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Newsome Chevy World, 4013 West Beltline Boulevard: 2000s   8 comments

Posted at 11:26 pm in closing

We were a Ford/Mercury family in the 60s and 70s, and are now mostly a Toyota one, so I don't know much about Chevys or this dealership. I'm saying that it closed in this millennium since there is a prominent URL posted on the building, but I'm pretty sure it's been 5 years or more since this was a going concern.

Actually following that URL leads to Capitol Chevrolet on Newland Road. This is that new dealership off of Clemson Road. I'm guessing they bought out Newsome in Columbia, though Newsome dealerships still seem to exist in other cities. (As an aside, this is the dealership with the humongous flag that I used for a 4th of July post. It was getting a bit ragged, and hasn't been up lately -- I hope they get a new one soon).

It looks like the old Newsome lot is starting to see some tagging and vandalism. I don't know who won the auction, but they need to get something going there pretty soon, or area will continue to decline.

UPDATE 30 Jan 09: Looks like the place is to be torn down soon:

UPDATE 13 April 2011: For some reason, the demolition never happened, and the place is still standing.

UPDATE 23 December 2011 -- And here is the still undemolished building:

UPDATE 10 June 2016 -- Well, at *some* point the building finally was demolished, and now something new is going up, I don't know what:




UPDATE 30 August 2016 -- Construction continues:



UPDATE 4 October 2016 -- Whatever they're building is coming along:



Written by ted on September 2nd, 2008

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8 Responses to 'Newsome Chevy World, 4013 West Beltline Boulevard: 2000s'

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  1. We were a Chevrolet family back in the 60s/70s and this dealership, Central Chevrolet, was our place!

    We did make a Ford purchase once when I was a kid... a Pulliam Ford Pinto! :)

    Great site... I really enjoy it!

    Big E

    21 Sep 08 at 12:33 pm

  2. Thanks!

    We had Mercury Comets and a Maverick..


    21 Sep 08 at 12:47 pm

  3. It is ashame to see this area so run down. In the 60's & early 70's, this was considered Columbia's version of the auto mile. My family was a Chevrolet family just like Big E. We had 7 kids in our family, so my dad was always buying station wagons. I think the manager's name was Herbert Jones.


    28 Sep 08 at 9:18 pm

  4. Anyone remember the bowling alley that was on the same side of the road? It was the right end of that strip mall a short distance back toward Two Notch.

    That mall also had at various times a Woolco, a TG&Y store, and a place with huge slot car tracks where you paid by the hour and brought in your own car.


    29 Sep 08 at 8:27 am

  5. I remember the bowling alley. I used to bowl in a league every Thursday night


    27 May 09 at 10:44 am

  6. I have a 1969 Chevelle SS that was originally sold here at Central Chevrolet Company Inc. I was hoping to find more information or some old pictures.


    11 Dec 18 at 7:46 am

  7. So THIS was Central Chevrolet? My Mom and Dad bought a brand new 1969 Impala from there. I remember when Central Chevrolet was on Gervais back in the early to mid 60's. I also remember Nix VW being over here at one time too. There was Dairy Queen in that area also. I never remember a Woolco being over in that strip Mall..just Dutch Square Mall and over on Garners Ferry/Sumter Hiway through the very early 80's. I also remember when the old A&W Rootbeer Drive-In sat on the corner where M.C. Donalds is now.


    11 Dec 18 at 12:01 pm

  8. and yes I hate McDonalds, so I call it all sorts of names..


    11 Dec 18 at 12:03 pm

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