New donut shop opens in Charleston; national apparel retailer coming to King Street

Donut king Krispy Kreme now has a little competition in West Ashley.

Duck Donuts, named for the North Carolina Outer Banks town where it was founded, opened Wednesday at 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. It’s next to MOD Pizza in the Harris Teeter-anchored Westwood Plaza Shopping Center.

It offers coffee, tea, sundaes and breakfast sandwiches, as well as its namesake donuts that customers can watch being made. The shop also includes a build-your-own feature.

It’s the third location in South Carolina for the roughly 70-store donut chain. Others can be found on Hilton Head Island and in Columbia in the Palmetto State.

The shop opens at 8 a.m. Thursday but will begin opening at 6:30 a.m. Friday. It closes at 7 p.m. each day.

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