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We've all heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". And photos really are a special way to help tell the story of our lives - who we are and what's important to us.

And, of course, some images speak to us more strongly than others. More often than not we love a photo not so much because it shows us how we look but because it captures a very human element that is hard to express in words – an authentic connection with those we love or with ourselves and how we show up or want to be seen in the world.

Whether you're looking to capture someone's attention with a professional headshot or want to commemorate the beautiful connection with your partner or family, I can help.

My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in Mount Pleasant, SC. I truly find joy and fulfillment in the work I do. I love the adventure of photography and I continually immerse myself in learning and exploring how to improve my craft which includes learning new ways to connect with and capture my subjects. I truly understand that, for many people (if not most), even the idea of having your picture taken can cause a good bit of discomfort and anxiety. That's why I place so much importance on putting my subjects at ease while also really listening to any concerns or wants they have for their session.

I draw upon my technical knowledge of photography, my ability to connect with people, and my creativity to produce beautifully memorable photos for my clients. I believe that my unique creative vision and many years of experience combined with the way I strive to give my clients the most enjoyable experience possible sets me apart from some of the other great photographers in Mount Pleasant.

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Now that you know a little about my background, let's take a look at some of
my most popular photography services in Mount Pleasant: My mission is to beautifully capture the joy and connection of each unique family while also creating a fun experience for my clients.

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The importance of family is hard to overstate. From children to grandparents to nieces and nephews, families and the family dynamic can grow and change before you know it, with many beautiful milestones taking place along the way.

I think that one of the best ways to remember some of these important moments of togetherness is with a fun family photo session.

I absolutely love photographing families and, while no two families are the same, I always strive to give each session my all in order to best connect with and capture the uniqueness of each family. Even though each session is somewhat different, I approach each one with the same goal: to capture the distinct personality, affection, and energy of each family in order to provide authentic, engaging pictures and a joyful experience.

Whether you have a toddler that you want to celebrate or have grandparents in town for a visit, Mount Pleasant is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:

  • Beaches - Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Hilton Head, Edisto Beach
  • Popular Places - Washington Square, Broad Street, Hampton Park, Waterfront Park, Shem Creek, The Cistern at College of Mount Pleasant
  • Historical Sites - Mount Pleasant Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

Whatever location you choose for family photography in Mount Pleasant, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.

As a family photographer in Mount Pleasant, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much (in addition to getting to meet some really awesome people) is the opportunity to combine my creativity with my ever-evolving technical skill. I also gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for - be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.

I use a clear yet relaxed style of direction to get you and your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that really show the unique dynamic and relationships of each family.

Here are just a few reasons why families choose Adam Chandler Photography for their family portraits:

Document Family Growth

Change, of course, is part of life and with each passing year families, too, change and often grow. Each stage is beautiful in its own way and having annual family photographs is a fun way to document the different seasons of family life. Be it a new baby, a birthday or anniversary or simply wanting to capture your kids at each special age, I'd be honored to be chosen to help tell the story of your family over the years.

Remember Milestones

With each year that passes, new milestones are reached. From a child's first steps to a sibling getting married, there is no better way to remember these wonderful occasions than with quality photographs. Whether you're welcoming a new puppy into your life, are celebrating an anniversary or finally have gathered your extended family together in one place, capturing these special times in your life is a great way to ensure you'll be able to enjoy and relive these moments years from now.

Create Memories

Many families tell me before their sessions that it's not often that they are all able to be together and they emphasize how special and important this session is. Or, perhaps, a mom or dad will talk about how fleetingly special a certain age of their child is and how they really want to capture their children's personalities. Even if you capture lots of great moments of your family throughout the year it's likely not very often that all of you are in the pictures at once (other than maybe having a stranger tell you to "say cheese" after you hand them your phone. Having a time that's dedicated to capturing the special bonds between family members - parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, siblings and maybe extended family as well - is so important. We all know just how special these people and moments are and how we tend to treasure these memories more with each passing year.

