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Eagle Cleaners / My Best Cleaners, 922 Sunset Boulevard: 2010 (moved?)   2 comments

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Here's another rainy day set of pictures...

This little dry-cleaning building is more or less across from the old Maunz Electronics and just down from the former Sub Cabin. Judging from the sign, it was also an Eagle Cleaners at one time as well. It appears that they did a bit of light office support as well as cleaning. The sign suggests that they moved, but I am unable to find another location for them in the phonebook.

Written by ted on June 19th, 2013

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Modern Lighting Center, 633 Meeting Street: 30 November 2012   6 comments

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It was pouring down rain today when I noticed that Modern Lighting Center on Meeting Street was closed. I have always liked the big carraige light they had by the street (the link shows a nice picture of it). According to their sign, lights out was on 30 November of 2012.

UPDATE 3 December 2014 -- This place is now Columbia Flag & Sign Company, though vestiges of Modern Lighting remain:








Written by ted on June 18th, 2013

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Eagle Cleaners, 6801 Saint Andrews Road: 2009 (moved)   no comments

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Here's another open spot in Quail Valley Plaza on Saint Andrews Road.

In this case, Eagle Cleaners relocated several years ago to 6281 Saint Andrews Road, so if you need your eagle cleaned (which I swear sounds like a euphemism), that's the place for it now.

Written by ted on June 16th, 2013

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Dept Of "You May Need More Than A Roadside Sign.."   no comments

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Written by ted on June 14th, 2013

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Jacs Dolls, 11214 Broad River Road: March 2013   3 comments

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The State had the story on the closing of this doll shop on Broad River Road next to the old The Whale's Tail. Basically, the owner decided it was time to retire, and it sounds well deserved.

I know it's just the antique style, but I do have to say I would hate to wake up and find that doll staring at me..

UPDATE 18 June 2013: For some reason I had the name as Jake's, not Jacs.

Written by ted on June 14th, 2013

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Brass Elephant / Blair's / The Lighthouse / 123Imout Bail Bonds, 9300 Two Notch Road Suite F: 2000s   2 comments

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I'm not too sure about this storefront across from the Big Lots plaza on Two Notch and just to the left of the old The Crate location. Google reveals a couple of places that I'm pretty sure are still there and not in that particular unit. It might have been 123Imout (love that name!), or it might not have.

UPDATE 20 May 2014: Commenter Nat identifies former tenants Brass Elephant, Blair's & The Lighthouse so I have added them to the post title.

Written by ted on June 12th, 2013

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Corley Lock & Key, 142 Ellis Avenue: Spring 2013 (moved)   no comments

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As commenter James noted, Corley Lock & Key in Lexington has dead-bolted from 142 Ellis Avenue to 114 Haygood Avenue "behind McDonald's".

(Hat tip to commenter James)

Written by ted on June 12th, 2013

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Sunshine Dental Practice / Griffin Clinic Of Chiropractic: 8311 Two Notch Road: 2013   2 comments

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This building on Two Notch Road near Alpine has a sad history, as it started as the practice of respected Children's dentist Doctor Harry Sunshine who was tragically killed in a hit and run accident in 2001 as described in this newspaper image.

Since then, it has apparently been a number of medical offices, most lately for Griffin Clinic Of Chiropractic who occupied the space until earlier this year.

I must say that while the building is not very impressive from the front, the back is quite interesting, and looks out over a fairly good view.

Written by ted on June 10th, 2013

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The Puddlin' Duck Restaurant & Pub, 108 Columbia Northeast Drive Suite G: Spring 2013   8 comments

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This little Irish pub was tucked away at the bottom of the hill in the little strip mall fronted by Dunkin' Donuts. In fact, it was so tucked away that while every time I saw it, I meant to try it out sometime, it would always slip my mind completely when I actually was looking to go somewhere.

I noticed recently when I was looking at Golden City, that it had, so to speak, changed its stripes and is now Kwagga.

Futon Lifestyle / B & B Womenswear, 1599 Broad River Road: 2010   no comments

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Here's another Boozer Shooping Center storefront, this one a clothes store. B & B aparently closed shop in 2010, or at least they were listed in the Feb 2010 phonebook, but not the Feb 2011 book.

Before that in the mid 2000s, the place was Futon Lifestyle. All I can say from the brief and painful periods I have spent on those most awkward neither fish nor fowl items of furniture, is that I am not cut out for a futon lifestyle..


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