Half-Moon Outfitters Celebrates Grand Opening in Charleston, SC

Half-Moon Outfitters, a proud member of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, is celebrating the grand opening of their new location in Charleston, SC on Wednesday, November 19, 2008.
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Half-Moon Outfitters, a proud member of Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, is celebrating the grand opening of their new location in Charleston, SC on Wednesday, November 19, with free festivities and donations to the Coastal Conservation League (CCL), and to The Nature Conservancy. They plan to donate 10% of their sales opening day (from 3 to 7 p.m.) to the CCL and The Nature Conservancy.

Free festivities will include: Free food by EVO and Med Bistro, free climbing for kids and musical performance by Hank Futch of the Blue Dogs. Charleston Mayor Joe Riley will cut a ceremonial Green ribbon at 5:15pm.

Earlier this year, Half-Moon announced that it would open three new stores throughout 2008. Already open are locations in Athens and Atlanta, GA. The final new location is back in Charleston, SC where it all started for the retailer.

Half-Moon has built the largest and eighth store in a vacant movie theatre that once anchored the end of the decades old and venerable shopping center. The store is over 11,000 square feet and will feature the very climbing wall that was the centerpiece of this past winter's Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City, Utah where the world's best climbers displayed their skills.

Since 2007, all new Half-Moons utilize the Green construction techniques that the company honed in the renovation of their Distribution Center. All are built with paints that are largely free of VOC's, lumber and building materials that are either rapidly renewable or regionally harvested, and fixtures that are reclaimed or recycled. When possible the company negotiates with landlords, such as the Sadler Group of South Windermere Charleston, to enhance the systems of the building. In that particular building, the insulation, storefront glass, lighting, and HVAC systems will be enhanced to achieve a build-out that is significantly more efficient than a typical code compliant retail space.

Half-Moon Outfitters has been providing the Southeast with quality goods and services for adventure and travel since 1993. We operate 9 locations including Greenville, SC, Columbia, SC, Charleston, SC (2 locations), Mt. Pleasant, SC, Savannah, GA, Athens, GA, Atlanta, GA and on the web at www.halfmoonoutfitters.com.

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance unites independent outdoor retailers as a strong voice to protect and promote the experience of outdoor enthusiasts access the United States. www.grassrootsoutdoors.com

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