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Bruster's Real Ice Cream, 202 Graces Way: Mid January 2015   1 comment

Posted at 2:51 am in closing

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This closing was noted last week on Have Your Say where there was some speculation that Bruster's would have done better on Two Notch than tucked away by Carabba's on Graces Way.

I'm not sure I agree as the Graces Way lot effectively fronts Sparkleberry, and sits right across from Spring Valley High School, which had to be, I think, a factor in the store's siting. Given that all the other Bruster's in Columbia have shut down, and that the only Grand Strand location has as well, I tend to think the whole "no inside seating" concept is iffy. Think about it. The fact that Baskin Robbins has seating gives it a whole season (plus rainy summer days) during which it can draw and Bruster's can't. Where are you going to take the kids' basketball team for ice cream after the game in January? Probably not to a place with outside tables only.

I took the daylight pictures on Saturday 24 January 2015, at which time a crew was actively getting the equipment out of the store. As you can see in the night pictures, the menuboards are already gone.

And just as an aside, I *do* think the Graces Way siting works against Carabba's. They have just reduced their hours, which is Sign #1.

(Hat tip to commenter Mr. Hat, making it a Hat hat tip..)

UPDATE 6 October 2016 -- Now a Pelican's SnoBalls:

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Written by ted on January 26th, 2015

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  1. Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:35:55 +0000
    Author: Andrew

    Comment: I agree with ted on the whole 'outside seating only' thing being iffy as I think it's a big reason I shy away from eating at Sonic...there's another eating establishment called Checker's in different parts of the state (outside Columbia) that I've encountered the times I've found myself in those portions of the state that I've shied away from for the same reason...

    Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:11:11 +0000
    Author: cheryl

    Comment: The outside eating here was pretty crummy. mostly just benches around the ordering window, which was awkward, and a table out back with a view of undeveloped/trashy land and parking lot. We would sit in our car when eating ice cream most of the time. But good ice cream and great buy one get one coupons. Going to miss it.

    Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:08:37 +0000
    Author: Liz

    Comment: Does anyone know what's moving into 5086 Sunset Blvd in Lexington?

    ted

    26 Jan 15 at 6:35 pm

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