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Location & Expansion Log

Diverse companies – from startups to multinational corporations – continue to relocate and expand existing operations in the Charleston region.

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New & Expanding

2004

ECMD Inc.

December 31, 2004

Jobs: 72

Wood.

Will make wood moldings, stair components and other building products in their new 250,000 square-foot facility.

International Transloaders

December 31, 2004

Jobs: 40

Lumber.

Will load, unload, store and reship goods, and will offer "value-added" processing services at the 100,000 square foot distribution center.

Good Food Catering

December 27, 2004

Catering.

Catering company offering extensive food and wine menus like those in fine restaurants. Located in the Rice Mill building which overlooks the City Marina.

Charleston Women's Business Network

December 27, 2004

Networking.

Provides fresh business ideas, offers business education programs and has a strong focus on career mentoring.

The Curtain Exchange

December 27, 2004

Curtains.

A window coverings boutique.

Amalgamated Worldwide

December 27, 2004

Business development and proposal management consulting firm.

Primarily works with businesses in the defense industry that provide high tech services.

W.W. Williams Co.

December 27, 2004

On/Off Highway Market.

Represents and services diesel engine, automatic transmission, power generation and transport refrigeration technologies.

Charleston Cooks

December 21, 2004

Kitchen store and cooking school.

The 2,250 square foot retail section sells cooking items and there's also a model kitchen for hosting cooking demonstrations and classes.

Easy Tray, LLC

December 17, 2004

Jobs: 31
Investment: $3 Million

Food processing

Easy Tray selected the Charleston region for its corporate headquarters and state-of-the-art processing plant, which uses the latest technology to provide retail and institutional customers with pre-cut produce. Key reasons: quick access to Southeastern markets and available real estate.

Summerville Preferred Partners

December 16, 2004

Jobs: 100
Investment: $2.2 Million

Component assembly services for truck and heavy equipment manufacturers

This fast-growing company set up shop to assemble fire and refuge truck chassis for North Charleston-based American LaFrance. The company also sees potential for other opportunities in the region.

Fleet Landing

December 13, 2004

Restaurant.

Located downtown on the waterfront, a 6,000 square foot eatery started by Tradd Newton that serves contemporary Southern seafood.

Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital

December 13, 2004

Hospital.

New $6 million dollar, 11,000 square-foot emergency room expansion will bring department to 18,000 square feet.

Carolina First

December 13, 2004

Bank.

Relocating south coast area office to the Charleston Gateway Center located at 40 Calhoun Street. Will be the primary anchor for an expansion to the office development that will add on 60,000 square feet for a total of 135,000 square feet, of which the bank will occupy 15,000 square feet. The expected completion date is January 2006.

Waterworks

December 6, 2004

Sells high-end bath products.

Recently opened first South Carolina store at 463 King Street.

Tippy Toes

December 6, 2004

Sells upscale new children's furniture and bedding.

Recently opened in the Seaside Farms Shopping Center by Julianne Vadas and Laurie McAndrews.

Fastenal Co.

December 6, 2004

Distributor of industrial and construction supplies.

The company also has a store in North Charleston.

Anderson, Blankin, Wells and Associates, LLC

December 6, 2004

Real estate.

A full-service real estate firm.

StructureOne Real Estate LLC

December 6, 2004

Real Estate.

Specializing in residential sales and real estate consultation.

Winship Productions

December 6, 2004

Event and party planning.

Specializes in corporate functions, weddings and private parties.

Carolina Cafe & Casual Catering

December 6, 2004

Restaurant.

Cafe and catering.

Advanced Solutions Dispute Resolutions Services

December 6, 2004

Dispute resolution.

Dispute resolution services.

Hatchell's American Tapas Tavern

December 6, 2004

Restaurant.

Formerly Bull & Finch. Located in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.

Vought Aircraft Industries / Alenia North America

December 1, 2004

Jobs: 645
Investment: $560 Million

Production of integrated fuselage structures for Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet

The region was selected by two leading international aerostructures manufacturers that will supply integrated fuselage structures for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Company officials cited the region’s transportation infrastructure, readily available land and skilled workforce as top factors in their decision.

North Charleston Elementary School

December 1, 2004

Elementary school.

South Carolina's first school to register with the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Located right in the heart of the Noisette community.

Just Chill

November 29, 2004

Restaurant and ice cream shop.

Family-friendly restaurant owned by Suzanne Smeak and Mischelle Lesemann.

