Business Briefs - November 22, 2018


Budget Blinds, founded by Daniel Island resident Merv Epstein, has announced the opening of a major new state-of-the-art showroom and design center at 4950 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 136, in North Charleston across from Tanger Outlets behind Chick-fil-A.  

The new 7500 sq. ft. showroom and warehouse facility will feature several product displays offering customers creative design ideas, as well as over 100 product samples, from all types blinds, shutters, shades and a wide selection of window treatments, to the latest in automated smart home technology.  Budget Blinds design consultants will also be available on site to assist customers with a variety of window treatment styles and budget options.  

A new division of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, will feature innovative storage and organization solutions for home, office and garage in the new showroom.

Started in 2004 by Epstein, the company has steadily grown to become the “#1 Budget Blinds franchise in North America,” stated a press release. The current Budget Blinds showrooms in Summerville and West Ashley will be consolidated into the new showroom, while Mt. Pleasant will initially remain open.

“All of us at Budget Blinds are very excited to now be able to offer our customers an incredible array of window treatments and storage options in one place to meet their wish list and their budget,” noted Epstein. “We also appreciate the loyalty of so many Budget Blinds customers who have made our new showroom a reality.”

Adam Epstein, Co-Owner and Partner, added, “While we’ve always been known for the quality of our products, affordability, design assistance and superior customer service, this new showroom allows us an opportunity to showcase everything we have to offer our customers in one conveniently-located facility.”

Co-owner and operating manager of Tailored Living storage solutions, Polly Epstein also added, “We’re thrilled to be able to showcase our products and work with customers in a comfortable and friendly setting to find them exactly what they’re looking for.”

For more information, visit www.BudgetBlinds/ or


Daniel Island resident Amy Hughes, who recently relocated to the Lowcountry from Scottsdale, Arizona, has joined “WOW! Business” as an enterprise account executive.

In her new role, Hughes will provide small, mid-sized and enterprise business solutions in the greater Charleston metropolitan area. The company has a team of local experts who work with businesses to tailor communication solutions to meet their needs, with speed, options, and services that are scalable to future growing demands.

Hughes can be reached at (843) 830-4535 or by email at For additional information, visit


Daniel Island’s Blue Poppy boutique, formerly known as Monkee’s, closed its doors last week, after almost ten years on the island. In a social media post to her customers on Nov. 8, owner and new mom Ashley Jenkins cited the need to dedicate more time to family as the reason for the closure.

“Blue Poppy has been my first baby & I have nothing but amazing memories with all customers, staff & the shop itself,” she wrote. “Being a small business owner has had its fair share of ups & downs and I have learned & taken so much away from these last ten years. I want to say a huge thank you to all our amazing customers & staff for your continued love & support. I am excited for what this new chapter will bring & am confident that Daniel Island will continue to welcome amazing new businesses for you fabulous ladies.”

Jenkins originally opened Monkee’s on Daniel Island in 2009 at 186 Seven Farms Drive, but closed it in 2014 and reopened as independent clothier Blue Poppy.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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