Columbus, Ohio-based Designer Shoe Warehouse will join several other retailers in the former Kmart-anchored shopping center in Mount Pleasant, according to the property manager.
The retailer plans to open a 15,000-square-foot store at the new Bowman Place during the third quarter of the year, joining Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack and Kitchen & Company.
Each DSW store stocks nearly 25,000 pairs of shoes, from casual and athletic shoes to top-brand dress shoes.
The ex-Kmart center is being totally renovated at Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and Bowman Road, near U.S. Interstate 526.
Chaps clothing store is now open at Tanger Outlets in North Charleston. Located in Suite 431 across from Finish Line, the shop is offering grand-opening savings of up to 70 percent off select styles, plus an additional 30 percent off all markdowns.
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich shop is coming to West Ashley. The restaurant soon will open in a 1,550-square-foot space in Midway Plaza at 1300 Savannah Highway, according to Carolina Commercial Real Estate. The five-year lease was made with the Chelsey Group LLC, headed by Chelsey McPeek.
The restaurant will be a seventh in the Charleston area for Jimmy John’s. Others are in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston and Summerville.
The wood-fired ovens have gone cold for a longtime Mount Pleasant restaurant. After 10 years, Brixx at 656 Long Point Road has closed. The Belle Hall Shopping Center pizza place said on Facebook its lease was up and that it’s looking for another location.
“We love Mount Pleasant and Charleston and hope to fire up our oven again in a new home soon,” Brixx said in its post.
The windows are papered over, but dressing rooms are being built in the back of a shop beside Kitchen 208 on lower King Street in downtown Charleston, just south of Market Street.
It’s going to be a women’s dress shop from Myrtle Beach, said Linn Lesesne of Charming Inns, which owns Kitchen 208 and holds the lease on the future clothing store space. The shop’s name is not being announced at this time. The space is still being renovated.
Also new to the street is Roberta Roller Rabbit. Global style purveyor Roberta Freymann recently opened the 14th store in a 1,400-square-foot shop at 336 King.
The relaxed resort-inspired line includes clothing for men, women and children, as well as accessories and home furnishings. The store will hold an opening party 6-8 p.m. Feb. 19.
Also, the demise of yogurt shops continues. Yogurt Mountain at 343 King St. closed Monday. The 3,000-square-foot space is up for lease. On a similar note, FreshBerry Frozen Yogurt at 766 S. Shelmore Blvd. in Mount Pleasant has closed. A sign says Belgian Gelato is to open in the space.
Teacups and Trucks LLC, an event-planning firm known for throwing theme parties for children, will cut the ribbon on its new store at 217-G Lucas St. in Mount Pleasant on Saturday. The 1-5 p.m. grand opening will include games and other activities, a jump castle, face-painting and pizza. Owner Corrie Silvers said she decided it was time to open a storefront after five years of throwing hundreds of parties while working out of her garage and car.
Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.