West Marine will hold the grand opening of its newest boating equipment and accessories store Friday through Sunday at 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant Square.
The shop measures 12,000 square feet, almost twice the size of the previous location just around the corner.
Festivities run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. They include a fighting-chair challenge to test strength, local charter boat captains sharing tips and tricks on how to catch more fish and a local boat-builders' display featuring Scout, Key West, Sea Fox and Sea Hunt boats.
Also available will be tests drives of the latest high-tech electronics with Raymarine and others; Brad Van Liew, the only U.S. entry in the upcoming Velux 5 Oceans 2010-11 solo race around the world; a Navico demonstration of the latest in marine electronics including the award-winning BR-24 Broadband Radar and the new SonicHub; fishing and sailing seminars; discounts; and free raffle prizes and giveaways.
Redbox movie kiosks will make their debut soon at a pharmacy near you.
The Illinois-based company, a subsidiary of Coinstar Inc. , will arrive in 700 CVS pharmacy stores nationwide by year's end and roll into other CVS stores by the end of 2011. CVS pharmacies are scattered throughout the Lowcountry.
Redbox, the automated $1 movie dispenser about the size of a refrigerator, already can be found in 23,000 locations. Each kiosk holds 630 discs, representing up to 200 film titles.
Online menswear provider Bonobos is setting up a pop-up shop at the Cynthia Rowley store at 341 King St. To celebrate the launch, The Bluestone Ramblers will provide music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today.
--Shine's luster didn't last long, but another restaurant/bar plans to take over the site at King and Line streets. Drazen Romic, who's a partner in Lana's Restaurant on nearby Rutledge Avenue, aims to open Barsa, a tapas lounge, by late September at 58 Line St. The interior is under renovation.
--Hula Dogs LLC plans to open a in the new Harris Teeter-anchored Six Mile Marketplace at 2195 Tea Planter Lane in Mount Pleasant. Owner Mark White hopes to open in 60 to 90 days and offer gourmet Hawaiian hot dogs as well as shaved ice, fresh juices and tropical smoothies.
--Firehouse Subs is coming to 357 King St. in downtown Charleston. Partners Russell Brown and Kevin Hatton, who own the other four locations in the Charleston area, hope to open by Oct. 1.
--32 Degrees, a yogurt bar, is setting up shop at 315 King St. in the former Norma May International space.
Green Street Logistics LLC, a courier and delivery service that uses hybrid- and alternative-fuel vehicles, has opened in Summerville. The Comiskey Park Circle business is owned by Andy and Cheryl Armbruster.
In the know? Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren Wise at email@example.com or 937-5524.