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May 24, 2024

New public art display graces Vista district in Columbia

The sculpture was created by a Pittsburgh-based artist and represents the Vista’s growth over time.

Parker’s Kitchen recently opened its first store in Aiken, with plans to expand its fooprint in South Carolina and Georgia. (Photo/Parker's Kitchen)
Mar 27, 2024

Parker’s Kitchen opens first store in Aiken — with more to come

The brand operates 81 stores, and plans to double the number of locations in the next four years.

Mar 20, 2024

Demolition marks end of the mall era in Columbia area community

Glass shattered at the end of an excavator’s mechanical claw as one era of business in Forest Acres ended and ...

Chicken Salad Chick was founded by a woman who started, not as an enterprise, but by trying to make a chicken salad that pleased everyone. (Photo/Chicken Salad Chick)
Mar 1, 2024

Chicken salad specialists open third location in Columbia area

Folks lined up for the first day of business of the newest …

Barnes & Noble was one of the last two tenants of Richland Mall in Forest Acres, finally moving out when demolition plans were set for the site’s redevelopment. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Feb 28, 2024

Columbia Barnes & Noble ready to reopen after leaving beleaguered mall

Store will cut the ribbon on new address with help of author …

Colliers South Carolina’s Rox Pollard, Danny Bonds and John Gressette represented the landlord, The Beach Co., and Matthew Pollard represented the tenant, Cottage and Vine. (Photo/Colliers South Carolina)
Jan 31, 2024

Local retailer leases space at $60M Forest Acres mixed-use development

The site consists of 256 apartments, complemented by 42,000 square feet of commercial shops including ground-level shops.

Broad River Retail, one of the largest and fastest-growing independently owned and operated Ashley Store licensees, is developing a new Ashley Store is in Aiken. (Rendering/Broad River Retail)
Jan 24, 2024

Here’s what will replace the former Aiken Furniture Co.

Next to Target in the Aiken Exchange Plaza, the new store will occupy the former Aiken Furniture Co.

Jan 24, 2024

ENTREPRENEUR’S JOURNEY: USC, Virginia Tech business students explore CoffeeCandy

A Greenville entrepreneur finds a way to get more people to eat coffee ...

Lowes Foods has signed a lease to open a store in Lexington. (Photo/Lowes Foods)
Jan 23, 2024

Carolinas-based grocer to open Lexington location

The two new stores are in addition to previously announced stores across South Carolina.

Spears Creek Plaza is an 8,700-square-foot high-end retail center located at 565 Spears Creek Church Road in Elgin. (Rendering/Provided)
Jan 5, 2024

New Columbia area high-end retail center signs first tenant

The shopping center is an 8,700-square-foot high-end retail center.

The 35,540-square-foot showroom at the new Ashley Store will showcase Ashley's 7.0 store concept, featuring a contemporary open floor plan, an enhanced sleep gallery and stylish interior design elements. (Rendering/Provided)
Dec 18, 2023

Here’s what’s replacing the former Sears at Galleria Mall in Rock Hill

The retail spot will occupy a prime space, and the building was once a part of the Sears location close to the Belk at the Galleria Mall on Dave Lyle Boulevard.

Nov 3, 2023

Local Bible Study and Scripture Product Business Relaunches with Party

A local Aiken business, Grounded in Truth Company, is hosting a relaunch party next month. Opened in May of 2022, Grounded in Truth Company is an online business selling scripture study materials like Bible verse cards and Bible study guides, as well as various home and personal accessories containing scriptures. After a medical[...]