Southern Season Announces New Store in Charleston

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Season is thrilled to announce plans to open a store in Charleston, SC in the early summer of 2013. The 44,000 square foot store will be located at the Brookgreen Town Center on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant owned by the Beach Company. Clay Hamner, Chairman of Southern Season and CEO of Southern Season Acquisition Corporation, the owner of Southern Season states "We are excited to bring the Southern Season experience to Charleston. We plan to carry on the tradition of offering the full service experience our customers have grown to love. The store will include one of the world's largest gourmet food markets with a vast selection of local and international products, a full-service restaurant, extensive wine selection, a cooking school, and an expanded bakery. This is the first of many new stores for Southern Season, including plans to open stores in Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, Birmingham, AL, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Northern Virginia and Palm Beach and Naples, FL The store will be our second store and will replicate our flagship store in Chapel Hill, NC. Larry Shaw, President and CEO of Southern Season said, "Charleston is the ideal market for our customers. We have a strong belief and heritage in gourmet food, food education and hospitality and a passion for the art of entertaining. We pride ourselves in offering friendly service with great tastings and distinct products, from locally sourced to hard-to-find international items. Southern Season is the one-stop shop for all your gourmet entertaining needs. We offer over 80,000 gourmet food, gift and entertaining ideas that cater to every generation and need, whether you are planning a family reunion or a delicious weeknight meal."

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Charleston is recognized as one of the most livable and progressive cities in the United States and was recently named the Top Destination in the World by Conde Nast Traveler 2012. "This is one of the many reasons Southern Season selected the greater Charleston area for its second store," said Billy Swails, the Mayor of Mount Pleasant. He stated, "The Charleston area will love Southern Season and Southern Season will love Charleston! Not only will Southern Season meet the needs of our culinary mecca and foodie community with award- winning gourmet food and cooking supplies, it will also bring additional jobs to the area, from store and restaurant employees to architecture and building firms." "We are delighted to have such a prestigious store in our area," Charlie Way, the Chairman of the Beach Company said.

About Southern Season 
Southern Season has called Chapel Hill home since it was founded in 1975. The, 60,000-square-foot gourmet food emporium in Chapel Hill has won over 60 local, regional and national awards, including 10 this year alone. Our renowned cooking school has played host to numerous celebrity chefs and our Weathervane Restaurant chef was recently voted best chef in NC in the statewide chef cook-off. www.southernseason.com

Contact
W. Clay Hamner, Chairman at chamner@carrborocapital.com 919 270 5800 or
Liz Goodwin 
Southern Season, University Mall, 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 913-1243, liz@southernseason.com

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