Posted by Kristy Eppley Rupon on November 20, 2014
On the eve of its 60th anniversary, Parkland Plaza in Cayce is getting a new look, some new stores and a new direction.
The shopping center started out in 1955 with a grocery store that had a drive-up for loading groceries. Through the years, it has had popular outlets including ACE Hardwarehouse, Howard’s Department Store and The Kingsman restaurant.
In recent years, however, the center has gone through transitions, especially during the recession when the hardware store closed. But a revival in downtown living and a push by the University of South Carolina toward the Congaree River has the center poised for a resurgence. That rebirth started last year, when Jewelry Warehouse opened a 14,000-square-foot flagship store in the shopping center.
Posted by KRISTY EPPLEY RUPON on October 24, 2014
Nearly 600 shoppers lined up for a chance to win gift cards and be the first to shop at Columbia’s new Nordstrom Rack on Harbison Boulevard Friday morning.
Posted by Kristy Eppley Rupon on October 23, 2014
The retailer has been gone from the Columbia area for at least two decades. But it will open a new store at 817 St. Andrews Road by Nov. 1, said Wilson Sawyer, president of Henderson, N.C.,-based Variety Wholesalers, Rose’s parent company.
Posted by Kristy Eppley Rupon on October 21, 2014
This is a big week for Columbia’s retail scene, with two highly sought after stores set to open.