Portraits And Headshots In Mount Pleasant, SC

A great headshot shows you at your best - whether you want to impress a prospective employer or need professional photography for your website. In today's digitally-intensive society, having a professional headshot or portrait of you or your team that stands out for all the right reasons is becoming a necessity. It's no surprise, then, that headshots and portraits are among the most popular genres of photography.

Headshots can be tricky, mostly because many (if not most) people don't like being in front of the camera (trust me, I totally get that). I know that for some clients, it can be hard to know what to do, what to wear or how to relax enough to let their authentic selves come through so that they can end up with a professional photo or headshot that inspires authenticity and confidence.

Fortunately, I have years of experience taking professional headshots of all types of people. No matter what your comfort level is with having your picture taken, I pride myself on being able to create the conditions necessary to help capture my clients as you want to be seen. Through lighting, posing and direct yet relaxed interaction I'll help guide you to great photos that you’ll be proud to showcase and share with others.

A professional headshot or portrait is an investment into your personal brand, and here is why:

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Show Your Personality

Not all headshots should be approached the same way. Depending on your industry or how you'll be using the photos, there are certain things to consider. A great headshot reflects not just how you look but also how you show up in the world. It can help give people an idea of the kind of person you are before you sit down to meet them. Oftentimes, too, people may want a variety of "looks" to suit different needs and uses. My goal is to listen to your expectations and then deliver results that will serve you will in your professional and/or personal life.

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Show Your Professionalism

Clients, collaborators, investors, and employers are typically much more likely to interview you or to contact you or your business if you look professional. If you've taken the time to invest in your brand, in part by making the effort to arrange a professional headshot, people notice that. And who doesn't want to make a great first (or second or third) impression?

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Stand Out on Social Media

Many of my clients make appointments for headshots and portraits when they want to stand out from the crowd on social media. Whether you own a business and need to create new social media pages or you're looking to network with recruiters on LinkedIn or, perhaps, update your website, a professional headshot can definitely set you apart in the modern sea of selfies and snapshots that you often see out there.

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Show Off Your Current Look

None of us look the same as we did 10 or 15 years ago yet some of us keep the same photo up for decades. Having outdated headshots can send a message of inauthenticity. When you have up-to-date, professional headshots, you're showing clients and employers that you are confident, committed, and authentic.

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Qualities Of A Great Photographer In Mount Pleasant, SC

Being a great photographer means more than owning fancy equipment. While having expensive gear can be quite helpful, the real test of a professional, for me, has a lot more to do with being able to draw upon my deep understanding of the craft of photography so that I can focus more on connecting with and beautifully capturing my subjects without getting bogged down in figuring out the technical side of things. It's taken me many years to get where I am and I'm always striving to improve in order to continue to deliver the best pictures and most enjoyable experience possible for my clients.

Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because my experience shows and they trust me to always give them the results and experience that they're looking for. Here are just a few qualities that my clients appreciate:

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Imagination

I wholeheartedly consider photography to be an artform - one that requires lots of curiosity and imagination along with a good bit of technique. A great photographer knows how to get beautiful results no matter what the conditions or circumstances are and this only comes with experience and preparation.

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Passion

This quality might seem obvious but I can't tell you how many times I've seen photography that may be technically good but is missing something. My passion for photography largely comes from my passion for connecting with people in a way that helps them feel comfortable letting their guard down so they can enjoy the process. And this almost always leads to exceptional, authentic images.

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Patience

Patience can also be essential for great photos. As in life, there are many things that we just can't control. Sometimes the best photos come from patiently going with the flow and not trying to force something to happen. I find that when I'm patient yet prepared - ready to capture the right moment or expression when the time is right - that's often the best approach. As a professional with many years of experience, I understand the importance of having the patience to deal with whatever comes my way as well as the flexibility and preparedness to make the most out of any situation.

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People Skills

If ever there was a business where people skills were important I think portrait photography is definitely one of them. Knowing how uncomfortable many people can be when getting their pictures taken, I put every effort into helping ensure the best possible experience for my clients and communication is such a big part of that. I love interacting with my clients to build trust and rapport as well as a deep understanding of your expectations including any concerns you may have. As I've said, for me my job is not just about delivering beautiful images but also a wonderful client experience. That's why I focus so much on each and every interaction with my clients. Yes, people skills are a must in this business. Luckily for me, it's one of my favorite parts of the job!

