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Top 500 Keyword Searches At Columbia Closings For 2012   2 comments

Posted at 7:07 pm in Uncategorized

Well, here we are at the penultimate day of 2012! I thought it might be interesting to do a year end post about what brings people here to ColumbiaClosings. To do that, I've put together a Top 500 (more or less) table from my Google Analytics "keyword search" results for 1 January 2012 through 30 December 2012. (Actually up to about 4pm on 30 December..).

There are some things you might expect, some you might not, and some that are pretty surely automated searches (like "ship ahoy").

It's been a pretty good year, and I'l see you in "the teens".

Happy New Year!

Keyword Visits Pages / Visit Avg. Visit Duration % New Visits Bounce Rate
(not provided) 11,036 2.20 00:02:34 65.07% 68.99%
columbia closings 1,174 7.59 00:08:19 19.42% 27.00%
mermaids 897 1.49 00:00:20 97.55% 61.87%
ship ahoy restaurant columbia sc 741 1.10 00:00:13 0.00% 97.84%
passbook 372 1.52 00:01:05 94.89% 58.87%
"wade hampton hotel" 366 1.62 00:00:35 0.00% 56.56%
jasmine buffet columbia sc 327 1.68 00:01:09 89.91% 84.71%
mermaid 321 1.54 00:00:35 99.07% 59.81%
columbia closings payless station 307 1.57 00:01:53 0.00% 64.50%
columbia closings fever 230 1.77 00:02:04 0.00% 55.65%
waccamaw pottery 228 1.34 00:01:16 95.18% 80.26%
parklane seafood closed 223 2.41 00:07:27 0.00% 53.81%
waffle house five points columbia sc 222 1.20 00:00:12 0.45% 86.49%
kmart fort jackson dlvd 220 5.67 00:04:09 0.00% 20.00%
olivers lodge murrells inlet 200 1.40 00:01:41 83.50% 76.00%
woolco 198 1.46 00:00:14 96.97% 63.13%
2601 broad river rd 177 1.82 00:02:20 0.56% 50.85%
"z pizza" hardscrabble road 166 1.64 00:05:07 0.00% 66.27%
http://columbiaclosings.com/wordpress/ 164 1.41 00:01:27 0.61% 77.44%
pass book 160 1.48 00:00:47 98.75% 60.00%
bentley's beach house 139 2.82 00:01:58 14.39% 36.69%
hollywood 136 1.56 00:00:31 99.26% 55.15%
joel gillespie columbia 133 1.67 00:00:25 0.00% 62.41%
top of carolina 130 1.86 00:01:40 56.15% 73.85%
logan raye 127 1.73 00:01:25 91.34% 75.59%
elgin closings 124 1.38 00:01:46 0.00% 84.68%
gibbes planetarium 121 1.33 00:00:35 90.08% 80.17%
bank passbook 116 1.36 00:00:38 97.41% 67.24%
winn dixie 113 1.69 00:00:20 92.92% 59.29%
columbiana mall 109 1.50 00:00:40 87.16% 81.65%
gibbes planetarium columbia sc 108 1.62 00:01:44 63.89% 66.67%
planetarium columbia sc 104 1.35 00:00:43 89.42% 81.73%
franks hot dogs columbia sc 101 1.53 00:01:20 93.07% 80.20%
"frink street"murders 98 6.53 00:04:18 0.00% 17.35%
columbia closings trenholm plaza 97 5.88 00:04:01 0.00% 13.40%
gold circle in sc 95 1.74 00:00:58 0.00% 77.89%
the great train store 93 1.62 00:00:40 74.19% 61.29%
chappy's fish and chips 91 2.11 00:01:41 73.63% 68.13%
corner of gervais and assembly 88 1.60 00:01:49 0.00% 60.23%
rosco p. coltrane lake murray house 88 2.27 00:00:55 0.00% 61.36%
red wing rollerway columbia sc 87 3.22 00:08:18 70.11% 62.07%
putt putt fun center columbia sc 86 1.09 00:00:18 94.19% 93.02%
underground columbia sc 85 1.60 00:01:46 89.41% 82.35%
quincy's family steakhouse history 84 8.68 00:13:08 4.76% 21.43%
continental club in columbia south carolina on decker boulevard 81 1.57 00:02:28 1.23% 70.37%
everett school winnsboro torn down 81 2.38 00:04:43 0.00% 43.21%
7426 wilson blvd. columbia 80 1.74 00:00:42 0.00% 61.25%
club kryptonite myrtle beach 80 1.24 00:00:29 100.00% 77.50%
gibbes planetarium columbia 80 1.99 00:01:19 17.50% 88.75%
intertec data systems 80 1.12 00:00:13 8.75% 92.50%
hollywood video 79 2.18 00:00:50 70.89% 59.49%
4405 ft jackson boulevard 76 2.16 00:01:26 0.00% 36.84%
jasmine buffet 76 1.28 00:00:26 94.74% 80.26%
boozer shopping center 74 1.62 00:00:51 91.89% 79.73%
dillards 74 1.57 00:00:31 89.19% 60.81%
forest lake 74 1.65 00:00:11 97.30% 56.76%
old timey meat market 74 1.35 00:00:24 95.95% 81.08%
top of carolina restaurant 72 1.15 00:00:30 87.50% 84.72%
china one farrow rd 71 3.11 00:02:10 4.23% 26.76%
