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Krispy Kreme, US-17 Garden City: Spring 2008 (moved)   5 comments

Posted at 4:59 pm in grand-strand,landmark,restaurants

(7 Jan 2011):

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11 April 2011:

This Krispy Kreme on US Highway 17 in Garden City had been there since forever (although it was obviously converted from a gas station at some time in the past). We used to badger our parents into stopping there from time to time growing up. It had the interesting distinction of being the only Krispy Kreme store I know of which didn't make its own doughnuts. Honestly, what is the Krispy Kreme concept without the Hot Doughnuts Now! sign? Not that they were stale, there are at least three stores up the road in Myrtle Beach that make hot ones and could supply this store on a same-day basis.

From the note, it appears that the whole "dead plaza" area around this store is to be re-developed, which w accounts for the Krispy Kreme and the auto-parts store both losing their leases. I suppose you could say re-development started a few years ago with the new Walgreens in the same block.

I was a bit surprised to see that the new Krispy Kreme location (a few blocks North, still on US-17) still doesn't make its own doughnuts.

UPDATE 3 September 2012: Added pix from 7 January 2011.

UPDATE 26 Jan 2013: Add pix from 11 April 2011.

UPDATE 4 April 2012 -- The place is now open, completely remodeled, as a Verizon store:

Also, the first new Krispy Kreme location mentioned above (north of here on the west side of the road) has now moved across the street to the east side of US-17 and *does* now make its own doughnuts, with the requisite Hot Doughnuts Now sign.

Written by ted on June 25th, 2008

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  1. What good is a Krispy Kreme store (stand-alone ones, that is) unless it makes its own donuts? I can understand a quickie-mart that sells K-K but doesn't make 'em, but not a stand-alone store! :)

    JP

    J.P.

    26 Jun 08 at 9:21 am

  2. Yeah, that's pretty much my reaction now. You could sit down and get a cup of coffee, or get a dozen to go since they would be cold by the time you got home anyway, but it's certainly not the ideal KK experience.

    I don't know why Cola is under-KKed. Augusta and Myrtle Beach have 3 stores each I think, but in this area you have to drive all the ways to Cayce for "Hot Doughnuts Now!"

    ted

    26 Jun 08 at 12:10 pm

  3. You've probably already heard of these sites before, but if not you should check them out

    http://htomc.dns2go.com/myrtle/default.htm

    http://www.deadmalls.com

    Mr Bill

    7 Jul 08 at 3:36 pm

  4. I hadn't, actually. Very nice!

    Some day, I've got my own Pavillion post to do, and a Waccamaw Pottery post as well.

    ted

    7 Jul 08 at 4:11 pm

  5. oh man waccamaw pottery. That brings back some memories.

    Mr Bill

    11 Jul 08 at 9:20 am

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