Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘business’ Category

Krystal / Pearle Vision Express, 7301 Two Notch Road: 1990s / 2006   15 comments

Posted at 11:55 pm in business,restaurants

p1140792_tn.jpg

p1140793_tn.jpg

p1140794_tn.jpg

I believe this building in the Dentsville K Mart parking lot was built as a Krystal in their first wave of expansion into SC. At the time they were playing up their differences from other fast food outlets with the main thing I recall being that they had a couple of non-standard vegetable offerings like fried mushrooms and maybe okra. For some reason, the chain never thrived here and now has no Columbia stores and very few South Carolina stores. Of course now their slogan is apparently Stupid Good, so they've got that going for them..

Pearle was here at least through the February 2005 phonebook, but was gone by the February 2008 one.

Written by ted on June 18th, 2015

Tagged with , , , , ,

A Florist & More, 10509 Two Notch Road Suite A: Spring 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:45 pm in business

p1240753_tn.jpg

p1240754_tn.jpg

p1240755_tn.jpg

I don't get out to Pontiac very often, so I was only vaguely aware of this little strip mall near Pontiac House Of Pizza, but it looks like there are a couple of vacancies right now.

(Hat tip to commenter cheryl)

Written by ted on June 17th, 2015

Tagged with ,

Tim's Gas Depot, 7336 Woodrow Street: 31 May 2015 (moved)   4 comments

Posted at 11:08 pm in business

img_20150606_152807202_hdr_tn.jpg

img_20150606_152859036_hdr_tn.jpg

img_20150606_152905110_tn.jpg

img_20150606_152937831_hdr_tn.jpg

img_20150606_152949817_hdr_tn.jpg

img_20150606_153010861_tn.jpg

img_20150606_153036438_tn.jpg

img_20150606_153113044_hdr_tn.jpg

img_20150606_153117613_tn.jpg

Today's post and pix come from commenter Homer, who says:

Ted, I am going to send you several emails with pictures of Tim's Gas
Depot that left 7334 Woodrow St., Irmo on May 31st to move to their new
location at 7960 Broad River Rd. Tim specializes in gas fireplaces and
inserts, grills, propane tank refills and just about anything that has
to do with LP or natural gas.

I remember fondly the propane heat at my Aunt's house, and the way the smell and warmth of it would hit you as you walked into the kitchen from the non heated part of the house..

(Hat tip to commenter Homer, obviously)

UPDATE 16 June 2015 -- Changed address from 7334 to 7336 Woodrow based on Homer's comment (and the note I should have remembered)

Written by ted on June 16th, 2015

Tagged with , , , , ,

Soho Office, 100 Forum Drive #3: 23 June 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:00 am in business

p1240743_tn.jpg

p1240741_tn.jpg

soho_tn.jpg

Apparently SOHO stands for Small Office / Home Office and this Sandhill storefront has been serving them for the past nine years. Now it's time to retire, and it looks like you might find some bargains there starting tomorrow.

(Hat tip to commenter cheryl)

Written by ted on June 15th, 2015

Tagged with , ,

Frame Of Mind, 1520 Main Street Suite 1E, Spring 2015 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 12:48 am in business,stores

p1220368_tn.jpg

p1220370_tn.jpg

Frame Of Mind "South Carolina's only eyewear boutique and art gallery" has moved from 1520 Main Street across the river to 140 State Street.

I'm not exactly sure when the move was, but sometime after 18 January 2015 when these pictures were taken.

As a four-eyes myself, I'm always glad to see that not everyone prefers contacts.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on June 12th, 2015

Tagged with , , , , ,

Crowson Stone Printing, 2840 Shop Road: 2013 (consolidated)   no comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in business

p1240679_tn.jpg

p1240680_tn.jpg

p1240681_tn.jpg

p1240682_tn.jpg

p1240683_tn.jpg

p1240684_tn.jpg

p1240685_tn.jpg

p1240686_tn.jpg

p1240688_tn.jpg

p1240690_tn.jpg

p1240691_tn.jpg

p1240692_tn.jpg

p1240693_tn.jpg

Crowson Stone is a name that was a constant presence when I was growing up. Since nobody in my family, and in fact nobody I knew ever needed a printer's services, I can only think this was because they (along with R. L. Bryan with whom I often got them confused) advertised constantly on WIS AM.

