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Capitol Newsstand (Saint Andrews Newsstand), 655 Saint Andrews Road: Late 1990s   4 comments

Posted at 1:34 am in closing

I wrote about the closing of Capitol Newsstand on Main Street. That was always the flagship and the final store to go, but at one time Capitol had three other branches that I know of. There was another one downtown on the south side of one of the streets parallelling Taylor Street, there was one in Dentsville on O'Neil Court, and this one, now Aladdin on Saint Andrews Road. I may have the order wrong, but I think this one closed after the second downtown store and before O'Neil Court.

I didn't get to Saint Andrews Road that often, but on my few visits to this store, I got the impression that the selection of magazines was smaller, even discounting the foreign language ones the Main Street location had, and that the timely appearance of new paperbacks was less reliable. That could just be an artifact of my irregular observations though. I'm not sure why the store closed, certainly parking and panhandling were not the issues they were on Main Street. I suspect however, that with the opening of Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble on Harbison Boulevard, the market this store served dropped markedly.

UPDATE 21 November 2020: Added full street address to post title and put the name Saint Andrews Newsstand in parentheses as it seems to have been the name used on the plaza marquee. I changed the closing date from "1990s" to "Late 1990s" as I found a listing in the 1998 phonebook. Also updated tags and added a map icon.

Written by ted on January 25th, 2009

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4 Responses to 'Capitol Newsstand (Saint Andrews Newsstand), 655 Saint Andrews Road: Late 1990s'

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  1. The second one downtown was called the Hampton Street Newsstand.


    2 Feb 09 at 6:04 pm

  2. There is another newstand on Main St. now. It is the Columbia Newstand.


    9 Apr 09 at 6:04 pm

  3. Funny just thought about the News stands I worked for Mr Hutto through all my High Scholl years, and yes you are correct the Flagship store was on Main st the second was Hampston street nes and the third was opened on St andrews a lot of memeorie tied to those locations.


    9 Nov 09 at 1:22 pm

  4. I want to say that Capitol Newstand was where Inakaya is? I could be wrong though . . . .

    But I do know before Capital Newstand closed, they moved to a store front in that same strip, but one that was directly off St. Andrews - if you were facing that PW from the parking lot, to the extreme left there was a storefront of 2-3 stores maybe, Capitol Newstand moved there, next to I believe a Tripp's Cleaners, before all was said and done.


    30 Jan 13 at 3:08 pm

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