Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

CVS Pharmacy, 7535 Garners Ferry Road Suite G: 2014   no comments

Posted at 1:22 am in stores

p1240190_tn.jpg

p1240191_tn.jpg

p1240193_tn.jpg

You can still make out the label-scar on this East Point Plaza storefront. I thought this Garners Ferry CVS location had closed earler than 2014, but it is still listed in the February 2014 phonebook. In a way, this one reminds me of the one in the old Wal Mart plaza at Polo Road -- holding on in a declining location for longer than you might expect.

Written by ted on April 28th, 2015

Tagged with , ,

Anna's Linens, 256 Harbison Boulevard Suite G: Early 2015   2 comments

Posted at 1:42 am in stores

p1240274_tn.jpg

p1240275_tn.jpg

p1240276_tn.jpg

p1240277_tn.jpg

p1240278_tn.jpg

p1240279_tn.jpg

Anna's Linens replaced (after a hiatus) Lifeway Christian Stores in Harbison Court in late 2011. Now some three plus years later, they are gone as well, and Harbison Court is undergoing fairly extensive facade work and renovation. On the whole I am impressed with how they have kept the place up and made good such major losses as Barnes & Noble and Officemax.

In the meantime, Anna's still has two Columbia locations, one on Forest Drive and another on Two Notch.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on April 27th, 2015

Tagged with ,

Pizza Hut, 621 Saint Andrews Road: March 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:49 am in restaurants

p1240118_tn.jpg

p1240119_tn.jpg

p1240120_tn.jpg

p1240121_tn.jpg

p1240122_tn.jpg

p1240123_tn.jpg

p1240124_tn.jpg

p1240126_tn.jpg

p1240127_tn.jpg

p1240128_tn.jpg

p1240130_tn.jpg

p1240131_tn.jpg

p1240132_tn.jpg

p1240133_tn.jpg

Well, I don't know why this Pizza Hut closed, but just having visited once, to take these pictures, I can hazard a guess as to a contributing factor: The exit to St. Andrews Road is terrible. I drove around the building on the old drive-through route, and found that when I came out in front of the building again, there was not enough room to get my car pointed to the right and exit onto SAR headed for Tram Street. Granted some cars have a better turning radius, but still it's not well designed, and due to space constraints probably cannot be well designed.

I think it's interesting that the building is of the current generation of Pizza Hut designs. I'm more used to seeing the old style ones (like this and this) closed.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on April 25th, 2015

Tagged with , , ,

Bubble Tea Cafe, 1226 Pendelton Street: March 2015   no comments

Posted at 3:10 am in restaurants

p1230601_tn.jpg

p1230602_tn.jpg

p1230603_tn.jpg

p1230605_tn.jpg

p1230606_tn.jpg

p1230607_tn.jpg

p1230608_tn.jpg

Bubble Tea Cafe in Cornell Arms has closed. I admit to still never having tried bubble tea. I love tea, but I'm not big on sweet drinks, and I'm not big on tapioca, so it's never seemed like something I would like.

For some reason I didn't step back and get a street view from the front, but I think this suite may have previously been home to the barber shop my father frequented for many years.

(Hat tip to commenter Redneck from Cayce)

Written by ted on April 24th, 2015

Tagged with , , ,

Greyhound Station, 2015 Gervais Street: April 2015 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 12:55 am in business

p1220377_tn.jpg

p1240086_tn.jpg

The Greyhound Station on Gervais Street moved earlier this month, and now the buildings on the lot (which included the Chapman Dodge building) have been razed. Unlike the old art deco station downtown on Sumter Street, this one was nothing special, and I'm not sorry to see it gone.

I had a chat with the project manager for the site, and he said the whole block that the station sat on will become apartments.

The new station is at 710 Buckner Road, which is the I-20 frontage road between Monticello Road & US-321.

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by ted on April 23rd, 2015

Tagged with , , , ,

Save A Lot, 6646 Garners Ferry Road: Spring 2015 (moving)   1 comment

Posted at 12:05 am in stores

p1230999_tn.jpg

p1240001_tn.jpg

The only time I was ever in a Save A Lot was when I lived in Aiken, and there was one on US-1 heading out of town for I-20. It was the most "off" brands I had seen since they heyday of 'generic' items back in the 1980s. Of course the name brand stuff probably comes from the same factories, and non-Kellog/non-Post rasin bran gets just as soggy as the big guys.

Their sign says they are moving to East Pointe Plaza, which is the old Sears location. (It is also the home of possibly the coldest Subway in the world).

Written by ted on April 22nd, 2015

Tagged with , , ,

Building, Harden Street: Spring 2015 (gutted)   4 comments

Posted at 12:54 am in business

p1230892_tn.jpg

p1230893_tn.jpg

p1230894_tn.jpg

p1230895_tn.jpg

p1230896_tn.jpg

Can anyone identify who was in this building on Harden Street in between the Waffle House and El Burrito?

I thought I had some pictures of it before it was gutted, but I can't locate them right now.

Written by ted on April 21st, 2015

Tagged with ,

Super Dollar, 2271 Sunset Boulevard: April 2015   5 comments

Posted at 1:58 am in stores

p1240057_tn.jpg

p1240059_tn.jpg

p1240058_tn.jpg

p1240060_tn.jpg

p1240061_tn.jpg

p1240062_tn.jpg

p1240063_tn.jpg

As commenter James R reports, Super Dollar in Sunset Court across from Grecian Gardens has closed shop. This store was the follow-on operation to Fred's which closed in June of 2012. I'm not sure when Super Dollar opened, but I believe the storefront was vacant for a good while.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on April 20th, 2015

Tagged with , , , ,

Bob Andrews Motors, 5601 Two Notch Road: Early 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:43 am in business

p1230985_tn.jpg

p1230986_tn.jpg

p1230988_tn.jpg

p1230989_tn.jpg

p1230990_tn.jpg

p1230992_tn.jpg

Well, I was unhappy to notice this real estate sign. As I mentioned when they moved, my parents always felt that Bob Andrews dealt with them more fairly and competently than the dealer, and that's usually where we took our cars while I was growing up. Still, a 90+ year run is pretty good by any standard.

Written by ted on April 18th, 2015

Tagged with , ,

Jeffers-McGill TV Appliance & Furniture: 6650 Garners Ferry Road: 2 April 2015 (moved)   7 comments

Posted at 1:39 am in stores

p1230995_tn.jpg

p1230996_tn.jpg

p1230997_tn.jpg

I recall seeing an articl in The State about upcoming changes to Landmark Square, and this is one of them: Jeffers-McGill have vacated their Garners Ferry location and have moved to Atlas Road.

UPDATE 28 April 2015 -- Here is a bad picture of the new Atlas Road Location:

p1240194_tn.jpg

Written by ted on April 17th, 2015

Tagged with , , , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll