The pandemic kept people from traveling and spending money on entertainment, and that's put more discretionary money in people's pockets this year to spend on holiday gifts.
An upscale eyewear shop joins the merchants of King Street, another eyeglass shop sets its sights on East Cooper and a handmade Colombian handbag vendor opens in Mount Pleasant. Meanwhile, a longtime grocer in the Charleston area continues to fade away after another store transitions to a new brand.
A Myrtle Beach office furniture company will expand its operations further into Horry County with a new 85,000-square-foot facility, creating 41 new jobs by 2022.
The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, expects that holiday sales could actually exceed growth seen in prior seasons, despite all the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.
A longtime West Ashley thrift store forced to move when the landlord decided to renovate the former site for a mix of new tenants has found a small temporary home on Ashley River Road.
Texas-based Buc-ee's Travel Center is breaking ground Thursday on its first South Carolina location on Interstate 95 in Florence.
The Summerville area now has a new supermarket as North Carolina-based Food Lion continues to expand its footprint across the Charleston region.
The retail scene keeps changing as one new shop opens and another plans to close in the downtown Charleston area. Meanwhile, a convenience store chain plans to add seven more stores in the Charleston area next year and 25 others by 2025.
NEW YORK — Walmart turned out another stellar quarter as the world's largest retailer powers through a pandemic that has felled other national chains.
Shares of CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid all tumbled after the announcement.
NEW YORK — Retailers and carriers are preparing for an online holiday shopping surge that could tax shipping networks and lead to delivery delays.
Charleston-based convenience store chain Refuel is expanding into North Carolina with pending purchase of 26 stores in the Raleigh-Durham area.
A group of locally owned merchants on King Street in downtown Charleston have formed a coalition called Middle King Shopping District to counter the fallout from the pandemic and riots and offer delivery to much of the Charleston area.
A Ladson shopping center is undergoing redevelopment after its major tenant went bankrupt last year and closed all of its stores across the nation. Meanwhile, new shops continue to be added across the Charleston region, as the economy continues to recover from the depths of the pandemic last spring.
The company was among more than two dozen retailers have sought protection from creditors since the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed stores, restaurants, gyms and other businesses.
Several new businesses are now open or in the works throughout the Greater Charleston area. A new sports pub is headed to Goose Creek while a new fragrance boutique is now open in downtown Charleston and a new art studio recently launched on James Island. A Charleston-based hair-grooming business is adding two new shops inside Walmart stores while Tesla has added its first super-charging station in the Charleston area. Meanwhile, two new shops arrive in Mount Pleasant.
The landlord of five South Carolina shopping centers filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, nearly eight months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced tenants to darken storefronts and withhold monthly rent checks.
A boot shop from Texas is setting up shop in downtown Charleston.
Charleston City Council on Tuesday will consider an ordinance that would prohibit businesses in the Central Business District — King Street from Line to Broad streets and around the Market — from hawking samples on the sidewalk.
NEW YORK — Walmart is suing the U.S. government in a pre-emptive strike in the battle over its responsibility in the opioid abuse crisis.
NEW YORK — Gap Inc. is moving away from the nation's malls.
A new brewery is headed to Charleston's upper peninsula in the new Lumberyard multitenant complex. Bevi Bene (means "drink well") Brewing should be serving by late spring or early summer if all goes as planned. Meanwhile, Belk department store is now offering same-day delivery for a fee.
Chicken chain Popeyes is planning a new roost in the once-sleepy town of Moncks Corner.
Vacancies abound on King Street in downtown Charleston amid the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the late-May riot, and landlords may soon have to lower rental rates as competition to fill empty storefronts heats up.
The restaurant chain joined the growing line of pandemic-weakened, consumer-facing businesses that have filed for bankruptcy protection this year.
Several new dining options are now serving or coming soon throughout the Charleston area, including a new sports pub in downtown Charleston, a new sandwich shop in Mount Pleasant, a new Mexican restaurant in a former Burger King in Summerville and a proposed cafe on the upper peninsula.
Princesses, a Par-3 golf course and beef jerky — only in Myrtle Beach can the three of those be mentioned in the same column, eh?
A 99-acre parcel on the edge of Summerville will soon be developed as Downtown Nexton, a mixed-use community of apartments, offices, retailers and restaurants.
The site of a former restaurant in West Ashley could be redeveloped into a mixed-use project with apartments and ground-floor retail space.
After almost 50 years, a longtime James Island dry cleaning business is shutting down because people working from home aren't frequenting the shop for fresh-pressed clothes during the pandemic. In its place, a Refuel gas station and convenience store will be constructed on the site and three adjoining parcels, including Claire's Service Station on the corner.
A new retail center is coming to the northern edge of the massive Nexton development in Berkeley County. The $30 million first phase will include several restaurants and retailers, and more are expected in additional phases on the 53 acres on both sides of North Creek Drive across from Cane Bay Plantation.
A casual dining chain with more than dozen restaurants in South Carolina has joined the lengthy line of customer-facing businesses that have filed for bankruptcy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two new restaurants are coming to a pair of small retail centers in Goose Creek and on James Island. Meanwhile, a new restaurant will open in Mount Pleasant on Friday.
A Florida-based recreational vehicle retailer plans to open a second RV One Superstores location in South Carolina near Goose Creek. RV Retailers LLC owns eight companies that operate 34 dealerships in eight states. In the Palmetto State, it also owns Sunny's RV in Duncan, near Spartanburg.
Shem Creek Bar & Grill will become Shem Creek Crab House after being sold Wednesday for $4.9 million.
Kickin' Chicken is returning to its roots with plans to open a new restaurant on Charleston's upper peninsula by next spring or summer. Also, Charleston Grill reopens in Belmond Charleston Place after being closed since the pandemic began.
The deal gives buyer Sportsman's Warehouse its first coastal South Carolina location.
A pizzeria with New England roots, a new restaurant started from a food truck and a homegrown bakery are among new food venues offering different tastes throughout the Charleston area.
A new car wash with character-themed wash experiences is coming to the outskirts of Summerville near Goose Creek.
The Post and Courier reached out to both companies for confirmation, but neither has returned messages.
A Florida-based chicken tender restaurant is expanding into South Carolina and other locations across the Southeast with plans to add eight locations in the Palmetto State.
The Columbia Planning Commission has approved a plan for Lidl signs at the former Piggly Wiggly site, even as the grocery site's future remains in question.
The switch would remove another longtime grocery fixture from the Midlands retail landscape.
A 22-acre former oil depot site near Olde North Charleston is being eyed for a large-scale, mixed-use development with a waterfront hotel, apartments, and office and restaurant space, many of the structures with multiple stories.
A Mount Pleasant lighting store is under new ownership while two Charleston-area fireplace shops merge. A new restaurant is coming to Mount Pleasant, and a restaurant worker idled since March opens his own King Street retail business.
A locally owned alcoholic beverage superstore has now grown to three locations across South Carolina, with a new shop in Summerville.
Fearing candy sales could be negatively affected this year by the pandemic, candy makers and retailers are stocking stores earlier than ever to help push sales. And while the holiday celebrations may not be as traditional this year, there are still creative ways to have fun and hand out candy.
A luxury car dealership wants to build a new facility in West Ashley while a longtime seaside restaurant is closing, a new bedding store is in the works for Mount Pleasant and bankrupt Stein Mart begins its liquidation sales at its two Charleston-area stores.
The parent company of Bi-Lo is selling 23 more stores, including four in the Charleston area, with two to become Lowes Foods and two to become KJ's Market IGA.
Another longtime Charleston-area restaurant is shutting its doors in the Lowcountry, this time over Labor Day weekend.