"waffle house" "columbiaclosings" "sumter highway" 70 2.34 00:02:36 0.00% 51.43%
902 gervais st., suite f. 70 2.16 00:02:18 0.00% 41.43%
donny prevette 70 1.47 00:01:34 40.00% 78.57%
real mermaids 70 1.61 00:00:26 98.57% 58.57%
green hole columbia sc 68 1.78 00:01:38 73.53% 60.29%
why did sticky fingers close in columbia? 67 1.15 00:00:30 1.49% 92.54%
d's wings columbia closings 66 1.95 00:05:58 0.00% 54.55%
greenbax stamps 66 1.20 00:00:45 92.42% 87.88%
sam solomon stores 66 1.23 00:00:24 93.94% 83.33%
club kryptonite myrtle beach 2011 63 1.21 00:00:11 95.24% 85.71%
columbia place stadium cinemas 62 1.21 00:00:24 74.19% 85.48%
waccamaw pottery myrtle beach 61 1.23 00:00:33 96.72% 90.16%
d's wings beltline 60 1.33 00:00:55 88.33% 91.67%
columbia place stadium cinemas 8 58 1.29 00:00:31 93.10% 77.59%
logan raye columbia sc 58 1.33 00:00:23 96.55% 84.48%
greenback stamps 57 3.91 00:07:10 52.63% 63.16%
wade hampton hotel columbia sc 57 1.82 00:04:17 73.68% 63.16%
richtex brick 56 1.21 00:00:51 92.86% 76.79%
capstone restaurant columbia sc 55 1.22 00:00:39 92.73% 85.45%
stuft stuff site:columbiaclosings.com 55 1.91 00:01:39 0.00% 58.18%
waccamaw pottery myrtle beach sc 55 1.47 00:00:36 85.45% 81.82%
jim moore cadillac 54 1.37 00:01:07 94.44% 83.33%
motel "sumter highway" 54 6.69 00:04:32 0.00% 14.81%
oliver's lodge murrells inlet 54 1.28 00:00:29 92.59% 77.78%
bobbi rossi columbia sc 53 1.40 00:01:01 47.17% 81.13%
applegates landing 52 1.60 00:01:19 30.77% 88.46%
elite epicurean columbia sc 52 1.79 00:02:10 84.62% 59.62%
pinch harden street 52 1.69 00:00:28 0.00% 67.31%
columbia closings steakhouse 51 2.00 00:02:33 0.00% 47.06%
gamecock theater cayce, 51 2.35 00:01:07 0.00% 39.22%
rockafellas columbia sc 51 6.25 00:07:12 80.39% 76.47%
food lion 49 3.92 00:02:13 77.55% 59.18%
myrtle square mall 49 2.61 00:02:34 87.76% 67.35%
bonwit teller 48 1.23 00:00:20 97.92% 81.25%
columbia sc brick company history 48 1.54 00:01:16 0.00% 83.33%
kroger sav-on 48 3.73 00:02:34 25.00% 45.83%
former a&p photos 47 1.32 00:00:25 0.00% 76.60%
lionel playworld 47 1.79 00:01:03 100.00% 53.19%
circuit city 46 1.72 00:00:53 71.74% 60.87%
club ego columbia sc 46 1.24 00:00:18 93.48% 82.61%
columbia closings whaley dunbarf 46 1.89 00:01:47 0.00% 60.87%
theater russell house 46 3.98 00:04:18 0.00% 19.57%
applegate's landing 45 4.22 00:05:09 88.89% 64.44%
forest and trenholm gas 45 2.44 00:03:42 0.00% 53.33%
sweet tea restaurant impossible closed 45 1.11 00:00:09 97.78% 91.11%
trenholm plaza 45 1.33 00:01:13 75.56% 86.67%
www.columbia closings.com 44 1.09 00:00:15 0.00% 93.18%
beautiful mermaids 42 1.50 00:00:22 92.86% 52.38%
columbia closing 41 4.29 00:03:31 58.54% 43.90%
mall interior 41 1.56 00:01:49 100.00% 63.41%
mangia mangia restaurant columbia sc closing 41 1.12 00:00:12 0.00% 90.24%
chinese restaurant bush river road 40 2.18 00:02:27 5.00% 60.00%
dunbar funeral home gervais st history 40 1.05 00:00:34 2.50% 97.50%
olivers lodge/murrells inlet sc 40 1.02 00:00:01 0.00% 97.50%
peaches records and tapes 40 1.28 00:00:46 90.00% 80.00%
quincy's family steakhouse 39 1.51 00:00:32 92.31% 61.54%
andrew columbiaclosings 38 7.42 00:04:45 0.00% 23.68%
birds on a wire columbia sc 38 1.32 00:00:47 89.47% 81.58%
mayo suit city columbia 38 1.24 00:00:47 97.37% 84.21%
oliver's lodge murrells inlet sc 38 1.34 00:02:09 84.21% 84.21%
tammy mcdonald hospice 38 1.16 00:00:46 76.32% 84.21%
tammy mcdonald lexington sc 38 1.95 00:02:15 97.37% 76.32%
"kiddie kollege" "bush river rd" 37 5.27 00:06:07 0.00% 24.32%
biscuit house garners ferry hours 37 1.38 00:00:24 0.00% 78.38%
cookout forest drive 37 1.43 00:01:06 81.08% 78.38%
fountain blue columbia sc 37 1.68 00:02:08 94.59% 81.08%
the book dispensary 37 1.38 00:00:34 97.30% 75.68%
lums restaurant 36 1.42 00:00:11 100.00% 66.67%
real mermaid 36 1.94 00:00:27 94.44% 44.44%
sofa express & more closing 36 2.67 00:02:35 0.00% 50.00%
logan raye columbia sc closed 35 1.09 00:00:39 74.29% 85.71%
roper pond apartments columbia sc 35 1.11 00:00:31 88.57% 91.43%
rust business social club columbia sc 35 1.11 00:00:07 0.00% 94.29%
