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Colonial Healthcare, 4450 Rosewood Drive: 24 May 2018   no comments

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Colonial Healthcare was the follow-on operation to Blockbuster Video in this location. The first picture above is from May 2017, so they lasted in this spot about a year before apparently running into some difficulty.

(Hat tip to commenter bassplayerguy)

Written by ted on July 13th, 2018

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Well, We Made It Through!   no comments

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Assuming the next hour goes well...


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Written by ted on July 13th, 2018

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Locker Room, 4903 Forest Drive Suite B: June 2018   1 comment

Posted at 12:26 am in closing

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Locker Room was the follow-up operation in this suite to Corma's Nutritional Supplements & More, which closed in 2015. With both Locker Room and Ed Robinson now recently gone, the building is completely vacant, and I have to wonder if it is long for the world. The building was clearly built as an old-school service station, and I have to think that property on this stretch of Forest Drive leading to the Interstate interchange is too valuable now to leave something like this taking up a lot. (Though I personally like the canopy look).

Written by ted on July 12th, 2018

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Fool Me Once..   3 comments

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Written by ted on July 11th, 2018

Hardee's, 4301 Sunset Boulevard: July 2018   1 comment

Posted at 11:17 pm in closing

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Back in the days of Speedy McGreedy & Gilbert Giddyup, Hardees was our goto place on road trips because unlike McDonalds or Burger King, they had "chewy" ice in all their stores. That changed sometime in the 70s or 80s, and with them adding chicken, and with me hating the smell of Chicken, I don't think I have eaten there after breakfast in 30 years or so.

This store was co-located with a convenience store/gas station at the I-20/US-378 interchange, and you can still get your burger on there, as both McDonald's and Chili's are still at this exit.

I like the glass blocks, btw.

(Hat tip to commenter Steve)

Written by ted on July 9th, 2018

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Rite Aid, 1501 Broad River Road: July 2018   5 comments

Posted at 11:44 pm in closing

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Here's another Rite Aid this one where the River Roads come together at Boozer Shopping Center. I am having a little trouble thinking of a Walgreens within a mile of here, which is the usual closing criteria for this transition.

Apparently the LoopNet folks decided they already had a photo on file and didn't need another one -- that's certainly a blast from the past.

TCBY, 205 Columbia Avenue Suite A: Spring 2018   5 comments

Posted at 11:45 pm in closing

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Not very good pictures here as I was shooting against the sun, but it's what I have..

This TCBY was just past the closed Rite Aid at 500 West Main Street. The sign says they were open for thirty years, which is definitely a good run.

In fact, that pushes it almost back into the era when TCBY stood for This Can't Be Yogurt instead of The Country's Best Yogurt, or at least that's the way I remember it. The first froyo places had to combat the notion that yogurt was a sour curdled health-food that people in the Soviet Union ate if they wanted to live to be 130..

(Hat tip to commenter ED)

Written by ted on July 5th, 2018

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At Twilight's Last Gleaming   no comments

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Written by ted on July 3rd, 2018

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Atlantic Seafood, 1927 Broad River Road: 20 May 2018   1 comment

Posted at 11:27 pm in closing

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Atlantic Seafood in the old Taco Bell building on Broad River Road has closed shop, and the place is prepping to be Chicki's Wings. The Decker Boulevard location (interestingly, in another former taco restaurant will remain open.

Written by ted on July 2nd, 2018

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