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Happy New Year Columbia!   1 comment

Posted at 11:59 pm in commentary

If you hap-happen to be reading this right now, may the New Year bring all the best and the Old Year take out all the rest!

Written by ted on December 31st, 2021

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Silent Night   no comments

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Merry Christmas Columbia!

Written by ted on December 24th, 2021

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King!   no comments

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Written by ted on December 23rd, 2021

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Woolies!   no comments

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Barberitos, 1519 Sadler Road (Fernandina Beach): Fall 2021   no comments

Posted at 11:18 pm in closing

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I wonder if Barberitos is struggling? As I noted here and here, both Midlands locations of the chain closed some time ago. Personally I liked this Fernandina Beach location better than either of those as it had ground beef as a topping which for some odd reason the SC locations did not (ground turkey is *not* the same thing). My only issue here (as with all locations) is that the chips were so fragile you couldn't really dip with them.

There was also a location a bit further up A1A towards Yulee FL, which also seems to have vanished in the same time-frame as this one. My guess is they were the same franchaise, which according to some google reviews was new ownership after the initial pandemic closure.

I have put 1519 for the street address here as both google & yelp agree on it and it is on the front door. However the actual number painted on the glass on the west side is 1515 for some reason, as you can see.

Written by ted on December 22nd, 2021

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Baby!   no comments

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Written by ted on December 22nd, 2021

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C & J Automotive, 6336 Saint Andrews Road: 2022   no comments

Posted at 11:37 pm in closing

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C & J Automotive is nestled on a narrow strip of land in between the train tracks and Saint Andrews Road in the Seven Oaks section of Irmo. It is not too far past Sno Biz.

It appears to me that the lot remains in business while they are looking for a buyer, so I am just putting an indifinite "2022" as the closing date.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on December 21st, 2021

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Nick!   no comments

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Written by ted on December 20th, 2021

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McDonald's, 2929 Charleston Highway: Circa 2013 (Changes)   no comments

Posted at 11:18 pm in closing

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Here is one where I just kept misplacing the pictures over and over. I observed back in 2013, when the first photos were taken, that this McDonald's on the Charleston Highway near the junctions with I-26 & I-77 still had the boxy kids' play area architecture. Since I like that look and knew that the chain was phasing it out, I took some pictures. And, indeed, at some point after that, they remodeled and dropped that look completely. The problem was I kept taking pictures of the new look and forgetting to do anything with them while they were still near the top of the stack. Finally when I did the Lazy Llama closing I took some more and remembered before I lost track again.

I have to admit I have not really eaten at a McDonald's in years, but they do now have a quite good cup of coffee.

Written by ted on December 20th, 2021

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Satch!   no comments

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Written by ted on December 19th, 2021

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