top of carolina restaurant columbia sc 35 1.09 00:00:08 94.29% 94.29%
bentleys beach house lexington 34 1.09 00:00:18 91.18% 91.18%
cafe erotica 34 1.24 00:00:18 100.00% 82.35%
columbiaclosings.com 34 5.03 00:09:34 11.76% 50.00%
lynn nevius 34 1.35 00:01:15 55.88% 76.47%
mcdonalds on two notch and beltline 34 1.18 00:00:10 88.24% 85.29%
old us army reserve building , forrest drive columbia,sc 34 2.26 00:01:30 0.00% 23.53%
bank pass book 33 1.61 00:01:06 96.97% 48.48%
barrel of fun arcade 33 3.15 00:04:11 87.88% 63.64%
capital newsstand columbia sc 33 1.24 00:00:36 93.94% 81.82%
columbia sc planetarium 33 1.91 00:02:16 90.91% 78.79%
fireworks 33 1.24 00:00:13 100.00% 78.79%
greek menu 33 1.67 00:01:06 100.00% 48.48%
mayo suit city 33 1.21 00:00:14 100.00% 84.85%
yogi bear fried chicken 33 1.39 00:00:36 87.88% 81.82%
chipotle site:columbiaclosings.com 32 1.88 00:02:06 0.00% 37.50%
columbiaclosings.com:hullers 32 3.53 00:05:43 0.00% 0.00%
mellow mushroom lexington site:columbiaclosings.com 32 2.22 00:02:34 0.00% 31.25%
pt's cabaret columbia sc 32 1.06 00:00:48 96.88% 93.75%
south carolina tricentennial 32 3.31 00:04:35 71.88% 68.75%
yogi bear chicken 32 2.16 00:04:03 96.88% 65.62%
club kryptonite 30 1.30 00:00:17 100.00% 80.00%
columbia closings sc 30 8.50 00:10:21 56.67% 16.67%
mayo's suit city 30 1.20 00:00:17 100.00% 80.00%
usc coach george felton 30 4.20 00:05:22 6.67% 86.67%
yogi bear honey fried chicken 30 9.17 00:19:10 36.67% 36.67%
applegate's landing restaurant 29 4.14 00:10:18 86.21% 79.31%
kmart store 29 1.93 00:03:46 31.03% 58.62%
site=columiaclosings.com boogie's 29 6.83 00:03:41 0.00% 13.79%
sunbeam thrift store old bush river road 29 2.28 00:01:26 0.00% 44.83%
waffle house coming to five points. columbia 29 1.66 00:00:35 0.00% 68.97%
bobbi rossi 28 3.21 00:05:51 85.71% 82.14%
boozer lumber 28 1.18 00:00:11 100.00% 85.71%
cedric's fish and chips 28 1.29 00:00:14 92.86% 82.14%
columbia closings blog 28 3.89 00:03:18 28.57% 42.86%
dry gulch saloon columbia sc 28 2.54 00:03:48 0.00% 64.29%
jasmine buffet two notch 28 1.14 00:00:04 85.71% 89.29%
southern skillet 28 1.46 00:00:39 89.29% 57.14%
hurricane hugo sumter sc 27 1.07 00:01:05 100.00% 92.59%
shane%27s+rib+shack+columbia+sc 27 2.22 00:02:48 0.00% 55.56%
stivers subaru 27 1.44 00:00:25 92.59% 77.78%
wally & crumb 27 2.07 00:02:26 11.11% 74.07%
252 harbison blvd liquidation sale 26 1.27 00:01:14 80.77% 76.92%
dam bar and grill lexington sc closed 26 2.92 00:03:31 84.62% 69.23%
heart of columbia motel 26 7.77 00:05:57 84.62% 46.15%
jasmine chinese buffet columbia sc 26 1.08 00:00:08 88.46% 92.31%
"rotureau electric" 25 2.96 00:02:51 0.00% 32.00%
bentleys beach house lexington sc 25 1.44 00:00:57 96.00% 72.00%
branham's exxon mechanic review 25 1.88 00:01:09 0.00% 64.00%
club kryptonite myrtle beach 2012 25 1.36 00:00:41 100.00% 72.00%
edisto farms dairy 25 1.52 00:03:50 56.00% 60.00%
hard rock park 25 1.56 00:00:15 96.00% 56.00%
logan raye salon columbia sc 25 1.72 00:01:39 96.00% 56.00%
old funeral homes for sale 25 1.16 00:00:32 100.00% 88.00%
pictures of mermaids 25 1.56 00:00:12 96.00% 56.00%
red wing rolley way columbia sc 25 1.72 00:00:28 0.00% 68.00%
shandon florist 25 1.16 00:00:07 96.00% 88.00%
yo burrito on devine street columbia 25 1.60 00:00:49 0.00% 64.00%
3 hebrew boys capital consortium group 24 1.08 00:00:16 95.83% 91.67%
6539 two notch road 24 1.17 00:00:01 95.83% 91.67%
bush river mall, decker mall, and woodhill mall all opened on the same day 24 5.88 00:05:46 0.00% 12.50%
capstone restaurant usc 24 1.25 00:00:55 87.50% 83.33%
columbiaclosings 24 30.04 00:12:22 29.17% 4.17%
fedex two notch road 24 1.29 00:00:24 91.67% 79.17%
mall wall 24 1.54 00:01:27 91.67% 58.33%
myrtle beach air force base 24 3.62 00:07:46 95.83% 50.00%
richland mall columbia sc 24 2.29 00:03:02 33.33% 54.17%
rite aid closed 24 10.54 00:04:03 4.17% 4.17%
"8707 percival road" 23 2.48 00:02:08 0.00% 30.43%
columbiacosings.com 23 1.39 00:00:13 0.00% 69.57%
cook out two notch 23 1.39 00:00:35 8.70% 73.91%
