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Publix supermarket will anchor the new 75,267-square-foot Moncks Corner Marketplace retail center in a rapidly developing part of Berkeley County where several thousand homes are on the ground or under development. The shopping center is already fully leased before it opens.

Fifteen months after Bi-Lo supermarket closed one of its last Charleston-area stores, fitness firm Planet Fitness has begun renovating the former James Island store for a seventh Charleston-area location. Also, a new grab-and-go restaurant is in the works for Mount Pleasant, an East Cooper frame shop plans to add a second location on Johns Island and a new Circle K convenience store is on the way to the region.

Consumers picked up their spending from May to June, underscoring their resilience despite painfully higher prices at the gas pump and in grocery aisles and allaying fears that the economy might be on the verge of a recession.