Kimco Realty finally publicly revealed its plans to add Harris Teeter to the mix at Westwood Plaza Shopping Center in West Ashley, adjacent Barnes & Noble. Office Depot and TJMaxx also co-tenant the center. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the announcement here. Kimco renovated the St. Andrews Center anchored also by Harris Teeter and West Marine/Petco/Stein Mart on Savannah Hwy back in 2009. John Orr, CCIM, and Elyse Chubb Welch, CCIM, handle the local leasing for Kimco in each of these centers.
Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has an article updating the local retail scene, including the announcement of a 4th Chipotle, this one in Mount Pleasant; and plans for their 5th store in West Ashley near Citadel Mall. Also, specialty food retailer Southern Season opening a store (kinda) downtown on Market 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.
The Post and Courier’s Warren Wise has the latest on retailer/restaurant openings around town. And no closings.
- Lane Bryant opened a new Mount Pleasant store at the Wal-Mart-anchored Wando Crossing Shopping Center, its third store in greater CHS
- Orangetheory Fitness in Summerville is looking to expand to Mount Pleasant, joining the existing West Ashley location
- A new consignment shop downtown
- Persimmon Cafe opening soon in Summerville at the EarthFare anchored Summerville Marketplace Shopping Center
- Woof Gang Bakery now with a second CHS location, this one in Mount Pleasant
The owner of Ashley Landing and the former Northbridge Pigg plan to develop the triangular remainder into a Sunoco gas station/c-store; its at the intersection of Sam Rittenburg and Old Towne Road in West Ashley. Warren Wise has the article here for The Post and Courier.
David Wren of The Post and Courier reports that CHS-HQ’d Call Experts, a telephone answering service with operations also in Atlanta, Charlotte and NJ, is expanding and will add some 310 jobs over the next five years, quadrupling its CHS workforce of 96 employees.
Lat Purser & Associates, the very experienced Charlotte developer, has proposed a $5M renovation of the very tired Ashley Oaks Plaza shopping center at Ashley River Road and Wappoo Road in West Ashley. With a larger private equity fund partner, they bought the center for about $5.5M back in November. Colliers own John Orr and Elyse Chubb Welch were selected to lease the center back to the 21st century. Warren Wise of The Post and Courier has the article here.
Strange bedfellows? Whole Foods have finally put rumors to rest and officially selected the site for its 2nd CHS location – this one on Savannah Hwy in West Ashley and next to the Doschers IGA Supermarket. A modern Harris Teeter is just down the street in West Ashley, but this Whole Foods will be a major catalyst to those undiscovered and overlooked retail centers and retailer in the West Ashley neighborhood, an infill location with high incomes and high traffic along Savannah Hwy. Whole Foods only other CHS location is in Mount Pleasant. The West Ashley location will open in 2017. The Post and Courier’s Warren Wise has the article here.
Dairy Queen is planning to open eight new stores in the Lowcoutry over the next five years; the first one opens in Goose Creek this week.
- new stores at South Windermere Shopping Center
- an expansion for Gywnn’s in Mount Pleasant
- Eggs Up Grill, a new restaurant coming in the Spring to the Cane Bay Publix center, and
- a new small (22k SF) retail development planned at Shadowmoss Plantation in West Ashley.
In November, Seacoast Christian Community Church paid about $7.5M for the 74,400 SF Shoppers Port Retail Center at 2039 Savannah Hwy (at I-526 terminus). Seacoast already occupied a large portion of the center, along with many traditional retail tenants. No article.