food lion closed 23 8.83 00:04:15 8.70% 21.74%
peaches records 23 1.30 00:00:07 100.00% 69.57%
rugged warehouse columbia sc 23 1.04 00:00:07 86.96% 95.65%
salty nut cafe reopening 23 1.35 00:00:21 4.35% 78.26%
savings account passbook 23 1.22 00:00:10 95.65% 78.26%
sc place 23 1.52 00:00:20 91.30% 82.61%
shuttlecock parts 23 1.35 00:00:17 100.00% 65.22%
spinnaker's restaurant 23 1.87 00:01:42 4.35% 65.22%
vacant wendy's photos 23 1.13 00:00:13 0.00% 86.96%
waccamaw pottery locations 23 1.13 00:00:16 100.00% 86.96%
wata wing 23 9.22 00:11:08 17.39% 34.78%
6539 two notch rd 22 1.36 00:02:02 86.36% 81.82%
cafe risque i 95 22 1.41 00:02:02 86.36% 77.27%
exxon 22 1.36 00:00:17 86.36% 81.82%
exxon near dreher high school 22 3.32 00:03:02 0.00% 36.36%
hollywood video store 22 5.45 00:02:25 18.18% 31.82%
jb whites 22 1.77 00:01:58 95.45% 77.27%
mermaid pictures 22 1.59 00:00:20 95.45% 50.00%
passbook savings account 22 1.27 00:00:17 100.00% 72.73%
reliant hospice 22 1.32 00:00:30 86.36% 86.36%
richtex brick columbia sc 22 1.32 00:01:03 95.45% 86.36%
the mermaids 22 1.59 00:00:43 100.00% 54.55%
virginia russell murder 22 1.41 00:00:56 100.00% 77.27%
7500 wilson blvd 21 2.43 00:01:31 0.00% 57.14%
abercrombie columbiana mall 21 1.14 00:00:45 95.24% 90.48%
brick chimney 21 1.43 00:00:37 100.00% 61.90%
brixx sandhills closed 21 3.14 00:03:16 80.95% 52.38%
cafe risque georgia 21 1.00 00:00:00 95.24% 100.00%
cayce grammer school 21 1.57 00:01:58 4.76% 71.43%
columbia place mall cinema 8 theater 21 3.52 00:05:04 38.10% 61.90%
garden candles 21 1.00 00:00:00 9.52% 100.00%
queenstown bistro 21 1.19 00:00:24 90.48% 85.71%
sprint store forest drive 21 1.43 00:00:11 85.71% 85.71%
village at sandhills 21 2.48 00:03:05 85.71% 61.90%
beach boys 50th anniversary tour opening act 20 1.10 00:00:12 85.00% 90.00%
brusters for sale 20 1.10 00:00:12 90.00% 95.00%
cafe risque 20 1.40 00:00:18 100.00% 65.00%
capital consortium group 20 1.60 00:02:00 85.00% 65.00%
columbia photo supply 20 1.25 00:00:36 100.00% 80.00%
jeff price tennis ski columbia sc 20 1.40 00:00:22 100.00% 75.00%
mommy's place consignment 20 1.20 00:00:34 90.00% 90.00%
nelle mcmaster sprott 20 1.45 00:01:43 45.00% 65.00%
parts of shuttlecock 20 1.30 00:00:18 100.00% 70.00%
ray levers bbq 20 5.45 00:06:58 85.00% 65.00%
rish florist 20 1.25 00:00:54 100.00% 80.00%
site:columbiaclosings.com ?decker mall? 20 5.40 00:04:47 0.00% 10.00%
we are good sandlappers lyrics 20 1.45 00:01:38 95.00% 70.00%
when did hurricane hugo hit south carolina 20 1.15 00:00:06 100.00% 85.00%
columbia athletic club forest drive 19 1.16 00:00:30 84.21% 78.95%
former taco bell photos 19 1.05 00:00:03 0.00% 94.74%
goodwill decker blvd 19 1.21 00:00:06 100.00% 78.95%
hurricane hugo 19 1.00 00:00:00 94.74% 100.00%
kangaroo express log 19 7.26 00:03:05 0.00% 42.11%
varsity restaurant columbia sc 19 1.26 00:00:41 73.68% 84.21%
we are good sandlappers 19 2.53 00:03:53 78.95% 52.63%
yogi bear's honey fried chicken 19 1.05 00:00:14 84.21% 89.47%
"jerry kelly's" rosewood 18 2.50 00:02:53 0.00% 55.56%
6001 monticello rd 18 5.11 00:04:03 0.00% 50.00%
auto shop 18 1.44 00:00:42 88.89% 72.22%
brixx sandhills 18 1.50 00:02:00 72.22% 66.67%
cabo fresh taco 18 1.22 00:00:49 27.78% 83.33%
closed food lion 18 13.28 00:05:37 5.56% 27.78%
columbia mall 18 2.06 00:01:31 88.89% 44.44%
columbia place mall movie theater 18 5.11 00:04:05 83.33% 61.11%
columbia planetarium 18 1.72 00:00:56 100.00% 72.22%
cvs moved 18 15.17 00:17:35 0.00% 11.11%
dam bar and grill lexington sc 18 1.06 00:02:14 66.67% 83.33%
el roco club columbia sc 18 4.50 00:06:19 5.56% 27.78%
fire mountain columbia closings 18 6.94 00:05:40 0.00% 5.56%
http://www.columbiaclosings.com/wordpress 18 1.67 00:00:37 0.00% 66.67%
kroger ft jackson blvd 18 4.44 00:03:12 5.56% 50.00%
popeyes closing harbison blvd 18 3.56 00:04:51 0.00% 27.78%
pt cabaret columbia sc 18 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
ramada inn columbia sc two notch rd 18 1.22 00:00:57 88.89% 83.33%
sir george's buffet 18 1.11 00:00:29 100.00% 88.89%
