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Piggly Wiggly / Pier 1 Imports / Hines Furniture, 7007 Two Notch Road Suite B: September 2019   20 comments

Posted at 11:56 pm in closing












I think somebody once commented on the site that this building was originally a Piggly Wiggly, but I can't find that comment right now. I don't remember that, and I don't really recall it being a Pier 1 either, though I think that may have been when I was living out of town.

At any rate, it has been furniture store Hines for a good few years now, and apparently would have continued so if the owners were willing to renew the lease.

That they were not implies they must have another tenant already in mind -- I don't think this is an area where you give up a sure thing on just the speculation that you can do better. I guess we'll see.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

UPDATE 2 October 2019: Based on the comments, I have added Piggly Wiggly to the post title.

UPDATE 30 June 2020: Update tags.

UPDATE 12 August 2022 -- Commenter Jimmy Freeman sends this shot of the building as a Pig saying

This is Piggly Wiggly that later became Pier 1 Imports, the Pig moved next to Kmart then later back to this location when building was remodeled, years later went out of business and Pier 1 opening.

Piggly Wiggly first moved due to church stop letting customers park in their parking lot due to the Pig selling alcohol


(Also added a closing date to the post title, which I had forgotten to do).

UPDATE 13 August 2022 -- Here are two more pictures from commenter Jimmy Freeman. He says he expects some dispute but that it is the same store:



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  1. This building originally was a Piggly Wiggly. My parents used to shop there back in the very early seventies.

    George H

    1 Oct 19 at 7:03 am

  2. I thought this building was built in the mid to late 80's. That one and the one next to it that houses Verizon. Oh well, maybe I just never noticed it.


    1 Oct 19 at 10:03 am

  3. I remember Pier 1 shared that building with another tenant.


    1 Oct 19 at 10:05 am

  4. I found this, pretty interesting. The building was built in 1963. The other tenant next to Pier 1 was Jewelry Warehouse.


    1 Oct 19 at 10:09 am

  5. For years the Piggly Wiggly that was in this location and the Red & White at the intersection of Decker and Two Notch were the only two grocery stores in the area, until Winn-Dixie later came along. BTW, the PW later moved to the spot where Big Star had been in next to the Two Notch K-Mart.


    1 Oct 19 at 10:56 am

  6. I dont remember either one of those..I thought this building was a record store and built sometime in the 80's..or am I thinking of the other one behind it? I just remember that originally the underpass/overpass at Decker/Two Notch Intersection wasnt like that in the 60's..and I remember the Yogi Bear fried chicken place, and some other type place that had pony rides and sold baby chickens, but this would have been around 1965-66.


    1 Oct 19 at 3:25 pm

  7. The only thing I know for sure is that Pier 1 Imports was here back in the 90s until somewhere around the 2002-04 timeframe when things started moving to Sparkleberry Square (Kroger, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, O'Charley's, Circuit City (among others))...That Pier 1 continued until it closed in the summer of 2018 (but it never featured here)...


    1 Oct 19 at 6:36 pm

  8. I worked at Columbia Mall from 1985-1990, but cant remember a lot of what used to be around that area now for some reason. I remember Service Mdse on the hill behind the Mall though, and when Circuit City was just a tad up the road from that area.


    1 Oct 19 at 9:19 pm

  9. @Del -- Service Merchandise? Are you sure? The only one I remember was the one at Intersection Center.


    2 Oct 19 at 11:14 pm

  10. Yep, Del's right. There was a Service Merchandise in that shopping center behind Columbia Mall.


    3 Oct 19 at 10:01 am

  11. I don't remember Piggly Wiggly being there. So did they close and move over to the K-mart shopping center? There was definitely a Pig over there, then it became a Western Auto.

    Mr. Bill

    3 Oct 19 at 12:23 pm

  12. There was a Service Merchandise in the shopping center with Circuit City and Capital 8 cinemas.

    Mr. Bill

    3 Oct 19 at 12:25 pm

  13. The Verizon building was a record store, called coconuts music. They closed shortly after Best Buy opened.

    Mr. Bill

    3 Oct 19 at 12:26 pm

  14. There was a Piggly Wiggly in that area. If I remember correctly, the Piggly Wiggly used the church parking lot nearby. The Piggly Wiggly decided to sell alcohol and the church terminated the use of the parking lot. The owner of that Piggly Wiggly also owned the ones on Covenant Road off of Two Notch and near the intersection of N. Main and Colonial Drive.


    3 Oct 19 at 1:59 pm

  15. I know the Service Mdse was still there behind the Mall in 1990, but not sure when they closed. The one in the Dutch Square Area was still open around 2001 I think before they gave up and closed for good. I remember when Kmart on Decker was new, but dont remember the name of the grocery store there.. I thought It was Big Star for some reason.


    3 Oct 19 at 4:43 pm

  16. I myself don't remember going in the Service Merchandise at Capitol Center behind what was then Columbia Mall but I did find something out about it that I mentioned on the Aliens & Alibis page (and a littler further discussion ensued there though this was a few years back)...apparently it closed sometime in the mid 90s...the one on Diamond Lane I do remember shopping at but what I remember happening was that the whole Service Merchandise company liquidated in early 2002 (all stores closed by around March 27 after 42 years)...I remember hearing a company spokesperson state that they their lowered sale prices during the preceding Christmas low to the point that they "put themselves out of business" which lead to the companywide liquidation.


    9 Oct 19 at 11:30 am

  17. Walmart would have eventually run them all out of business if they had lasted or not. Service Mdse. was a 70's thing. I think the first Walmart came around in 1985? A lot of businesses were their own worst enemy anyhow like Sears, Kmart, Service. Mdse and others. It's like the old Hickory Farms store at Dutch Square, and Orange Julius and others..just a thing of the past of what was. Walmart will eventually fall from the top of the hill like all have done before them. Target is the only one I see lasting a little longer maybe, but time will tell. Who knows what'll be around 20+ years from now.


    9 Oct 19 at 4:07 pm

  18. Yes this building was a Piggly Wiggly. They moved from next to K-mart to this location. My very first job as a teenager back in early 80's was a bagger at Piggly Wiggly when they were located next to K-mart.

    Jimmy Freeman

    10 Oct 19 at 11:18 pm

  19. This building was at one point ('98ish) a BAM (Bell Atlantic Mobile) corporate store, I believe .. BAM, GTE & Verizon merged to become today's "Verizon" in 2000 ... This market area was not serviced by GTE, but rather "Cingular" which became AT&T in the early 2000's (sorry, a little off subject here, but had me reminiscing) !


    4 Dec 19 at 3:20 pm

  20. Several folks here noted that Footaction and roughly 3-4 types of Footlocker stores had moved out of Columbia Place Mall but no one was 100% sure what building they had moved into and this is the one it appears...


    2 Jul 20 at 11:42 pm

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