Tervis Tumbler will cut the ribbon on its new store at 179 Church St. in downtown Charleston at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Look for the company's iconic plastic tumblers and cupcakes during the 4-6 p.m. grand opening.
It's one of just nine retail locations run by the North Venice, Fla.-based maker of insulated drinkware, which is marking its 65th anniversary this year. Another store is in Myrtle Beach's Broadway at the Beach.
Also, Fear No Easel, a social art business, will hold its grand opening Thursday at 1960 Riviera Drive, Suite E, at Seaside Farms Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. Owner Les Orr plans to teach painting in a fun, social environment. The shop will carry a variety of wines and beers. It includes a bar, couches and tables.
A rumor circulating that Atlanticville restaurant at 2063 Middle St. on Sullivan's Island is closing started when the business went up for sale several months ago, general manager Andrew Harris said. Closing is not imminent and the restaurant intends to remain in business until the sale, he said.
Separately, Zappo's Pizza at 708 King St., which has been dark for several weeks now, recently placed signs in its windows saying that it plans to reopen "very soon."
Wonder Works toy store in Mount Pleasant will offer "Elfstravaganza" on Saturday. Look for a "real" elf, free cupcakes and other food, children's activities, local toymakers and the top 20 toys nationwide 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 624-D Long Point Road in the Belle Hall Shopping Center.
On hand will be Chanda Bell, author of "The Elf on The Shelf -- A Christmas Tradition'; ride-on toy inventor, Bernie Miller of San Diego, who created the spooner board; Mogo Design magnetic bracelet inventor Paige Clark, also of San Diego; and Tate Nation, a local artist and puzzle maker with his latest creation.
Keys for Hope, a local group of 8- to 11-year-olds, will sell embellished keys to raise money for Crisis Ministries, and Aiden's Lemonade Stand Against Pediatric Cancer will accept donations for the MUSC pediatric oncology unit in memory of Harper Drolet, who recently lost her battle with cancer.
Paisley on Daniel Island, a new women's clothing boutique that also carries shoes, purses, jewelry and gifts, recently opened at 194 Seven Farms Drive in the Publix-anchored shopping center. The owner is Anna Griffith.