stewart sandwiches 18 1.00 00:00:00 94.44% 100.00%
taco cid 18 2.28 00:03:03 83.33% 83.33%
the green hole columbia sc 18 1.67 00:01:08 72.22% 61.11%
wade hampton hotel 18 1.72 00:01:24 88.89% 44.44%
ymca bell camp 18 2.11 00:01:55 0.00% 83.33%
"assembly street" farmers market columbia sc 17 1.41 00:01:09 0.00% 82.35%
"little red & the rocking hoods" 17 2.82 00:07:49 0.00% 35.29%
are mermaids real 17 1.35 00:00:07 94.12% 70.59%
burger king closed 17 2.18 00:02:29 58.82% 29.41%
bush river mall 17 13.18 00:07:03 82.35% 35.29%
charleston crab house columbia sc 17 1.12 00:00:11 100.00% 88.24%
d's wings beltline blvd 17 1.65 00:01:12 82.35% 64.71%
dunbar funeral home 17 1.12 00:00:05 94.12% 88.24%
ebert sportswear 17 1.24 00:01:02 94.12% 76.47%
greek menus 17 1.35 00:00:21 100.00% 64.71%
interior mall 17 1.29 00:00:17 100.00% 70.59%
knc trading columbia sc 17 1.24 00:00:34 82.35% 88.24%
liquidation sale harbison blvd 17 1.41 00:01:54 94.12% 82.35%
mackie quave 17 14.76 00:22:52 52.94% 52.94%
north main deli columbia sc 17 5.82 00:09:07 100.00% 76.47%
peaches music store 17 1.12 00:00:12 100.00% 94.12%
rudy's upper deck 17 2.47 00:01:12 94.12% 82.35%
sandlapper song lyrics 17 1.35 00:01:34 88.24% 64.71%
sir george's smorgasbord 17 1.18 00:00:02 100.00% 94.12%
steak and ale 17 2.59 00:02:46 82.35% 47.06%
stivers lincoln mercury 17 2.24 00:00:59 100.00% 70.59%
tuesday morning 17 1.24 00:00:02 82.35% 76.47%
waccamaw pottery store 17 1.94 00:01:35 94.12% 76.47%
"ann hampton" "satchel ford" birthday 16 2.31 00:00:48 0.00% 75.00%
chippendolls 16 1.56 00:02:17 87.50% 68.75%
chippendolls columbia sc 16 1.44 00:00:44 93.75% 75.00%
cvs pharmacy 16 1.88 00:01:13 93.75% 50.00%
egg roll station 16 1.12 00:00:17 93.75% 87.50%
forest lake exxon 16 1.75 00:02:17 12.50% 62.50%
gex store 16 1.25 00:00:10 100.00% 87.50%
gex stores 16 1.00 00:00:07 93.75% 93.75%
great train store 16 1.12 00:00:01 87.50% 93.75%
kinkos two notch road 16 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
lexus of columbia 16 1.12 00:00:04 87.50% 93.75%
mall stores 16 1.88 00:00:39 93.75% 43.75%
mermaid skeleton 16 1.50 00:01:01 100.00% 50.00%
morrison's cafeteria 16 1.62 00:00:18 100.00% 75.00%
norman rockwell works 16 3.56 00:14:22 0.00% 37.50%
olivers lodge murrells inlet sc 16 1.19 00:00:07 93.75% 81.25%
parkland pharmacy 16 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
quincy's steakhouse 16 1.88 00:01:43 75.00% 50.00%
revolving restaurant columbia sc 16 1.12 00:00:14 93.75% 81.25%
rising high natural bread company 16 1.38 00:00:16 93.75% 93.75%
sam solomon store 16 3.62 00:03:32 87.50% 68.75%
sparkleberry crossing 16 1.06 00:00:09 100.00% 93.75%
strip mall 16 2.50 00:02:17 87.50% 31.25%
sub cabin columbia sc 16 2.06 00:02:36 87.50% 75.00%
taco bell knox abbott 16 1.00 00:00:00 93.75% 100.00%
who owns the living vine christian bookstore columbia sc 16 2.88 00:01:36 0.00% 12.50%
al amir sandhills menu 15 2.40 00:01:58 73.33% 66.67%
ashley furniture 15 1.07 00:00:01 100.00% 93.33%
b.c. inabinet 15 6.80 00:15:40 60.00% 46.67%
bird on a wire columbia sc 15 1.27 00:00:26 93.33% 80.00%
cafe risque south carolina 15 1.33 00:00:21 100.00% 80.00%
circle k logo 15 11.07 00:04:49 0.00% 20.00%
columbia sc underground 15 1.40 00:01:59 73.33% 73.33%
cribbs bakery columbia sc 15 1.40 00:00:11 86.67% 86.67%
dam bar and grill lexington sc closing 15 1.40 00:01:02 93.33% 73.33%
educational wonderland 15 1.33 00:00:48 80.00% 86.67%
fish and chips columbia sc 15 1.07 00:00:07 100.00% 93.33%
floor it now 15 2.13 00:02:14 93.33% 73.33%
fountain blue club 15 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
gamecock country store 15 1.27 00:00:19 93.33% 73.33%
gibbs planetarium in columbia sc 15 1.40 00:00:46 86.67% 73.33%
jeff price tennis and ski 15 1.53 00:00:48 100.00% 66.67%
kmart reopens 15 1.60 00:00:26 0.00% 73.33%
knox abbott drive 15 3.33 00:07:19 40.00% 60.00%
lifeway christian bookstore harbison 15 1.13 00:00:11 93.33% 86.67%
mermaids movie 15 1.87 00:00:13 80.00% 40.00%
moolah's hideaway 15 1.47 00:00:50 100.00% 80.00%
