City officials and small business owners are convinced that downtown Moncks Corner will become the next shopping and dining destination in the Lowcountry.
Charleston's King Street is seen by many as one of the city's most valuable assets, but some property and business owners feel the area needs an updated vision for the future.
Let the chicken sandwich wars begin.
St. Andrews Center in West Ashley is almost completely occupied with the addition of a new liquor store, but a recent restaurant closure leaves a new space to be filled. Meanwhile, a new restaurant is now open on James Island, another opens next week on the peninsula and a newly opened Mount Pleasant venue adjusts its hours to stay open a little late near the weekend.
The popular monthly vehicle-free gathering downtown has been sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic but soon will be back.
The owner of a James Island restaurant in the same strip shopping center as the former Kickin' Chicken site on Folly Road plans to open a pizzeria in the recently closed chicken restaurant. Meanwhile, a co-owners of D'Allesandro's Pizza are looking to open a new restaurant concept on upper King Street.
A North Charleston pizzeria is the latest restaurant to say it's closing because of not being able to find enough workers. The building has been for sale since at least late 2019.
A new Pakistani restaurant is on the way to Mount Pleasant along with new retail shops. Meanwhile, a new home furnisher is opening its flagship store on Daniel Island and a new retailer is coming to King Street in downtown Charleston.
Corky's Outdoor Power Equipment will leave a longtime site near the corner of Folly and Camp roads in the fall to make way for a new Chase bank branch. Corky's is relocating farther east on Folly Road.
Lifestyle brand retailer Palmetto Moon recently named a new CEO who will oversee the 28-store chain and its planned expansion into new markets after the company launched three new locations during the pandemic across its six-state footprint and experienced higher-than-expected-volume online sales.
Viva Chicken will open a new location at the Nexton Development in Summerville.
A new restaurant plans to move into the space on Johns Island that the owners of Minero passed up last year amid the pandemic, while another dining spot is expanding and will offer a second venue in Mount Pleasant.
North Charleston's newest restaurant, the colorful Caribbean-inspired Bahama Breeze Island Grille, is set to open May 24 near Northwoods Mall after a few setbacks during the pandemic. Meanwhile, a new Brazilian restaurant is on the way to Goose Creek and a new furniture store plans to open in Mount Pleasant.
Kickin' Chicken is closing on James Island after 18 years. The restaurant owners are looking for a new location.
A former Mount Pleasant rib and barbecue restaurant will become a new taco venue by the fall under current plans.
The last remaining store with the Sears name in the Charleston region is now shuttered after a deal to move to a new location in Goose Creek from Moncks Corner fell through.
Locals restaurant is working on a second Mount Pleasant venue that will not include sushi while a British-inspired restaurant plans to open in the same shopping center. King Street will welcome two new retailers on May 15.
Two parcels are under contract by multifamily developers and a retailer has signed on to the new 99-acre Downtown Nexton project, a $300 million-plus development that recently broke ground near Summerville.
Tomorrow, May 9, is Mother’s Day.
Charleston-based Refuel convenience store chain is expanding into the Lone Star State with the planned acquisition of Wag-A-Bag's 16 stores near Austin, bringing Refuel's store count to 130.
A new restaurant will open in the former Jestine's Kitchen site in downtown Charleston by late summer while a Mount Pleasant home furnishings store plans to move one of its two East Cooper stores to the northern part of town and turn the other one into an outlet venue by mid-summer.
"How She Rolls" is a new SCETV series that features Carrie Morey, founder of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit. Distributed nationally by PBS, the 10-episode program follows Morey as she juggles a business and a family before and during the pandemic.
Sears is a brand name not mentioned much anymore, but it still has a few of its smaller, independent Sears Hometown Stores around. The Moncks Corner outpost soon will move to Goose Creek, making way for a new retailer to move into its current location. Also, opening soon is Dollar Tree in Ladson and Frothy Beard Brewing Co. in Summerville.
The pandemic has prompted many in the Charleston area to safely venture out in recreational vehicles.
The Salvation Army is closing its thrift shop in North Charleston this weekend because it's losing money.
