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Grocery Store, 1440 Charleston Highway Building 9: 1970s   6 comments

Posted at 2:09 am in Uncategorized

OK, as is often the case, my memory is a bit hazy on this, but I think I recall this whole plaza as being the original site for the Cayce K-Mart, with this outbuilding, now mostly an auto-parts operation, some sort of grocery store. Anyway, it still seems to have that sort of "grocery" look in the facade.

The area in general (around the start of Airport Boulevard and Piggy Park) doesn't seem to have done well in recent years. The Magic Carpet Slide went under, Shoney's moved, the A&P closed, and the whole little plaza across the Charleston Highway from this strip has been in decline for years.

On the other hand, the last Taco Cid is still hanging in there..

Written by ted on December 3rd, 2009

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6 Responses to 'Grocery Store, 1440 Charleston Highway Building 9: 1970s'

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  1. The rightmost storefront was originally a Godfather's Pizza.


    3 Dec 09 at 6:55 am

  2. Kmart was never here. Kmart was built on what was a lumber yard of somekind..dont remember the name of it though, but the Cayce Kmart has always been where it's been to the best of my knowledge.


    4 Dec 09 at 8:35 pm

  3. I believe that the anchor was actually a Food Lion store--which was interesting because there is another Food Lion on the other side of the railroad tracks beyond the K-Mart. This one lost the coin toss....


    4 Dec 09 at 10:59 pm

  4. So the Bingo place was a Food Lion? In that case I'm completely wrong about this building being a grocery..


    5 Dec 09 at 1:30 am

  5. I was thinking that someone on this site said it was a Colonial grocery at one time.


    7 Dec 09 at 12:48 pm

  6. I think that the Bingo place was a Big Star grocery store, then became a Food Town - which was later Food Lion. The Kmart has always been next door - my mom worked there for years. After the Food Lion closed, there was a Big Lots there at some point in the middle, and the other two spaces were a Piece Goods Cloth Store - my grandma used to frequent that place - and a Family Dollar. I remember the Godfather's Pizza, but I think there may have been some sort of other restaurant there once.


    10 Feb 10 at 8:13 pm

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