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Piggly Wiggly / Ace Hardwarehouse, 300 West Main Street (Lexington): 2010   14 comments

Posted at 2:01 am in stores

Judging from this LoopNet listing this property was sold in bankruptcy (or that's what I take "Onsite Auction- By Order of Secured Creditors" to mean) on 30 Aug 2010, so obviously the hardware store closed some time earlier than that -- certainly all the branding is gone in the LoopNet picture.

It's not a good time to be a non-big-box hardware store I'm afraid. This little plaza is really hurting as well. It looked like the only business still in operation was a restaurant, though judging from the curb sign Radius Church will be moving into the hardware space in the near future.

UPDATE 15 Jan 2011: Added Piggly Wiggly to the post title based on the comments.

Written by ted on January 15th, 2011

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14 Responses to 'Piggly Wiggly / Ace Hardwarehouse, 300 West Main Street (Lexington): 2010'

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  1. This building was originally a Piggly Wiggly.

    Tom

    15 Jan 11 at 10:03 am

  2. Was this still open when Ace Hardwarehouse closed in Cayce?

    Matt

    15 Jan 11 at 12:07 pm

  3. I wonder if there is a Piggly Wiggly/Ace connection. There was a Piggly Wiggly on Frink Street in Cayce that becam an Ace. Then it sat vacant and became a thrift store. Then it sat vacant and became a church. Now it is vacant again.

    tonkatoy

    18 Jan 11 at 7:45 am

  4. I believe Ted could have done a large website devoted to nothing but closed Piggly Wiggly's, A&P's and Winn-Dixies in Columbia! (No, that is not a suggestion. )

    Tom

    18 Jan 11 at 8:22 am

  5. I've thought about doing one devoted to those old Mom and Pop style gas stations...

    There was a Pig on Platt Springs Road that became a fire alarm factory for a while. I don't know what it is now.

    tonkatoy

    18 Jan 11 at 10:26 am

  6. Go for it..

    ted

    18 Jan 11 at 12:52 pm

  7. You underestimate my laziness, ted!

    tonkatoy

    19 Jan 11 at 7:37 am

  8. I love those old Piggly Wiggly buildings. I think there are still one or two left in Myrtle Beach. The last I remember in Columbia was on Platt Springs Road next to Bill's Wholesale used car lot.

    Bill

    21 Jan 11 at 12:43 pm

  9. Is the Piggly Wiggly in the original building still open in Batesburg, SC? Or Prosperity, SC?

    JBL

    22 Jan 11 at 12:28 am

  10. @Tonkatoy, the fmr. Piggly Wiggly on Platt Springs Road is now something by South Conn Technologies, Inc. that operates out of that building and redid it to look not like a former Piggly Wiggly a few years back...however, I am not familiar with the former Pig on Frink Street you reference and what's there now

    Andrew

    22 Jan 11 at 12:55 am

  11. This plaza has a Dry Cleaners and a Restaurant. There was a Department of Social Service for Lexington County but they have moved to South Lake Drive. Otherwise stilla terrific location for the new Radius Church.

    Sam

    22 Jan 11 at 8:05 pm

  12. Andrew, it may have been a Winn-Dixie, but I think it was a PIg. It was an Ace Hardware after it was a grocery store. Its on the corner of Frink and Orchard.

    tonkatoy

    24 Jan 11 at 8:23 am

  13. I believe this is now a church - I think I went to a wedding there in December.

    Matt

    29 Jan 13 at 3:58 pm

  14. Radius church.

    Matt

    29 Jan 13 at 3:58 pm

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