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Bank of America, 6614 Garners Ferry Road: late 2000s   15 comments

Posted at 12:02 am in business

I've been with Bank of America since it was North Carolina National Bank though it seems to change names often enough that sometimes I just think of it as North Carolina Nations Bank of America (actually there are even more other names it has absorbed as well). I'm afraid they haven't had a very good last few years, and I suspect it will be a while before they start absorbing anyone else (and indeed, it could go the other way..).

None of which is appropos as to why I have no memory at all of ever having seen this branch at Landmark Square before I noticed it closed driving down Garners Ferry Road the other day.

UPDATE 1 Oct 2010: According to The State, this building is to become a Krispy Kreme. (The story is a bit vague on whether it will be a full Hot Dougnuts Now! location, or will get doughnuts bussed in from Cayce).

UPDATE 9 March 2011 -- Work has started, presumably on the Krispy Kreme conversion:

UPDATE 28 March 2011 -- Work proceeds, and the official Krispy Kreme "coming soon" sign is up:

UPDATE 20 May 2011 -- The Krispy Kreme is open!

Written by ted on February 24th, 2010

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15 Responses to 'Bank of America, 6614 Garners Ferry Road: late 2000s'

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  1. Bank of America was founded in San Francisco at the turn of the last century. It entered the SC market by merging with Nations Bank, which was the result of fo a merger with NCNB. NOrth Carolina National bank entered SC because of a merger with Bankers Trust (nee SC State Bank and Trust. )

    Tom

    24 Feb 10 at 11:43 am

  2. As I recall, it as actually founded in SF as "The Bank of Italy". The day after the great San Francisco earthquake destroyed his building and most of the city, the founder put a board across two barrels in front of the wreckage sat down behind it and said, "We are open for business and not going anywhere" or words to that effect.

    ted

    24 Feb 10 at 11:48 am

  3. Another interesting bit of trivia is that BOA loaned Walt Disney the money he needed to finish Snow White. Because of that, Disney did all his personal and business banking with them and when Disneyland opened, they were the only bank in the park.

    Tom

    25 Feb 10 at 9:14 am

  4. This particular location was originally a C&S. C&S (South Carolina) merged with C&S (Georgia) sometime in the 80s or so. Then the combined C&S merged/combined with a bank called Sovran, based in the northern Virginia/DC area. C&S had previously been courted by Bankers Trust/NCNB, but had spured them. Then, C&S's fortunes started falling when it turned out that Sovran had a lot of "toxic assets." NCNB (at the time, sometimes pronounced "nicknib," gobbled them up.

    badger

    27 Feb 10 at 3:32 pm

  5. woooow i hurd abt this. It wud be nice, and closer to me for fresh donuts instead of ones at piggly wiggly, wlamart and others. Cayce is a little far, but if they do it wud be sweeeeeeeeet!

    Aliina Jackson

    4 Feb 11 at 8:55 pm

  6. I went by today and noticed folks were working on givign the place a transformation of some sort. It is likely that the Krispy Kreme is setting up shop here and plans are proceeding per the article linked in the main post. So while the former JoAnn Fabics becomes a clothing store (and receives a new storefront to go with it); Big Lots, Sherwin Williams Paint and Dollar general receive new storefronts themselves, this appears to becoming a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop...exciting times!!

    Andrew

    8 Mar 11 at 6:44 pm

  7. Yeah, I saw that and got some pictures which I finally got uploaded today..

    ted

    9 Mar 11 at 12:32 am

  8. Will this really be a Krispy Kreme? WOW!! Is Krispy Kreme doing really well lately? They opened one in Lexinton and now here!! I hope this does well and stays put!! I am a big fan of their doughnuts!! I will be watching the prgress here!! :o)

    Mrs. SK

    11 Mar 11 at 10:49 pm

  9. The Krispy Kreme coming soon sign is up here!! Yippee!! The building looks a lot like the new krispy Kreme stores now too! I can't wait to see what all will go on here in the future!!

    Mrs. SK

    24 Mar 11 at 9:48 am

  10. Ladies and Gentlemen, as of today, April 12, 2011 (Easter 2009/2020) the Krispy Kreme is 29 days away from the grand opening. So if my math is right, it should be online on May 11, 2011.

    Andrew

    12 Apr 11 at 5:03 pm

  11. Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure that some dolt of a bankrobber tried to rob this C&S back in the 80s (it may not have been a C&S at the time, but it wa this location). Well, Junior John Dillenger took the money and shoved it down the front of his pants. When he left the building, the dye pack exploded down there. I think the cops arrested himwrithingin pain in the parking lot.

    tonkatoy

    13 Apr 11 at 6:56 am

  12. Hey this Krispy Kreme opened today at 6am!! It is amazing how they transformed the building! I am waiting for the newness to dye down before going to get my dounuts!! :o)

    Mrs. SK

    10 May 11 at 9:52 pm

  13. there will be another Krispy Kreme opening in Clemson rd here is a link: http://www.ldiline.com/home.cfm?id=19402

    Javier

    27 May 11 at 6:42 pm

  14. The address on the link Javier posted yields the address of an existing McDonald's so I am not sure where exactly it'll go but from what I gather, it most likely will go between I-20 and Sparkelberry Lane

    Andrew

    27 May 11 at 9:07 pm

  15. Approximately 2-3 weeks ago I did some further checking into the link Javier supplied about the new Krispy Kreme on Clemson Road and here's what I determined is going on:

    At the intersection of Clemson & Sparkleberry, there is a green space if you look on Googe Maps (GPS coordinates 34.098755, -80.855406)

    The Above Green space there is a brick building of shoppes being built (not sure what it's called)

    The Krispy Kreme will be the first tenant when the building is finished. In time, other tenants will open up in the remaining building.

    Andrew

    10 Jun 11 at 7:17 pm

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