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Fire, Front Street Georgetown: 25 September 2013   2 comments

This is about the only good news to come out of Georgetown in the last few days.

I have been in a number of these businesses, and they are right in the heart of the downtown boardwalk.

The State has the initial story and several followups, including the Governor's visit.

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Written by ted on October 1st, 2013

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Krystal, 3120 U.S. 17 Business (Murrells Inlet): June 2013   14 comments

Posted at 12:30 am in grand-strand,out-of-area,restaurants

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Apparently this was not the last Krystal in South Carolina, but it's pretty close. It looks like the other few that are left are clustered along the Georgia and North Carolina border areas with none in the Midlands, Pee Dee or Low Country.

This store, on US-17 Business near to Inlet Square Mall is not in an obviously bad location (though a Five Guys did open nearby a couple of years ago) but is in a little strip that doesn't seem to prosper. In particular, a Moe's failed a few storefronts down, something that seemed unlikely to me at the time, and one end unit has cycled through quite a few entertainment concepts (comedy club, karakoe..) in the last few years.

Written by ted on July 10th, 2013

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Oasis Tanning Salon, 280 West Third Street (Swansea): June 2013   1 comment

Posted at 12:06 am in business,out-of-area

Made a nice little ride out into IGA territory on Sunday to check out this spot in Swansea, a place that to the best of my memory, I'd never been to before. Third street is apparently the business district, and there were several restaurants in the general area. While I concede tans look good on other people (especially of the female persuasion), I've never seen the appeal myself, especially with Irish skin. Anyway, if you do, it looks like you can latch on to a turnkey setup here.

(Hat tip to commenter Jay)

Written by ted on June 25th, 2013

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The Puddlin' Duck Restaurant & Pub, 108 Columbia Northeast Drive Suite G: Spring 2013   8 comments

Posted at 11:57 pm in out-of-area,restaurants

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This little Irish pub was tucked away at the bottom of the hill in the little strip mall fronted by Dunkin' Donuts. In fact, it was so tucked away that while every time I saw it, I meant to try it out sometime, it would always slip my mind completely when I actually was looking to go somewhere.

I noticed recently when I was looking at Golden City, that it had, so to speak, changed its stripes and is now Kwagga.

Written by ted on June 7th, 2013

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Extra Crispy Crust, Please! (Pizza Hut, 530 Church Street Georgetown: December 2012) Open Again   8 comments

Posted at 1:13 am in grand-strand,out-of-area,restaurants

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UPDATE 9 April 2014 -- Here are a few pictures from early January 2014 of the new building, which is now open. (Unfortunately, it was a very grey day):

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Written by ted on June 1st, 2013

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Jiggitty Jig   9 comments

Posted at 1:03 am in commentary,out-of-area

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Written by ted on May 30th, 2013

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Car On A Stick, US-301 Santee:2000s (?)   4 comments

Posted at 11:27 pm in business,out-of-area

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There was a place in Camden on US-1 that used to do the same thing, though I'm not sure how being able to put a car on a stick indicates the same skills needed to *fix* a car..

Written by ted on May 17th, 2013

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Little PaPa's Bar-B-Que / SBBQ Bar-B-Que, 2921 Georgetown Highway: 2000s   2 comments

Here's a little barbecue joint (and live venue apparently) in between Andrews & Georgetown on US-521 west of US-17Alt.

It looks as though there were some attempt to rebrand it after Little PaPa's closed.

The pig does not appear to have fully grasped the gravity of his situation..

Written by ted on January 15th, 2013

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Borders Books, 1051 Sand Lake Road (Orlando): 2011   2 comments

Posted at 12:42 am in out-of-area,stores

Commenter Terry's remarks on the Hostess bankruptcy, and his list of other vanished American icons brought to mind once more Borders Books. I have posted before about the closed stores I found in Gainesville and Tampa.

Those stores have now been re-purposed. This store which I found in Orlando on Sandlake Road opposite a huge mall, as of August had not been. In fact, all the fixtures and some of the office equipment are still in place just as if the book supply truck could pull up any minute.

The distinctive look of a Borders puts me in a nostalgic mood, as though I might once more spend my Kansas City evenings there, drinking coffee and poring over racks of books I could never find in Columbia, Fayetteville or Aiken, or leafing through low circulation magazines I had known of only by repute until seeing them there.

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Written by ted on November 19th, 2012

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Kangaroo Express, 2950 Glenns Bay Connector (Surfside Beach): Fall 2012   3 comments

Posted at 12:41 am in grand-strand,out-of-area,stores

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The Glenns Bay Connector runs, under a couple of different street names, from oceanfront in Surfside Beach, across US-17 business, across US-17 bypass and to SC-707.

Between US-17 and 17 bypass, it is two lanes only. This has not been enough for years, especially since a large number of appartments have been built off of the road in this area. If you are trying to go from the bypass to US-17 in the afternoon, there will always be somebody stopped in the road trying to make a left turn into their complex, backing traffic up for blocks.

Currently there is a project underway to widen the road, and it has apparently eaten this Kangaroo Express on the north east side of the intersection. Don't cry for Kangaroo because there is *another* one on the south east side of the intersection.

It looks to me as though the carwash has been closed longer than the store itself.

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Written by ted on November 9th, 2012

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