Liquidator's Clothes Line closes shop but keeps online operation

emoody@beaufortgazette.comMay 30, 2014 

The Clothes Line


  • In other changes about town

    • The office building at 308 Charles St., Beaufort, will be full for the first time in about half a decade as two media-related businesses are joining Web designer PickleJuice Productions and event planner Plum Productions in the building, said Keyserling, the owner.
      Beaufort Film Society president Ron Tucker said the organization's headquarters is moving from 708 Carteret St. to a smaller space in the Charles Street building. He intends to also work out of a home studio for his personal video productions company. The Carteret office will close by June 15.
      The society runs the annual Beaufort International Film Festival, which both PickleJuice and Plum Productions are involved in.
      "It's going to be good, because it's going to create an interesting creative synergy," he said.
      The Island News weekly newspaper is also moving into the Charles Street building. The official move from 201 Carteret St. was Thursday, editor Pam Brownstein said.
      All the businesses in the building share a common conference room, which Tucker said should be conducive to cooperative projects.

      Beaufort Film Society and International Film Festival information: www.beaufortfilmfestival.com, 843- 522- 3196

      The Island News information: www.yourislandnews.com

A Beaufort discount clothing store, opened last summer by the city's mayor, his brother and a local liquidation-business owner, has closed its shop on Robert Smalls Parkway, but its online store will remain open, Mayor Billy Keyserling said.

The Clothes Line focuses on discounted clothing, shoes and accessories bought by the trailer-load from middle- to upper-end retailers and department stores outside the area. More expensive items like designer purses are sold through its eBay operation.

"My intention was never to be a traditional retail store," Keyserling said. "Our business was about really giving people deals."

Keyserling said he hopes to reopen the shop and has been looking for a lower-cost space to keep overhead down, but hasn't been able to find a suitable 6,000- to 7,000-square-foot warehouse.

Liquidator's Clothes Line is an arm of Beaufort Liquidation, which Jeff Lowe opened in 2011. Last summer, Beaufort Liquidation moved from 164 Robert Smalls Parkway to 5 Parker Drive in Burton, and the Clothes Line opened in the Robert Smalls Parkway spot.

Information: facebook.com/LiquidatorsClothesLine

Follow reporter Erin Moody at twitter.com/IPBG_Erin.

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