An independently owned drugstore will build a new shop on a key corner in downtown Charleston using the design of a former structure on the site, while the lone supermarket on Daniel Island looks to expand again after meeting resistance previously.
Moncks Corner-based Delta Pharmacy will break ground on a 4,000-square-foot building on a vacant lot at Calhoun and East Bay streets later this summer, according to owner Willis High.
The pharmacy currently occupies a space just to the south at 320 East Bay, but High said that site will eventually be redeveloped by property owner Jupiter Holdings. It’s the same block where East Bay True Value Hardware operated before moving to the upper peninsula and Domino’s pizza was located before it moved to the 99 WestEdge project on the western peninsula.
High believes construction will take about one year after the store breaks ground.
Delta operates seven locations throughout the Lowcountry. It has been located on East Bay for the past 11 years.
The new store’s design is derived from a previous corner building called Three Sisters that was demolished in the 1960s, according to Blake Middleton of The Middleton Group Architecture Studio, which designed the new structure.
Source: Post and Courier