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A upscale Italian restaurant will take over the former Napa dining spot in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. It's one of five new tenants coming to the suburban shopping center with another waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, a Raleigh, N.C.-based women's clothing retailer shuttered all of its stores Friday, including one on King Street in downtown Charleston.

From planting and pruning to fertilizing and spraying, growing Christmas trees begins in the biting cold of January and stretches nonstop into the nip of late fall, just as the holiday season rolls in and makes it all worthwhile.