Bradford Mortgage

November 29, 2004

Jobs: 3

Mortgage bank.

Specializes in lending money to homebuyers seeking residences in upscale and resort communities.

Integrated Supply Chain Solutions

November 29, 2004

Software technology company.

Software designed to standardize the food service distribution industry by improving efficiency and increasing margins.

Skamper-Ramp Industries

November 29, 2004

Animal rescue device.

The company manufactures and distributes an animal rescue device - a ramp that is attached to pools, boats or walled ponds.

Trayce's First String Sports Grille

November 29, 2004

Sports grille.

Located at 1561 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard.

HandPicked

November 29, 2004

Jewelry and gift store.

Sells silver jewelry and gift items. Located at 333 King Street.

Brooks Brothers

November 15, 2004

National clothing retailer.

Opening in the spring of 2005, the clothier will be located on the first floor of Victoria Center at 205 King Street and occupy about 9,000 square feet.

Brandon Advertising

November 15, 2004

Jobs: 2

Advertising agency.

Specializes in the tourism, travel, resort, real estate and golf markets. Located at Majestic Square in downtown Charleston at 157 North Market Street.

Fraser Fox Fine Art

November 15, 2004

Art gallery.

Located at 12 Queen Street in the French Quarter of Charleston, the gallery specializes in representational art.

The Fulp Co.

November 15, 2004

Financial services.

Financial services company located on Daniel Island.

Fitness Performance Systems LLC

November 15, 2004

Personal training management and consulting company.

Personal training management and consulting company.

Bassett Furniture Direct

November 15, 2004

Furniture store.

Furniture store opened by Bassett Furniture Industries.

Once Upon a Ballet

November 15, 2004

Ballet instruction.

Provides young students with an introduction to ballet, combine stories, dress up, acting and classical music.

American Express Financial Advisors

November 15, 2004

Financial advisors.

Full-service financial advisory firm.

Night Out Open Grill

November 15, 2004

Restaurant.

Located in the Palmetto Plaza Shopping Center.

Frodo's Pizza

November 1, 2004

Pizza parlor.

Located in the Sweetgrass Corner, Bi-Lo Shopping Center. Will be locally owned and operated by East Coast Pizza LLC.

Winkler Consulting Group

November 1, 2004

Fund-raising consulting firm.

A full-service fund-raising consulting firm specializing in capital campaigns, feasibility studies and development audits.

Ship Shapes Maritime Gallery

November 1, 2004

Gallery.

Maritime gallery located at 56 1/2 Queen Street.

First Federal

November 1, 2004

Bank.

Located in the Wal-Mart Supercenter. Will offer seven-day banking services.

Glasspro

November 1, 2004

Repair shop, car wash.

The new auto glass repair center and car wash replaces Glasspro's previous Goose Creek facility on Redbank Road.

Tidewater Environmental Services

October 18, 2004

Natural resources consulting firm.

Specializes in wetland delineation, wetland and coastal zone permitting and mitigation banking.

East Cooper Delivery

October 18, 2004

Food delivery.

Food delivery service for restaurants in Mount Pleasant.

Verdi Architects

October 18, 2004

Architecture firm.

Specializes in sustainable design. Owners Amy and David Hill have chosen the green approach to building because of its profound effect on the economy and natural environment. Their office is located on Daniel Island.

Five Star Real Estate

October 18, 2004

Jobs: 50

Real estate.

Specializes in residential and "light" commercial real estate.

Advertising Service Agency LLC

October 4, 2004

Advertising, marketing and communications.

One of the region's oldest advertising, marketing and communications companies. ASA also recently merged with Foster MPR Inc., a public relations firm.

Tiger Lily

October 4, 2004


Investment: $.4255 Million

Flower shop.

Relocated to an abandoned gas station at the corner of Spring Street and Ashley Avenue in February 2004. Received an allocation from the city of Charleston as part of the renewal community tax incentive for renovations to the property.

Tidelands Bancshares

October 4, 2004

Jobs: 7

Commercial real estate lender.

Second branch. Deals mainly with owner-occupied buildings such as offices for doctors or accountants.

Southern Trust Mortgage

October 4, 2004

Jobs: 8

Mortgage bank.

Has established its regional headquarters out of its Church Street office as part of the bank's push across Southern markets. Has done business in Charleston for about four years.

Trident Technical College Culinary & Hospitality Training Center

October 4, 2004

Culinary education school.