Eye for Detail

As a professional photographer in Mount Pleasant, SC I am meticulous when it comes to details. Through my many years of photographing many different types of subjects under many different circumstances I've come to learn just how important details are. Whether it's finding or creating the best quality of light for my clients, eliciting a great expression or
adjusting the background or, perhaps, a piece of clothing, all of these things impact the overall look and feel of a photo. Whether I'm photographing a family, a business professional or a couple in love I always look for all the ways I can create the best image possible.

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"As I hope you can tell by looking at my work, I really love my job. And most of all I love the people I get to meet and work with. I'd be honored and delighted to be chosen for your photography needs."

Adam Chandler

Ready to Get Started?

One of my favorite things to do is to talk to clients about what they're looking for and how I can serve them. If you are in need of professional photography, let's talk today about what you have in mind. Whether you're looking for family or couples' photography in Mount Pleasant or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!  

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REI Co-op to open store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in fall 2022

New store will be third location in the state to serve REI members and outdoor enthusiasts SEATTLE, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in fall 2022. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing and more....

New store will be third location in the state to serve REI members and outdoor enthusiasts

SEATTLE, June 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina in fall 2022. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, cycling, running, fitness, hiking, paddling, climbing and more. For those who adventure on two wheels, a full-service bike shop will be staffed by certified mechanics.

"We look forward to opening a third store in South Carolina and being a resource to REI members and the broader outdoor community in and around Mount Pleasant," said Jacki Harp, REI regional director. "Our local team will also seek partnerships with outdoor nonprofits to support their efforts in protecting natural places and welcoming more people outside."

Store Facts

As the country's largest consumer co-op, anyone is welcome to shop and tap into the company's resources in support of an active lifestyle. Members who join the co-op enjoy a range of benefits, including a used gear trade-in program; discounts on experiences, rentals and shop services; a share of the co-op's annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more.

REI actively partners with nonprofits across the nation to steward and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people to the outdoors. Last year, the co-op invested $7.1 million in more than 450+ nonprofits across the country. Over the last five years, the co-op has invested nearly $184,000 in South Carolina-based land agencies and nonprofit partners. Recent recipients include Anne Springs Close Greenway, Conestee Foundation Inc., Friends of Harbison State Forest, Friends of Paris Mountain, Friends of Sesqui, and Palmetto Conservation Foundation.

The co-op launched the REI Cooperative Action Fund last year, a community-supported public charity designed to harness the collective power of the co-op's members and employees to build a more just, equitable and inclusive outdoor culture. Black Girls RUN! Foundation chapters in Charleston, Columbia, Florence/Myrtle Beach and Greenville/Spartanburg received grants in the first round of funding.

Join the REI team

REI expects to hire approximately 50 employees for REI Mount Pleasant. Candidates interested in joining the REI team can apply online at REI.com/jobs and a timeline for hiring is here. Candidates can set up a job alert on the co-op's career site to be notified when positions are posted. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, such as two paid "Co-op Way Days" each year that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to encourage all employees to #OptOutside.

About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation's largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 175 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. If you can't visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn't just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI's active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.

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Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR expanding operations in Charleston County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR (Golfbreaks), a leading, worldwide golf vacation specialist, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The company’s expansion will create 32 new jobs in the next two years.

Founded in 1998 in the United Kingdom, Golfbreaks specializes in organizing golf trips throughout the United States (U.S.) and around the world. As the ‘Official Golf Vacation Partner’ of the PGA TOUR, the company offers golfers a top-class, hassle-free service by arranging tee times, accommodations, ground transportation, tournament tickets and much more.

Located at 474 Wando Park Blvd. in Mount Pleasant since 2016, Golfbreaks’ Charleston County operation serves as its North American office and was recruited through the state’s Landing Pad program. The company’s expansion will allow Golfbreaks to increase its service volume to U.S. and Canadian golfers who take trips domestically and overseas.

Individuals interested in joining the Golfbreaks team should visit the company’s careers page or email resumes to the company.