old keenan high school 15 1.13 00:00:07 86.67% 86.67%
outlet point mall columbia sc 15 1.13 00:01:15 86.67% 86.67%
park 15 1.20 00:00:03 100.00% 80.00%
restaurant impossible sweet tea closed 15 1.07 00:00:04 100.00% 93.33%
service merchandise 15 2.07 00:01:31 86.67% 73.33%
southern skillet closed 15 2.00 00:01:14 73.33% 60.00%
taco bell on broad river road 15 1.07 00:01:42 86.67% 86.67%
three hebrew boys capital consortium group 15 1.13 00:00:07 93.33% 86.67%
wildcat cafe leesburg road 15 1.60 00:03:34 60.00% 60.00%
woodhill mall 15 1.93 00:01:02 80.00% 66.67%
abercrombie closing columbia sc 14 4.71 00:08:09 50.00% 35.71%
anthony's old fashioned burger and fry company 14 1.43 00:02:32 92.86% 78.57%
atlanta bread company lake murray blvd 14 1.14 00:00:36 85.71% 78.57%
bentley's beach house lexington sc 14 1.21 00:00:09 92.86% 85.71%
bower parkway 14 1.71 00:01:11 100.00% 85.71%
capstone restaurant 14 1.43 00:01:51 100.00% 78.57%
carolina wings closing 14 2.64 00:03:15 92.86% 28.57%
china one farrow rd menu 14 1.00 00:00:00 92.86% 100.00%
cletus roadside grill 14 1.14 00:00:14 85.71% 85.71%
columbia closings damon 14 2.64 00:02:37 0.00% 28.57%
decker auto mart 14 1.07 00:00:01 85.71% 92.86%
dick smith nissan 14 1.64 00:00:35 92.86% 64.29%
doug broome's night beat 14 1.93 00:03:39 0.00% 57.14%
dunbar funeral home gervais street 14 1.64 00:01:29 85.71% 50.00%
edward hopper 14 1.64 00:00:57 92.86% 42.86%
frank's hot dogs columbia sc 14 1.36 00:00:14 85.71% 85.71%
goodwill on decker blvd 14 1.21 00:00:07 85.71% 85.71%
hiller hardware 14 1.43 00:01:43 92.86% 85.71%
hollywood video closed 14 3.14 00:00:35 64.29% 28.57%
houstons lowcountry grill 14 2.00 00:00:10 0.00% 21.43%
jb white department store 14 1.14 00:00:30 92.86% 85.71%
kinkos on two notch road 14 1.43 00:00:21 92.86% 85.71%
kroger sav on 14 3.36 00:00:50 57.14% 42.86%
lake in forest 14 1.43 00:00:11 100.00% 57.14%
ms. b's southern kitchen 14 1.79 00:02:23 85.71% 71.43%
myrtle square mall stores 14 1.43 00:01:29 92.86% 92.86%
olivers murrells inlet 14 2.50 00:03:09 100.00% 64.29%
pelican inn pawleys island 14 1.21 00:00:11 100.00% 78.57%
red wing rollerway 14 3.29 00:02:41 71.43% 64.29%
richtex bricks 14 1.36 00:00:21 100.00% 78.57%
sandlapper song 14 1.21 00:02:28 92.86% 71.43%
shopping mall interior 14 1.79 00:00:34 92.86% 42.86%
the market restaurant columbia sc 14 2.36 00:07:33 71.43% 50.00%
triumph international ministries columbia sc 14 1.14 00:00:45 85.71% 85.71%
wade hampton hotel columbia 14 1.57 00:02:19 78.57% 57.14%
winn-dixie 14 2.07 00:02:20 85.71% 42.86%
252 harbison blvd liquidation 13 1.85 00:02:04 92.31% 46.15%
chappys fish and chips 13 3.15 00:03:13 76.92% 69.23%
columbia science museum 13 1.62 00:01:06 100.00% 69.23%
columbiaclosing.com 13 12.46 00:09:22 38.46% 7.69%
dirt 13 1.38 00:00:13 100.00% 69.23%
gex department store 13 1.46 00:01:31 92.31% 53.85%
hardees playground 13 2.08 00:02:54 76.92% 46.15%
howard johnson 13 1.54 00:00:24 100.00% 84.62%
monkey business lexington sc 13 1.62 00:00:57 100.00% 76.92%
old funeral home for sale 13 1.15 00:01:02 100.00% 84.62%
olivers lodge murrells inlet menu 13 1.38 00:01:35 92.31% 69.23%
phar mor 13 1.77 00:00:36 92.31% 53.85%
piggly wiggly in old walmart 13 6.31 00:02:23 0.00% 0.00%
planetarium in columbia sc 13 1.08 00:00:19 92.31% 84.62%
po folks myrtle beach 13 1.08 00:00:10 100.00% 92.31%
qdoba mission statement 13 1.15 00:00:05 100.00% 92.31%
roper pond columbia sc 13 1.08 00:00:41 69.23% 92.31%
rosa linda's myrtle beach 13 1.62 00:02:36 92.31% 84.62%
rosa lindas murrells inlet 13 2.62 00:01:27 7.69% 46.15%
splendid china buffet 13 1.08 00:00:12 76.92% 92.31%
taco bell on decker blvd 13 1.46 00:00:25 92.31% 76.92%
the shrimper 13 1.62 00:00:26 100.00% 69.23%
wally and crumb columbia sc 13 4.08 00:04:17 84.62% 61.54%
wendy's closings in saint andrews 13 1.85 00:01:59 0.00% 61.54%
what time does sandhills close 13 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
winn-dixie grocery store 13 30.46 01:09:01 23.08% 7.69%
