Business Briefs - June 29, 2017


The Daniel Island Publix grocery store is expanding. Publix spokesperson Kimberly Reynolds confirmed last week that the store, currently about 27,000 square feet, will nearly double in size to 49,000 square feet when construction is complete. Although a start date for the renovation project has yet to be announced, Reynolds said work should be complete by the end of next year. The store is not expected to close during the construction process.

“Our plan at this time is for the store to remain open during construction so that we can continue taking care of our Daniel Island customers,” stated Reynolds. “Each of the fresh departments will be expanded as well as the grocery aisles allowing for a larger selection of products and services. We are excited to bring Daniel Island an even greater shopping experience.”

The newly expanded store will also include a pharmacy, as well as more prepared foods in the deli, added Reynolds.


Charleston Orthodontic Specialists will open its first Lowcountry office in Summerville on July 3. The practice is owned by Daniel Island resident Dr. Nick J. Savastano, who has been providing patients with orthodontic care since 2003. He previously ran a successful orthodontic practice in Orlando, Florida, before deciding to return to his home state of South Carolina.

Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is the only provider of Mascot Braces in the Charleston area, stated a press release, giving patients the opportunity to sport logo-shaped brackets from either the USC Gamecocks or the Clemson Tigers. The new Summerville office is located at 1101 N. Main St., Suite 305 (in the Earth Fare plaza). The public is invited to a grand opening celebration from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 15. Anyone who gets a free screening during the grand opening event will be entered into a drawing for free braces. There will also be refreshments, prizes and entertainment.

For additional information, visit or call (843) 642-8100.


Polly’s Fine Jewelry honored the top graduating senior at nine area high schools during their awards ceremonies at the end of the school year. Owner Polly Moore presented a designer watch to each selected student as a way of honoring their hard work and commitment to their education.

“We started our business here in Charleston over 30 years ago, and we love being a part of this community,” stated Moore. “Seeing the hard work of these students and their fellow graduates thrills me, because I know that our future is in very good hands.”

The selected student from each of the following high schools received the gift: Wando High School, Burke High School, Berkeley High School, West Ashley High School, Summerville High School, Fort Dorchester High School, Goose Creek High School, Hanahan High School, and North Charleston High School.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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