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“With minimal travel restrictions now in place and a lot of pent-up demand, Golfbreaks is growing rapidly. If you like golf and enjoy delivering unforgettable memories to fellow travelers, then a career at Golfbreaks may be perfect for you. Our enthusiastic and vibrant team in Mount Pleasant is on a very exciting journey with our partners at the PGA TOUR.” -Golfbreaks by PGA TOUR CEO Daniel Grave

“South Carolina’s golf industry has seen significant growth in recent years, and today’s announcement by Golfbreaks shows that this momentum is not slowing down. I congratulate Golfbreaks on their expansion and look forward to their continued growth in South Carolina.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“Golfbreaks’ expansion in Charleston County is a hole-in-one for our state’s golfing industry and the local community. A worldwide leader in their field, we look forward to many more years of a successful partnership with Golfbreaks.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“We are thrilled with Golfbreaks’ decision to invest further in our community and create 32 new jobs for our citizens. Charleston County is a natural fit as we have a passion for golf and more importantly, we have a desire to foster business growth.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor

Lawsuits: Mold, ventilation problems and structural issues at new townhomes in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - What should have been a new chapter in their lives has turned into a nightmare for some Mount Pleasant homeowners. Mold, ventilation problems and structural issues are just some of the complaints listed in lawsuits filed against the builder and HVAC contractor.The Midtown Townhomes by Lennar are one of the newer builds in Mount Pleasant. It’s located off of Hungry Neck Boulevard and they’re listed as luxury townhomes. From the outside, many would think it’s true but neighbors say things ...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - What should have been a new chapter in their lives has turned into a nightmare for some Mount Pleasant homeowners. Mold, ventilation problems and structural issues are just some of the complaints listed in lawsuits filed against the builder and HVAC contractor.

The Midtown Townhomes by Lennar are one of the newer builds in Mount Pleasant. It’s located off of Hungry Neck Boulevard and they’re listed as luxury townhomes. From the outside, many would think it’s true but neighbors say things have gone wrong.

“I started looking around, I mean opening closets, and I was just like ‘Oh my God,’” Kim Conway, who bought her townhome in 2020, says.

Conway says she was gone last summer for about six weeks. But when she came back, there was mold on every floor.

“My furniture, my bed, my mattress… everything was damp when I came home,” Conway says. “Like my sheets were wet. Everything was wet. And I lived in here for four days like this. And my furniture, these chairs… they had to come in and clean every piece of furniture. Everything. There was nothing left in this house.”

Conway says she had to move into a hotel while Lennar cleaned it up. According to documents from her attorney, it cost about $14,000.

She’s not the only one dealing with issues.

“I need to have the air conditioner work properly so that there’s not too much humidity in the house and it won’t blow constantly,” Karen Tinsley, who bought her townhome in 2021, says. “I think the unit is not the correct type of unit. I have a sink in the kitchen that’s cracked from the factory. I have a water heater that I’ve replaced because the plumber said that it was too small for my unit.”

Tinsley says she’s had problems since day one.

“My oven didn’t work properly. I have a gas stove and it was flickering so they had to go in the attic and make a bigger line for that. And I’ve had cracking of brick on the outside. There’s all kinds of wall problems upstairs. I have a bowed out floorboard and someone came in and said, ‘well we’re going to have to take out the wall because the plate and the wall isn’t attached to the sheetrock.’ So that means they’re going to have to come in and tear out the wall and fix that.

Tinsley says of the laundry list of items she has sent to Lennar to fix only about 25 percent has been done. And she’s wary if they’re actually done correctly. She says the most concerning thing to her, though, is the cracking bricks.

“I have these dreams where that my entire house is falling down from the outside and everything inside is all going to just fall down,” Tinsley says. “It’s like how scary is that? That’s what I’m stressed out about.”

All in all – neighbors just want their new homes fixed and for Lennar and the other companies to own up to the problems. That’s why they filed the lawsuits.

As of Thursday, the lawsuit against the HVAC company, Fogel Services, is pending in Charleston County. A federal court dismissed the lawsuit against Lennar for procedural reasons, but a motion for reconsideration of that dismissal is currently pending. Neither company has responded for a request for comment as of Thursday.

