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Piggly Wiggly Store 62 (not A & P), 9940 Two Notch Road: late 1990s   11 comments

Posted at 1:59 am in stores

Although I do not recall this store, I am reasonably sure from the architecture that it was at one time an A & P. The building doesn't have the classic steeple, but otherwise the look is quite similar to other old A&P buildings. If I am right, then this store would have been in the boonies when built, but the building of Spring Valley High in the 1970s proves that the population in the area was already growing.

Although Gold's Gym is a top-tier brand (or presents itself as one at any rate), it does often seem to follow the Lizard's Thicket "hermit crab" strategy of moving into existing buildings, something it did here, at the old Columbia Athletic Club, on Harbison and most recently at the old Sofa Express location at Sandhill. When Sandhill opens, they will have two locations quite close together. It would not surprise me to see this one close, though there is no indication of anything like that on their site.

UPDATE 7 April 2010: Originally (as you can tell from the text), I thought this was an A&P. I was wrong, it was a Piggly Wiggly, and I have changed the post title to reflect that.

Written by ted on April 7th, 2010

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11 Responses to 'Piggly Wiggly Store 62 (not A & P), 9940 Two Notch Road: late 1990s'

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  1. Not sure about the A & P, but it definitely used to be a Piggly Wiggly, before moving to where it's at now on Clemson and Hard Scrabble.

    Nobody

    7 Apr 10 at 5:19 am

  2. I was going to say, I remember that shopping center being built in the late 80's or maybe even around 1990, and it was a Piggly Wiggly until probably the late 90's.

    Dave

    7 Apr 10 at 7:26 am

  3. This one is definitely 1980s-1990s vintage, while the A&P buildings with the steeples are pre-1970; by the 1970s, A&P wasn't really doing that look anymore. Piggly Wiggly seems reasonable on this one; I've seen Winn-Dixies from the period that looked similar as well, but they were usually bigger than this one seems to be.

    Groceteria

    7 Apr 10 at 8:21 am

  4. It was definitely a Pig, and Dave's timetable is pretty much the way I remember it: built in the late 80s, closed in the late 90s.

    badger

    7 Apr 10 at 8:25 am

  5. Yep, the 1998 phonebook confirms it as Piggly Wiggly Store #62. Live and learn..

    I'll change the post title.

    ted

    7 Apr 10 at 11:16 am

  6. I was the store manager at the Piggly Wiggly there when they decided to move it. Great store, and I think they made a mistake in closing it for the new one! I think the area could of supported both locations.

    Tammy

    8 Apr 10 at 4:07 pm

  7. I've always said the same thing about a lot of stuff on Decker, The Olive Garden being probably the best example.

    ted

    8 Apr 10 at 10:27 pm

  8. This golds is going to close. Dick smith nissan bought the property. they will be closing this store along with the rest may 1st.

    mg

    28 Apr 10 at 11:32 pm

  9. Interesting!

    ted

    29 Apr 10 at 12:06 am

  10. The Golds Gym is moving to SandHills.

    Lyni

    29 Apr 10 at 3:17 pm

  11. Actually it is the 31st of may that was a typo

    mg

    29 Apr 10 at 9:37 pm

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