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Pizza Hut, 621 Saint Andrews Road: March 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:49 am in restaurants

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Well, I don't know why this Pizza Hut closed, but just having visited once, to take these pictures, I can hazard a guess as to a contributing factor: The exit to St. Andrews Road is terrible. I drove around the building on the old drive-through route, and found that when I came out in front of the building again, there was not enough room to get my car pointed to the right and exit onto SAR headed for Tram Street. Granted some cars have a better turning radius, but still it's not well designed, and due to space constraints probably cannot be well designed.

I think it's interesting that the building is of the current generation of Pizza Hut designs. I'm more used to seeing the old style ones (like this and this) closed.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on April 25th, 2015

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Bubble Tea Cafe, 1226 Pendelton Street: March 2015   no comments

Posted at 3:10 am in restaurants

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Bubble Tea Cafe in Cornell Arms has closed. I admit to still never having tried bubble tea. I love tea, but I'm not big on sweet drinks, and I'm not big on tapioca, so it's never seemed like something I would like.

For some reason I didn't step back and get a street view from the front, but I think this suite may have previously been home to the barber shop my father frequented for many years.

(Hat tip to commenter Redneck from Cayce)

Written by ted on April 24th, 2015

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Asian BBQ Restaurant, 2509 Forest Drive: April 2015 (temporary)   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in restaurants

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This follow-on operation to Bojangles seems to be undergoing some sort of remodeling, which is a little odd since I think a lot of work was done after Bojangles moved out.

Written by ted on April 16th, 2015

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Nick's Gyros & Grill, 2632 Decker Boulevard: Spring 2015   15 comments

Posted at 2:19 am in restaurants

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I wondered at the time about Nick's opening in this old Taco Bell as it seemed quite close to their flagship location on Two Notch.

In the event, it appears the Decker location is now independant (though seemingly with a similar menu). Feel Goods is the new name.

UPDATE 16 April 2015: Added first two pictures of Nick's in operation.

Written by ted on April 14th, 2015

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Waffle House, 7505 Two Notch Road: Spring 2015 (temporary)   8 comments

Posted at 1:49 am in restaurants

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Well, this was quite a shock! Somehow between the last time I drove Two Notch and tonight (12 April 2015), the Waffle House by the I-20 on-ramp has either been completely gutted or completely knocked down and half rebuilt.

It's hard to tell given the night-badness of the pix, but there is a "now hiring" sign up, so they will be back apparently. In the meantime, as far as I know, the WH up the road at the Trenholm Road Extension terminus is still open.

Written by ted on April 13th, 2015

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Blythewood House Of Pizza / Valentina's Greek & Italian Cuisine, 135 Blythewood Road: February 2015   12 comments

Posted at 2:58 am in restaurants

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I never got to eat at this Blythewood institution which, I understand, was very popular with the CSC crowd. When I finally did get a chance to go by, the place was closed with some paperwork indicating it happened sometime before 5 March 2015.

Written by ted on March 31st, 2015

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Mr. Hibachi, 5225 Sunset Boulevard: Late February 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:47 pm in restaurants

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Commenter Megan reports this Lexington Hibachi spot as closed around the start of the month.

But you can still get some dogs..

(Hat tip to commenter Megan)

Written by ted on March 17th, 2015

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Beef 'O'Brady's, 4561 Hard Scrabble Road Suite 101: January 2015   6 comments

Posted at 1:26 am in restaurants

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Commenter Jason reports this Beef 'O' Brady's location on Hard Scrabble has been closed since January.

I believe the only BOB I have ever been in was the Pawleys Island location (which is now DeRoma's pizza), and I thought it wasn't bad. It did strike me as somewhat like the lamented Bennigan's chain though, in that it was hard to see anything you could really characterize as "Irish".

(Hat tip to commmenter Jason)

Written by ted on March 16th, 2015

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M Fresh, 1237 Washington Street: February 2015 (delayed re-opening)   2 comments

Posted at 1:24 am in restaurants

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Commenter JMac wonders what's going on with M Fresh on Washington Street.

Judging from the posted sign, they are having utility issues which have delayed their opening past February 19.

(Hat tip to commenter JMac)

UPDATE 16 March 2015: Changed title from "delayed opening" to "delayed re-opening" based on the comments.

Written by ted on March 12th, 2015

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Al-Amir, 629 Main Street: February 2015   2 comments

Posted at 11:40 pm in restaurants

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I noticed an odd ad for Al Amir in the Free Times the other week, the wording of which was unusual enough that I suspected that one of its Main Street locations, at University Corner across from the the old Towers was gone. Driving by the other night proved that to in fact be the case. The spot is now occupied by another Middle Eastern restaurant, Sahara on Main. I thought I had a good shot of Al Amir here, but all I can locate now is a shot where you can barely see it in the corner, so I'll just go with these pix of the new storefront.

The other Al Amir on Main, The Epicurean by Al Amir at 1734 in the old The Elite Epicurean location is still there.

Written by ted on March 10th, 2015

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