Archive for the ‘stores’ Category
Curiously when I went by Sandler's at Sandhill the other week, there were no closing signs on the store. The billboards were up in several places however. They don't give a date, but I'm guessing the end of May would be a logical time.
While I was out taking pictures for La Bag Lady, I noticed this empty storefront across the street. It turns out to have been women's clothier Coldwater Creek, and WLTX has the story of how the whole chain went bankrupt in April of 2014.
Apparently they had a Columbiana Mall location as well.
Planning a June wedding? Maybe you can find some good deals. Jordan's Modern Bride & Groom in The Shops Of O'Neil Court is closing soon.
For some reason, this little plaza has never really thrived. I used to like Stellini's and stop by Capitol News Stand from time to time, but that's been years ago, and I've never found anything compelling there recently. (Although, unfortunately, I probably will have to go to the DMV sooner or later).
(Hat tip to commenter James R)
I was never sure if this store name were LA Bag Lady as in Los Angeles and California chic or La Bag Lady as in French chic. After actually seeing the sign, I'm going with France.
This is not the only bad news for Sandhill lately, but there has been a bit of good news in the announcement that Sam's Club is coming.
(Hat tip to commenter Tom)
I had meant to do this post before Free Comic Book Day which was 2 May 2015, but that was not to be.
At any rate, as reported by commenter James R, Comic Nirvana has moved from in front of Best Buy in Lexington to The Smith Centre just south of the I-20 Waffle House.
I have to say it's not an easy location to find. They have listing on the roadside marquee for the office plaza, but actually locating the store is a bit of a puzzle. In the event, you can't see it from the default parking area in front, you have to drive around back and duck into a little back nook. Hopefully they will have some more directional signs up soon, along with their main storefront sign. In fact, they may by now as these pictures are a week or two old.
(Hat tip to commener James R)
I'm pretty sure I still have the battery I bought at this Tire Kingdom.
The location, on a Columbia Mall outparcel is not visible from Two Notch or Parklane, and with this being the back side of the mall, and the theater being closed, I have to think that not enough people were driving by to keep the place in mind.
Like everyone, I've heard the folksy commercials on 92.1 and other stations, but had no real idea where Chapin Furniture actually was. In the event it's not hard to find as a pretty straight shot from I-26.
The State has the story of this move: Apparently Publix has bought this lot, and Chapin Furniture is building a new two-story store elsewhere which should be open in the fall of 2015.
You can still make out the label-scar on this East Point Plaza storefront. I thought this Garners Ferry CVS location had closed earler than 2014, but it is still listed in the February 2014 phonebook. In a way, this one reminds me of the one in the old Wal Mart plaza at Polo Road -- holding on in a declining location for longer than you might expect.
Anna's Linens replaced (after a hiatus) Lifeway Christian Stores in Harbison Court in late 2011. Now some three plus years later, they are gone as well, and Harbison Court is undergoing fairly extensive facade work and renovation. On the whole I am impressed with how they have kept the place up and made good such major losses as Barnes & Noble and Officemax.
In the meantime, Anna's still has two Columbia locations, one on Forest Drive and another on Two Notch.
(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)
The only time I was ever in a Save A Lot was when I lived in Aiken, and there was one on US-1 heading out of town for I-20. It was the most "off" brands I had seen since they heyday of 'generic' items back in the 1980s. Of course the name brand stuff probably comes from the same factories, and non-Kellog/non-Post rasin bran gets just as soggy as the big guys.