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H&M announces 2nd store while King Street waits for 1st

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Officials with retailer H&M have announced a second location in the Lowcountry but still haven't opened their doors at the first one.

Lowcountry fashionistas have been eyeing the construction going on King Street where the Williams Sonoma used to be.

It was announced last spring that H&M would be taking up that space but so far it's still in the works. The inside is still gutted with no signage saying what's going to occupy the space or when it will be completed.

Permits on the outside of the store show that Horizon Retail Construction got a permit for "interior nonstructural demolition" on June 27 and another permit to "upfit renovations for H&M Clothing Retail" on Aug. 26.

Another permit was given to RLC2 Electrical Services for low voltage installation work on Nov. 1.

ABC News 4 has reached out to H&M's corporate office but has yet to hear back from them. A search of the H&M Store Locator on their site has no results for South Carolina.

A worker at the site jokingly said he asks every day when they will be finished.

"They're saying Black Friday but that ain't gonna happen," he said. "I'll be surprised if it does."

Meanwhile, an announcement has been made that an H&M store will open up at the Tanger Outlets in North Charleston.

The 20,000 square foot store, slated to open in Fall 2014, will have "collections for ladies, men, young ladies and young men, with separate 'store within store' sections for accessories, lingerie, sports apparel, maternity and its plus-size line H&M+."

The Tanger location will also carry a children's collection for kids from newborn to 14 years.

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