TTC will offer a four-year culinary arts degree-the only such degree offered by a public college in South Carolina. The school is scheduled to open in fall 2005 and begin offering the four-year program in 2006. The new 77,000 square foot training facility and the Palmer Campus in downtown Charleston together will be able to train up to 1,000 students each year.

Beverage Mobius Ltd.

October 4, 2004

Provides marketing, promotions and public relations.

Robert Spencer, co-owner of the Madra Rua Pub in North Charleston, is president and CEO. Perry Darby, co-owner of the Red Drum Restaurant, is vice-president. Hank Cagle is director of brand management and Andi Fischer is social relations director.

East Shore Athletic Club

October 4, 2004

Fitness center.

ESAC LLC, owner of East Shore Athletic Club, purchased the 5,200-square-foot Field House Fitness Center location in Seaside Farms, making it the second of three planned East Cooper locations.

Jake and Willie's Grill and Spirits

October 4, 2004

Casual family restaurant.

The Charleston Crab House Mount Pleasant and Summerville locations are transforming into Jake and Willie's Grill and Spirits. The new restaurants are aimed at the budget-conscious family crowd and have a casual, sports-themed decor with plenty of television sets.

Dr. Jeffery M. Goller

October 4, 2004

Private medical practice for the care of families, children and adults.

Located in West Ashley, he also offers occupational and urgent care services for local small businesses.

Park West Dentistry

October 4, 2004

Dentist.

Dr. Amanda Seay provides preventative and cosmetic dentistry and offers the latest technology available from the dental industry.

Ramapo Sales & Marketing

September 30, 2004

Jobs: 15

High-end machinery and supplies for the glass and window industry

To meet the growing demand for its high-end machinery and supplies for the window and glass industry, the company is locating both its national distribution hub and its headquarters in the region. Among the reasons: the Port of Charleston and our impressive lifestyle amenities.

Holiday Inn

September 20, 2004

Hotel.

To be built by Charleston-based development company Fennell Holdings Inc., this 142-room hotel is scheduled to open in the fall of 2005. It will be located on International Boulevard, home of the Charleston Area Coliseum and Convention Center and Charleston International Airport.

Best Western Patriots Point

September 20, 2004

Hotel.

The hotel offers 70 guest rooms and an outdoor pool.

Personality Plus Barber, Styling & Tanning, Inc.

September 20, 2004

A professional full-service salon.

Provides specialized services for the entire family.

Bohicket Marina and Yacht Club

September 20, 2004


Investment: $15 Million

Marina, retail and office space, dry stack boat storage, 185 boat slips along the river and yacht club.

Bohicket Yacht Club LLC, a local group, has contracted to buy Bohicket Marina Village. They have contracted Robert Chestnut, a well-known Charleston architect, to handle much of the redesign.

Core Essentials LLC

September 20, 2004

Pilates company.

Certified instructors Buffy Riesberg and Kim Lasby have been involved with Pilates for almost four years and will specialize in teaching the traditional Pilates method to small groups and individuals at homes and businesses.

Horner, Eelman and Gearhart Engineering Consultants

September 20, 2004

Engineering consultants.

Experience in: design and construction; dealing with water, wastewater, civil site design and surveying; and the design of public works and private facilities.

Nikaotek

September 20, 2004

Bio-mediation company.

Opened by Michael M. Cochran, the company aids in cleaning up oil and fuel based on contamination and spills.

Fortune Academy

September 20, 2004

Real estate school.

One of the leading providers of education and training in South Carolina. Trains almost 50% of real estate agents in the state.

Digital Lifestyle Outfitters

September 10, 2004

Jobs: 7

Designs and markets accessories for Apple iPod and other portable digital devices

A young company with huge potential has relocated its headquarters to the Charleston region, crediting the area’s attractive lifestyle with its decision. DLO designs and manufactures accessory products for the popular Apple iPod MP3 player and other portable digital devices.

Garden Zone

September 6, 2004

Importer of decorative wire fencing products and ornamental garden borders and trellises ($360 million worth in 2003).

The local 260,000-square-foot facility serves big-box retailers such as Lowe's, Target, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, ACE Hardware, Tractor Supply Corp., and Rite Aid as well as hardware centers around the world. Their success has been in designing their operations to meet big-box demands. Garden Zone has a unique company structure in that it has three parent companies: Spartanburg Forest Products in Greer, SC, Gossling Consulting of Glastonbury, CT, and Hebei Metals and Minerals in China. Currently adding customer service and logistics departments to their Charleston locations and looking for an additional 300,000 square feet of warehouse space here.

