Local shopping center gets upgrades as new business opens

Things just got a whole lot better at the old Royal Oaks Shopping Center on Ribaut Road in Port Royal. After treading water for a number of years with Piggly Wiggly corporate pulling out and the grocery store going independent, and with a SEARS Hometown store that closed its doors in 2018, a new ACE Hardware location breathed new life and in upgrades to the shopping center .

With the new ACE Hardware built along the roadside of the center, lots of improvements came along with the addition. ACE Hardware joined the Piggly Wiggly, Roses Express, West Marine and Frank’s Spirits at Royal Oaks.

Among the upgrades to the shopping center, each of the tenants at the center received new illuminated signage and the old parking lot has been mostly recovered with clean black top. Also, the old bank building was demolished and another liquor store and a tanning salon were removed.

Local shopping center gets upgrades as new business opensThe ACE Hardware location at 1347 Ribaut Road opened its doors on Labor Day and plans to host a grand opening event the weekend of October 7th & 8th; with a full day of fun on the 8th including free food samples, door prizes, grilling demonstrations and more.

We’re glad to see things are looking up for Royal Oaks, and hope that we see them continue to improve.

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