Southeastern Grocers of JAX FL announced it will close the 46,000 SF Bi-Lo at 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant in January, their 3rd such closure announcement for CHS in the past year. It closed the Remount Road store in April and their downtown Meeting Street location in September. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the story here.
The BigKmart at 8571 Rivers Avenue in (far) North Charleston will close in March, one of 78 stores (and 26 Sears) announced – and 30 Kmarts and 16 Sears announced in late December. Only the Kmart on Ladson Road in Summerville remains in the CHS region. The Post and Courier’s Warren Wise has the story here.
Upstate-based Oobe Meanswear will open a King Street store in a 2,700 SF building at 161 King Street.
Frothy Beard Brewing Co. of N CHS and food truck Zombie Bob’s Pizza are joining forces and will open a joint operation at Ashley Landing in West Ashley this Fall. It will include a large brewing area and CHS’ largest indoor taproom and a large outdoor seating area according to the founders. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has that story along with a few other retailer notes around town.
John Orr, CCIM, and Elyse Chubb Welch, CCIM, of Colliers International announced the leasing of a 2,016 SF bay at Midtown on King Street that will open early next year. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the story here.
Warren Wise of The Post and Courier reports on some significant progress on a land swap in an effort to re-locate International Boulevard and a new airport entrance road – and allow Boeing to expand its local operations. The final step appears to be approval by the FAA.
The Post and Courier’s Warren Wise has an update on all things retail in and around Charleston, including five new tenants announced for the Freshfields shopping center at Kiawah Island, and Sav-A-Lot’s grand opening of its second area store.
VTT Management, out of suburban Boston, bought five area apartment communities aggregating to some 1,043 units for a total of about $50M, making VTT the #2 private owner of apartments in Charleston. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the article here.
Ohio-based Lifestyle Communities and locally based The Seine Group assembled some dozen parcels at and around 44 Lines Street, today the location of AAA Downtown Storage. Development plans are unclear but are expected to be for apartments and commercial uses around some historic buildings. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the story here.