You don't really hear much of this anymore, but it used to be that a lot of non-retail operations would advertise on the radio. I guess the theory was that while it was unlikely that any given listener would need a printer (and back in the days before digital, that was no casual purchase!) keeping the name out there was good business in the "Oh yeah, I've heard of them, they should be OK" sort of way.

I'm not sure when this building, at the east end of Shop Road, was built. The February 1997 phonebook lists Crowson Ston at 819 Main Street, while the February 2006 book lists both Main Street and Shop Road, so this location probably came online in the early 2000s.

In early 2012 they were bought by Indexx Printing of Greenville, and by the February 2014 phonebook were listing the only the Main Street location again.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

Written by ted on June 7th, 2015

Tagged with , ,

Eagle Cleaners, 6281 Saint Andrews Road: 20 December 2014   no comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in business,Uncategorized

p1240135_tn.jpg

p1240136_tn.jpg

p1240137_tn.jpg

p1240138_tn.jpg

p1240139_tn.jpg

p1240140_tn.jpg

p1240141_tn.jpg

I did a closing for this Eagle's when it moved from it's old location further down SAR to this spot. Now it appears that they have left Irmo entirely, though they still have stores in the Midlands.

Written by ted on June 2nd, 2015

Tagged with , , ,

Liberty Tax Service / Danny's Drumming Studio, 946 Harden Street / 944 Harden Street (moved)   no comments

Posted at 1:15 am in business

p1240487_tn.jpg

p1240469_tn.jpg

p1240470_tn.jpg

p1240471_tn.jpg

p1240472_tn.jpg

p1240473_tn.jpg

p1240474_tn.jpg

p1240475_tn.jpg

p1240476_tn.jpg

p1240477_tn.jpg

p1240478_tn.jpg

p1240479_tn.jpg

p1240480_tn.jpg

p1240481_tn.jpg

p1240482_tn.jpg

p1240483_tn.jpg

p1240484_tn.jpg

p1240485_tn.jpg

p1240488_tn.jpg

I wrote about Liberty Tax Service in this location about five years ago. I believe that by that time Danny's Drumming Studio in the adjacent storefront, had already moved to Leesburg Road though I did not do a post on them for some reason.

Since then, both addresses in this Harden Street building have been gutted, with the interposing walls knocked out and the roof removed. According to this State article from January 2015, the building had already been condemned so the developers had to move fast to do something about it and hope to have something in the spot by Christmas 2015.

Written by ted on June 1st, 2015

Tagged with , , , , ,

Gulf Station / Auto Sound Lab, 700 Harden Street: January 1984   20 comments

Posted at 12:19 am in business

auto_sound_lab_tn.jpg

p1210107_tn.jpg

p1210104_tn.jpg

p1210103_tn.jpg

Commenter Rick sent this picture of his former business some months ago but I was holding onto it until I could dig up some current-ish pictures of the spot for comparison. I actually did take some, but as so often is the case, I can't lay hands on them right now. The ones I did find are from 2011.

Though I must have driven, or been driven, by this spot hundreds of times through the years, I can honestly say I have no recollection whatsoever of this building. I also have no recollection of Harper's being built despite always thinking of it as a "new" place.

Commenter Rick has recently mentioned that X Records was also located on this corner and also knocked down to build Harper's.

(Hat tip to commenter Rick)

UPDATE 1 June 2015: Changed Gas Station in the post title to Gulf Station based on the comments.

Written by ted on May 28th, 2015

Tagged with , , , , ,

R. H. Lee & Co. Auctioneers, 2305 Two Notch Road: early 2000s   1 comment

Posted at 1:09 am in business

p1240417_tn.jpg

p1240418_tn.jpg

p1240419_tn.jpg

LoopNet says this building is mostly one huge open space, which makes sense for an auction hall. R. H. Lee lists here as late as the February 1997 phonebook, but were gone by the February 2005 phonebook, so I'm guessing early 2000s for the closing date. I'm not sure what happened to the front of the building -- whether it's just boarded up, or someone has stripped the exterior for some reason.

Written by ted on May 16th, 2015

Tagged with , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll