Monthly Archives: June 2014
Vineyard Vines, a store for the preppy set, will open its first SC store this fall at 275 King Street. Abigail Darlington of The Post and Courier has the announcement.
Magwood Marina, an 80-slip dry stack marina in Mt. Pleasant at Shem Creek, was sold recently, according to our friends at SCREnews.com.
The Post and Courier’s Tryone Richardson reports the Charleston Chamber of Commerce predicts the CHS region will add 25,000 more jobs over the next 5 years, or about 8% more than our current base of some 300,000. (I bet the growth will be more than 25k).
Buick, GMC, Cadillac, and now Rolls Royce, will be part of the Baker Motor Co. family, one of 39 dealerships nationwide that fly the RR flag, and this one will be on Savannah Highway. The Post Courier has the announcement.
According to The Post and Courier, Coastal Logistics Group, a 3PL, has opened a 200,000SF facility in Summerville with 30 new hires and 30 more planned.
Car and Boat Dealers Beware – Last week, Boeing handed out another bonus to its production workers equal to about 8% of their annual pay, as well as flat $2,500 bonuses to its white-collar employees here, per a recent article in The Post and Courier.
According to a recent study of the top 100 U.S. metro areas, CHS ranks at #9 at our proportion of international jobs (7.2%) versus the national average of 5%. And the study was based on jobs as of three years ago; no doubt it is higher today. John McDermott of The Post and Courier has the story.
For the second time this month, a large cold storage refrigerated warehouse user has been announced for the CHS region. This time, Agro Merchants Group announced it has leased the former Pigg distribution center in Summerville for importers and exporters of meat and other fresh foods. The 121,000 SF will be open for business in August after improvements of $8M. They are also hiring 55 to 70 new workers. This news is on the heels of Lineage Logistics announcing last week it will build a new cold storage warehouse in Palmetto Commerce Park. The Post and Courier’s John McDermott has the full story.
Hello DC! JetBlue, which started service in early 2013 out of CHS, has added Reagan National airport as a route with two flights a day. Fares this week were $652 on a competitor; next week’s fares start at $278. And you can watch live TV in the air! Warren Wise has the story from The Post and Courier.