Archive for the ‘restaurants’ Category
Blythewood House Of Pizza / Valentina's Greek & Italian Cuisine, 135 Blythewood Road: February 2015 12 comments
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
I've lost the hat tip for this, but Jersey Mike's subs next to the old Fort Jackson Kmart is closed for remodeling. I suspect this is due both to upfitting the store to the new look of the shopping center and to the fact that their traffic has to have been hurting with all the construction and the closure of one of their traditional access routes.
Commenter James R points out that this storefront in Lexington across the street from The Flight Deck is empty again.
It last featured here in early 2012 when the first picture was taken, and it was transitioning from Mi Casa to Mi Taco.
I'm a little confused as to what happened. At the time of that post, people said it had previously been a Mi Pueblito and then it was apparently a Mi Pueblito again in 2014, so I'm not sure what happened to Mi Taco, or when.
(Hat tip to commenter James R)
A Three Hour Cruise..
I'm not too familiar with Gilligan's, but I know there was at least one other in Litchfield Beach which closed last year and is now an ABC store. This one was in Lexingtion on North Lake Drive just east of the Books-A-Million strip mall.
I think that clearly this building and the old Zorba's On Two Notch shared the same design. Whether that means this was originally a Zorba's or that they were both originally something else I'm not sure.
(Hat tip to commenter John Barrs)
UPDATE 24 February 2015: Updated the closing date in the post title based on the comments.
Bentley's Beach House was the follow-on operation in the old Dam Bar & Grill spot.
It looks like the next tenant is already lined up with a sign announcing Mari's Lake House, thus continuing the "water" and "house" theme the location has going on..
(Hat tip to commenter James R)
Combat Mixed Martial Arts / 1705 Bar & Grill / Uptown Lounge / etc, 3717 Pine Belt Road: 2010s 1 comment
This lot is on that odd little section of Pine Belt at Two Notch where you have a fork in the road, with two-way traffic on both sides of the fork. I suspect originally Pine Belt came out to Two Notch on the fork where these buildings are and that later the second fork and light were added for a straight shot across to Cushman, but it's been this way as long as I can recall, so I could be wrong.
It seems to me that the red building was most recently some sort of night club, but I don't think much has stuck to either building on this property in recent years and now both buildings are for sale together.
Given that this is not the best location in the world, it will be interesting to see what happens here.