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Fahey: Kitchen & Company to move into former Pineland Station

10. PINELAND STATION. After four decades of operation, Pineland Station on Hilton Head Island is being demolished. The plaza has been home to national retailers and local boutiques and restaurants alike, but is getting completely revamped to become Sea Turtle Marketplace. Stein Mart and Starbucks will remain at the new center, but other Pineland Station restaurants and stores relocated or closed permanently. The new shopping center signals a redevelopment being felt across Hilton Head. (File/Staff photo)
10. PINELAND STATION. After four decades of operation, Pineland Station on Hilton Head Island is being demolished. The plaza has been home to national retailers and local boutiques and restaurants alike, but is getting completely revamped to become Sea Turtle Marketplace. Stein Mart and Starbucks will remain at the new center, but other Pineland Station restaurants and stores relocated or closed permanently. The new shopping center signals a redevelopment being felt across Hilton Head. (File/Staff photo) Jay Karr
A Delaware-based kitchenware retailer is coming to Hilton Head Island by early next year.

Kitchen & Company will move into an 18,200-square-foot building in Sea Turtle Marketplace, which is replacing the recently demolished Pineland Station on William Hilton Parkway. The store features cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, electrics and cutlery.

Eric Brinsfield, company managing partner, said the Hilton Head Kitchen & Company will likely open in early 2017, adding the local market was a good fit for his company.

"We do really well in resort areas," he said.

Kitchen & Company has nine stores on the East Coast, with one other South Carolina location, in Mount Pleasant, which Brinsfield said is a "prototype" for future locations.

In addition to its standard inventory, that store features a 5,000-square-foot Vintopia beer and wine shop and a demo kitchen. The Hilton Head location is also expected to include those features.

Kitchen & Company is one of a few junior anchors in Sea Turtle Marketplace, which is being developed by Virginia Beach, Va.-based Wheeler Real Estate Company. Stein Mart and Starbucks are already-existing tenants remaining from Pineland Station.

Jonathan Guion, Wheeler's director of development, said Sea Turtle Marketplace is 90 percent committed, with several tenants in different stages of confirmation.

"We are under a nondisclosure agreement with some of the tenants," Guion said. He added the other confirmed or committed junior anchors in the center are likely going to be national retailers.

Guion said Wheeler expects stores to start opening in the fall and the center to be completed by early 2017.

"We're really trying to do an upscale center with nice finishes, bike racks and cool landscaping," Guion said.

Follow reporter Ashley Fahey on Twitter at twitter.com/IPBG_Ashley.

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