A developing new shopping center in Mount Pleasant is quickly adding new tenants.
Indigo Square, across from Lowe's home improvement store on U.S. Highway 17 near Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, now has six tenants lined up. Nine spaces are still available in the five-building retail site that's under construction.
In addition to Publix GreenWise organic supermarket, which announced last year it is opening in the shopping center, Boxcar Betty's restaurant, Rise Biscuits Donuts, Blaze Pizza, AT&T and Club Pilates will join the lineup of businesses moving into the Regency Centers-owned retail space. AT&T is moving its store from across the street.
The specialty Publix store will be its first in South Carolina for the Florida-based chain. It's set to welcome customers in early 2019. Other tenants will open in November, according to a Regency Centers spokeswoman.
Boxcar Betty's operates two other locations in the Charleston region — in West Ashley and Summerville — and is planning another for North Charleston.
North Carolina-based Rise Biscuits Donuts operates 17 locations across the Southeast. Its Mount Pleasant store will be a first in the Lowcountry.
Blaze Pizza of California operates numerous sites across the nation. The Indigo Square restaurant will be its first in the Charleston region.
National chain Club Pilates operates two other studios in the area — on James Island and in Summerville.
Lease negotiations are underway with three other tenants, but they have not been disclosed.
Chick-fil-A at 2013 Magwood Drive near Ashley Crossing Shopping Center is slated to be torn down and rebuilt, according to a filing with the city of Charleston.
But it won't happen anytime soon.
Demolition is expected to begin in late 2019, according to workers at the restaurant. A newer, larger building will replace the 23-year-old structure.
Downtown Charleston's newest restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and late-night.
El Jefe Texican Cantina can be found at 468 King St.
The independently owned restaurant and bar is the product of local residents Jay Witkowski of Charleston and Roy Neal of Mount Pleasant.
Look for Tex-Mex inspired tacos, dips, Texican Phos (noodles, protein and salad) and hot sizzle platters at the 4,500-square-foot venue. It opens at 11 a.m. each day and includes a club atmosphere after 10 p.m. on weekends.
Also, upper King Street’s newest restaurant, Parcel 32, will open Tuesday at 442 King St. It will serve dinner 5:30-10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with bar service beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Situated inside a Charleston single house built in 1837, the 104-seat restaurant is filled with both modern and historical design elements and includes a main dining room, bar, “living room,” communal table and piazza.
Executive chef Shaun Brian's menu features locally supplied ingredients.
A fourth kiosk is now operating at Charleston International Airport through the agency's specialty leasing program.
Mama Chef Cuban Cafe joins Daddy's Girls Bakery, LMM Dolls & Gifts and King Street Cookies. All of the kiosks are in the post-security sections of the terminal, which means only ticket holders have access to them. They are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
A new place to shop for antiques is opening in Summerville.
Ronald and Laura Rittle will launch the 6,000-square-foot Auction Charleston Antique Mall at 592 Orangeburg Road on Friday.
With 55 booths, it will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Auctions will begin in July.
A Charleston-based toy retailer will become the nation's first specialty store to host a Mattel store within a store.
Wonder Works at 975 Savannah Highway in St. Andrews Shopping Center will debut the Mattel shop 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday after eight months of planning and design.
The national toy company is looking to test market its products in independently owned retailers after the wheels fell off of Toys R Us earlier this year when it filed for bankruptcy and announced it is closing its stores.
The kickoff celebration will include numerous free activities, sweet treats and a free toy for every child. All Mattel toys will be 20 percent off during the event.
A Goose Creek pizzeria is celebrating its brand overhaul.
Stoner's Pizza Joint will sponsor a reopening party 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 107 St. James Ave. Guests can enjoy free pizza, music and face painting and win prizes such as free pizza for a year and a new iPad. A percentage of sales will be donated to Lowcountry Food Bank.
In another sign of the growth of Berkeley County, a new place to be pampered will launch Friday.
Red Carpet Day Spa will officially open at 2833-A S. Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner. Owner Prisilla Griffin plans to operate Wednesday through Friday and by appointments only on Saturday.
The Knights of Columbus Council 9475 will sponsor a three-week book sale at Christ Our King Stella Maris School at 1149 Russell Drive in Mount Pleasant.
The sale will run 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 11-30. Paperback books will be sold for $1 and hardbacks for $2. Raised funds will be used to support different charities.
Sam's Club is saluting military members with a new offer.
The club store, part of the Walmart retail empire, is offering a $10 gift card to military personnel who join or renew their Sam's Club membership through Monday.
Military members who renew also can receive a free rotisserie chicken, free lattice apple pie, free 20-count all-butter cocktail croissants and $2 off Members Mark loaded potato salad.
The offer is available for active and retired military, veterans and their spouses with a valid U.S. military ID.
A new auto repair shop in Summerville will host its grand opening June 6.
The celebration for John Harris Body Shops is set for noon at 103 Trolley Road.
The company operates another location on Azalea Drive in North Charleston. The family-owned company of more than 40 years operates 10 locations in South Carolina and Georgia.