"trenholm plaza" publix 12 1.75 00:00:30 0.00% 58.33%
captain's kitchen 12 1.25 00:02:00 91.67% 66.67%
city road 12 1.42 00:00:22 100.00% 66.67%
columbiaclossings.com 12 1.00 00:00:00 8.33% 100.00%
cromer's myrtle beach 12 1.17 00:00:17 83.33% 75.00%
desoto hotel columbia sc 12 8.33 00:06:13 66.67% 33.33%
fred's store closing sc 12 5.08 00:06:28 0.00% 41.67%
gibbes planetarium in columbia sc 12 2.17 00:01:32 91.67% 50.00%
go used tires 12 1.17 00:00:36 75.00% 83.33%
hurricane hugo in south carolina 12 1.08 00:00:39 100.00% 91.67%
jasmine buffet two notch rd columbia sc 12 1.50 00:00:50 100.00% 75.00%
killians crossing columbia 12 4.25 00:06:08 100.00% 66.67%
market pointe columbia sc 12 1.25 00:01:08 83.33% 83.33%
mcdonalds two notch beltline 12 1.00 00:00:00 83.33% 100.00%
paul's philadelphia eatery 12 1.83 00:01:30 83.33% 83.33%
piggly wiggly 12 5.42 00:02:53 75.00% 25.00%
popeyes mission statement 12 1.00 00:00:00 91.67% 100.00%
pt's cabaret 12 1.08 00:00:08 100.00% 91.67%
rogers brothers fabrics columbia sc 12 1.83 00:02:50 91.67% 83.33%
roper pond 12 1.17 00:00:22 75.00% 83.33%
rosa linda's murrells inlet sc 12 3.33 00:01:39 0.00% 0.00%
sears, harden street 12 2.83 00:01:18 0.00% 50.00%
small smiles 12 1.17 00:00:11 66.67% 83.33%
spinnakers restaurant columbia sc 12 1.17 00:00:21 91.67% 83.33%
stores in boozer shopping center 12 1.17 00:00:23 100.00% 83.33%
tapps department store 12 2.25 00:03:32 83.33% 58.33%
taylor street pharmacy 12 3.42 00:04:41 91.67% 58.33%
the diner fort jackson blvd 12 3.67 00:06:59 66.67% 58.33%
ashley furniture homestore 11 1.45 00:00:09 90.91% 63.64%
bell camp columbia sc 11 5.64 00:10:12 72.73% 27.27%
biscuit house garners ferry 11 1.18 00:00:49 72.73% 90.91%
bobby's barber shop columbia sc 11 1.36 00:00:35 90.91% 72.73%
bonwit teller locations 11 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
bums bummers 11 1.09 00:00:35 63.64% 81.82%
cafe risque darien ga 11 1.00 00:00:00 90.91% 100.00%
clusters of whitehall 11 1.36 00:00:32 81.82% 72.73%
cookout two notch 11 1.09 00:00:24 81.82% 81.82%
eggroll station 11 1.27 00:00:16 90.91% 72.73%
frank hot dogs columbia sc 11 1.00 00:00:00 100.00% 100.00%
gamecock theater 11 2.36 00:03:54 27.27% 27.27%
gibbs planetarium 11 1.27 00:01:42 81.82% 72.73%
greenbax stamp store 11 1.91 00:02:07 81.82% 63.64%
guignard brick works 11 1.91 00:02:53 100.00% 81.82%
happy the tiger columbia sc 11 1.09 00:00:27 81.82% 90.91%
hotel drawing 11 2.09 00:00:55 100.00% 18.18%
impulse columbia 11 1.00 00:00:00 90.91% 100.00%
j patrick's southern kitchen 11 1.82 00:01:44 81.82% 81.82%
joyful alternative 11 1.91 00:05:38 81.82% 72.73%
mermaids film 11 1.27 00:00:05 100.00% 72.73%
mike jones cars of columbia 11 1.18 00:00:14 63.64% 81.82%
ms b's southern kitchen 11 1.45 00:00:26 90.91% 81.82%
myrtle beach pavilion 11 1.82 00:01:27 90.91% 36.36%
north springs dentistry 11 1.45 00:03:51 0.00% 72.73%
o'neil court dmv 11 1.18 00:00:02 90.91% 81.82%
outdoor rv and marine world 11 1.09 00:00:05 90.91% 90.91%
pts cabaret columbia sc 11 1.18 00:00:57 81.82% 81.82%
richway 11 2.45 00:00:33 100.00% 72.73%
rite aid closing sc 11 6.18 00:07:40 0.00% 27.27%
road side 11 1.09 00:00:01 100.00% 90.91%
rogers brothers fabric 11 1.45 00:00:28 81.82% 72.73%
saky columbia sc 11 1.27 00:00:25 90.91% 81.82%
sam's club to replace walmart 11 4.73 00:01:15 0.00% 9.09%
scetv the june bug club show 11 1.09 00:00:00 0.00% 100.00%
shoe carnival 11 1.45 00:00:03 72.73% 81.82%
the mermaid 11 1.91 00:00:28 100.00% 36.36%
the white mule closes 11 3.36 00:05:55 63.64% 45.45%
top of carolina columbia sc 11 1.09 00:00:05 100.00% 90.91%
tricentennial songs by the singing sandlappers 11 1.36 00:00:58 54.55% 63.64%
what is time the old timey meat market closes in columbia south carolina 11 1.27 00:00:43 0.00% 90.91%
a&p family mart 10 1.90 00:02:53 0.00% 50.00%
"gunars strazdins" mural 10 3.70 00:06:38 0.00% 10.00%
barton dumas columbia sc 10 3.60 00:04:59 60.00% 70.00%
blockbuster april 10 2011 10 21.50 00:08:11 0.00% 10.00%
70,918 2.08 00:01:53 73.74% 70.37%

