Island, plans to add a new location at Citadel Mall, according the shopping center's website and a spokeswoman for the restaurant. Look for an opening around May or June in the former King Street Grille location across from Planet Fitness, according to Tattooed Moose marketing director Megan Ladd.

Also, a new dining venue is headed to Mount Pleasant.

Four Guys & A Bar LLC recently leased 2,325 square feet at 1971 Riviera Drive, Suite 3, in The Shoppes at Seaside Farms Shopping Center, according the real estate firm Beach Commercial.

New Lincoln showroom

Another new car showroom hopes to wheel into West Ashley.

Plans have been submitted to the city of Charleston for a new $2 million, stand-alone Lincoln dealership building at 1627 Savannah Highway. That's the current address of Mama's Used Cars.

Plans call for a new 4,600-square-foot building beside Palmetto Ford Lincoln, which owns Mama's Used Cars.

Mama's isn't going away, according to Palmetto Ford Lincoln President Graham Eubank.

Its fleet of used cars under $15,000 will remain under the Mama's name in a lot with pre-owned Ford cars between Palmetto Ford and the new Lincoln showroom. The Mama's building will be demolished to make way for the new Lincoln structure, with construction slated to begin in the fall, according to Eubank.

Eubank said sales for the Lincoln brand have been climbing about 20 percent year over year, and it's time for its own showroom.

The city's Technical Review Committee will consider plans Thursday.

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A new Lincoln car showroom is slated to be built where Mama's Used Cars is located on Savannah Highway in West Ashley. Leroy Burnell/Staff


Big makeover

A West Ashley discount merchandiser is closed until May for a face-lift.

Big Lots at 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. in Ashley Landing Shopping Center recently shut down for renovations. It offers other Charleston area stores in Goose Creek, Moncks Corner, North Charleston and Summerville.

On the easel

A downtown Charleston art gallery will soon operate in new digs.

Trager Contemporary, now at 290 King St., plans to open in the spring at 577 King St., across from the dual Hyatt-branded hotels in the Midtown development.

The gallery, owned by Kelly and Josiah Trager, will occupy 2,719 square feet on the first floor of the renovated building.

First 'Second Sunday'

The first Second Sunday on King Street of the new year is this weekend.

Stop by the closed-off downtown Charleston street between Calhoun and Queen streets for a stroll through a car-free thoroughfare while enjoying entertainment, dining and shopping.

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The Johns Island Farmers Market reopens Saturday after last week's winter storm delayed the earlier-scheduled return in the new year. File/Provided

Market returns

After being delayed a week by last week's icy coating, Johns Island Farmers Market will begin its fifth year Saturday.

The market runs each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of Charleston Collegiate School at 2024 Academy Drive.

Shoppers can expect about 60 new and returning vendors, including farmers, artisans and food trucks. Local music and activities are included.

The market is on a mission to vet all products as local through its "Truth and Transparency Mission."

Keeping fit

Another new gym is headed to Mount Pleasant.

Crunch Fitness plans to open in the former Ross retail space at 672 Long Point Road in a couple of months.

Crunch Fitness offers two other facilities in South Carolina — in North Charleston and Columbia.

Grand opening

Lowe's will hold the grand opening of its second Mount Pleasant home improvement store at 10 a.m. Thursday. The store originally was slated to open Jan. 4 before the previous day's winter storm iced over the Lowcountry.

The new store can be found at 3265 Highway 17 in the northern part of the state's fourth-largest town. Lowe's other East Cooper location can be found at 1104 Market Center Blvd. near Towne Centre.

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

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