CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lowcountry businesses are beginning to close down as the U.S. coast braces for Hurricane Matthew.
About 180 miles southeast of West Palm Beach as of 11 a.m. Thursday, the storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 140 mph with higher gusts. It is moving to the northwest at 14 mph.
The following pharmacies, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses shared their business hours and store closings due to Hurricane Matthew:
King Charles Inn - 237 Meeting St. Charleston
Holiday Inn Express - 1943 Savannah Hwy. Charleston
Andrew Pinckney Inn - 40 Pinckney St. Charleston
Best Western - 1540 Savannah Hwy.
Sleep Inn - 1524 Savannah Hwy.
North Charleston Inn -1934 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston
Pitt Street Pharmacy
111 Pitt Street, Mt Pleasant - Open until 6 p.m. Thursday. Probably open all day Friday 9 a.m. -6.p.m. Will evaluate on Saturday and Sunday.
***Anyone who needs emergency prescriptions over the weekend can call and leave a message: 843-884-4051.***
Pharmacist and Owner Kim Richardson will be checking voicemail frequently to help people.
Charleston Walgreens stores/ pharmacy
907 Folly Road, James Island- No answer Thursday morning.
380 King Street- Pharmacy closed. No answer at store Thursday morning.
389 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mt Pleasant- Pharmacy closed. No answer at the store Thursday morning.
1925 Ashley River Road- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
1810 North Highway 17, Mt Pleasant- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
3621 Savannah Highway, Johns Island- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
1861 Remount Road, North Charleston- Pharmacy closed. Open again Sunday from 10am-6pm. No answer at store Thursday morning.
8395 Dorchester Road, North Charleston- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
7501 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston- Pharmacy is closed. No answer at the store Thursday morning.
1630 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
Charleston CVS stores
983 Harbor View Road- Store open Thursday morning and they are evaluating hour by hour. Pharmacy is closed Thursday and Friday.
1739 Maybank Hwy- Friday playing it by ear Friday
59 George Street- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
65 Sycamore- Business as usual. Open until 9pm. Will make decisions as the weather changes. Staying open as long as they can for customers' health needs. They have been very busy.
1015 King Street- District Manager says they will continue to operate at this location as long as they safely can to help local patients.
2152 Savannah Highway- Pharmacy is set to be open until 10pm. Store is open 24 hours. They will continue to evaluate.
1020 Orange Grove Road- At this time, will be open normal business hours through the weekend unless weather gets bad.
1858 Remount Road- No answer at the store Thursday morning.
Charleston Rite Aid stores
325 Folly Road- No answer Thursday morning.
261 Calhoun Street- No answer Thursday morning.
918 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt Pleasant (Located in Harris Teeter)- No answer Thursday morning.
334 East Bay Street, Suite D- No answer Thursday morning.
1115 Old Town Road- No answer Thursday morning.
1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd, Mt Pleasant- No answer Thursday morning.
1799 Highway 17 North, Mt Pleasant- No answer Thursday morning.
1195 Remount Rd- No answer Thursday morning.
Pilot Travel Center
5714 N Rhett Ave, North Charleston- Still have gas. Planning to stay open through the storm.
SPINX- statement from corporate
"In keeping with our status as a strategic fuel supplier for the State of South Carolina, Spinx stores in the Charleston region will attempt to remain open throughout this weather event.
Volunteer team members have made it possible for us to staff our stores, and our facilities are designed to remain open and operable during such weather events and power interruptions.
Our team members are incredibly community-centric and we're thankful and proud to have them as members of the Spinx team.
We are continuing to run fuel trucks to our Lowcountry stores from the Upstate of South Carolina in an effort to maintain our fuel supply in the region.
We have seen no fuel outages at our stores at this time, but we ask that our neighbors who will remain in the area, as well as law enforcement and all first responders use an abundance of caution when choosing to navigate the roads in the coming days.
We will continuously monitor local conditions and if we find it necessary to close any of our stores, we will communicate so accordingly."
