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Carolina Parts Company, 3601 Two Notch Road: 2000s(?)   6 comments

Posted at 12:34 am in business,historic

OK, does anybody know if this is right? Google suggests that 3601 Two Notch Road, which is in the block starting at Cushman Drive and going towards Dick Dyer was Carolina Parts Company, and I have a vague memory of a junkyard type place (which the Beware of The Dog sign would support).

However, I had noticed the lot as vacant several times driving and walking by in the past year or so -- except for a battered sign. The lot is apparently being cleared, and the sign is now gone, before I could get a picture of it, but my memory is that it was not a junkyard type sign. The name of the establishment had been obliterated but I think the top part of the sign was for Coke as if it were one of those Coke-subsidised signs you used to see all the time for restaurant names. Does anyone remember a restaurant, or anything that would have a Coke-sponsored sign at this site? Possibly from before Carolina Parts?

Written by ted on February 13th, 2009

6 Responses to 'Carolina Parts Company, 3601 Two Notch Road: 2000s(?)'

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  1. I went here several times looking for auto parts, although it was all a long time ago. This place was the real deal where you could bring your own tools and roam the junkyard, then bring to parts you removed to the counter and negotiate a price for them. Complete with a mean junkyard dog.

    Between the internet and insurance companies this type of operation doesn't exist anymore. Of course, cars have evolved to the point where you can't fix them in your driveway anyway.

    Dennis

    13 Feb 09 at 9:46 am

  2. Best I can tell it closed down in early 1996. Don't know if any restaurant was there, but it was a junk yard at least as far back as 1980.

    badger

    13 Feb 09 at 11:31 am

  3. There are still a couple of similar junkyards in Lexington, located right near each other, between Barr Road and Lexington High School. They are called Arnold's and Weaver's.

    Bill C.

    13 Feb 09 at 3:17 pm

  4. Thank the idiots in Richland County council for this. They shut down all the junk yards.

    ChiefDanGeorge

    13 Feb 09 at 5:46 pm

  5. Really? I hate stuff like that. One day you are a business-man the next day you're not doing anything different and you're a criminal.

    ted

    13 Feb 09 at 5:53 pm

  6. True's was a huge junkyard where Landmark Plaza is now. I loved riding past it as a kid. They had a big city bus in there.

    jamie

    8 Jul 09 at 10:01 am

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