BJ Stadelman quit his 9-to-5 job in 2017 and converted a Cushman Truckster, a utility vehicle reminiscent of a golf cart, into Charleston’s first and only mobile plant shop, Haegur. It was a success thanks to its mobility, selection of unique plants and perfectly Instagrammable aesthetic.
A year later, Stadelman took his plant shop off the streets and into the Ellen Bright Hall building at 1101 King St. in downtown’s North Central neighborhood.
Charlestonians have flocked to Stadelman’s flagship shop for two years, greeted by a luscious greenery — and Stadelman’s dog Kai, often on hand to welcome customers. Inside, the space was artfully covered in plants — hanging from the ceiling, sprouting from the walls and tastefully covering every other available display area.
The once fully stocked shelves now sit empty as Standelman cleared out his inventory on Thurs., July 29 and closed the King St. location for good.
But, fear not, plant lovers. Standelman will be back with new plants in a new location. After a “summer break,” the shop will re-open sometime in the early fall at 2019-B Middle St., next to The Co-op on Sullivan’s Island.
For updates on the new location and official opening date, follow Haegur on Instagram at @haegur.