Written by ted on December 30th, 2012

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A Lustrum At The Rostrum   5 comments

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Happy Blogday To Me!

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Today's post is a bit special. It was five years ago this day that I made the first post here at Columbia Closings.

I wasn't at all sure how it would go. I had been noodling around with doing something on the Internet for a while, and the idea for the site gradually took form over the course of probably a year or so. In the end the particular pieces making up Columbia Closings fell into place for a number of reasons. Partly because I had a certain number of stories I wanted to tell in some form, partly because I wanted to do something that would force me to write at least a little bit most days, partly because I liked driving around and taking pictures and partly to stroke my ever present streak of nostalgia. If it made me rich and famous somehow as well, that would be all right too. (It hasn't).

Everything came together specifically on 29 December 2007 for a very practical reason. At the time, I was working a job that took mandatory vacation the whole week between Christmas and New Years, so I had a few days to devote to nailing down a domain-name, setting up WordPress, and figuring out how to actually write a post, upload photos and get it all published. Of course, having the time is no guarantee of getting it all right and I didn't. There were no comments on that first post, but I thought there might be some interest in my second post (which interestingly ended up as one of my most often revised ones), but again there were none. I felt as though I were writing into a black-hole. In fact, not even Google was paying any attention to me. I kept going with a bit of frustration as nothing in my posts ever showed up in Google searches. When was I going to get indexed? Finally I discovered that by default WordPress has a privacy setting that defaults to on and keeps your blog from being indexed. (Because people always start blogs they don't want anyone to read..). Resetting that to off I finally started getting some hits and it was off to the races.

Looking back, I can see that the focus of Columbia Closings has stayed pretty true to what I set out in that first post (that became the Mission Statement). There have been some shifts in emphasis though. In particular, as I said above when I started I had a number of stories I wanted to tell, and I think I more or less accomplished that. Of course, having done so, I still had an ongoing blog to run, and gradually the mix of text and pictures turned the other way around. I still do longer form written posts from time to time, but inevitably there are closings where I have no special memories to set down, so I simply note the passing and provide some pictures. (Longtime readers will note that if the day is sunny with lots of puffy clouds, I may take pictures of them with the closed business in the frame as an afterthought..).

I appreciate all the folks who read this blog, and especially those who comment (even if it's to tell me how completely wrong I've gotten it). I plan to keep on doing it for the forseeable future and hope you'll stay along for the ride. I could break out a hundred posts from the past five years that I'm very pleased with for one reason or another, but nobody would read all that, so I'll just set out here what my top twenty favorite Columbia posts of all time are (at least as I see it today -- tomorrow I might make a different list), along with a few of my occasional "out of area" posts that I'm really pleased with as extras. These are not in any particular order, but here goes!

1) Forest Lake Park:

2) USC's R. G. Bell Camp:

3) Brickyard Shopping Center:

4) Sarge Frye Field:

5) The Diamond Disco / Southern Gentleman's:

6) Gibbes Planetarium:

7) Hi Hatt Drive In / Hi Hatt Club:

8) Roper Pond:

9) Hiller Hardware:

10) 1101 Harden Street:

11) Red Wing Rollerway:

12) Tricentennial Songs:

13) Waldenbooks Dutch Square:

14) Brick Chimney Forest Drive:

15) Boardwalk Plaza:

16) Columbia Athletic Club:

17) Green Hole:

18) Circle K Forest Drive:

19) WIS Radio:

20) The Towers (USC):

Bonus Posts

As I consider the Grand Strand a second home, I haven't hesitated to throw in a post from there every now and then. Here are a few of my favorites.

1) Myrtle Beach Pavilion:

2) Hurricane Hugo:

3) McKenzie Beach:

4) Oliver's Lodge:

Stick around -- there's another lustrum coming up!

Written by ted on December 29th, 2012

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Don't Leave Your Walls Bare This New Years!   no comments

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Well, Christmas is past, but it's not too late to get your calendars for the New Year. It would be a shame to have an unsightly bare spot on your wall after the 2012 calendars come down. Don't let that happen to you!

Celebrate 2013 with a Pawleys Island wall calendar. The calendars are available in five different designs, including two all new for 2013 designs.

There's also a nifty Roadside Florida calendar available this year.

You know you want one!

Written by ted on December 28th, 2012

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Merry Christmas Columbia!   no comments

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Vocal Edition Christmas Medley, Brookgreen Gardens: 22 December 2012   no comments

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Brookgreen Gardens Nights of 1000 Candles 2012, Brookgreen Gardens (Grand Strand): 22 December 2012   no comments

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I went down to see the Gardens last weekend (the 15th) and ended up getting rained out, so I took a daytrip back yesterday.

This was neither the warmest nor the coldest of the Candles events I've been to, but it was cold enough that I had trouble feeling the smaller camera controls with frigid fingers..

I didn't take my tripod this year. They were disallowed last year, and while I didn't see any verbiage one way or another this time, I decided I would do more handheld shots at high-ISO rather than try to get a lot of long exposures. (Though I did set the camera on various rests to get some). That is preface to say there is a good bit more noise than previous picture sets, but there are still some nice ones.

They went all out in the exhibit room with electric trains this year -- possibly the most iconic Christmas present for boys of a certain age. The room had that immediately identifiable ozone smell from the working transformers and small hot engines as well as the unique sounds of O-27 trains (there were other guages as well). I've still got a set up in the attic -- I ought to take it out and set it up some time.

If you liked this set, there are others: 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

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Written by ted on December 24th, 2012

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Uh Oh, There's An Eye There!   no comments

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"Doing Christmas Right This Time"..   no comments

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Gas Station / Latimer Seafood, 6102 North Main Street: 2000s   2 comments

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Here's another case where a phonebook search turns up no information, but I'd guess Latimer Seafood has been gone for at least several years. The place was obviously started life as a service station, but the architecture isn't bringing any particular brand to mind for me.

Written by ted on December 21st, 2012

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Sha Sha's Last Stop Party Shop, 6208 Fairfield Road: late 2000s   no comments

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Actually I'm not at all confident on a closing date for this little ABC store on Fairfield Road just north of I-20 as it does not appear in any phonebooks I have. However the place, while showing some wear, especially along the roofline, and sitting in a somewhat overgrown lot, is still in pretty good shape, so I'll go with late 2000s.

I like the name!

Written by ted on December 20th, 2012

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