Retailers, restaurants and service businesses are changing the commercial landscape in Bluffton and Hilton Head. Here’s the latest in new construction, renovations, relocations, closings and grand openings:
Stop N Stor: This Savannah-based company, which has eight self-storage facilities in Georgia, has been developing a project in Bluffton, its first location in South Carolina, according to www. LoopNet.com, a commercial real estate database website.
Located on the northwest corner of Red Cedar Lane and Bluffton Parkway, the facility will feature 62,930 square feet of climate-controlled storage and 13,275 square feet of drive-up storage.
The buildings, with gated access and a digital security system on-site, are assembled with steel and metal construction, concrete driveways and standing seam roofs, LoopNet reports.
Completion date is uncertain, and Stop n Stor did not respond for comment.
Pediatric Smiles: Dr. Courtney Davis opened her new dental practice June 21 at 19 Promenade Suite 201 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The West Virginia native and her staff provide specialized dental treatment for infants, children and adolescents.
Picture This Gallery: This art gallery and framing shop, in business for 30 years on Hilton Head Island, recently moved to 26 Palmetto Bay Rd.
Owner and artist Mira Scott will focus mainly on her new Mira Mira Studio brand and extensive picture framing selections. Last year, Scott created an adult coloring book with unique designs that reflect her artistry and the Coastal Carolina area.
Honey Horn Meadworks. Hilton Head beekeeper and president of the Beaufort-Jasper Beekeepers Association David Arnal and award-winning meadist Michael Tripka are planning to open the first meadery in the county soon – on May River Road in Bluffton, across from Squat ‘n’ Gobble.
They will focus on the production of mead, a fermented beverage made with honey that can be mixed with fruit and spices to create different flavors.
They also plan a tasting room and retail store.
Hilton Head Solar: This solar renewable energy installer and developer specializes in system engineering, procurement and construction of renewable energy systems.
The Ridgeland-based company recently celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Memory Care America: This Nashville-based company has announced it will build a 64-bed facility in Bluffton next year. It will feature focused care of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their families.
The company has 12 memory care facilities open or in development in six southeast states.
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Dean Rowland is a veteran senior editor and freelance writer.