Shop Around: Lexington welcomes fab’rik

fab'rik opened Thursday in the Lexington Pavilion shopping center
fab'rik opened Thursday in the Lexington Pavilion shopping center

The ladies' apparel store fab'rik opened Thursday in the Lexington Pavilion shopping center on Sunset Boulevard in Lexington.

The store is owned and operated by University of South Carolina graduate Chris Godfrey, former senior sales representative in pharmaceutical sales for Eli Lilly and Co. The Lexington shop will follow the Atlanta-based chain’s format of pricing all of its limited quantity clothing items under $100 — with the exception of the store’s extensive denim collection.

"The brand offers on-trend styles of women's clothing, accessories and shoes," Godfrey said.

The Lexington location, located near Sport Clips in the shopping center at 5119 Sunset Blvd., will be fab’rik’s third in South Carolina. The others are in Trenholm Plaza on Forest Drive and in Greenville.

Closer into the Town of Lexington on Sunset Boulevard beside Walgreens, another Doctor's Care location has broken ground. We reported last month that Doctor's Care is also opening a location across town in front of the Publix-anchored Hendrix Crossing Shopping Center on U.S. 378. The new offices will give Doctor’s Care three in the Lexington area: the first location is at 247 Columbia Ave.

Also, downtown Lexington welcomed a new sweet treat spot this week with the opening of Pelican's SnoBalls at 517 N. Lake Drive. The store, owned and operated by Kristi Gibbs and Kim McMurry, is the company's ninth in South Carolina and features the chain's New Orleans-style shaved ice in more than 100 flavors. While some Pelican's close shop during winter, Gibbs and McMurry are seeing so much business they have no plans to shut the doors any time soon.

"We've had a line 20 people deep and we are seeing repeat customers every day," Gibbs said.

Pelican's is open 2-9 p.m. Sunday through Friday and noon-9 p.m. on Saturday.