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Business

  • Goody’s closing Lancaster Square store

    The Goody’s department store in Lancaster Square Shopping Center will close up shop in October, so until then it’s sales galore.
    The retail chain is owned by Stage Stores, a department store company based in Houston that also owns Bealls, Palais Royal and Peebles. Stage Stores bought Goody’s in 2009 after the retail chain filed for bankruptcy.
    “As is common practice in the retail industry, Stage Stores reviews its store fleet on a regular basis and exits underperforming locations,” Stage Stores representative Kristen Whitman said.

  • IL housing targets millennials

    Indian Land may be on its way to becoming home to a younger demographic, as the northern part of the county undergoes further development featuring more apartments, restaurants and employment opportunities.  
    “That really suits the millennials, the next generation, moving in,” said Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, describing how companies such as Movement Mortgage, Red Ventures and CompuCom are attracting younger employees with different, often IT-based, skill sets.

  • Planning commission nixes Lennar rezoning

    Due to concerns about sufficient emergency medical services and fire service, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has denied a developer’s request for rezoning.
    Located along the eastern side of Old Hickory Road and north of Crestview Lane, the property includes approximately 76 acres. Lennar Carolinas applied to rezone the parcel from Rural Neighborhood District to Medium Density Residential District.

  • 1st of several job fairs to be held this week

    Cherri Flinn
    SC Works
    CHESTER – The first of three sequential neighborhood job fairs for Chester, Lancaster and York counties will kick off this Thursday at York Technical College in Chester.
    The idea was born out of a desire to help people find jobs close to their home area and to grow their local community.

  • Passion for painting

    Rebecca Wilson didn’t know she liked to paint. When she started hosting painting classes to draw more traffic into her consignment shop in Kershaw, she stumbled upon her favorite hobby – and her next business venture.
    “There was a girl who sold her paints in my store at the time. She was a Dixie Belle retailer,” Wilson said. “She showed me some tricks of the trade about the paint, and once I started painting furniture, I found that I loved it more than the painting parties.”

  • An IL institution moves south

    Yarborough Tractors & Equipment, founded in Indian Land in the 1940s, has moved south, relocating to U.S. 521 Bypass South between the Lancaster city limits and the Elgin community.
    The business now occupies the former Shute Body Shop building near J&S Concrete. It opened there Feb. 4.
    “The only things that’s changed are the address and phone number. Everything else is the same,” said business owner Tim Howie, who runs the tractor and equipment business with his son, Andrew Howie.

  • Builders Supply puts the sun to work

    LANCASTER – Besides passing solar legislation in 2014, S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory learned about the benefits of solar power by reading Elon Musk’s biography.
    “Elon Musk is essentially the Thomas Edison of our time,” Gregory said. “Something really interesting I read in that book is that the sun generates enough energy by shining on the Earth for one day to power every mechanical thing on the Earth for one year.”

  • Red Ventures shifts 260 jobs to IL

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures is bringing an additional 260 jobs are coming to Lancaster County.
    The internet-marketing company announced Wednesday that it was closing its north Charlotte call center and merging it with its Indian Land headquarters.
    The Charlotte location is at University City, near the UNC Charlotte campus.
    Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias said all the employees at the Charlotte operation will be offered sales jobs in Indian Land. 

  • HomeGoods to open April 28

    The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is filling up, with another big retailer set to open this month at the 300,000-square-foot shopping complex in Indian Land.
    HomeGoods will open its doors to customers for the first time at 8 a.m. April 28. It will be the company’s seventh store location in the Charlotte regional market.
    HomeGoods merchandise includes furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and more.

  • Nutramax grows again

    Nutramax Laboratories broke ground Thursday on another $20 million in facilities that will double its manufacturing operations in Lancaster.
    A large crowd attended the ceremony, including Gov. Henry McMaster and many local government leaders, as company officials celebrated the expansion.