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Old House, 3712 Sunset Boulevard: 2000s   2 comments

Posted at 10:51 pm in closing

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The address is a bit of speculation based on gazing at Google Maps, but I noticed this decrepit old house last week when I was driving down Sunset towards Lexington.

They are doing some wastewater work along the highway, and had trimmed the foliage back alongside the right-of-way, exposing this old place. It looks like at one time it could have been a starter-home with some character, but it has pretty much gone to the weeds at this point. I was surprised to see some furniture, newer than I might expect, still inside, but given the way the floor had collapsed under it, I did not venture from the (concrete slab) front porch any further inside.

If the address is correct, then this LoopNet listing suggests the house is on a four acre property that might go upscale someday, as the next lots to the south are a medical complex of some sort.

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Written by ted on October 27th, 2022

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Turnkey Realty, 1921 Lake Murray Boulevard: 2022 (Moving)   1 comment

Posted at 10:37 pm in closing

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This is a nice little building on Lake Murray Boulevard, though I'm guessing it had a better setback when the road was two lanes. They are still in business, but moving (presumably after they sell the building).

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on October 26th, 2022

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Best Rent A Car, 5317 Two Notch Road: Summer 2022   1 comment

Posted at 10:29 pm in closing

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I considered renting a car here once, as it is within walking distance from my home, but in the event ending up taking a taxi to the airport instead. I noticed in the last few months that there were no cars on the lot, and finally looking at the door sign confirmed that the place was closed. There appear to be two suites in this building, but I don't recall any other business signage other than "Best".

Written by ted on October 25th, 2022

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The South Carolina State Fair 2022: 23 October 2022   15 comments

Posted at 11:12 pm in closing

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Well, the South Carolina State Fair is once again over, and I'm sure they've already started tearing down the rides. The weather was good this year, not at all chilly, and the event seemed to me to be completely recovered from the dark days of 2020. If you have followed these posts over the the years, you know the kind of thing I like, and the Fair continued to provide that with plenty of neon, questionable foods, games where chance is not as big a factor as the players think, and happy crowds.

I did notice two specific changes this year on the Midway, where one of the swing attractions that I enjoy riding was missing. That one had kind of an antique look to the paneled artwork that provided a classy touch. I had to ride the Yo-Yo instead, which was OK, but not as good. The second change is that usually the side of the midway facing the stadium usually has some sort of log-flume or water ride, and I don't believe I saw one this year.

As was the case last year, the empty park where the Steel Building used to stand was a frontier village concept (unlike the dinosaur exhibit which has also occupied that space). They had a glass-blower, which is always interesting, but unfortunately I wandered through between shows.

The art building has been re-arranged, with the flower exhibit put in the back where the student art usually goes, along with some kind of huge Moon exhibit. Unfortunately I got to the flowers pretty late, so the blossoms were definitely not at their peak, and many had been removed though there were definitely still some nice ones. I've always wondered about the student art, as I don't recall any of our classes in elementary school being asked to enter work, and I don't believe my nieces' classes ever were either. Whereever it comes from, it's a bit daunting that the Kindergarteners are still better at it than I am.

The vendor building seemed a bit less packed than usual. In particular, I did not notice the jerky vendor who is usually there, and there didn't seem to be any vendors pushing cool new Christmas toys.

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Written by ted on October 23rd, 2022

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First Citizens Bank 2350 Broad River Road: circa 2020   2 comments

Posted at 11:11 pm in closing

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I believe the only time I ever visited this bank was to use the ATM some years ago. I had not even noticed that it was closed & razed until commenter Andrew pointed it out. For now you can see the old building in this LoopNet listing. I took these pictures a week or two ago, and the last time I drove by, construction on the lot had started.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on October 20th, 2022

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Reliable Auto Care Experts, 635 Old Barnwell Road: 2022   1 comment

Posted at 11:02 pm in closing

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(Hat tip to commenter Andy)

Earlier this year, commenter Andy reported that this Springdale auto repair operation was probably closed. I drove out there, to an area I was totally unfamiliar with (one of the perks of this hobby) but could not tell if it were in fact closed or not. (It was a Sunday, I believe). Later, commenter Payne confirmed the closing,and when I drove back out there, there was a real-estate sign in front, and the business signs were down.

I kind of wish I had seen the Christmas lights lit up.

Written by ted on October 19th, 2022

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Subway, 2236 Airport Blvd: Fall 2022   2 comments

Posted at 7:05 pm in closing

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I noticed this Subway in Beacon Hill Block on Airport Boulevard the other day. There is not exactly a date on the closing note, but apparently it's quite recent, as google still has the closing as temporary, and all the decor and fixtures are still inside.

I'm a bit curious about the name for this plaza. Is "Beacon Hill" a real name for the area? Is it an aviation history thing? Was there a beacon?

Written by ted on October 18th, 2022

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Skating Rink / Jackie's Total Child Care, 3521 Edmund Highway: 2022   2 comments

Posted at 11:08 pm in closing

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I wasn't aware of this place; in fact I wasn't aware that Airport Boulevard changed names to Edmund Highway, but as commenter Gypsie reports, it is in fact closed. It's a fairly large building and property, so it will be interesting to see what happens here.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

UPDATE 7 November 2022: Adding "Skating Rink" to the post title, based on the comments.

Written by ted on October 17th, 2022

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Z's Cool Me Down Italian Ice, 6729 Two Notch Road Suite 10-A: September 2022   no comments

Posted at 10:44 pm in closing

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This little Italian Ice shop was in the strip mall which also houses Very's, and was open, I believe, only this summer. I like the window art.

Written by ted on October 11th, 2022

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Regional Auto Mall, 5101 Two Notch Road: 2007-ish (Moved)   no comments

Posted at 10:40 pm in closing

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I noticed construction, or at least destruction at this Two Notch building the other day, and it appears to me that the last tenant (or at least the one whose label-scar is still visible) Regional Auto Mall moved out to Airport Boulevard sometime in the 2007 timeframe. I'm not sure what the work is about, but almost anything would be an upfit.

Written by ted on October 10th, 2022

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