“I think Lennar should accept what they’ve done and they know they’ve messed up these buildings,” Conway adds. “They should fix them. They should be responsible and just fix them. And learn how to build.”

They’re also offering some advice to home buyers.

“I would say don’t rush into buying anything get an inspector,” Tinsley says. “Maybe get two inspectors. Get some advice from other people to go in and look at the history of the place. Don’t rush into a brand new construction because they’re taking shortcuts these days to sell.”

This isn’t the first lawsuit against Lennar. There are more than a dozen listed in Charleston County alone listed on the court’s website dating back more than a decade alleging similar problems.

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Neighbors win re-zone overdevelopment fight in Mt. Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The Shemwood One neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant is celebrating a re-zoning win against overdevelopment. Their motto is keeping the Lowcountry land low-density.The group showed up with dozens of people wearing red to a planning commission meeting to stop a re-zone that would change land next to theirs from low density to medium density.Those neighbors say they aren’t against a developer building a few more homes next to their homes over on Russell Drive off of Coleman Boulevard, but they don&rsq...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The Shemwood One neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant is celebrating a re-zoning win against overdevelopment. Their motto is keeping the Lowcountry land low-density.

The group showed up with dozens of people wearing red to a planning commission meeting to stop a re-zone that would change land next to theirs from low density to medium density.

Those neighbors say they aren’t against a developer building a few more homes next to their homes over on Russell Drive off of Coleman Boulevard, but they don’t want the land re-zoned to allow too many houses.

They say they live in Mt. Pleasant because it’s different and want to protect the feel of the town.

“In order for Mt. Pleasant to remain different growth has got to be controlled. We don’t want to continue changing low-density to turn our town into a big city. I think our collection of 10 to 15 pages of signatures against this rezoning speaks volumes to how we all feel,” says Angela Bridgefield, a Shemwood One Resident.

Neighbors cited traffic, a nearby school where kids walk and ride bikes, drainage, and the natural land as reasons to stop the re-zone.

The city did note at least three historic trees on the property that would have to be protected.

“That’s part of our scenery. I sit out on my back porch at night, I listen to the frogs, I listen to the crickets, I sit under those oak trees, and to do this rezoning would change the dynamic of my entire backyard,” says Karen Campbell, a Shemwood One Resident.

Despite developers saying they would work around trees, neighbors say there’s no need to re-zone the land.

The current low-density would allow for 17 houses to be built. The re-zone to medium-density could allow between 20 and 24. The commission agreed with the people in Shemwood One neighborhood.

Commissioner Kathy Smith initiated a motion to deny saying in terms of development, she wants to listen to the people already in the area.

“I think we have an obligation to existing homeowners whenever we’re dealing with a project to do it in a way that’s really sensitive to the people that are already living there, to protect their property values, to protect their quality of life,” says Smith.

Commission Member Gary Davis seconded her motion.

“Mt. Pleasant is getting overdeveloped right now. I think if the owner of this property wants to come back with an alternate plan… more acceptable to the people who live in the area that will not infringe on the quality of life, then they can come back to the board again,” says Davis.

The entire board voted to deny the re-zone. Neighbors left the meeting feeling relieved and open to the idea of developing some houses on the land with the zoning as is.

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2 new Charleston-area restaurants on the way as gastro pub closes 9 months after opening

New retail and dining spots across the Lowcountry include two restaurants in the works, a beer-and-wine shop soon to open and a home furnishings store with a second location.And in East Cooper, a restaurant that’s been open less than a year turns out the lights.In northern Mount Pleasant, Red Bird Hospitality Group LLC recently leased 6,143 square feet at 2668 U.S. Highway 17 for a new Bohemian Bull tavern and beer garden, according to Mandy Coleman with the commercial re...

New retail and dining spots across the Lowcountry include two restaurants in the works, a beer-and-wine shop soon to open and a home furnishings store with a second location.

And in East Cooper, a restaurant that’s been open less than a year turns out the lights.

