Sermet's Corner at 276 King St. in downtown Charleston is branching out.
Owner Sermet Aslan and business partner Dana Vosburgh plan to open Sermet's Courtyard, a new restaurant at 115 Riverlanding Drive on Daniel Island in the former location of Brewer's Bistro.
The opening date is 10-10-10, the birthday of Sally Vosburgh, Dana's wife, who also will have a hand in the new venture.
The restaurant sequel will maintain its emphasis on organic and local food and be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, including Sunday brunch.
The new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store at U.S. 17A and Holiday Drive in Summerville will open Labor Day weekend. Cracker Barrel's other metro Charleston location is near Ashley Phosphate Road and U.S. Interstate 26 in North Charleston.
Advanced Window Fashions, a Hunter Douglas Gallery store, will move to a larger location at 502 Wando Park Blvd., Suite 105, near U.S. Interstate 526 and Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday. It is currently at 1956 Long Grove Drive off the Isle of Palms connector in Mount Pleasant.
--Bottles 'n Brushes, an art studio that hosts weekly group painting classes at 424 Broadway St. in Mount Pleasant, will open a second location Wednesday in Summerville's historic district at 120 N. Main St.
An open house event is set for 5-8 p.m. Sept. 16 in conjunction with the Summerville DREAM Art Walk.
Heather Speizman and Julia Allen, two longtime friends who grew up together in New Orleans with a passion for creativity, opened the studio in November 2008.
Also, Indigo Fine Art Gallery recently opened at 102 Church St. in downtown Charleston. The owners are artists Helen K. Beacham, Paula Lonneman and Judith Perry. The gallery will feature rotating national guest artists along with unique fine crafts, such as blown glass, by artisans who have never shown before in Charleston. A grand opening will be held 5-8 p.m. Oct. 1 during Charleston's fall Art Walk.
Flu season is coming up and Rite Aid has trimmed the price of flu shots, now available at its 3,000 pharmacies nationwide, by $5 this year to $24.99. In addition, the pharmacy chain offers a free coupon with $128 in savings on both health and wellness products, such as cough and cold products and everyday items, to everyone who receives a flu shot while supplies last.
Also, for the first time, wellness+ members who receive a flu shot from Rite Aid pharmacists will receive credit for a prescription filled and get 25 wellness+ points putting them that much closer to the next saving tier or health screening (except for prescriptions exempted by law including prescriptions paid for by federal health care).
Target is closing all 262 of its garden centers in September. The move does not affect any of the chain's four stores in metro Charleston. Target will continue to stock garden tools, small bags of soil and seasonal patio furniture.
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