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Krispy Kreme / Thompson's Barbering & Hairstyling, 1514 Taylor Street: Spring 2020   5 comments

Posted at 10:28 pm in closing

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This old-school barber shop on Taylor Street is yet another casualty of COVID-19.

It appears they tried to stick it out, but in the end could not make it through the lockdown period.

(Hat tip to commenter Frank Mancuso)

UPDATE 3 September 2020: Commenter John R mentions that this storefront used to be a Krispy Kreme, so I have added that to the post title. I knew there was one somewhere around here. It used to be that when my aunt would come up from Jacksonville on the Silver Star, we would stop here to pick up warm doughnuts to eat while we waited and then continue down to the Seaboard station to meet her train (which would arrive fairly late at night).

Written by ted on September 1st, 2020

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  1. This used to be a Krispy Kreme about 60+ years ago.

    JohnR

    3 Sep 20 at 2:19 pm

  2. @JohnR -- Thanks! That brings back a lot of good memories.

    ted

    3 Sep 20 at 11:22 pm

  3. Was the building next door the Big T Pharmacy during the 60s and 70s?

    Joe Shlabotnik

    5 Sep 20 at 2:31 am

  4. If you mean the one called Hawthorne Service & Repair in these pictures, then no.

    If you mean the one of the corner that is now Hawthorne Pharmacy, then yes.

    Here is the closing.

    ted

    5 Sep 20 at 2:03 pm

  5. My mother had to tow me along with her on every trip to Columbia when I was little. Shopping seemed to take all day but if I was patient & well behaved she always stopped by Krispy Kreme for a fresh box before the trip back home to Lexington. This was back in the early 1960s.

    Have you ever been a little kid left alone on the back seat with a box of fresh hot Krispy Kremes? I have. I don't remember ever eating all of them but I always started with that goal in my little mind. Little boys always dream big.

    JohnR

    7 Sep 20 at 3:18 pm

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