BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Mount Pleasant residents Jericha and Zac Jordan are selling stainless steel bowls that keep food warm or cold under the company Rigwa Life.
Car dealerships, tailors, supplement stores, vape shops, bars, federal credit unions and cheap eats all advertise to and rely on young men and women in uniform that are armed with consistent paychecks and practically no living expenses. But these shops also live in fear of South Carolina's bases closing.
The retailer turned down an opportunity to settle the Upstate negligence case for $12,000 several years ago. The dispute appears to be far from over.
A roadside retail and restaurant fixture of northern Mount Pleasant for the past 14 years will close as early as Jan. 31 for an eventual move to a new location nearby.
Supermarket chain Harris Teeter will welcome customers into its newest Charleston-area store on Feb. 12. Meanwhile, Barnes & Noble Booksellers will close its North Charleston location Saturday. Some items are marked down 50 percent.
Several new restaurants are either on the way or recently opened at the start of a new year across the Charleston area. Meanwhile, sushi sports pub Locals has closed one location while opening another.
Pier 1 Imports is closing one of its four Charleston-area stores after its lease expired.
At a cost more than $10 million, Firefly Distillery will soon begin producing liquors and offering tours at its new 16-acre site near Park Circle in North Charleston.
It's now illegal for tobacco products to be sold to anybody under 21, but the tax hit to South Carolina will be absorbed by other revenue sources.
Don't count out physical retail sites just yet. At least 10 new shopping centers around Charleston are on the rise or have recently been built, proving that brick-and-mortar retail is not dead. They offer grocery stores, restaurants, locally owned shops, outpatient medical offices and items people generally don't shop for online as retail evolves in the era of click-and-order shopping.
A long-awaited Krispy Kreme, along with a new discount Aldi grocery store and a second Total Wine shop, are among a slew of new retail and restaurant developments that will open in the new year around the greater Charleston area.
An entertainment venue called Game Show, centered on popular TV game shows, is coming to Mount Pleasant. It's the brainchild of Jason Pap, creator of Escape Games' three venues throughout Charleston and Chucktown Axe Throwing.
A discount store that closed in Mount Pleasant one year ago was supposed to open last February, but that didn't happen. It didn't because of a non-compete clause where it hoped to land.
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The Regal theater in North Charleston is no longer showing movies. It closed earlier this week and will be demolished to make way for a new 300-unit apartment development next to City Hall.
Sullivan's Island has just one gas station, but it could soon be sold and be remade into a new brand of convenience store and refueling depot.
A big-box retailer's former auto shop in North Charleston will soon be razed to make way for a new restaurant near Northwoods Mall.
Johns Island residents now have two new dining options in part of a new six-building shopping center on Maybank Highway.
The chain operates one store in the Charleston area at 7400 Rivers Ave. in North Pointe Plaza Shopping Center in North Charleston.
Fishing guide Tanner Sutton wanted clothing more suited for the outdoors so he launched his own brand called Free Fly, reeled in his sister and brother-in-law from corporate jobs at Nike as partners in the business and moved to Charleston from Montana to make the dream a reality. They are now looking to double the size of their peninsula office as the company has grown to 16 employees and sells products in 300-plus stores across the U.S.
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With jobs aplenty and people in a spending mood, Charleston-area holiday shoppers expect to lay out more than the national average of $1,050 and local merchants believe they will end the year with even more cheerful sales than last year.
The holiday centerpiece attraction will cost a little more this year across South Carolina. Christmas tree prices are expected to be up about 5 percent because of drier growing conditions, higher cost of doing business and a continued scarcity of the popular Fraser firs.
Growing unease about waste has some Americans rethinking wrapping paper.
The holiday shopping season approaches full throttle after Thanksgiving and about 25 percent of shoppers plan to patronize a locally owned business this year. The National Retail Federation predicts nearly $731 billion will be spent on holiday items, setting a record in the nation's booming economy with full employment.
A pair of Charleston retail shops expand their footprints on King Street just in the time for the busy holiday shopping season while four new restaurants are on the way across the Lowcountry.
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre will welcome a new upscale Italian restaurant this weekend while a new breakfast and lunch spot will launch its second Charleston-area location in the shopping center in January. Also, Summerville's new ice skating rink debuts this weekend.
At 7 a.m. Wednesday, the growing supermarket chain will launch its 15th store in the region. It's the fourth new store in the Charleston area this year for Publix.
Morgan Creek Grill is no longer serving on the Isle of Palms, and suitors, including one with deep pockets and other high-dollar projects in the Charleston region, are lining up to replace the shuttered restaurant after its 17-year run next to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Eighteen Chick-fil-A restaurants serve the Greater Charleston area, including four on college campuses. On Nov. 21, the fast-food chicken restaurant that's never open on Sunday returns to a key location in West Ashley after a five-month absence.
A smoothie shop is juicing up its presence across the Charleston region with two new shops this year and possibly two others next year.
Baker Motor Co. breaks ground on a new $10 million dealership for Sprinter Vans and loaner cars in Nexton in Summerville.
California-based Galpão Gaucho plans to open in January at 167 East Bay St., an on-site company worker said Tuesday.
Family Dollar closes its store on Meeting Street in Charleston. A sign on the door says it's temporary for repairs.
A fourth new Publix supermarket this year in the Charleston area will make its debut before Thanksgiving.
Part of the former Shipwatch Square Shopping Center property in North Charleston will become a gas station after a corner parcel at Rivers and McMillan avenues was sold recently to an Upstate firm.
A trio of internationally flavored restaurants are setting up shop throughout the Charleston region, adding new French, Cuban and Asian cuisine to dining options. Meanwhile, a new grocery store offering Eastern European food is now open in a new location in West Ashley and will add a cafe and bakery next month.
Nine Subway sandwich shops throughout the Charleston area closed last week after a franchisee sought to end a bankruptcy reorganization case. The closings follow six Burger King restaurants that closed in the region in early October as a result of another franchisee's bankruptcy filing, citing money-losing venues similar to the Subway franchisee.
Publix has been beefing up its presence in the Charleston region all year. The Florida-based grocery chain hopes to open a fourth new area store on James Island before Thanksgiving.
Burger King hopes to scare up some Halloween sales with its new limited-time Ghost Whopper and is introducing it at 10 locations across the nation, including one in Summerville.
A weaker-than-normal peak shipping season for Asian businesses making goods bound for U.S. markets could be an indication of a sluggish Christmas shopping season.
The shelves are stocked, and customers will once again be pushing carts down the aisles of the Charleston area's newest Food Lion supermarket when it opens Wednesday in Goose Creek.
A collection of office spaces may soon take over a vacant supermarket in Mount Pleasant.
Ship's Wheel Hard Cider, founded in upstate New York, opens in North Charleston this weekend with tastings of a variety of old and new flavors.
Six Burger King restaurants across the Charleston region closed this week after a franchisee's bankruptcy filing. They follow six others that closed for unrelated reasons earlier this year.
North Myrtle Beach is the first in South Carolina to ban pet shops, and while there are few stores selling puppies in the state, one in Summerville has come under fire.
Competing grocery chains, including Walmart and Harris Teeter, offer similar convenience-driven services of curbside pickup.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers in North Charleston soon will be replaced by Aldi supermarket. It will be the fourth Aldi in the Charleston region.
Krispy Kreme fans have waited nearly three years since word first surfaced of a second doughnut shop coming to the Charleston area. By early next year, if there are no problems with the construction schedule, aficionados will be savoring the sweet treats on Ladson Road in North Charleston.