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Nice 'N Natural, 1217 College Street: 29 October 2010   6 comments

Posted at 1:28 am in restaurants

Nice 'N Natural, located on College Street in between Main and Sumter Streets (and next to the former USC Burger King) shares an attractive old brick building with Cool Beans coffe shop. It's within easy walking distance from The Horseshoe, and in general, I have found parking in the area to be reasonably easy, at least in the evenings.

I mention evening, because I must admit that while I've been to Cool Beans numerous times over the years, I never made it to Nice 'N Natural. I was kind of vaguely aware it was there, but I was never in the area during its open hours, and had the tenuous impression from the name that it was a "healthy" place (ie: not something that would be high on my list). The Free Times brief description sort of re-inforces that impression, though "whole grain" attracts me more than "alfalfa sprouts".

I think I read in The State a week or so back that the owners reported that business fell off after 9-11 and never really recovered. If that be the case, then they've hung on for 10 bad years, which is certainly something to be proud of (and of course their 28 years is an extraordinary run for any restaurant).

Written by ted on October 29th, 2010

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6 Responses to 'Nice 'N Natural, 1217 College Street: 29 October 2010'

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  1. They were open yesterday when I hit Cool Beans up for my afternoon coffee.
    Strange.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    29 Oct 10 at 5:08 am

  2. I think today is their last day actually.

    Dave

    29 Oct 10 at 7:31 am

  3. Yes, if you click-through to the high-res of the pic with the sign in the window, you can read that they are closing today.

    ted

    29 Oct 10 at 11:26 am

  4. Welp, something is going in there. While in Cool Beans today I could here quite a bit of work going on. The bulletin board that used to be on the first floor of Cool Beans is gone and to my suprise a couple of cool old sliding doors were back there.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    4 Nov 10 at 7:40 pm

  5. Interesting. And quick.

    ted

    4 Nov 10 at 8:47 pm

  6. Got the scoop today from the owner of Cool Beans.
    They are going to open something up in the spot. It'll be separate from Cool Beans. They'll be open in about a month.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    5 Nov 10 at 6:54 am

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