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Gillespie's Cleaners / Burnette's Cleaners, 5213 Trenholm Road: June 2022 (Moved)   1 comment

Posted at 11:46 pm in closing

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This building, next door to the Forest Acres City Hall, was a dry-cleaner for many years, starting as Gillespie's and then as Burnette's. For many of those years, the right-hand side of the building had a coin laundromat though that closed some time before Burnette's left for Forest Park, a block or so away.

The building sat empty for several years, until demolition started in late June of 2022. The building is now completely razed, which, with the old Russell & Jeffcoat lot adjacent to it also now bare gives a surprising amount of open space in central Forest Acres for new construction.

(Hat tip to my sister)

Written by ted on June 29th, 2022

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Driggers Photography, 6291 Saint Andrews Road: 2020s (Moved)   3 comments

Posted at 11:24 pm in closing

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I've noticed this mid-century ranch house in Seven Oaks a number of times over the last year or so, but saw lately that there was a for-sale sign on the property. From what I can tell, Drigger's Photography has moved, or perhaps gone to a primarily online presence.

Given the location I would not be at all surprised to see this place razed after it sells with some sort of professional building going in, but time will tell.

Written by ted on June 27th, 2022

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Time Warner Cable / Spectrum Columbia SC, 1030 Harden Street: 2020   1 comment

Posted at 10:58 pm in closing

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Here's the flipside of a previous post. The Turning Pointe recently moved to this, the former site of Cribbs Bakery from Forest Drive.

In between those two operations, this was a customer service center for Time Warner Cable which later rebranded as Spectrum. I'm not sure exactly when they moved out, but I'm thinking around 2020.

Written by ted on June 24th, 2022

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B&B Theatres Amelia Island, 1132 South 14th Street (Fernandina Beach): 27 January 2021   no comments

Posted at 12:21 am in closing

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I wrote in 2016 about the closing of Island Cinema 7 in Fernandina Beach. Somewhat to my surprise, instead of staying vacant, or becoming a dollar cinema, B&B Theaters moved into the spot and the Island once again had a first-run movie theater.

I saw several films there under the new regime, and it was pretty nice. I know I saw one there in December of 2021, but I am currently unable to remember what it was, which is too bad, as it will be the last.

The Fernandina News Leader reports that the theaters closed on 27 January 2021, a little more than a month after I was there last. Apparently the spece is to become doctors' offices, though I saw no signs of that upfit during my visit in May 2022.

As before, the closest theater is now on A1A coming into the Island from Yulee.

Written by ted on June 24th, 2022

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Wild Birds Unlimited, 130 Forum Drive Suite 3: May 2022 (Moved)   3 comments

Posted at 10:50 pm in closing

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I stopped by Lowes Food in Sandhill the other day, and noticed that the Wild Birds Unlimited outlet there has moved from the left side of Lowes to the right side at 110 Forum Drive Suite 12. I'm not sure what the motivation was as both storefronts look to be about the same size. Perhaps there's a more foot traffic closer to the Lowes doors. Anyway, you can see a better picture than any of these (taken against the sun) here.

Written by ted on June 22nd, 2022

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Cash-O-Matic, 407 Charleston Highway: 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:22 pm in closing

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For some reason I thought I had done this Cash-O-Matic just down from the Triangle City Zesto some time ago. In the event it appears not, though I did get to the ones on Broad River Road and Sunset Drive. As nearly as I can tell, this one closed down sometime around 2015.

I admit I still like the name.

Unity Medical & Wellness, 74 Polo Road: 2 July 2021   6 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

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I had never noticed this medical office slightly up the hill from The former Stein Mart, but driving by the other day saw a real estate sign and took a look. According to the door sign they closed about a year ago, and I will say the google reviews are interesting.

I'm not sure how my camera got into 1:1 square aspect ratio, but that's why the first pictures look a bit odd.

Written by ted on June 21st, 2022

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Sugar & Spice Lingerie & Gag Gifts, 1002 Meeting Street: Spring 2022   no comments

Posted at 10:32 pm in closing

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I've noticed this hot-pink lingerie shop in West Columbia many times over the years. I think I even got some pictures of it some time back, though, as usual, I can't find them now. At any rate, it appears they have closed sometime in the last few months.

There seems to be some confusion about the name. Online sources use Sugar 'n Spice Lingerie, but the sign actually says Sugar & Spice Lingerie & Gag Gifts.

It will be interesting to see what goes in here next -- I assume they will paint the building.

Written by ted on June 17th, 2022

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The Turning Pointe, 5143 Forest Drive: 2022 (Moved)   3 comments

Posted at 11:23 pm in closing

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After Steak & Ale closed, this building was split into two suites. The suite on the right side was Buster's Bistro and then I believe a health insurance brokerage while the suite on the left side was The Turning Pointe danceware. Now they have left for a new home at 1030 Harden Street, the old Cribb's Bakery location.

Cottle Strawberries maintains a produce stand on the lot during the Spring, but otherwise I believe the property is now untenanted though it does appear to have been sold so something new should be coming soon.

Written by ted on June 16th, 2022

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Russell & Jeffcoat / Coldwell Banker, 459 Saint Andrews Road: 2021   no comments

Posted at 1:05 am in closing

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Buildings of this distinctive pattern were built as Russell & Jeffcoat locations, with Coldwell Banker acquiring the properties when they bought the firm in 2016 after the passing of founder Bob Russell. Since then, there have been a number of closings and consolidations of the offices, and this Saint Andrews Road building is currently vacant.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on June 16th, 2022

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