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Bone-In Barbeque, 2180 Boyce Street: February 2020   10 comments

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Bone-In was the only restaurant in the Bull Street stadium complex, for which big things have often been promised. They announced in early February of 2020 that they were terminating regular meal service, but would still be open for special events. By the end of the month that had changed to being completely closed, though they would still be doing catering.

I took these pictures on 13 September 2020, and while I was driving around the State Hospital area, I noticed a burnt out looking building and a WLTX news crew. Apparently someone set the old Babcock building on fire Saturday morning. Last I saw, they are now looking for persons of interest.

(Hat tips to commenters Beth & Heath).

Written by ted on September 14th, 2020

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  1. I had forgotten about this. I bet your "hat tip tracking system" is pretty cool!


    15 Sep 20 at 12:19 pm

  2. Love the Pic. Nothing screams BBQ like a Broadway Drag Brunch in the middle of nowhere........Lol


    15 Sep 20 at 9:04 pm

  3. I loved this restaurant and the truck that preceded it. I think it was just too much of a stretch for BBQ in SC. A group of us from work one day went for lunch after I raved and raved about it, and though I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, no one else really "got it". That makes me really sad because the food was SO good, and the owner/chef Scott Hall is such a nice guy and great chef. I sincerely hope that he gives it another go at some point in the future.


    15 Sep 20 at 9:36 pm

  4. @Heath -- I'd like to claim a system, but I just run a search in the comments admin window and see who mentioned it first.


    15 Sep 20 at 11:02 pm

  5. I wonder if the whole Bullstreet district has an issue with people trying to figure out how to get there? I know this sounds silly, but I think if you could go straight in from Elmwood, it would be more inviting. As it is, the one intersection that most people (or at least I) associate with that area is covered in "do not enter" signs.


    16 Sep 20 at 10:03 am

  6. I can't believe companies and/or municipalities (City of Columbia) are still trying to build or attract box stores. More and more companies are going bankrupt and closing down. They are either going out of business all together or going online only. The days of malls (indoor or outdoor) is OVER. I've said it time and time again, the only places that will survive are nail salons, hair (barbershops and salons), massage parlors or spas, fitness clubs, restaurants, bars, clubs and grocery stores. Clothing stores will soon all be online only except for your local mom and pops stores. Killian Crossing still has not sprouted from the seeds planted 10-15 years ago. And we all know (and talked about it on here before) Sandhills will be a ghost town soon.


    16 Sep 20 at 1:56 pm

  7. I can see what Heath is saying about being able to access Bull Street easier off of Elmwood...I have been under the impression that as long as I can remember it has seemed abandoned at the intersection of Bull & Elmwood. There are other entrances that are a little more inviting (especially once the Fireflies came into existence) but it's taken some adjusting as I don't really have a need to visit that neighborhood.

    I do agree with Sidney that there are many companies that are going bankrupt and closing down and can think of several notable companies that COVID has done in (i.e. Pier 1 Imports, Stage Stores, Stein Mart, Lord & Taylor) but I do see a day when most of the vacant storefronts left behind do eventually get new tenants.

    I don't see Village at Sandhill becoming a ghost town anytime soon...I do see where some of the things Alan Kahn had in mind when he built it didn't come to fruition as he had hoped but at this point I think it has too much going on for me to think it'll be a ghost town anytime soon. At this point I think it has too much going on for me to believe it'll be a ghost town soon. I do believe it serves its purpose but it's situated in a way where it mainly serves Northeast Richland and easily pulls from Kershaw County as well.

    I have seen YouTube videos of malls that have completely closed in other cities throughout the country but so far that hasn't happened for us (except Bush River Mall closing completely after Target moved out in 1999 and Decker Mall getting the overhaul it has into the Richland County offices that are there now). Columbana continues to thrive but the other 3 enclosed malls (Columbia Place, Richland Mall & Dutch Square) face a dicey future at best it seems (each one based on different issues that have been discussed here before)...


    16 Sep 20 at 3:28 pm

  8. As of last Sunday, at least, the Elmwood entrance was open and that's the way I went in.


    16 Sep 20 at 10:45 pm

  9. Agree, the Elmwood entrance has always been open every time I've driven into Bullstreet. It's easy to get in and out there from that entrance.


    17 Sep 20 at 8:54 am

  10. Yeah, it looks like I'm definitely wrong on that. I looked at the Google maps picture, and it looks like you can go straight across Bull from the 3rd lane over from the right. A friend said he got a ticket going straight there, but I bet he was in one of the two right turn lanes.


    17 Sep 20 at 12:40 pm

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