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Wing Basket, 5618 North Main Street: 11 March 2016   no comments

Posted at 12:34 am in closing

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This little Chinese & Chicken outpost on North Main has been closed at least since March.

Wing Basket is obviously not the first tenant in this building, but the shape of it doesn't suggest anything concrete as to the original incarnation to me.

Radio Shack, 736 West Main Street Lexington: Late Summer 2016   5 comments

Posted at 12:18 am in closing

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After after the huge Radio Shack die-off of a year or so ago, the only two Radio Shack locations I could think of that were still open, were this one by Kmart in Lexington, and one in Murrells Inlet. Now that this one is going, I will have to keep my eye on the Grand Strand location.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

Written by ted on August 20th, 2016

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Boss Bull, Inc., 2910 Augusta Road: circa 2009   2 comments

Posted at 2:44 am in closing

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A little googling reveals that this two building + house strip on US-1 in West Columbia was Boss Bull pawnshop.

You can see that there is a little pond out back and interestingly, the lot figures in the West Columbia debate about urban chicken farming:

Chairperson Unthank recognized Mr. Frank Barron
who has lived at 800 State Street for 10 years.
Mr. Barron stated that he has raised chickens
since he was nine years old. He wanted to inform
the public that chickens could be kept in a
sanitary manner. He has helped a young boy set up
a chicken house at 2910 Augusta Road, and invited
everyone to stop by and look at it. Half of the
chicken house is on a sled so that it may be
moved around to allow the droppings to fertilize
the grass. Mr. Barron believes that raising
chickens inside the city should not cause a
problem if the coops are properly kept.

My father always wondered if he had made the wrong choice between chicken farming and English teaching. Or so he said.

Written by ted on August 19th, 2016

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County Line Pottery, 11045 Two Notch Road: Circa 2007   2 comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in closing

Written by ted on August 17th, 2016

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Trenholm Plaza More Construction   5 comments

Posted at 12:08 am in commentary

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There is something going in the corner of Trenholm Plaza by Chico's. One of the waitresses at Rosso thought it might be a small garden courtyard, but nobody really seemed to know. That might be nice, but losing several more prime parking spaces in the often full lot will hurt.

UPDATE 19 August 2016 -- More pix:

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Should also mention that Michael's has moved over as you can see above and that the old Hooligan's space has been gutted and is also under construction:

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Written by ted on August 17th, 2016

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Snider Tire, 501 Clemson Road: 2016 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 12:14 am in closing

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If you have two and a half million dollars to spare this 77,400 square foot warehouse could be all yours. Seems like it would be good for a skating rink.. if it were 30 years ago.

In the meantime, it appears that Snider Tire has moved to 1010 Idlewild Boulevard.

Written by ted on August 16th, 2016

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Sailor's Anchorage, 10535 Two Notch Road Suite B: April 2016 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 1:36 am in closing

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I don't go into antique shops as much as I used to, but when I did, "junk" was a real draw as you never knew just what you would find. At any rate though, whatever it was, you can't find it in Pontiac anymore, you have to head to Lexington.

(Those would be much better cloud reflection shots if I had moved the car..)

Written by ted on August 15th, 2016

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Best Bottle Wine & Gifts, 6070 Garners Ferry Road Suite E: Summer 2016   1 comment

Posted at 11:47 pm in closing

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This is the little strip at Shoppes At Woodhill which has seen Radio Shack and Qdoba leave and Chipolte and Starbucks arrive. In one of the pictures I took for Qdoba, I can see that this little wine shop originally had another name, but I can't quite make it out. At any rate, they are now closing and running their final sale.

(Hat tip to my sister)

Written by ted on August 12th, 2016

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Budget Mobile, 6908 Two Notch Road Suite E: 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:06 am in closing

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This storefront is in the Two Notch strip mall that almost abuts Best Buy. I've always thought it was a little curious that Best Buy never worked out some sort of deal to bring a lane around behind their building to get access to the traffic light here as they have none.

Anyway, this cellphone operation seems to have closed in 2015 judging from my phonebooks.

Written by ted on August 12th, 2016

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I Couldn't Care Less   no comments

Posted at 1:05 am in commentary

Written by ted on August 11th, 2016

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