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Rish Florist, 146 State Street: Early Feb 2011   3 comments

Posted at 12:45 am in stores


Rish Florist (aka Rish Flower Shop) is on that little strip of State Street in West Columbia that also houses Terra and The New Bookland Tavern. They appear to have expanded out of their original space over the years to take what looks like three different storefronts. I really like the Depression-era glass blocks in parts of the building.

The closing sign says that they had been there for 57 years -- that is certainly a record that anyone could be proud of.

(Hat tip to commenter JB)

UPDATE 20 September 2012 -- Well, somebody apparently has a plan for this building. The interior has been gutted, and there is some sort of zoning hearing scheduled:

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Written by ted on February 8th, 2011

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  1. I like the interior pic, that ceiling looks really cool

    Mike D

    8 Feb 11 at 11:54 pm

  2. Mike, you ought to visit Ed's Editions just across meeting street. The metal roof is intact, and half the store still has the tile floor from when it was a pharmacy.

    Plus, it is an awesome bookstore.

    I was surprised Rish's stayed open so long. they were pretty pricey and you could get better deals ovver the net (that surprisingly Rish's filled from time to time). Still, I'm sad to see them go.

    tonkatoy

    10 Feb 11 at 7:40 am

  3. It looks like work is being done on this end of the building - any clue about what's going in there?

    Matt

    29 Jan 13 at 3:32 pm

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