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Beaches In Mind   1 comment

Posted at 1:52 am in commentary

See ya in a few weeks.

Feel free to talk amongst yourselves :-)

Written by ted on July 18th, 2015

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All Tune & Lube, 2509 Broad River Road: Early 2000s   10 comments

Posted at 11:46 pm in business

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This tuneup garage in between Bike Street and Prowash was at this location for a number of years, but I'm not sure exactly when it closed or moved. My phonebooks are sparse that far back, so I can say it was definitely here as of the 1997 book, but by the time of the 2005 book, the listed address was 2517 Broad River Road, which would be on the other side of Bike Street. However, as you can see in the first photo, the signage was still up as of 2010.

Also, notice the same sign in the second picture. The Buy Here, Pay Here verbiage sounds like maybe there was a used car lot on the property at some point in the interim. Perhaps that black SUV is for sale?

Written by ted on July 16th, 2015

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2108 State, 2108 State Street: June 2015   7 comments

Posted at 1:11 am in restaurants

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This secluded Cayce spot has featured here before (albeit apparently with the wrong street address) and 2108 State carried on with the Lizard Man tradition.

I'll admit this corner is so far off my radar that it never even crossed my mind to stop here when I wasn't in direct visual contact with the place, but apparently it was pretty good. There Facebook page is still up for now, and if you should want to buy the building, LoopNet has you covered.

(Hat tip to commenter Brandon Barkley)

Written by ted on July 16th, 2015

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Vinny's Wine & Spirits, 841 Sparkleberry Lane: 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:25 pm in stores

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I noticed the other day that this ABC storefront next to Solstice on Sparkleberry is now vacant. I had actually pulled in there because I thought Solstice might be closed, but apparently it is just never open whenever I drive by..

Written by ted on July 14th, 2015

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Fountain Of Youth Child Development Center, 5321 Farrow Road: 2012   5 comments

Posted at 12:31 am in business

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I first wrote about this building on Farrow Road in the closing for the storied Fountain Bleu Club back in 2009, when the first two pictures above were taken.

Riding down that stretch last weekend, I noticed that the Fountain Of Youth Child Development Center (whose name harkened back to the original club) is now also gone. Looking in some phonebooks, I would say it closed in 2012, and the building is now for sale.

Written by ted on July 14th, 2015

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Traditons Elder Day Care, 1500 Woodrow Street: Spring 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:53 am in business

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I've noticed Traditions Elder Day Care at the corner of Woodrow and Gervais Streets a number of times over the years as I've kept an eye on the little plaza the building is in, but missed the fact that it was recently closed until my sisterer pointed it out to me. The building is now being remodeled into New York Butcher Shoppe

(Hat tip to my sister)

Written by ted on July 13th, 2015

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Don't Tell Me..   1 comment

Posted at 12:19 am in commentary

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you don't have room to spell THROUGH correctly if you have room to put PROHIBITED.

Written by ted on July 10th, 2015

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Releve Cafe And Catering, Richland Mall: June 2015   27 comments

Posted at 11:40 pm in restaurants

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Today's post & pix come from commenter Mr. BO, who says

http://www.relevecafeandcatering.com/

I'm going to miss this one. They served breakfast and lunch. They
specialized in breakfast pastry and eclectic lunches. My favorite was
the Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla. Their burgers were pretty good but they
insisted on using fancy greens for their salads.

It was a Mom & Pop operation (A married couple with perhaps one more
hired help from time to time.) One of their parents took ill so they've
been closed for about a month then decided to pack up to another state
where the parent is located.

Picture # 1 is when they first opened up around a year ago. # 2 is them
closed.

I'll note that Releve's was in the old China Max slot in the food court.

(Hat tip, obviously, to Mr. BO)

Written by ted on July 8th, 2015

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Anna's Linens, 5560 Forest Drive: July 2015   3 comments

Posted at 12:40 am in stores

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The standard-issue closing signs have gone up at Anna's Linens at East Forest Plaza. You know the ones -- we've seen them often enough here..

I'm not sure what the final date for this store will be, but as commenter Andrew noted, the whole chain is in Chapter 11 and liquidating:

“Over-expansion and excess inventory led to increased indebtedness and, ultimately, a default with the debtor’s long-time lender, Union Bank,” according to court documents.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on July 8th, 2015

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Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q 2742 South 8th Street, Fernandina Beach FL: December 2014   28 comments

Posted at 1:58 am in out-of-area,restaurants

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I have only eaten at any Sonny's once, and this was the one. For some reason, several years ago when we were staying in Fernandina, nothing would do for my niece but that she have some corn on the cob. My memory is a bit hazy, but I think she had been quite kid-finicky in restaurants on the trip and it was a chance to get her to actually eat something if we could find a place. In the event, it seemed that Sonny's was the only game in town for supper corn that evening, and we hied thither. I'm finicky myself so I had the salad bar, which was pretty good, and my niece did get, and eat, her corn, so all was well.

I know I would have noticed if the place, past Sadler Road on the way to the bridge, had been closed during my last trip in October 2014, and Tipadvisor page and pictures suggests the place probably closed in December of that year.

I passed many other Sonny's locations in my most recent Florida trip, so apparently the chain as a whole is doing OK.

Written by ted on July 7th, 2015

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