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AAA Car Care Center, 4526 Forest Drive: 20 December 2010 (open again)   12 comments

Posted at 6:19 pm in business

Well, thankfully, according to WLTX nobody was injured though $2,000,000 damage was done to the building by the fire which started in an oil heater.

This AAA Car Care Center opened rather recently, being built after a number of pre-existing buildings were taken down in May of 2008.

UPDATE 25 Dec 2010 -- More pictures from 21 Dec and 22 Dec:

UPDATE 30 Dec 2010 -- Here are some more pix from 26 Dec:

UPDATE 25 Feb 2011 -- Well, they've completely knocked down the building now (and the burned out SUV is gone..):

UPDATE 25 May 2011 -- rebuilding has started, here are some pix from 13 May 2011:

UPDATE 1 June 2011 -- Work continues in these pictures from 29 May:

UPDATE 30 August 2011 -- Nearly done:

UPDATE 20 October 2011 -- Open again:

Written by ted on December 20th, 2010

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12 Responses to 'AAA Car Care Center, 4526 Forest Drive: 20 December 2010 (open again)'

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  1. wow Ted, you wasted no time getting this one (assuming this is your closing cam)...

    Andrew

    20 Dec 10 at 9:39 pm

  2. That's a place I pass by most every day..

    ted

    20 Dec 10 at 11:06 pm

  3. Interesting as I actually know someone who works at Stanley steamer anyway though the entire buildings carpet was cleaned on the 19th. Kind of useless when you think of it now.

    Rather Not Say

    24 Dec 10 at 5:37 am

  4. Please do not even bother taking your vehicle to this particular AAA. They told me I needed a new engine, and would be better off just getting a new car! I picked up my car from them and took it to someone else. They fixed it. I just needed a new oil pump, not an engine!

    Laura

    27 Jan 11 at 4:02 pm

  5. I went by earlier this week and it's appears to be still much like your pics show over a month after the fire...they have a tarp saying they'll be reopening soon but no further details are available to me at the current time..

    Andrew

    27 Jan 11 at 4:08 pm

  6. I believe that burned-out SUV is still sitting there too...

    ted

    27 Jan 11 at 4:36 pm

  7. Yup, the SUV is still there as of Tuesday, at least. I was kind of surprised. Bet there is a dispute between AAA's insurance carrier and the vehicle owner's carrier. Otherwise it would have been picked up by the insurance company and disposed of.

    Steve

    27 Jan 11 at 8:53 pm

  8. assuming you are talking about the white 4Runner in front of the building, I doubt it's much good anymore...so yeah, let's hope for the sake of the 4Runner's owner that they can iron it out soon...I could not imagine being in the middle of being in limbo with the insurance companies

    Andrew

    27 Jan 11 at 10:45 pm

  9. @Laura, the one on Lake Murray Blvd. is just as bad. I went there twice and both times they tried to convince me to spend hundreds of dollars on car repairs I did not want nor came in for, even after a simple oil change. I have not been back since.

    Tom

    28 Jan 11 at 8:44 am

  10. I am pleased to announce that a new AAA care care center appears to be rising from the ashes of the burned down one *didn't have camera so no pics :( *

    Andrew

    25 May 11 at 3:45 pm

  11. I've got some somewhere -- thought I had already uploaded them, but apparently not..

    ted

    25 May 11 at 4:17 pm

  12. ok, now they are..

    ted

    25 May 11 at 6:19 pm

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