A new retail development in the works near Cypress Gardens Road between Moncks Corner and Goose Creek could include a new supermarket and other retailers. It's in a growing part of the far southern part of Moncks Corner where several new housing developments are in the works.
A coffee emporium based in Virginia plans to open a new outpost in downtown Charleston.
Pier 1 Imports plans to shutter all of its stores and sell off the assets after not securing a buyer during its bankruptcy reorganization filed in February. It operates three remaining stores in the Charleston area after closing one earlier this year in North Charleston.
North Carolina-based Food Lion is beefing up its presence in the Charleston area with a 17th store in a growing part of Dorchester County.
The parent company of Goody's said an already challenging market environment was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Publix supermarkets on Saturday will expand their hours and eliminate special shopping times put in place during the coronavirus outbreak.
Several restaurants and stores have closed in downtown Charleston since the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March. Drugstore giant Walgreens is the latest, shuttering a downtown Charleston location as one of 200 of its stores targeted for closure nationwide. Meanwhile, tech giant Apple reopens on King Street.
Apple will reopen a handful of its more than 250 stores across the U.S. this week, including its Charleston store.
Trendy retailer Forever 21 is closing its King Street store in downtown Charleston nine years after setting up in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space.
The business of selling flowers has been profoundly changed by the coronavirus pandemic.
A new development with a grocery store, retail outparcels and 156 apartment units is in the works in the growing suburbs of metro Charleston.
The debt-laden chain has nine stores in South Carolina.
Northwoods and Citadel malls reopened Friday along with Belk department stores in Charleston and across South Carolina after being closed for weeks during the coronavirus outbreak. Other retailers are beginning to inch back into business as well, though restrictive measures are in place to help prevent the spread of the deadly disease.
Citadel Mall will reopen Friday along with Northwoods Mall as retailers begin to crack open their doors amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Earth Fare is returning to West Ashley, after closing in February along with all of its other stores. In March, it announced it will return this summer to Summerville.
Charleston-based convenience store chain Refuel now owns 41 Double Quick convenience stores in Mississippi and seven others under the same brand in Arkansas, bringing Refuel's total holdings to 83 stores.
Costco will require face masks on all customers starting Monday.
Longtime seafood restaurant R.B.'s is now permanently closed after the owner sold the iconic eatery on Shem Creek to an Atlanta firm for $7 million.
Northwoods Mall and Charleston-area Belk stores will join a handful of other Lowcountry retailers already back in operation when the shopping center and department stores reopen Friday after being closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
A new North Charleston apartment complex sold recently for nearly $47 million while a 190,000-square-foot, speculative industrial building is on the rise on the edge of metro Charleston near Summerville.
Subway restaurant on King Street in Charleston recently went dark after 35 years. It's the second restaurant in April to announce its departure to look for another location on the peninsula.
Charleston-based Refuel convenience store chain continues its expansion plan with the purchase of a 2-acre site in Carnes Crossroads in Goose Creek. Meanwhile, Savannah-based Parker's Kitchen opens one new store in West Ashley and another south of Summerville in April.
The 12,000-square-foot store won't have a grand opening as it usually does for new locations because of the pandemic and its hours will be shorter than normal. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. while the virus outbreak persists.
The New York-based beverage giant plans to relocate elsewhere within the region.
A longtime Charleston restaurant will close at the end of April to look for another location in the downtown area.
The parent company of Bi-Lo supermarkets said Friday it will be initiate new safety measures and close on Easter Sunday to allow workers time off amid the ongoing pandemic.
Publix supermarkets will begin offering contactless payment options at all stores by Saturday in another effort to counter the spread of the coronavirus.
Based on consumer data, booze may be one of the ways that Americans are coping with the coronavirus crisis. For the week ending March 21, U.S. alcohol sales rose 55 percent, according to the market research firm Nielsen.
Some of the retailer's employees are feeling anxious about the possiblity of having to interact with large numbers of customers.
Three will be a crowd at the members-only retailer's stores starting Friday.
A Savannah-based convenience store chain with six locations already operating across the Charleston region since they were first announced last May will open two more over the next month or so in West Ashley and Summerville. Plans to build even more are in the works.
One of the nation's big-box retailers will furlough the majority of workers as the coronavirus pandemic drags on and its store remain closed.
In another measure to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, will begin taking employees' temperatures when they report to work and send them home or direct them to seek medical care if their temperatures are 100 degrees or higher.
A high-end chain steak restaurant is now closed permanently in downtown Charleston.
A group of investors has teamed up to reopen a handful of the shuttered Earth Fare organic grocery stores, including one in the Charleston area.
The extended tax filing season is a relief for millions of people during the coronavirus crisis, but it will put a crimp in summer vacation plans for the many accountants who will be working well past July 4 this year to help clients meet the July 15 deadline.
Two supermarket chains are installing plastic shields in areas where workers interact with shoppers as a form of protection during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, site construction begins for a new North Charleston restaurant while a new Summerville Aldi and two new restaurants in Mount Pleasant wait for pandemic to pass before opening.
Grocers and the head of the South Carolina Trucking Association said deliveries are being made, but demand continues to outstrip supply as people hoard hard-to-find items. Supermarkets are urging customers to return to normal shopping patterns.
The coronavirus crisis is poised to inflict some serious harm on the brick-and-mortar retail trade, an industry based on driving as much foot traffic as possible into relatively small, confined spaces.
Three large supermarket chains with multiple stores in the Charleston area are adopting early shopping hours for seniors during the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus crisis has led to the temporary closing of two more South Carolina shopping centers.
Big-box retailers Belk and J.C. Penney close for two weeks because of the coronavirus.
Big-box merchants Belk and J.C. Penney close temporarily because of the coronavirus while two new retail developments with multiple tenants are in the works in the Charleston area.
Shoppers may encounter temporarily closed stores, shorter hours and cart wipe-downs as they venture out from their homes to gather supplies at retailers that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Major retail trade groups urge shoppers to stop hoarding to allow suppliers to replenish empty shelves as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause angst. Meanwhile, certain items still remained hard to find Monday in Charleston.
Like many business owners worldwide, Julie Weldon and Stacey Pierce saw this month unfolding very differently.
Workers will continue to be paid and office staff will work remotely if possible, CEO Tim Cook said.
Major supermarkets are grappling with or anticipating runs on toilet paper and other essential supplies as fears of extended coronavirus-related closures continue. Some have implemented quotas as well.
With more people looking to stockpile on home equipment, retailers and local pharmacies speak on how the practice has affected their businesses.
Aldi will soon have a third discount grocery store in the Charleston region when it opens a second site in Summerville next month. A fourth store is on the way, too.