South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey

September 6, 2004

Jobs: 17
Investment: $8.7 Million

The Center includes a 5,000-square-foot medical facility, visitor orientation and information building and a building to hold interactive displays, educational materials, an auditorium and lab space.

Jim Elliott, executive director for SCCBP, founded the organization in 1991. He is partnering with third-generation British falconer Jemima Parry-Jones, the former director of the National Birds of Prey Centre in Gloucester, England.

DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies

September 6, 2004

Jobs: 20

Reseller of glass fiber for the automotive muffler industry. Part of German holding company Burger Group AG, which specializes in the manufacture and customization of glass fiber.

Located in Eastport Industrial Park, next door to its affiliate company, Lauscha Fiber International Corp., DBW will focus on insulation and sound dampening associated with car mufflers in its 30,000 square foot facility.

Low Country Volkswagen

September 6, 2004

Automobile dealership.

The facility designed to be a world class dealership will open in Mount Pleasant in early 2005. Currently located at 1078 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.

Prime-Fortress Management LLC

September 6, 2004

Specializes in forming and advising captive insurance companies for business with an emphasis throughout South Carolina.

Formed from R. Thomas Savage, a CPA and licensed insurance agent and Moore Kirkland & Beauston LLP, an accounting and consulting firm.

Core Business Dynamics

September 6, 2004

Financial management services firm for small and medium sized companies.

Founded by Ann Martin, a CPA, whose specialties include management advisory services, financial analysis, restructuring and reorganization.

Hiller Systems Inc.

September 6, 2004

A fire detection and suppression company.

A full-service fire protection company.

Verizon Wireless

August 26, 2004

Jobs: 1100
Investment: $25 Million

Customer service call center

This leading wireless communications provider announced plans to open a state-of-the-art customer call center in the Charleston region. The company cited an excellent talent pool and business friendly environment as key reasons for locating in region.

Neurological Testing Services (NTS)

August 24, 2004

Jobs: 12

Testing of neurological pharmaceuticals

Founded by Dr. Mark Kindy, a Medical University of South Carolina professor of neurosciences and Director of MUSC's South Carolina Neurosciences Institute, this new biotech firm is expected to help the Charleston area turn the corner in developing its biotech cluster.

Charleston School of Law

August 9, 2004

Law school.

Charleston Construction Specialties

August 9, 2004

A construction supply business.

LearningRx

August 9, 2004

A cognitive skills training center.

Training program for individuals who struggle with learning and reading difficulties.

Artists' Loft Gallery & Studio

August 9, 2004

Art gallery.

The gallery features original art by local artists.

MUSC

July 26, 2004


Investment: $330 Million

Hospital.

The project includes a hospital, energy plant and parking garage. The focus of the new facility is on cardiovascular and digestive diseases.

Marble Slab Creamery

July 26, 2004

Ice cream.

In addition to ice cream, the store will also offer non-fat, frozen yogurt and fruit smoothies.

Tommy Bahama

July 26, 2004

Clothing store.

The 3,000-square-foot space will be located at Charleston Place.

DayBreak Adult Care Services

July 26, 2004

Jobs: 50

Adult home care.

Offers assisted living services, such as bathing, dressing, light meal preparation, laundry and transportation. Located on Daniel Island.

EXIT Realty Group

July 26, 2004

Real estate.

Located in Mount Pleasant, the 4th newest office location.

Tire Kingdom

July 26, 2004

Tire company.

Tire replacement facility will share a new building with Starbucks and be located across from Towne Centre.

Starbucks

July 26, 2004

Coffee shop.

Coffee shop will share a new building with Tire Kingdom and be located across from Towne Centre. In addition, will have a drive-through.

Banfield, The Pet Hospital

July 26, 2004

Pet hospital.

Offers pet health wellness plans, modern facilities and extended evening and weekend hours.

Present Perfect

July 26, 2004

Business plan writing company.

Located on East Bay Street.

Home First Mortgage

July 26, 2004

Mortgage company.

Located in the historic district.

Metalox International, LLC

June 30, 2004

Recycles by-products of the mini-mill's steel making process

Metalox International, LLC, a company that has developed a process for recycling by-products of the mini-mill's steel making process, has located its headquarters and R&D center in the Charleston region.

Sienna

June 14, 2004

Restaurant.

The restaurant features contemporary Italian fare and is located on Daniel Island.

Health Recovery Center

June 14, 2004

Alcohol treatment center.

Treats patients by putting back into the brain natural chemicals lost through addiction. Includes physical in addition to psychological treatment.

Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library

June 14, 2004


Investment: $36 Million

Library.

The 145,000 square foot facility is located at the College of Charleston.

Brentwood Middle School

June 14, 2004

Middle school.

The school will be renovated as a middle school while also planning for its conversion as an elementary school after a new middle school is designed and built.

Isle of Palms Recreation Center

June 14, 2004

Recreation center.

The 15,000 square foot building will consist of three pods accessed by a lobby from the existing facility.

Southeastern Crane

June 14, 2004

Jobs: 6

Cranes.

The branch is located in Ladson and will be the Grove distributor for the state of South Carolina.

Hoomes & Jo Rich Kindergarten

June 14, 2004


Investment: $.95 Million

Kindergarten.

The new building will provide 5,000 square feet of classroom and multi-purpose space and increase the school's interior space to more than 177,000 square feet.

Client Source Inc.

June 14, 2004

Meeting placement.

Provides professional meeting placement services.

PSSI

June 7, 2004

Jobs: 12

Software for healthcare information systems

This provider of information system enhancements for the health care industry announced the consolidation of its operations to the Charleston region. According to company officials, the lifestyle amenities of the Charleston region will serve as a valuable employee recruitment tool. The company also sees future business potential with the area’s impressive medical sector.

Lloyd's Soccer Sports

May 31, 2004

Sporting goods.

Moving from its Johnnie Dodds Boulevard location to a building on Wando Park Boulevard. Will occupy 3,800 square feet of the building, which is 25% more space than they currently have.

Palmetto Interiors

May 31, 2004

Interior design.

Moving to a two-story, 14,000-square-foot facility at St. John's Common Business Park on Johns Island.

Hospice of Charleston

May 31, 2004


Investment: $3 Million

Hospice House of Charleston.

The hospice is a 20-bed facility that features private bedrooms, a family kitchen and is surrounded by live oaks and a garden.

Advance Auto Parts

May 27, 2004

Jobs: 10

Automotive parts

Zinc Bistro & Bar

May 21, 2004


Investment: $1.3 Million

Restaurant

Total Wine & More

May 8, 2004

Beer, wine, and liquor store

The store will also carry cigars and gourmet food.

UbuildIt

May 3, 2004

Construction consulting.

Provides consulting services to owners beginning construction of their homes.

Prevecare

May 3, 2004

Health care.

Preventive medicine clinic. Located on Daniel Island.

American Outdoor Living Inc

April 23, 2004

Jobs: 75

Patio umbrellas and outdoor furniture manufacturing

Located in the former Wellington Leisure Products plant.

Phone Smart Inc.

April 23, 2004

Cellular phones

Fireside Heart & Home

April 23, 2004

Fireplaces and wood stoves

The 5,000-square-foot store allows customers to visualize how hearth and home products will look and operate in their own homes.

Blase Gourmet

April 22, 2004

Restaurant

Kickin Chicken

April 22, 2004

Restaurant

Audibel Hearing Care Centers

April 22, 2004

Hearing care centers

V Health Club

April 22, 2004

Fitness center

Blue Turtle Yoga & Eco Fitness

April 22, 2004

Fitness center

Tidelands Bank

April 22, 2004

Commercial banking

BC Liquors

April 22, 2004

Liquor store

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

Island Mercantile

April 22, 2004

Retail store

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

Isola shoes

April 22, 2004

Shoe store

Part of the new Freshfields Mall.

Hilton Hotel

April 22, 2004


Investment: $35 Million

Hotel

Bennett Hofford Company will build a hotel on the site of the former Charleston County Library in Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Wal-Mart

April 21, 2004

Jobs: 1500
Investment: $48 Million

Superstore

The Charleston Maritime Center

April 21, 2004


Investment: $.66 Million

Maritime Center

The city is building five new docks that will add 14 slips for boats at the Charleston Maritime Center.

Savannah Highway Dealers

April 20, 2004


Investment: $2.5 Million

Auto dealers

Expanding and renovating the dealerships.

Morris Square

April 20, 2004


Investment: $22 Million

New homes and public park

It will include 64 residences, two city parks, a piazza and some commercial space.

