Dukes Bar-B-Que, owned by Tommy Lee Johnson and his wife, the former Lillian Dukes, is open again in Summerville at 100 Iris St.

First established in 1956 in North Charleston before moving to Flowertown in 1970, the restaurant left for just south of Moncks Corner on U.S. Highway 17-A in 2008 before closing last fall after realizing it was too far from its customer base.

The business is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Other restaurants of similar names on James Island and in Ridgeville and Walterboro are unrelated to the new Summerville site, the owners said.

Second serving

Yobe Yogurt will open a second shop, at 5060 International Blvd. in McCall Center in North Charleston today. Darrell Ferguson of Charleston is the local franchise owner. The first yogurt shop opened in October in St. Andrews Shopping Center in West Ashley.

Perking up

Michigan-based Biggby Coffee will open a second shop in greater Charleston at 6 a.m. Monday at 8465 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. Franchise owners Stu and Aaron Marley opened their first shop at 717 Trolley Road. in Summerville in 2007. The new location will feature a drive-thru and be open seven days a week.

Snip, snip

Signori Mani Salon and Day Spa has celebrated its grand opening at 205 W. 5th North St. in Summerville. The owner is Rebecca Holtzclaw. It is open Tuesday through Saturday.


Closed for Business will offer Oktoberfest Friday through Sunday at 453 King St. Look for live music, house-made sausages and pretzels. To avoid the $5 cover charge, dress in traditional costume. A festival tent will be set up in the corner lot at King and Radcliffe streets.

Food line

Flaming Wok, owned by Natalie and Tom Dong, recently opened at 730 Coleman Blvd. in Brookgreen Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. The Chinese restaurant offers dine-in and carry-out service and is open seven days a week.

Classic stuff

The Charleston Auto Expo is set for noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Omar Shrine Temple in Mount Pleasant.

The expo will showcase the top local and Southeast automotive specialists, presenting the latest advances in the automotive care and specialty products industries as well as live demonstrations and giveaways. Live music, food and a jump castle will be part of the event.

Admission is $5 and includes a goodie bag and automatic entry in all-day drawings for free products and services. Proceeds will benefit the Dillon Frisbie Foundation, a nonprofit set up to create a scholarship in memory of the Charleston teenager who loved classic autos and died in a car accident in January.

Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524, wwise@postandcourier.com, or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.