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Forest Acres / Dentsville: 11 October 2015   no comments

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Hopefully I can add some commentary tomorrow, but for now I just want to get these pictures out there.

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Written by ted on October 13th, 2015

Stay Safe!   23 comments

Posted at 12:39 pm in commentary

As you may have guessed from the infrequency of posts lately, I've been out of town. It sounds like everything broke loose while I was gone. I see today I can't even count on driving back.

Everybody keep dry and stay safe!

UPDATE 6 October 2015 -- These pictures come in from commenter Rick who says:

The first picture is of a brick retaining wall next to my driveway where we park behind the house. So much water came down the hill in my backyard, about 35 feet of the wall collapsed.

The second photo was taken with me standing at the end of my driveway. The dam at the lake across the street from my property breached and so much water came rushing by it pushed a car into the ditch.

Sorry about the quality of the second photo. It was raining hard and I must have moved while trying to hold the umbrella. I did not check the photo before rushing back inside.

Well, we can see the car going off the road, which is the gist of it..



Written by ted on October 4th, 2015

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The Shopping Bin, 1501B Broad River Road: Early 2015   1 comment

Posted at 11:09 pm in closing


Judging by their Facebook page, the last time I can verify this Boozer Shopping Center storefront as being open was 11 December 2014.

Written by ted on October 1st, 2015

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5th Avenue Deli, 2910 Rosewood Drive Suite A: Summer 2015 (moved)   2 comments

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Well, these pictures aren't much good, but 5th Avenue Deli has moved one slot up from its former location at 2910 Rosewood to 3000 Rosewood.

Personally, I prefer the step facade of the former location to the boxy look of the new one, but I expect the pastrami doesn't know the difference.

Written by ted on September 28th, 2015

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Thank You, Captain!   1 comment

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Gas Station / C J's Handy Mart, 4900 Main Street: 2014   4 comments

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I kept meaning to go back by this little convenience store on North Main to get a not-through-the-windshield picture, but in the event never did. I think the building, probably originally a gas station, is rather interesting: Click the full-size and look at the rounded bottom corner and the multi-paned corner windows above it. That little bit of architecture probably identifies the original chain, but it's not familiar to me.

Copper Lane, 10509 Two Notch Road: Spring 2015   22 comments

Posted at 10:55 pm in closing


I'm away from my phonebooks right now and am not entirely sure when this Pontiac botique closed, but this picture is from June, so I'll say Spring 2015.

Now Pontiac and this little strip mall are just a hop-skip-and-jump away from I-20 and Sandhill, but when I was growing up, Pontiac was so far away we hardly knew it existed..

Written by ted on September 21st, 2015

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Laptops For Less, 652 Bush River Road: Spring 2015 (moved)   6 comments

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This vacant storefront is in the small strip on Bush River behind Captain D's. It appears that this computer repair operation has moved down the street to the Wal-Mart plaza, and into the old Radio Shack location:


Written by ted on September 21st, 2015

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Sansbury Eye Center, 7367 Two Notch Road: 1 September 2015 (moved)   1 comment

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I was driving Two Notch this evening, and noticed that the Sansbury Eye Center by FedEx Office was closed. A closer look at the door revealed that this office has moved to 2313 Beltline, next to the Subway.

In fact, I had noticed the new sign for Sansbury on that building, but since I did not realize it was a move and not a new office, I didn't bother to take any pictures. I'll get a few next time I drive by. I was struck by how big this Two Notch space is -- I don't think the Beltline location is anywhere near as extensive.

Dealer Auto Salvage, LLC, 6112 Shakespeare Road: Summer 2015   no comments

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There seems to be some confusion about the actual street number of this spot on Shakespeare Road. When it was Joyner Sales Co, it was listed as 6112 Shakespeare, but most sources seem to list Dealer Auto Salvage as 6110 Shakespeare, and Loopnet lists the lot as 6108 Shakespeare.

At any rate, I noticied the other day that the property is once more vacant. I was on the way somewhere and couldn't stop to get any better pix, but things don't appear to have changed greatly since the first set I took almost five years ago, aside from untrimmed vegetation.

I'm not sure of the actual closing date as I can't find the place in any of my phonebooks under the name on the sign, but I drive by often enough that I'm assuming I would have noticed it if it closed years ago (though doing this site has proved that is not always an accurate assumption..)

Written by ted on September 15th, 2015

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