Wonder Works will double the size of its toy store in St. Andrews Shopping Center to 4,000 square feet and unveil the shop Aug. 28 as the culmination of its month-long celebration of turning 20 years old, owner Christine Osborne said.
The anniversary celebration includes a 20-second video contest of a favorite Wonder Works item to win one of several $200 shopping sprees at the West Ashley store or the second shop at Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant.
Both stores are also holding weekly specials. For example, this week the shop offers 20 percent off SillyBand purchases if you come in with purple toenails or fingernails.
Go to www.wonderworkscharleston.com for video contest details.
Owners of the Mellow Mushroom on King Street in downtown Charleston are expanding to a second location in West Ashley.
The new restaurant will open in early 2011 at 19 Magnolia Road in a 4,400-square-foot space beside Consigning Women consignment shop, which once was located there before moving to 21 Magnolia more than two years ago.
The new venture in Avondale is registered with the South Carolina secretary of state under Pleasure Grove Partners LLC, and the agent is Joshua Broome, a partner in the downtown Charleston business.
The Village Tavern at 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. has closed, and the operators are looking for a new owner to reopen the business.
K. Morgan women's apparel shop, which closed in June at 255 King St., will reopen Friday at 93 Society St., according to owner Kristin Williams.
Aussie Outfitters women's apparel shop in Northwoods Mall is relocating to the food court and expanding its store.
The shop plans to open in time for tax-free weekend, which starts Friday.
Also, Aeropostale is undergoing a renovation at Northwoods Mall. The shop is temporarily located near JCPenney. The renovated store will reopen in early October.
Buy a Blizzard today at any participating Dairy Queen and $1 from each cold treat will go to Children's Miracle Network during the fifth annual Miracle Treat Day.
Last year the Minneapolis-based company raised $4.6 million for children's hospitals during the event. Dairy Queen has two locations in metro Charleston: Northwoods Mall in North Charleston and 1525 Old Trolley Road in Summerville.
At Mount Pleasant Towne Centre from Friday through Sunday, for every shopping center gift card purchased, the center will donate $2 to East Cooper Community Outreach to help low-income children buy school supplies.
In the know? Do you know of a business that is opening, closing or expanding? Reach Warren Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-5524.