Eddie Bauer is closing its Tanger Outlets store in North Charleston. Provided
Looking to save some money on clothes from a couple of America’s nationally known chains?
Eddie Bauer is offering huge discounts at its only Charleston-area store in Tanger Outlets in North Charleston. The shop will close Jan. 24.
The store is offering 60 percent off all men’s clothes and 80 percent off all women’s spring and summer attire.
Meanwhile, Banana Republic is closing in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre. Its last day is Jan. 26. Seasonal marked-down merchandise is being offered at 60 percent off while some regular full-price items are also on sale.
Locally, Banana Republic has two other stores, in downtown Charleston and at Tanger Outlets.
Also closing is Mister Don Shoes and Dance at 84 Folly Road in South Windermere Shopping Center in West Ashley.
The business will maintain an online presence after closing at the end of the month.
And for those nostalgic for a childhood favorite, the recent closing of the MoonPie shop at 48 N. Market St. is sad news.
Jacksonville-based Maple Street Biscuit Co. plans to open a store on James Island. Provided
A new biscuit shop is coming to James Island.
Jacksonville-based Maple Street Biscuit Co. recently leased space in the Harris Teeter-anchored James Island Center at 1739 Maybank Highway, according to the commercial real estate firm Avison Young.
The company offers 21 locations across the Southeast, with two in South Carolina: in Greenville and Simpsonville.
Also, a Charleston-area restaurant will launch its third location next month.
Swig & Swine will open in February at 2379 Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant. It will host its first College Classic Feb. 16-18 at Shipyard Park, the inaugural tournament for the 20-acre baseball facility near the Wando River.
Queen Street Hospitality will manage the concessions while also maintaining exclusive catering access to the facility, which doubles as an event space.
“We are very excited to bring Swig & Swine across the river to Mount Pleasant and are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Shipyard Park in providing concessions and an on-site caterer for their events,” Swig & Swine owner Anthony DiBernardo said. “We think this is a natural progression for Swig & Swine and Queen Street Hospitality.”
The 3,600-square-foot restaurant overlooks Shipyard Park’s two college-level fields and three intermediate fields. It will include eight TVs, seating for 88 and a patio. The menu will be the same as its other locations in Summerville and West Ashley.
Swig & Swine will hold a job fair 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the new site.
Also in Mount Pleasant, East Bay Deli plans to reopen its Market at Oakland Shopping Center location after undergoing renovation. The restaurant is tentatively set to welcome customers the first full workweek of February.
And a new restaurant tenant is headed to North Charleston.
Ocean Creek Seafood LLC recently leased 800 square feet at 2931 Spruill Ave., according to real estate firm Palmetto Commercial Properties.
A new non-toxic cosmetics shop is headed to downtown Charleston.
Denver-based beauty boutique Aillea will open in late winter or early spring at 344 King St. Antique shop Parham & Co. is moving to the Navy Yard in North Charleston after 10 years in Charleston.
Aillea also is expanding to Raleigh. Its other locations are in Denver and Atlanta.
“While several large cities now have multiple clean beauty options, smaller cities have not had as much access to these ever-growing brands,” said company founder and owner Kathryn Murray Dickinson. “I am so excited for people to be able to see, touch, feel and fall in love with these luxury brands in-person.”
Dickinson is familiar with Charleston since she spent holidays in the city while growing up.
The shop will offer make-up artistry, clean beauty and skincare expertise, along with advice to shoppers.
An old convenience store in Mount Pleasant has been reworked into a new business.
Sign-a-rama, a sign business, tentatively plans to open March 1 in the former Kangaroo gas-and-go location at 1340 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
The 2,785-square-foot shop will offer an array of signs and supplies.
A Dairy Queen once proposed for 832 Folly Road is no longer in the works.
The site, owned by an affiliate of Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development of Charleston, near Wild Blue Ropes, ran into some parking and road issues when it was first brought up about a year ago.
Publix pharmacies will offer certain generic prescriptions at a discounted rate. File
A Florida-based supermarket chain with a growing presence in the Charleston market is launching a new prescription program.
Publix Super Markets’ pharmacy arm will provide a 90-day supply of some of the most commonly prescribed generic medications for $7.50. The medicines treat a variety of conditions, and the price is the same regardless of insurance coverage.
“Health care costs continue to rise, so sometimes people have a hard time filling their prescriptions as regularly as they should," spokeswoman Maria Brous said. "We believe this low price will help encourage customers to follow their doctor’s orders, so they can experience better health outcomes.”
Twenty-nine generic medications in the program help to treat heart health, diabetes, cholesterol, mental health, seizure disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, gout, arthritis, gastrointestinal issues, asthma and allergies.
A full list of included medications and dosages is available at www.publix.com/medslist.
Also, Charleston-area Walmart stores will host Wellness Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The free health-screening event offers people information on blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and low-cost immunizations.
The retail giant also will introduce a virtual reality experience in select stores to assist those trying to quit smoking.
For those looking to unload old camera equipment, a West Ashley shop is offering a weekend event.
AccuPhotoLab & Studio at 1757 Savannah Highway is bringing back its Camera Expo Friday and Saturday, when people can get cash for camera gear, see new offerings and get equipment cleaned for a fee.
BJ’s Wholesale Club CEO Chris Baldwin talks about the new Summerville store during a visit to the Lowcountry in June 2017, when the store opened. File/Brad Nettles/Staff
The new chairman of the nation’s largest retail trade group has ties to Charleston.
BJ’s Wholesale Club CEO Chris Baldwin was recently elected to head the board of the National Retail Federation. He not only recently opened a membership store in Summerville but also frequents the Lowcountry to visit friends. Baldwin will serve a two-year term as chairman. He succeeds Macy’s Inc. executive chairman Terry Lundgren.