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Taboo, 4716 Devine Street: December 2019   3 comments

Posted at 11:51 pm in closing










There is a beachwear store in Surfside Beach that has been Going Out Of Business since about 1985, and it seems sex-toy store Taboo in the former Taco Bell on Devine Street has been promising the same for almost as long. In fact, the closing signs have gone up two or three times before this latest, seemingly final, iteration.

I have a certain amount of sympathy given that the store originally complied with the city's intentionally difficult siting rules to open only to have them changed to specifically target Taboo -- something the store fought all the way to the Supreme Court.

Here is my 2014 false-alarm Closing for the store, followed here by another 2018 false-alarm. Here is a WIS story from 2016 touting the imminent closing, and this State story from December 2019 apparently finally calls it correctly.

Written by ted on January 7th, 2020

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3 Responses to 'Taboo, 4716 Devine Street: December 2019'

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  1. Yeah, even putting aside my personal fondness for adult stores, the way thr city treated them is outrageous.


    9 Jan 20 at 5:43 am

  2. I'll never forget the soccer mom gnashing her teeth at how she would explain to her kids what kind of store this was. Too many brainwashed jebus people who can't think for themselves worry about that crap.

    Dan R

    9 Jan 20 at 8:49 pm

  3. I moved to Columbia in 2008. It seems like local politicians have spent that ENTIRE time trying to get this place closed. I feel like they could have used their time better.


    14 Jan 20 at 5:12 pm

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