Mount Pleasant shopping center has all women-owned businesses

Andrew M. Santos

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- Every business at the 426 Coleman Boulevard Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant has one thing in common, they’re all owned by women.

Diane Anglin was the first women to own a business in the strip mall and more female owners have joined her over the years.

“To have been here in one location for so long is important for your clients because even if they move away they come back,” said Anglin. “It’s pretty amazing. We are very fortunate to be here.”

In the past few months, Monique Semper moved into the far left unit with her businesses. She moved Charleston Tuxedo and Yoj Events from Charleston to Mount Pleasant. Since then, all the businesses have been owned by women.

“My parents were business owners and I just come from a long line of ‘Do it yourself,’ and the sky is the limit and there’s no room for failure,” said Semper.

She had been looking for the space to accommodate a friend of hers who needed a place to run her florist business. Kimberly Findlay uses the back of Semper’s store to make arrangements for graduations and weddings.

“It’s very empowering that everyone in the building is a women business owner. I’ve been seeing this industry grow more and more with women in charge and running their own businesses and making the money that we should be making,” said Finlay, who owns Coastal Creations.

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