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Hardee's, 1413 Charleston Highway: Late March 2019   5 comments

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Bi-Lo #5135, 421 Columbia Avenue: 31 March 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:11 pm in closing

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I took these pictures after the store closing was announced, but before the closing signs went up. I had meant to swing back by there at some point, but in the event did not get around to it.

The State article said the last day of March was expected to be the final one, so I presume they are now closed.

Written by ted on April 2nd, 2019

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Miyo's , 715 Fashion Drive Suite 1: 31 March 2019   4 comments

Posted at 11:25 pm in closing

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When I took these pictures on 30 March, I couldn't see any indication on the door that the place was about to close, but apparently by the last day, it was there.

I have never eaten at any of the Miyo's or M locations, but I believe this one had been at Sandhill from the early days.

(Hat tip to commenter Rashaad)

Written by ted on April 1st, 2019

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I N S Food, 6901 East Palmetto Street (Florence): early 2000s   3 comments

Posted at 8:26 pm in closing

Written by ted on March 29th, 2019

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Main Event Sports Bar, 2401 Percival Road: Spring 2019   no comments

Posted at 12:02 am in closing

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After this place tried and failed to open as Nuvo Rest.Bar, it opened as Main Event Sports Bar.

Driving by several times recently during the hours you would expect a sports bar to be open, I have come to the conclusion this place is now gone as well.

Written by ted on March 29th, 2019

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Fine Consigns, 1700 Huger Street: February 2019   1 comment

Posted at 2:12 am in closing

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I did not know that a consignment shop had gone into the Cromer's location until commenter JamesR mentioned that it had closed. Looking at the web site which is still up for now, it seems to have been several steps up from Goodwill.

This is an interesting looking building and I wonder what it was built for. I'm guessing not for Cogdill since they are not in this front section at all.

(Hat tip to commenter JamesR)

Written by ted on March 27th, 2019

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Wells Fargo, 3500 Forest Drive: March 2019   5 comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in closing

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The de-branching of American banks continues with this Wells Fargo location at the southeast corner of Forest Drive and Beltline Boulevard being the latest example to feature here.

I had actually been inside this bank, as my sister and I took care of some shared business there. It was what you would expect, and a perfectably acceptable experience. The place is also actually a little easier to get in and out of than you would think, as there is a back exit to a road paralleling Forest drive behind the mirror buildings that brings you back out at a more convenient location.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on March 25th, 2019

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China Max, Columbia Mall: 2018   2 comments

Posted at 1:08 am in closing

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I noticed when I was in the Columbia Mall food court recently that China Max was closed. It's been quite a while since I was at the mall last, so I'm just tagging the date as 2018 for lack of anything more precise. I presume this China Max was connected with the China Max at Richland Mall, but I don't know for sure.

What I find especially interesting is the sign proclaiming that the place will soon be a King's Pizza. This pizza chain seems to be making a big splash all of a sudden, with a store on Forest Drive in the former Charlie's Wings, one opening here, and one opening in the old Chickadee's Diner on Marshall Street.

Written by ted on March 22nd, 2019

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autoPROS Columbia, 6001 Two Notch Road: December 2018   2 comments

Posted at 11:14 pm in closing

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I don't know much about autoPROS Columbia other than that it was a used car dealership, and had an idiosyncratic sense of capitalization and word spacing. This space was previously Stivers Subaru, which closed in 2011. After that, I think the spot was vacant a few years before autoPROS moved in, and probably will be again now.

(Hat tip to commenter Matt)

Written by ted on March 20th, 2019

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Portfolio Art Gallery, 512 Saluda Avenue: February 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:05 pm in closing

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I did not realize until I googled Portfolio that these pictures are of the back side of the gallery: 2007 Devine Street. I'll have to get some pictures of the main entrance next time I am in the area.

I am always nervous to go into commercial art galleries because I know that although I like art a good bit, there is approximately a zero percent chance that I will buy another painting I have no place to hang. I am particularly afraid of being the only potential customer in the store and having to dissapoint the owner. Of course there are a lot of topics like this that I'm neurotic about. So anyway, I never went into Portfolio but The State story on the closing makes it sound quite an interesting place which had been there since 1980. The owner is going on to a well deserved retirement.

(Hat tip to commenter Summer)

Written by ted on March 19th, 2019

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