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Boost Mobile, 623 12th Street: 2020(?)   no comments

Posted at 11:01 pm in closing

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There are very few google reviews of this Triangle City cellphone store a block or so down from Zesto, so I can't really say when it closed, other than after the summer of 2019. Given every thing, 2020 seems like a reasonable guess.

Written by ted on May 27th, 2021

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The Casual Pint, 217 Saluda Springs Road: May 2021   3 comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in closing

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I was not really aware of The Casual Pint, off of 378 in Lexington, behind The Mellow Mushroom, but commenter Andy reports it was a "fun spot", with "excellent beer selection".

They made it through the pandemic, but as far as I can tell from the google reviews, closed in early May of 2021.

(Hat tip to commenter Andy)

Written by ted on May 25th, 2021

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Shoe Dept, 10050 Two Notch Road Suite 11: Early 2021   no comments

Posted at 11:44 pm in closing

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The last reviews I see date from the start of 2021, so I'll put that as the closing date. Whatever happened here though, seems to have happened in two phases, judging by the door sign. I know they were open during the pandemic, so it wasn't that, but apparently they had to close temporarily for some reason, and it just segued into a permanent closing.

(Hat tip to commenter Bethany)

Written by ted on May 21st, 2021

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Pivotal Fitness / Fit413 Health Club, 4350 Saint Andrews Road: 2020   4 comments

Posted at 11:03 pm in closing

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Pivotal Fitness was the follow-on in this Seven Oaks location to Piggly Wiggly. I'm not sure when it closed, but it was Fit413 by 10 November of 2018 (although the sign was till temporary). Fit413 either recently closed, or re-affiliated, and is now Empire Barbell.

Written by ted on May 20th, 2021

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Havoline Xpress Lube, 1705 Sunset Boulevard: Spring 2021   1 comment

Posted at 10:46 pm in closing

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Apparently this Havoline Xpress Lube was officially C & T Automotive LLC. I don't really have much to say about this closing, as I wasn't really aware this place existed. It's a nice little building with pretty easy access on and off of Sunset (although there is no light). Given the design, whatever comes next will probably be car oriented as well.

(Hat tip to commenter MB)

Written by ted on May 19th, 2021

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Top China Buffet, 1215 Saint Andrews Road Suite 3: Summer 2020   2 comments

Posted at 10:41 pm in closing

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I don't know much about this place, and the pictures were all kind of against the sun and not so great, but Top China Buffet at the top of Saint Andrews Road is closed.

As near as I can tell from the google reviews, this happened sometime in the August 2020 timeframe, so past the start of the pandemic, though that certainly cannot have helped things, especially with a buffet.

As I took these pictures, there were indications that some sort of upfit was ongoing, but I didn't see any indication of what it is to be.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Bill)

Written by ted on May 18th, 2021

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D's Wings, 920 Axtel Drive: 15 May 2021 (Moving)   10 comments

Posted at 10:48 pm in closing

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Over the years I have eaten more often at the, vanished, franchaised, D's Wings locations than the flagship store in Parkland Plaza. I guess the last time I ate here was probably in 2018 or 2019 -- and it was fine, as usual.

This move, to 415 Meeting Street, has long been in the works, since they found out their lease would not be renewed. This still strikes me as odd, as Parkland Plaza is not exactly overbrimming with stable tenants.

Here is a story from The State about the move, and here is one from ColaDaily.

You can see the new building in the last two pictures, and there is clearly yet some work to be done there in advance of the posited 1 June opening. I have to say I agree with commenter Lone Wolf that parking will be an issue here.

Written by ted on May 17th, 2021

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Diamond Lane: 2020   3 comments

Posted at 11:32 pm in closing

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Diamond Lane used to be a moderately popular shopping destination, leading to Sam Solomons, as well as having a number of strip mall businesses facing the road. It also offered convenient back access to the Broad River Road facing businesses.

I noticed recently first that all the Broad River Road businesses' parking lot through-access to Diamond Lane had been cut off by gating. More recently I noticed that access to Diamond Lane itself is blocked from Dutch Square Boulevard. I understand that Word of God Church & Ministries has bought up the old Intersection Center complex, but I'm a bit puzzled, as I thought Diamond Lane was a public road.

Written by ted on May 14th, 2021

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Lita's Treats, 421 Bush River Road: Spring 2021 (Moving)   2 comments

Posted at 11:30 pm in closing

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According to commenter Mr. Hat, Lita's Treats dessert bakery, in what's left of the food court at Dutch Square is moving to 800 Lake Murray Boulevard. This is the old Piggly Wiggly shopping center, now home to Stars & Strikes. Interestingly (or not) there was previously a cupcake bakery in that complex.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Hat)

UPDATE 22 June 2021 -- Here is the new location:

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Written by ted on May 13th, 2021

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Tootsies Childern's Shoes, 4517 Forest Drive: Spring 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:33 pm in closing

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It looks like Tootsies on Forest Drive will be closing soon, as they are currently running a 30% off retirement sale. It might be a good time to pick up some summer shoes before the beach..

Written by ted on May 12th, 2021

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