Northern Mount Pleasant could soon see a new car dealership under plans presented to the town for a site on U.S. Highway 17. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants to build a Galeana Chrysler Dodge Ram Jeep dealership about a mile north of Wando High School.
CHARLOTTE — A restructuring at Belk has eliminated 80 positions at the department store operator's corporate office.
A Baltimore-based real estate investment and management company now owns the retail destination. It's one of the single-largest real estate transactions in Charleston County to date.
Pier 1 Imports recently announced plans to shutter 450 locations.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is ready to launch its first sweet treat restaurant in North Charleston in 19 years. It will be the second retail site operating in the Charleston region.
Simon Property Group is juggling a pair of acquisitions that encapsulate the challenges the retail industry is facing in 2020 and the revitalization of downtown Charleston in the 1980s — all from a King-and-Market vantage point.
Charleston-based Refuel buys 48-store chain in Mississippi and another small company in Myrtle Beach to boost its store count to 83. Owner Mark Jordan believes the company will surpass 100 stores through other acquisitions in 2020.
Shaking seats, water sprays and scented air could soon be coming to a theater in Mount Pleasant.
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is no longer open 24 hours at two of its 10 big-box stores in the Charleston area.
With organic supermarket Earth Fare leaving West Ashley and Summerville, residents in the two Charleston-area suburbs want specialty grocer Trader Joe's to take over the sites and they have started petitions to try to make it happen.
Total Wine will have two alcoholic beverage stores in the Charleston area when it opens its doors before Valentine's Day on a new 25,000-square-foot shop in Mount Pleasant.
Cupid is expected to deliver a bonanza to retailers and restaurants this year as Valentine's Day spending soars to a record $27.4 billion.
Harris Teeter is pushing back the opening of its new Charleston supermarket one week.
The chain said despite "numerous strategic initiatives aimed at growth and expansion and enhancing the customer experience ... continued challenges in the retail industry impeded the company's progress as well as its ability to refinance its debt."
Salt Life is one of two new stores coming to downtown Charleston.
Starbucks has expanded its online delivery venture with Uber Eats to South Carolina, picking Charleston as its jumping-off point.
Charleston-based Pivotal Fitness will take over half of the 10 O2 Fitness sites on Pivotal Fitness CEO Michelle Berrard said Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
Frances Valentine, a fashion brand inspired by the late Kate Spade and business partner Elyce Arons in 2016, plans to open a store in downtown Charleston by mid-year.
Five of the 11 Bojangles' chicken restaurants in the Charleston region are "temporarily closed," according to the company's website. A spokesman on Friday said they could reopen over the next week or so.
Every year after the holidays, retailers large and small take stock of their bottom lines and decide to shake off underperforming stores. The business decisions continue with Banana Republic closing its downtown Charleston location and J.C. Penney shuttering a Myrtle Beach site.
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.