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Hook 'n Needle, 1571 Broad River Road: 2013   no comments

Posted at 3:45 am in business

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Hook 'n Needle was one of the last shops to move out of Intersection Center, leaving its original location for Boozer Shopping Center in 2011.

Commenter Andrew reports that the place closed in that location late in 2013 or early in 2014 and that the owner sadly passed away shortly thereafter.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on December 22nd, 2014

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Family & Friends Car Sales, Llc / C J's Used Cars Inc, 2500 North Main Street: 2010s   1 comment

Posted at 12:41 am in business

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You can look at the corner view in the LoopNet listing for this building at North Main & Confederate and see a portrait format marquee on the side.

Somewhere I have a picture of that marquee up close with the name of the place visible, but as is often the case, knowing I have a picture and being able to put my hands on it in a timely fashion are two sadly different things. Commenter Justin believes this was a window tinting business, and that sounds plausible to me. What google pulls up, however, are references to two different used car operations. If that's accurate, I think they both would have to be from some years ago, as I cannot recall the lot being anything but empty in recent years.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Cutler & Associates, Inc., 5717 Two Notch Road: 2014   no comments

Posted at 2:54 am in business

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I did a previous closing for this building when it was Lexus Of Columbia.

Insurance brokers Cutler & Associates were the follow-up business in this location. Sadly, it appears that Mr. Cutler has passed on after what sounds like a full and fruitful life.

Written by ted on December 8th, 2014

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Thrifty Mart / Food Town / Food Lion / Discount Books / Spherion / Call Center, 1313 Bush River Road: 1990s etc   1 comment

Posted at 1:11 am in business,stores

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I've posted this building before, but for a store which was actually in Boozer Shopping Center. Now that the building has been completely remodeled and is open as Auto Zone, I'm taking the opportunity to make a post which more correctly describes its history.

You can look at the comments on this post (which I need to totally revamp and correct) for some of that history, and this article describes the sale of the property to Auto Zone and mentions the call center tenant (which was not Spherion, which commenter Adder tags as a temp contractor).

Written by ted on December 5th, 2014

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Jiffy Lube, 7452 Two Notch Road: November 2014   5 comments

Posted at 1:32 am in business

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Well, you've seen the signs, now you can get $10.00 off.

I went to this Jiffylube near the I-20 interchange on Two Notch several times. While sitting in the heat and watching traffic up and down Two Notch is no garden vista, the deck was nice as it got you out of the waiting room and away from the TV.

The siting of this store was interesting as it was directly next to a Precision Tune, just as the Knox Abbott location is almost directly across the street from one.

Written by ted on December 4th, 2014

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Technesis, 536 Meeting Street: November 2014   2 comments

Posted at 12:06 am in business

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I was unaware of Technesis on Meeting Street, but commenter Frank notes:

Technesis at 536 Meeting St in West Columbia has closed.
This was the followup operation to Microprice around 2010.
The owner sold the customers to another IT company out of Charlotte and closed the doors.

It is nice that the customers were taken care of in the closing.

(Hat tip to commenter Frank)

Written by ted on December 3rd, 2014

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Computer Repair & Sales, 7362 Two Notch Road: Fall 2014   no comments

Posted at 2:25 am in business

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Here's another vacant storefront in Tillman's Plaza on Two Notch. I happened to glace across the street as I was at Kinko's, printing some documents and noticed it was gone.

Written by ted on November 22nd, 2014

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Monkey Joe's, 109 Park Place Court: 2 November 2014   7 comments

Posted at 1:05 am in business,entertainment,venue

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I think we're all Bozos on this bus.

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Written by ted on November 21st, 2014

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Bundrick's Kar Kare / Pope Davis Tire & Alignment, 2368 Taylor Street: Summer 2014   9 comments

Posted at 2:53 am in business

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Commenter Matt points out that the Pope Davis on the corner of Taylor and Millwood has closed.

This was one of those open-air auto operations that you don't see much anymore -- certainly no more in this style are being built. (And some, like this have been knocked down.)

You can stll see the Bundrick's label scar on the awning. The building is still apparently owned by Pope Davis as it has not been emptied, and as yet there is no For Sale sign.

(Hat top to commenter Matt)

Written by ted on November 14th, 2014

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Indulge, 909 State Street: 2012   1 comment

Posted at 1:09 am in business

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This day spa on the State Street side of Parkland Plaza looks like it was closing down in September of 2012, with new hours posted, and a fairly empty room inside.

By November, the window signage was down (though the marquee was still up), and the whole storefront was vacant.

UPDATE 17 November 2014 -- Now Venus Nail & Spa:

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Written by ted on November 11th, 2014

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