BP Gas Stations
1907 Maybank Hwy- Have some gas, will close at 5pm today.
130 Rutledge Avenue- Closed.
904 St. Andrews Blvd- No answer.
1141 Old Towne Rd- No answer.
1805 Savannah Hwy- No answer.
1924 Sam Rittenberg Blvd- No answer.
3689 Dorchester Rd- No answer.
5098 Dorchester Rd- No answer.
Shell Gas Stations
3603 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island - No answer.
320 Meeting St - No answer.
200 Spring St - No answer.
737 King St- No answer.
508 US-17 BYP, Mt Pleasant - No answer.
Hwy 17 North by Belk Entrance - Still have gas. Currently open and playing it by ear.
1811 Sam Rittenberg Blvd- No answer.
2300 Savannah Hwy - Open, running short on gas, no regular gas. Opening back up on Sunday.
2407 Ashley River Rd, Charleston - Not staying open.
The Noisy Oyster (Rivers Ave and Market St)
Big Billy's Burger Joint
Fill Restaurant & Piano Bar (Until Further Notice)
Sticky Fingers Ribhouse - Charleston, Mt. Pleasant & Summerville
Shem Creek Bar & Grill (closed Friday/Saturday)
SOL Mt. Pleasant (Until Further Notice)
Wild Wing Cafe (Until Further Notice)
Drop In Deli (Until Further Notice)
Toast (Until Further Notice)
Charleston Deli (Until Further Notice)
Publix Ashley Landing Sam Rittenberg - Open right now regular business hours until further notice.
Publix Folly Road - Open and will be open until further notice from corporate.
Publix Dorchester Road- open from 7 until 10pm and will continue to be open until further notice.
Publix -Johnnie Dodds Blvd Mount Pleasant- Plans to be open Friday
Bi Lo Bees Ferry Road- Open Normal hours from 6 until midnight until further notice…
Bi Lo Sam Rittenberg. Blvd- Open regular hours 7 until 11pm. Do not know if they will be open tomorrow.
Bi Lo Bacon's bridge Road- Open 6 until 11pm and will remain open the next few days depending on staffing.
Bi Lo South Shelmore Blvd.- Normal Business hours 6 until 11 could change depending on staffing and conditions in the coming days.
All Charleston area stores are currently open with associates who have volunteered to come in. Food Lion is in the process of working on a closing schedule and will notify us of any changes.
No closings in Tri-County yet. This link will be updated with store closures as they happen.
Geralds Tires will be closed Friday and Saturday
Target Azalea Square Blvd Summerville – Open normal hours from 8 until 11pm today and tomorrow until further notice.
Target Citadel Mall – No one answered.
Target North Charleston Rivers Ave – No one answered.
Target Long Grove Drive Mount Pleasant – 8am until 10pm until further notice
Sam's Club Centre Point Drive – Open regular business hours, pending on their hours for this weekend.
West Ashley - 3951 West Ashley Cir. – Trying to stay open through Friday afternoon
North Charleston - 4920 Centre Point Dr – No answer.
North Charleston - 7400 Rivers Ave. – No answer.
Mount Pleasant - 1481 N. Hwy 17 - The manager says the store will stay open as long as associates are still available to work.
Mount Pleasant - 3000 Proprietors Pl - Manager says store will stay open as long as it has power and associates available to work.
Goose Creek - 1635 Red Bank Rd. - No answer.
Goose Creek - 215 St James Ave - No decision yet.
Goose Creek - 605 St. James Ave- No answer.
James Island - 1231 Folly Road - No answer.
Summerville - 10635 Dorchester Rd - Neighborhood Mkt- No decision yet.
Summerville - 1317 N Main St Ste A1 - As of now, planning to stay open until told otherwise by Corporate.
Ladson - 3685 Ladson Rd - Neighborhood Mkt- referred to Area Manager.
Moncks Corner - 511 N Highway 52 - No decisions have been made. Still monitoring and will make a decision at an appropriate time.
Walterboro – 2110 Bells Hwy - Staying open until further notice from corporate.