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Business

  • New shop opens on McGregor Street

    Mike  and Nick Lauffer recently opened Palmetto Furniture and More at 118 W. McGregor St. The business buys and sells furniture, antiques and collectibles, as well as food items like boiled and roasted peanuts, hot dogs, nachos and pork skins.
    The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For details, call (843) 622-6405 or (843) 517-3089.

  • Bladez hosts Christmas Open House

    Bladez Hair Salon & Spa, 119 N. Pearl St., held a Christmas Open House during the holiday season. The salon gave away five gifts from a drawing and had food available for guests.
    The business also sponsored pictures with Santa, and would like to thank all of those who participated in the event. Bladez is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. until last requested appointment Saturdays.

  • New Pageland business offers well-made structures

    The late comedian George Carlin had a routine in which he talked about people and their “stuff” and how our houses are just covers to keep our stuff under.
    The storage industry has seen a noticeable increase over the years, as for many of us, our possessions have outgrown our available space.
    Pageland area residents have a new option for solving their storage problems.

  • Manufacturer thriving in slow economy

    In many parts of Chesterfield County, as in most of the country, business is slow. That’s not the case at a Pageland industrial company where workers are hustling to keep up with customer orders.
    PDQ South is really three businesses in one; a custom injection molding business making plastic parts for many consumer and commercial products, a design-and-build tool shop making molds for plastic injection parts; and a tight-tolerance precision machining operation making metal parts for a variety of customers.

  • New Creations: new location

    Although the economy remains sluggish and small-town businesses continue to struggle, Pageland has one that has outgrown its original location and moved to a larger building.
    New Creations Embroidery and Gifts first began in the home of owner Elizabeth Smith. Two years ago she rented a storefront building on North Pearl Street and this fall moved into the larger building at 119 W. McGregor St., the former location of B&M Auto Parts.

  • The Out Post under new ownership

    By GARY PHILLIPS
    Progressive Journal Editor
    Farmers, gardeners, ranchers, horse enthusiasts and outdoorsmen and women have a place in Pageland to get their supplies. The Out Post, on the SC 151 Bypass at the intersection of Rollings Road is under new ownership.
    Owner Rhett Reynolds has had the business three months following the death of previous owner Don Morgan.

  • Farmer's Market set for grand opening

    The Pageland Farmers’ Market will have its grand opening this weekend, May 24-26. Mack Nicholson is market manager and Joey and Jimmy Mangum will be on hand to manage the market from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

  • Women in business luncheon is next Tuesday

    The Pageland Chamber of Commerce will host the 34th annual Women in Business Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, April 23.  The event will be held again this year at Pageland First Baptist Church.  
    Businesses are encouraged to send  representatives from your company, family or personal friends to participate in the chamber’s salute to businesswomen. The cost of registration is $15 per person, which pays for a catered meal, entertainment, and a small token of appreciation for each attendee. Registration forms should be received by April 19.  

  • Businesses unite to renovate the Blakeney Hotel

    In the early 20th century, The Blakeney Hotel on West McGregor Street, welcomed travelers and local guests with southern hospitality. In its heyday The Blakeney Hotel featured a hotel restaurant, two verandas and a porch.

  • Melon Beach offers real variety

    By GARY PHILLIPS
    Progressive Journal Editor

    Pageland has a new retail store and the owners say they offer something for everyone.

    Melon Beach recently opened on the northwest corner of McGregor and Pearl Streets in the building that most recently housed Hidden Treasures used furniture store. The store opened Friday, Nov. 23 and held a Grand Opening one week later.

    Owner Mack Nicholson said he had a specific vision for what he wanted Melon Beach to be.