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Triangle Safe & Lock aka Triangle Lock and Key, 1210 Augusta Road: 2009 (moved)   5 comments

Posted at 10:38 pm in Uncategorized

I guess I've seen this little building, in a triangular shaped lot more or less at the intersection of 12th Street and Augusta Road, lots of times over the years, but it never really made an impression on me. Recently when I was doing closings for Luigi's and then West Columbia Pawn & Loan I had the occasion to drive down that little spur (which seems to be Augusta Street rather than Augusta Road) and notice that this building was now empty.

I havent' seen the new location on Sunset Boulevard, but I would imagine it would have to have more parking and be easier to get to than this lot. It's kind of a shame to see something with "Triangle" in its name leave Triangle City though.

UPDATE 5 Nov 2010 -- Their new location at 1400 Sunset Boulevard:

Written by ted on November 18th, 2009

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5 Responses to 'Triangle Safe & Lock aka Triangle Lock and Key, 1210 Augusta Road: 2009 (moved)'

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  1. Their new place is across the street from Northside Baptist in WC and while slightly more convenient, doesn't have the claustrophobic charm of the old place.
    But from your pics it seems they painted over the mural that really made the place unique. It featured a burly crook trying to crack a safe and imho, was quite good. It reminded me of the Hulk mural at grow cafe. Was it the same artist?

    John R

    19 Nov 09 at 11:18 am

  2. Yeah, that mural did stand out, they need to do another one.


    21 Nov 09 at 5:01 pm

  3. In the current google street view for Triangle Safe & Lock Inc. you can kind of get an idea of what the mural was like, however the sun was not in favor of any really great detailed shots of the artwork the day the google guy goofed around in Cayce / West Columbia. The link below will take you to the Highway #1 view and if you go west a bit you can catch Augusta Road there at the old Luigi's restaurant and follow it east and get another view of the artwork on the other side of Triangle Safe & Lock Inc..

    Click for google street view of Triangle Safe & Lock Inc.

    [it may take a few seconds but the street view will eventually load]

    Michael Taylor

    21 Nov 09 at 6:33 pm

  4. This was a used car dealer for a while after Safe and Lock left, but it's vacant again.


    5 Oct 11 at 1:26 pm

  5. This was called The Key and Saw Shop 70s early/mid 80s. My friends Grandfather owned it until his death but it remained in the family.


    8 May 18 at 11:48 pm

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