A popular national retailer for the sports-minded and a popular local produce vendor for the health-conscious are setting their sights on North Charleston.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, already with plans to add a store in Mount Pleasant, wants to open an outdoor-themed Field and Stream store in North Charleston, according to Charles Fitzhenry of RealtyLink Commercial real estate firm.
The Pittsburgh-based retailer plans to build a 50,300-square-foot store near Centre Pointe Drive and Wetland Crossing Lane, near Tanger Outlets in North Charleston, according to a leasing agreement filed with Charleston County.
The sporting goods merchandiser previously announced it will open a store in the former Kmart shopping center at U.S. Highway 17 and Bowman Road in Mount Pleasant after renovations are completed.
Dick’s other local stores are near West Ashley’s Citadel Mall and at Azalea Square in Summerville.
Also looking to plant a flag in North Charleston is The Veggie Bin. The local produce provider, which is at 96 Spring St. on the peninsula, will open a 1,500-square-foot store called The Veggie Bin II at 1012 Montague Ave. near Park Circle in North Charleston.
Opening is tentatively set by the second week of February if all the permits are in hand, said Fraser Young, one of the owners.
If the new project is successful, the shop will look to Mount Pleasant and West Ashley for future expansion options.
Freshfields Village, between Kiawah and Seabrook islands, is adding two new stores in early February. Lilly Pulitzer women’s resort wear will open its 29th retail store at 639 Freshfields Drive. Also, Peyton William Jewelry Studio, which has a shop on King Street in downtown Charleston, will open at 149 Village Green Lane.
Salt at Station 22 has closed for renovations until Feb. 5, according to its phone message. The restaurant is at 2205 Middle St. on Sullivan’s Island.
Graze of Mount Pleasant is opening a second dining location in Summerville, near where U.S. Highway 78 and Main Street intersect. Look for an opening in early February at 115 East 5th North St., but no date has been set.
The fitness industry continues to bulk up offerings in the Charleston area.
Fit Body Boot Camp will open Feb. 7 with a demonstration day at 1113 Market Center Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, said operator Brittney Williams. The space is near Lowe’s in the shop formerly occupied by Carolina Karate.
Also, Evolve Fitness Studio recently opened at 131 S. Main St. in Summerville.
The last day for a popular Mount Pleasant Towne Centre shop is just around the corner. Amy’s Hallmark at 1122 Market Center Blvd. will close Tuesday after its lease was not renewed. Another retailer will open in the space, but the lease has not been finalized, said Jewel Davey, a Towne Centre spokeswoman.
Anna’s Linens is closing in West Ashley. Open three years, the bedding, bath and curtain shop at 1975 Magwood Drive in Ashley Crossing Shopping Center will shut its doors Feb. 22. Another Anna’s Linens remains in North Charleston.
Edmund’s Oast at 1081 Morrison Drive in Charleston has a new addition called The Bower. It’s a 3,400-square-foot, timber-covered, temperature-controlled private event/outdoor dining space. It has a bar with 16 taps with beers, cocktails and wine. It seats 100. There’s room for another 200 standing. The space is available to rent. When not booked, it can provide extra seating for the restaurant.
Do you have old photo gear lying around? Want to cash it in? KEH Camera will hold a buying event at AccuPhotoLab and Studio at 1757 Savannah Highway in West Ashley 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. KEH is seeking cameras, lenses and major accessories. A valid ID is required.
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