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Tiger-Rock Martial Arts Of Irmo, 7320 Broad River Road Suite L: 2021   no comments

Posted at 10:27 pm in closing

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Tiger-Rock was in the suite between H&R Block and The UPS Store in the Publix plaza in Irmo: Kennerly Crossing. It appears they were part of a national chain which is still around, but the last events I can find on the local Facebook page are from November of 2021.

Written by ted on March 15th, 2022

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TLC Nail Spa, 9810 Two Notch Road, Suite 2N: 2016 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 10:48 pm in closing

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Well, it's back to Polo Plaza again for this nail spa next to the former Spectrum. It's a bit unusual that they left some of the neon behind, but as nearly as I can tell looking at the two Facebook pages associated with this place, TLC probably moved in 2016, to 9300 Two Notch, which appears to be the strip mall across from the Big Lots shopping center.

Written by ted on March 14th, 2022

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Here Comes The Sun   no comments

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Written by ted on March 13th, 2022

Real Fine   no comments

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Written by ted on March 10th, 2022

Waffle House, 1036 South Lake Drive: Early 2022 (Temporary)   2 comments

Posted at 11:38 pm in closing

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I've never been to this Waffle House at I-20 & South Lake Drive, but I assume it was, you know, a Waffle House, reliable for what it does. It appears that this one is getting the same gut & refit treatment that the one by Texas Roadhouse on Two Notch is getting.

(Hat tip to commenter Payne)

Written by ted on March 10th, 2022

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Reflections Event Venue / El Paso Mexican Restaurant, 1937 Augusta Highway: Early 2022   5 comments

Posted at 10:45 pm in closing

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I had noticed El Paso from time to time driving this stretch of US-1, mostly because it had some nice neon (which you can see here), and wondered about it as it was not one of the prevalent Mexican chains in the area, but never got around to trying it out. Now, as noted by commenter James R, it has rebranded as one of the "usual" local chains: San Jose.

The last google reviews are dated with the vague "three months ago", so I'm guessing the switch would have been around the New Year.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

UPDATE 10 March 2022: Adding "Reflections Event Venue" to the post title as the comments indicate that was the incarnation previous to El Paso.

Written by ted on March 9th, 2022

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Time Warner Cable / Spectrum, 9810 Two Notch Road: December 2021 (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 10:50 pm in closing

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I actually did go into this Polo Plaza storefront once, years ago, when I was cancelling my cable. It went fairly smoothly. Since then, Time Warner Cable has been rebranded as Spectrum, and the Spectrum office itself has moved down the road to 10136 Two Notch. According to this article the new store was up an running by early December 2021.

I'm not sure I understand the suite numbering here, which seems to kind of run both ways, but the suite is either 1, or 'O' or both..

Written by ted on March 8th, 2022

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Bricks And Stones Pizza Company 3234 Augusta Road Suite 30: 19 March 2022   1 comment

Posted at 10:19 pm in closing

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Bricks And Stones is in Woodberry Plaza, along with Big Lots and behind the former Fat Boy. While I was not aware of them, the menu looks pretty good, and perhaps I will try to sneak in there over the next few weeks.

Commenter Robin reports that their facebook put the closing down to inflation, COVID and staffing issues, like all too many places lately. Commenter Andrew sends in this ColaDaily item about the closing as well.

(Hat tip to commenter Heath)

Written by ted on March 7th, 2022

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Thompson Funeral Home, 200 State Street: 2021 (Moved)   1 comment

Posted at 11:08 pm in closing

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According to the Thompson web site, this building was built by the company's founder in 1935 and was

the first building in this area that was built strictly for the use as a funeral home

According to this WestMetroNews article, Thompson's moved their area facility to larger quarters at 4720 Augusta Road in Lexingtion in early 2021.

It's a very nice looking, rather churchlike building and I certainly hope they find a buyer who wants to keep it standing. Currently the lot is apparently being used for paid parking.

Written by ted on March 3rd, 2022

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Happy China Buffet, 2250 Sunset Boulevard Suite I: 2021 (Moved, Reflagged)   1 comment

Posted at 10:57 pm in closing

Happy China Buffet was in the Westland Square storefront which used to house Gooney Birds. Last year they moved into the new building built on the old Quincy's lot a few blocks down Sunset towards Lexington.

According to this ColaDaily article, they originally planned to keep the same name, but in the event, they reopened as Blossom Buffet (you can see that the phone numbers are the same).

Here is the new building:

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In the meantime, an Olde Country Buffet is to open in the old location:

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Written by ted on March 2nd, 2022

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