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Chapin Furniture, 1150 Chapin Road: April 2015   2 comments

Posted at 12:29 am in closing

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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.

Written by ted on April 29th, 2015

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Anna's Linens, 256 Harbison Boulevard Suite G: Early 2015   1 comment

Posted at 1:42 am in closing

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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)

UPDATE 14 June 2015 -- Five Below is coming along:

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Written by ted on April 27th, 2015

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Pizza Hut, 621 Saint Andrews Road: March 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:49 am in closing

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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)

UPDATE 16 February 2016 -- As mentioned in the comments, the Domino's in this location is now open, and has been for a while:

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Written by ted on April 25th, 2015

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Greyhound Station, 2015 Gervais Street: April 2015 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 12:55 pm in closing

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The Greyhound Station on Gervais Street moved earlier this month, and now the buildings on the lot (which included the Chapman Dodge building) have been razed. Unlike the old art deco station downtown on Sumter Street, this one was nothing special, and I'm not sorry to see it gone.

I had a chat with the project manager for the site, and he said the whole block that the station sat on will become apartments.

The new station is at 710 Buckner Road, which is the I-20 frontage road between Monticello Road & US-321.

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Written by ted on April 23rd, 2015

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Bob Andrews Motors, 5601 Two Notch Road: Early 2015   1 comment

Posted at 12:43 am in closing

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Well, I was unhappy to notice this real estate sign. As I mentioned when they moved, my parents always felt that Bob Andrews dealt with them more fairly and competently than the dealer, and that's usually where we took our cars while I was growing up. Still, a 90+ year run is pretty good by any standard.

Written by ted on April 18th, 2015

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Asian BBQ Restaurant, 2509 Forest Drive: April 2015 (closed again)   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in closing

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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.

UPDATE 22 June 2016 -- Closed again:

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UPDATE 25 September 2016 -- As mentioned in the comments, this is to become a Nick's:

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Written by ted on April 16th, 2015

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Nick's Gyros & Grill, 2632 Decker Boulevard: Spring 2015   1 comment

Posted at 2:19 am in closing

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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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Nick's Gyros & Grill, 2632 Decker Boulevard: Spring 2015   1 comment

Posted at 2:19 am in closing

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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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Radio Shack, 10210 Two Notch Road Suite A: March 2015   1 comment

Posted at 12:56 am in closing

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Well, here is this week's closed Radio Shack.

This one was on Two Notch Road in front of Target, and can't have been helped by being so close to Best Buy though I believe this store predates that. In the event, I don't believe I ever shopped this store.

Written by ted on April 1st, 2015

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