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Richland Office Equipment [ aka Richland Office Supply], 619 Beltline Boulevard: early 2000s   13 comments

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This distinctive building is on Beltline between Rosewood and Devine Street. I don't know if they were the original tenant, but for many years it was an office supply store. I never went there myself, as I was living out of town for most of the time between when I started using "office equipment" (essentially printers in my case) and when I started buying supplies online. I'm pretty sure my sister did find a ribbon for the antique Brother "Diablo 630 compatible!" daisy-wheel printer I set her up with. Those things had a really unique machine-gun type staccato sound they made as the wheel spun and the solenoid hammerd the letters onto the page. I found the fan-fold paper feed almost impossible to adjust correctly such that it wouldn't gradually mangle the paper..

Anyway, the place was in the 1998 phonebook, but I believe Dollar General has been there pretty much for most of this century.

Written by ted on June 29th, 2010

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  1. That was a Red and White grocery store back in the early seventies and at one point it was a Speed Shop (was it Po Boy's Speed Shop?), I think in the late seventies.


    29 Jun 10 at 6:34 am

  2. It was built as a Red & White back in the 1960s.


    29 Jun 10 at 8:37 am

  3. Was that building ever a steak house? Seems like I remember that.


    29 Jun 10 at 8:45 am

  4. In one of the other threads there was some speculation that it might have been Ponderosa.


    29 Jun 10 at 9:26 am

  5. There was a Ponderosa at Trenholm Plaza and one of Two Notch, if I recall correctly. I do not recall this being a steak house. There was a Burger Chef next to it in the 60s.


    29 Jun 10 at 12:47 pm

  6. There was Ponderosa at Trenholm plaza, and one on Knox Abbott Drive, but I don't recall one on Two Notch.


    29 Jun 10 at 3:01 pm

  7. I thought at one point (maybe originally) a smaller incarnation of the building was a Burger Chef like this:


    29 Jun 10 at 4:13 pm

  8. Was this maybe a motorcycle shop at one time???


    29 Jun 10 at 4:24 pm

  9. @Mike -- it's possible. My 1970 phonebook says there was a Burger Chef at 511 Beltline Boulevard. That's the current address of the Doctor's Care, but I have found from time to time that street numbers can change.


    29 Jun 10 at 4:28 pm

  10. You're probably right--I just remember there being a Burger Chef around that area. I wouldn't think the street numbers would change since there is a side-street separating the two buildings and the Dollar General's street number is 619.


    29 Jun 10 at 5:37 pm

  11. That Doctor's Care was originally a Roy Rogers -- the only one in Columbia, I believe.

    It didn't last long and was obviously heavily remodeled.

    I think that for a very brief time after Roy Rogers closed it was a Kenny Rogers Roasters.


    29 Jun 10 at 6:13 pm

  12. The Arby's at 1222 Charleston Hy. West Columbia, was originally a "Roy Rodgers" restaurant A long time ago.
    I was there when a ceiling light crashed down! NO it did not hit any one!


    30 Jun 10 at 4:45 pm

  13. The Arby's at that location goes back to at least the early '70s so a Roy Rogers would have had to have been before that.

    I still have coupon books from there and remember when the only seating was on some patio furniture tables in front of the building.


    30 Jun 10 at 9:50 pm

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