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Written by ted on July 23rd, 2016

Fields Home Fashions, 1565 Broad River Road: 2014   1 comment

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The marquee says Fields Home Fashion Center but the phonebook and internet suggest Fields Home Fashions as the formal name. At any rate this storefront is on the Dutch Square side of Boozer Shopping Center, to the right of Manifest and Dollar General. From what little I can find, this was a decor store, with a specialty in window treatments.

Written by ted on July 20th, 2016

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Nutrition Warehouse, 5609 Sunset Boulevard Suite D: 2016   2 comments

Posted at 11:42 pm in closing

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I mentioned a while ago that the Forest Drive location of Nutrition Warehouse had closed, along with its contract Post Office. I was unaware of this Lexington branch of the chain, but it seems to have closed recently as well. I am happy to report the Colonial Life Drive Boulevard and Post Office is still open, though that's a bit far for me to bring my packages.

Written by ted on July 18th, 2016

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One Hour Kleen Kare, 6179 Saint Andrews Road: 31 May 2016   no comments

Posted at 10:59 pm in closing

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Here's another Saint Andrews Road drycleaner closing from late Spring. I like the Shirts Laundered graphic and the old style rhyming slogan.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on July 17th, 2016

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Piggly Wiggly #118, 4033 West Beltline Boulevard: Summer 2016   3 comments

Posted at 1:02 am in closing

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Well, I thought we had reached pigqulibrium, but I gues not. The Edens Plaza Pig on Beltline is in the process of closing now.

I went by today, and the place is at that interesting sweet spot of not too picked over but already pretty good discounts. Perishables are mostly gone, but there are still plenty of canned goods, baking supplies, laundry detergent, toothpaste and other sundries..

The location seems fairly viable to me and the area is not over-grocered. It would not surprise me to see an IGA or Sav-A-Lot go in here.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. BO via email)

Dolo's, 1212 Sunset Drive, May 2016   no comments

Posted at 11:44 pm in closing

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Dolo's was the follow-on operation to Varsity / D'Jasz / J S Rennee near the intersection of Sunset and North Main. As these not very good pictures show, the place is now well on the way to re-opening as Uncle Ned's.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Written by ted on July 14th, 2016

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First Care / Palmetto Health USC, 2406 Decker Boulevard: 1 April 2016 (moved, changed)   no comments

Posted at 12:13 am in closing

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I'm not sure this started as a First Care but it has been that since at least 1997, and some sort of urgent care center since back into the 1980s. I remember I went there once while I was living in Fayetteville and was back in Columbia for the weekend -- it was efficient and effective. It sounds like they were caught up in the ongoing remaking of the health care industry.

Written by ted on July 14th, 2016

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Annual Reminder: It Could Be Worse   5 comments

Posted at 7:08 pm in commentary

Somehow.

Written by ted on July 13th, 2016

Boutique, 1522-B Two Notch Road: 2015 (?)   no comments

Posted at 12:32 am in closing

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I'm not sure what this place was actually called: there was no sign when I first noticed it, and google is a bit squishy on the subject.

However, I haven't forgotten the image (first above) that brought the place to my attention, and prompted a post way back in 2010.

Written by ted on July 13th, 2016

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Elie's Mediterranean Cuisine, 1058 Saint Andrews Road: Spring 2016   7 comments

Posted at 12:56 am in closing

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It's a little unclear exactly when Elie's closed. The offical announcement on their Facebook is 12 June 2016, but comments suggest the place had been closed for some time by then.

I wanted to like this place, in an interesting little converted house on Saint Andrews Road, and in the event stopped by twice some years ago. Both times they were out of what I ordered, and I never got around to seeing if third time was the charm.

The signs announce that a hair salon is coming.

Written by ted on July 12th, 2016

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