My Father’s Moustache pub plans 2nd location in Charleston; new clothing boutique opens | Retail

The proprietors of a former restaurant on James Island are bringing a new venue to the previous location.

The owners of British pub and eatery My Father’s Moustache in Mount Pleasant plan to open a second location at the former site of J. Paul’z, which they once operated, at 1739 Maybank Highway.







My Father’s Moustache currently operates a pub and eatery in Mount Pleasant, above. The owners are now upfitting a former restaurant space on James Island for a second venue. Warren L. Wise/Staff


A sign announcing the new establishment is beside the door at the property, which is under renovation. The owners also recently applied for an on-site alcohol license through Premier Pubs LLC.

The 3,200-square-foot outparcel property is in the Harris Teeter-anchored James Island Center. J. Paul’z closed about a decade ago, and a restaurant called Cure operated there for a few years after opening in 2015. The site has been vacant for a couple of years.


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An opening date for the new My Father’s Moustache has not been announced. The East Cooper venue’s website says it’s the Charleston-area headquarters of English Premier League football. It’s at 1405 Ben Sawyer Blvd.

The owners did not immediately respond for comment about the James Island location.

New threads

A new women’s clothing and accessories shop is now open in downtown Charleston.

Ala von Auersperg opened May 6 at 102 Church St., offering what it calls “fluid, supple, travel-friendly fabrics,” in a 950-square-foot shop with a side courtyard.

The brick-and-mortar store follows a pop-up appearance in 2021. The new shop is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.







Target King Street interior

The new compact Target store opens May 15 at King and Market streets in downtown Charleston. Among its offerings will be fresh fruits and vegetables. Target Corp./Provided


On Target

Target‘s new compact Charleston store opens May 15 at 211 King St.

It includes a pharmacy, drive-up order pickup, grab-and-go food and beverage options, travel essentials, school supplies and other items usually found in its small-format locations near schools and within dense urban and suburban neighborhoods.

The 30,000-square-foot store near the College of Charleston will employ about 60 people and be the fifth location in the Lowcountry for the Minneapolis-based big-box retailer.


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Altogether, the company employs 850 workers in the Charleston area at its new downtown site and its four standard-size stores in Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville and West Ashley.

Last year in the Charleston area, Target donated nearly $510,000 in cash grants and products to area nonprofits and provided more than 2,000 volunteer hours in community service, according to a spokeswoman.

Store hours for the new location in Majestic Square at King and Market streets will be 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

Fresh start

A roadside fresh vegetable and fruit stand along a well-traveled Mount Pleasant thoroughfare is ready for its seasonal debut.

Ruke’s, owned by Arthur Brown, will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday starting May 18 at 378 Mathis Ferry Road near Holy Trinity AME Church.







Spa Azure The Jasper location

Spa Azure is now open in The Jasper on Broad Street on Charleston’s lower peninsula. Margaret Wright/Provided


Getting pampered

A European day spa has launched a second Lowcountry location and will host a grand opening event soon.

Spa Azure owner Christine Ingram opened the new place to be pampered in The Jasper mixed-use project at 320 Broad St. on May 3.

The spa offers facial and body treatments, anti-aging methods, skincare consultations as well as an array of beauty services such as waxing and tinting.


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The new location features four private treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge and retail beauty products. It’s open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Spa Azure will host a grand opening party at the new location from 5-8 p.m. May 19. The free event is open to the public and will offer special discounts and a giveaway.

The other Spa Azure is at 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.

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