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Kentucky Fried Chicken #7, 7228 Parklane Road: 1990s   19 comments

Posted at 2:58 am in restaurants

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This KFC was gone as early as the February 1997 phonebook, which is the earliest I have at home. As you can see from the ad in the 1976 phonebook, at one time this was store #7 for Kentucky Fried Chicken in Columbia, and at this remove, it's easy to forget that the picture in the ad was that of a living man who still toured the country promoting Kentucky Fried Chicken, despite being unhappy with what corporate had done with his gravy.

(Hat tips to commenters Andrew & Sidney)

Written by ted on May 12th, 2015

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Shakespeare Fish Market, 6301 Shakespeare Road: Early 2015   no comments

Posted at 1:47 am in restaurants

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I've written about this building before here and here, though sometimes the address is given as 6303 Shakespeare instead of 6301 Shakespeare.

Driving by the other week, I noticed it was vacant again. I'm not sure when Shakespeare Fish Market closed, but there are reviews posted up through October 2014, so I'm erring on the side of caution and saying early 2015.

According to those reviews and this WLTX Golden Spoon video profile, the place was a takeout seafood operation, sourcing fresh seafood from Georgetown.

Written by ted on May 9th, 2015

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Hooligan's Deli & Ice Cream, 4880 Forest Drive Suite 26: Early May 2015   7 comments

Posted at 8:29 pm in restaurants

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Well, I was sorry to see this. Hooligan's has been a long-time presence at Trenholm Plaza, and has continued the ice cream tradition that started in that location with Edisto Farms Dairy.

I didn't go to Hooligan's that often, but they were dependable, and had excellent ice (the chewy kind) for the drinks. At one time, when my eldest niece was in her terrible twos, Hooligan's was the only place my sister could take her out as it was kid friendly, and cranky-kid friendly.

(Hat tip to commenter mamarose)

Written by ted on May 5th, 2015

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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)   4 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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