Boondoggles gift shop in Beaufort shutters doors today

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Boondoggles gift shop in Beaufort shutters doors today

By ERIN MOODY
emoody@beaufortgazette.com
Published Friday, July 27, 2012   |  451 Words  |  

Today is the last day for Boondoggles, a gift and clothing store in downtown Beaufort.

The store, owned by Gail Edwards, has stood at 905 Bay St. since at least 2005. The owner could not be reached for comment, but a woman who answered the phone at the store and identified herself as Edwards' daughter but declined to give her name, said the store will continue selling half-priced merchandise today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The closing was announced last weekend with signs in the windows and a half-price sale started.

Boondoggles, which was decorated with a pirate theme complete with a pirate dangling from the ceiling, carried items ranging from clothing to candles.

Information: 843-524-2334

In other changes about town:

  • The golf course of the former Country Club of Beaufort, which has been closed for years, is getting cleaned up for a fall reopening, according to a spokeswoman for the Pleasant Point Property Owners Association.
  • The association bought the course on Lady's Island in 2009 for $1.15 million, three years after it was closed and the property fell into neglect. At the time, the association said it would reopen the course when a professional management company was found to operate it. Additional information will be available as the opening draws closer, the spokeswoman said.

  • Dr. Rick Hensley has relocated his family dentistry practice to the former Beaufort Eye Clinic at 1813 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal.
  • Hensley, who was at 1055 Ribaut Road, bought the Richmond Avenue building soon after the eye clinic moved to the former Friendly's restaurant on Ribaut Road. Hensley began seeing patients at the new location this month.

    Information: 843-522-9580

  • Carolina Wiggle Wear children's clothing and custom embroidery store has relocated from 928 Bay St., Beaufort, to Fordham Marketplace at 701 Bay St. Previously an online-only business, the boutique-style store opened at 928 Bay St. in December.
  • Information: www.carolinawigglewear.com

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