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Hero's Super Subs, 601 Main Street, Suite D: Late December 2014   1 comment

Posted at 11:34 pm in restaurants

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Hero's Super Subs was in the Addesso building at the corner of Main & Blossom in the same suite formerly occupied by Pepper's Bistro. I'm guessing that they stuck it out until the end of December 2014 and were out by 1 January 2015 which would make sense with rent, utilities etc. They were certainly gone by 10 January when someone noted the closing on Yelp.

Things seem to have been precarious as early as 1 December 2014 when this was posted to their Facebook page:

Hero's Super Subs
December 1, 2014

Good morning all Hero's fans! We truly appreciate all of the support but unfortunately its not quite enough and we could use more! Please tell your FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, EVEN STRANGERS WALKING DOWN THE STREET. Let them know if they mention this post they will get 10% off and a fried oreo. (Yum)

The fact that all the students left town shortly thereafter can't have helped.

(Hat tip to commenter Payne)

Written by ted on January 20th, 2015

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Za's Brick Oven Pizza, 2930 Devine Street: January 2015 (temporary)   no comments

Posted at 10:53 pm in restaurants

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I've always liked Za's, though I go there less since they stopped being open to 11:00 on Thursadys. The only things I would change would be to make the individual pizzas a little larger, and to brew stronger tea. I suspect, however, that more than that is slated to change as the place is now closed for revamping as The New Za's. Commenter David suggests that it will then be under the same ownership as Cantina 76, a place I have somehow never gotten around to.

(Hat tip to commenter Dennis)

Written by ted on January 18th, 2015

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Fast Food / Greek Restaurant / Dish & Design Catering, 420 Meeting Street: 2010s   4 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in business,restaurants

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This small building in Capitol Shopping Center at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Meeting Street in West Columbia has been a number of things over the years.

Judging from the look of the place, it started as some sort of fast food chain outlet, but I am unable to recall which. Sometime after that, I believe I recall a Greek restaurant setting up there. Most recently it was Dish & Desing Catering until sadly the owner passed away and they had to close.

These pictures were taken not too long after Halloween, as you might infer from the deflated Jack O'Lantern somebody left in the parking lot.

Written by ted on January 7th, 2015

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Marble Slab Creamery, 141 Pelham Drive: November 2014 (moved)   no comments

Posted at 2:13 am in restaurants

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I was at Panera on Garners Ferry this evening and I noticed that the Marble Slab Creamery has moved across the parking lot from the Cici's wing of the shopping center to the Panera wing. The new location is actually the old Starbucks location which became vacant when Starbucks moved into the old Qdoba location.

Wendy's, 10002 Two Notch Road: November 2014   7 comments

Posted at 1:41 am in restaurants

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One of the very first closings I did was for Wendy's on Two Notch in Dentsville.

Now the other Two Notch Wendy's, out past Spring Valley by the Brickyard Shopping Center site has closed as well.

The place seems reasonably easy to get in and out of, there's even stoplight access, but I note that the adjacent former Quizno's has never been replaced by anything so perhaps I'm missing something about the spot.

I wonder if Nick's needs another location?

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on December 2nd, 2014

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Rita's Ice Custard Happiness, 280 Harbison Boulevard Suite M: November 2014   3 comments

Posted at 1:24 am in restaurants

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I got off kind of on the wrong foot with Rita's as I read their slogan Ice Custard Happiness before walking over from Barnes & Noble and was expecting some rich frozen custard treat. In the event, I ended up with something like an Icee. Looking at their menu, I now see that I should have explicitly mentioned the word "custard" in my order rather than just specifying a flavor. Oh well.

You can see a small portion of the shop in operation in the first picture in the Sesame Inn closing. In the meantime, you can still get your fix across town at the Sandhill location.

(Hat tip to commenter Bob)

Written by ted on December 1st, 2014

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Subway, 10115 Garners Ferry Road:   3 comments

Posted at 11:31 pm in restaurants

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This Subway was way out on Garners Ferry in Eastover, next to the Hot Spot. Restaurants are pretty thin on the ground in this area, especially national chains, so I was a bit surprised to hear they had closed, yet not too surprised because customers are pretty spread out as well.

(Hat tip to commenter Gary)

Written by ted on November 24th, 2014

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Arby's, 1222 Charleston Highway: November 2014 (open again)   9 comments

Posted at 12:19 am in restaurants

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Commenter MrBill points out the Cayce "Arby's" is "temporarily closed".

I can't add any explanation to that, but I can say that there were staff inside, busily doing *something*, so I would expect that this closing really is temporary, unlike many so announced.

(Hat tip to commenter MrBill)

UPDATE 25 November 2014: Commenter Andrew reports this place as open again, so I have updated the post title to reflect that.

Written by ted on November 18th, 2014

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Clarion Hotel secondary building, 1615 Gervais Street: October 2014   6 comments

Posted at 11:29 pm in landmark,restaurants

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The Carolina's restaurant building at the Gervais Street Clarion is being razed as part of the upfitting of the property to become a dual branded Hilton Garden Inn / Home 2 Suites.

I never went there though over the years I heard it advertised many times, especially with New Years Eve packages at the hotel. I'm not sure exactly where the fancy spiral staircase fit in, but it doesn't seem like the sort of thing you would usually find in a hotel restaurant.

The State notes that the hotel was Sherman's Columbia headquarters and is a historic site. I confess I'm a bit confused about exactly what part of the property dates back that far. Surely the actual hotel building on Gervais is not that old.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

UPDATE 4 November 2014 -- I had originaly titled this post Carolina's Restaurant, but according to the comments, that restaurant is still in service as part of the hotel proper:

The restaurant itself is still open. It closed temporarily during the construction, and then re-opened. The images that you've posted above were not the actual Carolina's Restaurant. That's actually inside the Clarion Hotel. That building was for banquet halls, conventions, and that sort of thing.

Written by ted on October 29th, 2014

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Sammi's Deli, 9003 Two Notch Road: 14 October 2013 (temporary?)   no comments

Posted at 11:17 pm in restaurants

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I noticed when I was taking pictures of Cycle Center that this adjacent Sammi's Deli had also closed, presumably due to the same fire.

It appears to me that some work has gone on, or is going on to rehabilitate the space. There are no signs indicating one way or the other, but perhaps this place will be back eventually.

Written by ted on October 28th, 2014

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