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Boss Bull, Inc., 2910 Augusta Road: circa 2009   9 comments

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A little googling reveals that this two building + house strip on US-1 in West Columbia was Boss Bull pawnshop.

You can see that there is a little pond out back and interestingly, the lot figures in the West Columbia debate about urban chicken farming:

Chairperson Unthank recognized Mr. Frank Barron
who has lived at 800 State Street for 10 years.
Mr. Barron stated that he has raised chickens
since he was nine years old. He wanted to inform
the public that chickens could be kept in a
sanitary manner. He has helped a young boy set up
a chicken house at 2910 Augusta Road, and invited
everyone to stop by and look at it. Half of the
chicken house is on a sled so that it may be
moved around to allow the droppings to fertilize
the grass. Mr. Barron believes that raising
chickens inside the city should not cause a
problem if the coops are properly kept.

My father always wondered if he had made the wrong choice between chicken farming and English teaching. Or so he said.

Written by ted on August 19th, 2016

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  1. Boss Bull had a location on Two Notch Road between Columbia Mall and Fontain Road if I remember correctly.

    Boss Bull also had some relation to AAA Signs - Judy Manufacturing if not mistaken. AAA -Judy MFG is the company that manufactured and installed the sign in front of my business, Auto Sound Lab on Two Notch Road. A post on this site can be found under the same name, Auto Sound Lab with a picture showing them erecting the sign.

    Rick

    19 Aug 16 at 3:40 pm

  2. The proprietor of the liquor store in Triangle City sold me a bottle of Pignose Scotch around that time. He said he had it ordered up for Boss Bull, but he passed away, so I bought his bottle of Pignose Scotch.

    E

    22 Aug 16 at 3:12 pm

  3. I always wondered what had been in this location. I assumed from the exterior of the building that it might have been a garden shop / nursery. I had no idea the building had not been featured here already.

    James R

    24 Aug 16 at 12:00 am

  4. Yeah, somehow I never noticed there was nothing in operation here until recently.

    And if you ever wonder, you can search street addresses in Alphabetical Closings with Ctrl-F -- I always spell everything out fully so you never have to wonder "Hm, bl, blvd or boulevard.."

    ted

    24 Aug 16 at 12:18 am

  5. ted - your attention to detail is appreciated. The detailed alphabetical listings has settled debates and answered a few questions. Thanks for this great resource.

    ED

    29 Aug 16 at 3:13 pm

  6. I'm pretty sure people still live in the house, too. I used to drive past it every day going to and from work, and frequently I'd see vehicles parked in front of the house, and once or twice I saw some child's toys scattered out front. Always wondered what the building was for, and wondered if it would ever re-open.

    Nick

    31 Aug 16 at 12:16 pm

  7. I sure would like to get my guitar back. Been trying to find a way to get in touch with someone sense he died

    Barry Phipps

    6 Sep 18 at 11:17 am

  8. Boss Bull Pawn Shop was run by my father, Larry Bull, known to most as Boss Bull. He passed away in 2005, and Boss Bull pawn shop has been closed since 2006. My mother, sister, and I still live in the house, and the two pawn shop buildings have been renovated into part of the house as well. It is not a commercial address anymore, just an interesting house on Highway 1.

    Alex Bull

    20 Sep 18 at 10:42 pm

  9. @Alex - Didn't your dad have a sign company as well.

    Rick

    23 Sep 18 at 10:23 am

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