Off the Peninsula
Though the best shopping is in Charleston proper, there are some noteworthy independent stores in the surrounding areas.
Mount Pleasant boasts two fun antiques spots, Linda Page’s Thieves Mart (1460 Ben Sawyer Blvd., 843/884-9672, Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.) and Hungryneck Antique Mall (401 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., 843/849-1744, Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. 1–5 p.m.) off U.S. 17.
The biggest music store in the region is The Guitar Center (7620 Rivers Ave., 843/572-9063, Mon.–Fri. 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m.) in North Charleston across from Northwood Mall. With just about everything a musician might want or need, it’s part of a chain that’s been around since the late 1950s, but the Charleston location is relatively new.
© Jim Morekis from Moon Charleston & Savannah, 4th Edition