In northern Mount Pleasant, Red Bird Hospitality Group LLC recently leased 6,143 square feet at 2668 U.S. Highway 17 for a new Bohemian Bull tavern and beer garden, according to Mandy Coleman with the commercial real estate firm National Restaurant Properties, which represented the tenant.

The franchise location for the new bar and grill is the former site of Carrabba’s Italian Grill. It’s also near the newly opened Cabana Burgers & Shakes at 2664 Highway 17. Joseph Purze with the commercial real estate firm CBRE represented the landlord, Tamsberg Brickyard LLC, in the Bohemian Bull deal.

James Island resident Richard Thomasson of Red Bird Hospitality Group plans to open the new Bohemian Bull by late fall. Bohemian Bull’s flagship venue is on Folly Road on James Island.

Also on the way is a new restaurant in the former Pizza Hut location in West Ashley.

Carolina Burgers II LLC recently leased 2,926 square feet at 1028 St. Andrews Blvd. from Charleston-based JEM Realty Pizza Group LLC, according to Coleman.

It’s by the same duo — John Haire and Brandon Stewart — who are bringing Heavy’s Barburger to the former Tattooed Moose space at 1137 Morrison Drive on the upper Charleston peninsula.

The West Ashley location will be a different concept from Heavy’s and is not expected to open for several months, Haire said.

Lights out

A Mount Pleasant restaurant has closed nine months after opening.

Bull & Finch at 1710 Shoremeade Road in Indigo Square Shopping Center turned out the lights near the end of May. A sign on the door reads, “Due to declining sales, unbearable food cost increases, lack of qualified staffing (and) ownership health issues, we closed as of May 29.”

The gastro pub opened Sept. 1, 2021, after several months of delays.

Second site

A new home furnishings store is now open in the town of Kiawah Island.

Imagine Home, which also has a store on Daniel Island, held a soft opening before Memorial Day for its new 1,269-square-foot shop at 255 Gardeners Circle in Freshfields Village Shopping Center, according to store representative Ryan Lantz.

The store is across the street from the new Co-op sandwich, breakfast and frosé eatery and in the courtyard neighboring Heges restaurant and home furnishings store GDC.

“As a coastal brand, Kiawah was a natural fit for our second location as we look to expand to other coastal areas along the East Coast,” Lantz said.

On the way

Two new venues are on the way to a James Island shopping center.

Construction is underway on a beer-and-wine store as well as a coffee shop in the Harris Teeter-anchored Harbor View Shopping Center.

Odyssey Bottle Shop plans to open in the former Harbor View Tavern space at 987 Harbor View Road while the java site will go next door.

Opening dates have not been announced for either shop, but Odyssey is expected to open soon after recently winning approval for its beer-and-wine license.

In the works

A new oil-changing shop is proposed for West Ashley.

Valvoline plans to build a 3,076-square-foot shop with three service bays on a vacant parcel at 2160 Savannah Highway. The lot is on Carrillo Street near the Food Lion-anchored Citadel Crossing Shopping Center.

In design

A new car wash and separate retail/restaurant building is being proposed for West Ashley.

Time To Shine Car Wash and an unattached commercial structure are planned for 1000 Floyd Drive near Walmart off West Ashley Circle.

The city of Charleston’s Design Review Board will review plans for the development June 6 along with the proposal to build four new commercial structures in the Whole Foods Market-anchored West Ashley Station on Savannah Highway.

Two of the buildings will replace the former Doscher’s IGA supermarket, which closed on May 25 after 48 years when the lease was not renewed. Two other structures are planned on other parts of the property where Burrell & Flynn’s Bakery once operated and on a vacant site behind it.

The board also will review preliminary plans to replace the former Ryan’s restaurant at 829 St. Andrews Blvd. with apartments and retail space.

Charleston-based Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development, which owns the property, wants to build 234 apartments and 11,400 square feet of retail space on the site.

Gramling plans to build a two- to five-story complex to be called St. Andrews Apartments. Plans call for two floors in the front of the building and five farther back.

Ryan’s, which once was headquartered in the Upstate, closed the West Ashley restaurant in 2016, citing underperformance.

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