Henry's

April 19, 2004

Restaurant

Preferred Sourcing, LLC

April 13, 2004

Jobs: 75
Investment: $0.58 Million

Outsourced services for automotive and other transportation-related manufacturers

Preferred Sourcing, a fast-growing company that provides numerous services to automotive and other transportation-related manufacturers, announced the location of its 10th North American operation in the Charleston region. Company officials cited the Charleston region’s growing base of automotive and marine-related manufacturers and suppliers and easy access to current customers as main factors in their decision.

Sam's Club

April 12, 2004

Jobs: 145

Supercenter

Quintrex Boats

April 8, 2004

Jobs: 15
Investment: $5 Million

Aluminum boat manufacturer

Australia's largest and leading aluminum boat builder has located its main U.S. headquarters and production facility in the Charleston region as part of the company's extensive launch into the American market. Among the reasons for selecting the region: geographic accessibility and convenient transportation to key markets.

Lacoste

April 5, 2004

Sport clothing store

First American resort store in Charleston. The store will be at The Charleston Place.

KingFish

April 5, 2004

Restaurant

Located in King street.

Top Cat Marine Security, Inc.

April 2, 2004

Jobs: 75
Investment: $2 Million

Manufactures high-performance boats

Top Cat Marine Security, a manufacturer of high-performance boats for use by defense, homeland security, port security and law enforcement officials, announced the relocation of its state-of-the-art manufacturing operation to the Charleston region. The company cited a critical mass of defense industry suppliers and a ready-made client base as top reasons for choosing the region.

Zaxby's

March 30, 2004

Restaurant

Franchise restaurant headquartered in Athens GA.

All About Cellular

March 26, 2004

Cellphones

Baker Motor Co.

March 22, 2004

Auto dealer

Part of the Freshfields new mall.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

March 22, 2004

Ice cream

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

Wachovia

March 22, 2004

Commercial banking

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

Hege's Bistro

March 22, 2004

Restaurant

Part of the new Freshfields mall

Island Cleaners

March 22, 2004

Retail store

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

Lilly Pulitzer

March 22, 2004

Women's clothing store

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

McCutcheon's Men's Shop

March 22, 2004

Men's Shop

Part of the new Freshfields Mall.

Zaxby's

March 15, 2004

Restaurant

Franchise restaurant headquartered in Athens GA.

Zeus' Grill & Seafood

March 8, 2004

Greek restaurant

Super Walmart

February 26, 2004

Jobs: 1500
Investment: $48 Million

Wal-Mart Retail Supercenter

Dillard's

February 24, 2004

Department store

Enlarging women's department

JC Penney

February 24, 2004

Department store

Carolina Financial

February 23, 2004

Commercial bank

Coastal Bank

February 23, 2004

Commercial banking

Charleston Renaissance Art Gallery

February 22, 2004

Art gallery

Part of the Freshfields new mall.

Bank of America

February 22, 2004

Commercial banking

Part of the new Freshfields mall.

Krispy Kreme

February 21, 2004

Doughnuts and baked goods

Ross Dress for Less

February 16, 2004

Retail store

Carolina Lanterns

February 16, 2004

Hand-crafted historical reproductions

First Citizens

February 12, 2004

Commercial banking

The 49,000 square foot banking center and office complex will be on Daniel Island.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

February 10, 2004

Tire company

Opening two locations at once.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

February 10, 2004

Tire Company

Opening two locations at once.

Paolo's Gelato Italiano

February 9, 2004

Italian ice cream, lollipops, chocolates and coffee.

Bassett Furniture Industries

February 9, 2004

Home furnishing

Copa Coffee

February 9, 2004

Coffee shop

Coast Guard Law Enforcement Academy

February 7, 2004

Jobs: 100

Maritime law enforcement school

It will bring about 2,000 Coast Guard trainees to the base each year.

Roper Hospital

January 29, 2004


Investment: $77.4 Million

Hospital

Wal-Mart

January 27, 2004

Jobs: 450
Investment: $6.7 Million

Supercenter, a combination discount and grocery store.

Van Smith Block Co.

January 13, 2004

Jobs: 18
Investment: $5.0 Million

Concrete block manufacturing.

Van Smith Co. Inc., a North Charleston-based ready-mix concrete manufacturer, announces this new spin-off firm which will also serve as a sales and distribution center. The company is building a 30,000 sq. ft. facility for its new concrete block manufacturing operations.

Wingstop

January 5, 2004

Restaurant

Just Fresh

January 2, 2004

Delicatessen restaurant

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