Downtown Charleston sees numerous business closures (updated)

Image by Ken Hawkins/TheDigitelImage by 20090109-closings.jpg Nancy Koltes is closing up and has some great discounts -- on what little is left.

This is a topic we plan to expand on shortly, but I thought I'd go ahead and give you an early rundown.

It likely comes as little surprise, but a number of local businesses have closed down over the last month, or have announced that they will. Those businesses include:

Updated Jan. 17: Children's boutique Wonderland is closing. They're at 511 King Street.
Clothing boutique B'zar is closing and offering a 40-65% off sale. They're at 541 King Street (but their new shoe shop Suite Sole is staying open).
Furniture boutique Max Jerome has closed. It was at 45 John Street.
Home boutique Nancy Koltes is closing and has all but sold its final goods. They're at 438 King Street.
Fair-trade boutique Global Awakening is closing and has heavy discounts. They're at 499 King Street.
Pete Banis Shoes closed at the end of December. They were at 375 King Street.
Tapas restaurant Meritage has closed. They were at at 235 East Bay Street.
Restaurant The Boathouse has closed up. They were at 549 East Bay Street.

If you know of any others, please do let us know in the comments below, and if you'd like to comment on a future story do let us know.

We're mainly looking at downtown Charleston, but do let us know about others.

I knew many of the businesses that fell under the heel of this economy, and I'll miss them. So, as usual, if there's a business you love, be sure to support them with your hard-earned cash.