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Pappa's Pizza To Go, 290 Graces Way: 2008   6 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in Uncategorized

I was having lunch at Carrabba's on Sparkleberry last Sunday, and as I was leaving, noticed an almost empty signboard for the surrounding retail area. One item on the almost vacant space was Pizza Buffet, which struck me as a bit curious since it was so generic.

As it turns out, there is a road behind Sparkleberry Square (parallel to Two Notch) that I had never noticed before called Graces Way. There seems to be very little on it, but that's where Pappa's Pizza To Go was. I had never heard of it, but googling around finds enough other hits that I conclude it is a chain.

I don't generally do pizza buffets anymore since I want my pizza how I like it without having to wait for something that's even partially how I like it, so I have no idea how the pizza was there, but it seems to me they could hardly have chosen a worse location. There is no visibility from Two Notch or Sparkleberry, and the Sparkleberry signage is so small and generic as to be almost useless. Further, while the hope may have been that Graces Way would become a fairly busy road, there is almost nothing on it, and while I was driving down it, and parked taking these pictures, no other cars went by. Granted it was a Sunday, but Carrabba's was doing a very good business.

It appears they are doing interior work so perhaps something else will go in there though the location still seems chancy.

UPDATE 29 March 2010: Added picture of the Sparkleberry sign.

Written by ted on March 23rd, 2010

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6 Responses to 'Pappa's Pizza To Go, 290 Graces Way: 2008'

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  1. this has been closed for quite a while. It was actually pretty good pizza (for a buffet) and run by nice people who tried hard, but I agree... the location was simply awful. If your personal preference for pizza wasn't on the buffet... they would make one up for you and put it there. If I recall, their takeout prices for pizza were a little pricey.


    23 Mar 10 at 6:58 am

  2. This place had its (a?) Grand Opening within a couple of weeks of my hubby and me moving to Columbia in the summer of 2006. At the time, the folks running it seemed to have a "that's what we put on the buffet, take it or leave it" attitude, which prompted us to "leave it" and never return after giving it 3 tries. We moved away from Columbia in late 2007, so I can't verify that Cheryl said, but I completely agree with you, Ted - Grace's Way seemed to be a waste of space and pavement.


    26 Mar 10 at 3:27 am

  3. we ate there during the 2 months before it closed... so maybe they were "trying harder" with the buffet choices. Just wanted mention how much I enjoy this site Ted... been following for a while now. Thanks!


    26 Mar 10 at 10:09 am

  4. Thanks Cheryl!


    26 Mar 10 at 12:05 pm

  5. i think they closed because ci ci opened in sandhills


    24 Sep 10 at 7:03 pm

  6. its a daycare now


    1 Oct 11 at 8:10 pm

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