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..
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.
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.
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..
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:
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.
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..)
As mentioned by a number of commenters over the last several months (and in this State article), the Hardee's location at 415 Columbia Avenue in Lexington in front of the Bi-Lo has moved to 1105 West Main Street and the former building has been razed.
The razed spot will be rebuilt as a Captain D's. The new Hardee's site is the former location of Clamp's BP Station.