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Something's Happening Here (Intersection Center)   11 comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in commentary,historic,stores

What it is ain't exactly clear..

I'm kind of bummed over the Chung King remodel. I took lots of pictures of that figurine, and half promised myself I'd pry it off some night.

The whole Intersection Center complex has been for sale for years. I didn't see those signs on 4 Sept 2010 when I took the "new" pictures here, so perhaps it finally did sell. I would have expected in that case however that the new owner would have bulldozed the whole place, not started renovations on 40 year old buildings that were in poor repair to begin with. I wonder what will happen to the stalwarts like Hook 'n Needle that have remained open on Diamond Lane against all odds?

UPDATE 30 Sep 2010 -- Well, they're also (possibly without meaning to) got the Service Merchandise sign turned on for the first time in 8 years!

More changes:

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UPDATE 21 Jan 2011: Intersection Center is to be the new campus for Word of God Church Ministries, and the old Sam Solomon/Service Merchandise building will be a 3000 seat Sanctuary. I'm glad to see this place rehabilitated!

UPDATE 28 June 2011: Added complete 4 September 2010 photoset.

UPDATE 22 September 2012: Added pictures above of the conversion of the Service Merchandise store into the chapel, and the two Intersection Center signs being converted into church signs. Added 23 October 2011 photoset.

UPDATE 24 September 2012: Added third picture of (finished) Broad River Road sign. Added 30 August 2008 photoset.

UPDATE 26 September 2012: Added 27 June 2009 photoset.

Photoset 30 August 2008

Photoset 27 June 2009

Photoset 4 September 2010

Photoset 23 October 2011

Written by ted on September 7th, 2010

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  1. A friend of mine got to be good friends with the family that ran Chung King, and ate there almost every day for lunch, maybe ten years ago. I'll ask him what he knows.

    Dennis

    11 Sep 10 at 3:27 pm

  2. I've heard that they are building a Mega-Church Complex on the property. I heard that the resturant buildings and parcels along Diamond Lane are being converted to educational buildings.

    Dick

    13 Sep 10 at 7:42 pm

  3. Can the writer of this blog contact me via email? I have some up to date information about the above location(s) and very interested in doing a follow up on your blog.

    Dee

    4 Jan 11 at 9:19 am

  4. This is what is happening to the site.

    http://www.wordofgodcm.org/nwcampus.html

    KJ

    21 Jan 11 at 11:47 am

  5. I had heard a bit from them -- I'll put their URL up in the main post. It looks quite nice (and I'm glad they didn't just bulldoze everything)

    ted

    21 Jan 11 at 12:56 pm

  6. Looks like this area will receive a much needed overhaul...and they'll (hopefully) repave the parking lots to even better condition than wen Service Merchandise was there....

    I don't know if Hook & Needle will stay put or not but I think I said somewhere else that my mom knows the shop owner so if I hear further, I'll say so...

    Andrew

    21 Jan 11 at 3:48 pm

  7. Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me distinct pleasure to present this WIS article profiling the changes this stie is undergoing over 9 years after Service Merchandise closed up shop.

    Andrew

    21 Jun 11 at 6:29 pm

  8. About a month ago, Hook N Needle relocated to Boozer Shopping Center but I've been unable to figure out exactly where

    Andrew

    5 Aug 11 at 10:09 pm

  9. ok so the link to the 23 Oct. 2011 photoset leads to a page that it says doesn't exist

    Andrew

    22 Sep 12 at 10:24 pm

  10. Well, it *did* exist, just not where I said it did..

    Fixed.

    ted

    22 Sep 12 at 11:00 pm

  11. Folks, the Dutch Square campus of Word of God Church and Ministries now operational at this site.

    Andrew

    5 Jan 13 at 2:04 pm

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