Two new restaurants are in the works for the Charleston area in McClellanville and Goose Creek while a controversial plan to open a small café and garden shop on Charleston's lower peninsula went nowhere after a nearly four-hour hearing April 20.
French-inspired Lowcountry restaurant Fat Hen will close April 26 after 14 years on Johns Island. The Neighborhood Dining Group is buying the site and will open a new Mexican-inspired Minero venue, similar to one it once operated in downtown Charleston and still operates in Atlanta.
The planned redevelopment of the Whole Foods Market-anchored West Ashley Station Shopping Center includes demolishing the Doscher's IGA store as well as the building where Burrell & Flynn's bakery operates on Savannah Highway.
A James Island restaurant restored after a fire, a second location for a peninsula establishment, a dining venue planned for North Charleston and two sandwich chain shops coming to Summerville are among several new dining and retail sites headed for the Charleston area. They include a new multitenant retail and office building on Johns Island, a new coffee shop in Hanahan and a new wine store in downtown Charleston.
Businesses at North Myrtle Beach's Barefoot Landing are banking on pent-up demand from tourists to make the 2021 summer tourism season a success.
Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond.
A New Orleans-based restaurant chain is bringing one of its restaurants to downtown Charleston in the space Blossom occupied for 27 years before closing in December.
The Charleston region's retail and restaurant scene continues to change with new venues opening while others decide to turn out the lights.
A furniture store that serves as one of the anchors of a West Ashley shopping center is moving out into a building being renovated a mile or so down the road, leaving another empty space in the retail site that recently lost a big-box merchant.
Downtown households and visitors are the low-hanging fruit for the retailer. The more prized demographic group is likely to be the young and still-impressionable student body at the nearby CofC campus.
National big-box retailer Target plans to open a small-format store on King Street in downtown Charleston.
A Summerville restaurant is closing after its lease was not renewed while four other food-and-beverage venues plan to open soon. Meanwhile, a furniture and gift shop plans to build a new facility and relocate, and two new fitness sites are on the way across the Charleston region.
The push to build a new convenience store and gas station on corner parcel off a major highway in Mount Pleasant is headed back to court after the company owner appealed a town board's denial for a new store off Johnnie Dodds Boulevard.
A new beach apparel store opened at the Tanger Outlet Mall on U.S. 501 and a men's apparel store and a marketplace each opened recently at Tanger on North U.S. 17.
Several new retail shops, restaurants and bars are now open or in the works across the Charleston region, from Moncks Corner and Hollywood to Charleston, James Island and Daniel Island.
It's the end of an era for Bi-Lo. After 60 years, the brand is being shelved, and the last two supermarkets in the Charleston area will close April 18 after a buyer never materialized to keep them going under new supermarket brands. Liquidation sales will start soon.
A trio of new restaurants have lined up to serve the Charleston area while a North Charleston distillery is relocating to an up-and-coming stretch of Spruill Avenue, an Orangeburg-based alcoholic beverage store is expanding to the West Ashley and a new fresh market is coming to Hollywood.
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce annual outlook goes back 30 years. "In March of last year, everything changed," the group's researcher said.
A pair of Charleston restaurant owners wants to add a third café and small garden shop on the peninsula in an abandoned gas station, but neighborhood residents are at odds over the proposal.
One of the largest shopping centers in the Charleston area will soon be the home of two new restaurants while two new shops are coming to a new retail center in northern Mount Pleasant and a new convenience store opens in North Charleston.
Charleston native, fitness buff and former Citadel baseball player Joey Welling is launching his own gym on the Charleston peninsula. Ethos Athletic Club is expected to open in May in a space used years ago as a backup warehouse for the once-ubiquitous Sears department store chain.
New shops offering antiques and other old stuff are sprouting across the Charleston area, while a James Island restaurant and bar sets a summer opening for its second location in North Charleston.
Six new dining concepts are either open or on the way throughout the Charleston region while Daniel Island's lone supermarket looks for approval to expand its footprint.
The Charlotte-based department store chain won court approval of its one-day financial reorganization plan Tuesday afternoon.
Charleston-based Hudson Automotive Group plans to start work in the summer on a 47,000-square-foot Nissan dealership in Summerville.