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Linens-n-Things, 10204-C Two Notch Road: October 2008   17 comments

Posted at 3:45 pm in stores

This store has one of those vague names I dislike, or maybe half vague. I guess I wouldn't mind a vague name like Good Stuff, but when it's half specific and have vague (not to mention cutsey) like Linens-n-Things, I start to wonder What kind of things?. (As you might guess, I don't like Bed, Bath & Beyond as a name either..).

Linens-n-Things is in the new strip out on Two Notch near Sandhill which has Target and Michaels. It at one time also had OfficeMax, which is now a Haloween store (and which I would expect to close soon after the 31st). If I were Michaels, I'd be a bit worrried. Target is a destination store, and people are going to come out for it regardless, but the aggregate traffic for the strip as a whole is going to be hit pretty bad I would think.

It was raining pretty steadily when I took these pictures, and they had one of those guys who stands on the road and waves the closing/discount sign out on Two Notch getting thoroughly soaked. Normally October in South Carolina is about the best time and place to do something like that, but today he just ran out of luck.

UPDATE 31 October 2011 -- As commenter Andrew mentions, there is ongoing work at this storefront:

Written by ted on October 17th, 2008

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  1. after the 31st the Halloween store morphs into a Christmas store and then it closes.

    scruffy

    18 Oct 08 at 1:14 pm

  2. During my monthy Northeast Richland outing today, I determined that this was store #243...

    Andrew

    19 Feb 11 at 6:27 pm

  3. When I went to kroger I saw that some guys that were doing work to this place.

    Javier

    26 Oct 11 at 2:46 pm

  4. I checked this afternoon and it appeared that the storefront that once held the Linens N Things lettering is being replaced in preparation for a new occupant but no sign just yet of who it might be...so I think we'll have to be on notice that something is moving in (but owner Selwyn Property Group has nothing on their site about this property the way most commercial real estate firms do) so stay tuned as details progress...

    Andrew

    27 Oct 11 at 10:04 pm

  5. Any word yet on what the new store(s) are going to be?

    Chris

    27 Nov 11 at 3:42 pm

  6. @Chris I've been keeping an eye the times I'm out in Northeast Richland to try to see if I can deduce anything but no luck yet...

    Andrew

    28 Nov 11 at 12:59 am

  7. it now appears to me that this place will be subdivided somehow but I am not sure who will be taking over and think it'll be sometime after the new year before I know for sure...

    Andrew

    9 Dec 11 at 3:28 pm

  8. folks, I now know what will occupy this former LnT...

    The majority of the former LnT will be a:

    {{drumroll}}

    Dick's Sporting Goods

    Andrew

    30 Dec 11 at 5:06 pm

  9. saw the dicks sign today. and if the majority of the former linens-n-things is going to be a Dick's then was the rest going to be?????

    Javier

    31 Dec 11 at 5:09 pm

  10. Javier, I've been wondering that myself but am not sure so I think I'll have to keep an eye out in the new year as to what becomes of it...

    Andrew

    31 Dec 11 at 6:08 pm

  11. Ok so figure this one out: The existing Dick's Sporting Goods at Columbiana Station (1120 Bower Parkway) is app. 45K square feet and the new one going in will be app 25K square feet

    Andrew

    1 Jan 12 at 12:03 am

  12. Just like Best Buy is downsizing their new stores, Dick's may be doing the same thing. It costs a lot more $$ to run a retail establishment than to maintain an on-line presence. This may be the standard operating procedure of the future. Web sales peaked this year and will most likely only improve over time.
    Look at Amazon..they do not own a single store.

    With only marginal improvements in the Columbia economy, I believe Ted will be kept busy in 2012 reporting additional store closings. A number of businesses were using their December sales as a barometer for slogging forward or throwing in the towel. We could see a lot of towels shortly.

    Best wishes for 2012 to everyone.

    Terry

    1 Jan 12 at 3:51 am

  13. I went to Michaels and there was a sign that said there moving to this location and leaving it's old store in mid February

    Javier

    22 Jan 12 at 1:48 pm

  14. I saw a Craigslist ad looking for staff at a new location but the letter matched where they currently are at this old site. The interior paint looks like it'd be a Micheals I noticed as well. The door arrangement and black cheatline (That I could see from the outside when illuminated properly) make sense as a Micheals. So it seems plausible that if Dick's is taking over the former OfficeMax as reported on that page that maybe Dick's will take over a portion of where Micheals currently is and then there might be some room for yet someone new to open where Micheals was (I'd guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20K square feet once the dust settles) and then the 5-10K on the opposite side of Micheals new location...

    Andrew

    22 Jan 12 at 2:39 pm

  15. folks, I can confirm that Micheal's has successfully transitioned into their new location in the former LnT spot. There's still a ≈5K square foot space available for something new that remains to be seen (I lack the psychic powers to know for sure)

    the former OfficeMax is undergoing transformations to become the Northeast Richland location of Dick's Sporting Goods. Be that as it may, unless they take over a portion of the former Micheal's space (I could see that one going either way), it's going to be app. 25K square feet (the current location at 1120 Bower Parkway is app. 45K square feet)

    Andrew

    10 Feb 12 at 12:13 am

  16. Next door to this is in the process of becoming a Kirkland's...

    When Selwyn Property Group acquired this a few years back , it was 60% vacant, now with Kirkland's it will be 100% occupied.

    Andrew

    2 Nov 13 at 10:25 am

  17. After further investigations, I've concluded that Kirkland's Home is moving out of Village at Sandhill next to where Micheal's has been since early 2012...

    Andrew

    2 Nov 13 at 10:41 pm

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