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The UPS Store, Trenholm Plaza: 2 March 2009 (move)   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in stores

The UPS Store at Trenholm Plaza made the move across the parking lot from the Holligan's wing to the Post Office side near the new Italian restaurant. It rejoins former neighbor Foilline Vision Center there, leaving Holligan's as the only business still operating on the outer edge of the plaza. At one time I had heard Holligan's was to move into the old Rogers Brothers spot, then I had heard it was going into the old Coldstone location. Unless the property owners have changed their mind about tearing down that wing, it will have to go somewhere.

I find it a little interesting that the UPS store is now so close to the Post Office. In theory, they are competitors, and strip malls often have "no compete" clauses that play into who they will lease to. I remember an interesting news story about a court forced to rule if a "burrito" was a "sandwich" to decide if a property owner had broken a promise to a sandwich shop not to allow another sandwich shop in. Of course Trenholm Plaza has always been weird that way. They have two grocery stores, and essentially two "Hallmark" stores.

UPDATE 29 November 2011: The old location is to be a Cafe Caturra.

Written by ted on March 5th, 2009

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  1. During the mid and late '80s before there were UPS stores The Whistle Stop was a small building (12' x 8'?) in the parking lot of Trenholm Plaza. They provided UPS and I believe FedEx services along with a copier for small copy jobs. During the heavy shipping days of December they would rent and set up a freight trailer for daily storage of packages.
    Mail Boxes Etc. then moved in to the center and UPS grabbed a 51% controlling interest in the chain and changed the name to The UPS Store.

    Terry Edwards

    8 Mar 09 at 12:53 am

  2. I vaguely remember that -- they took over the Jack Rabbit spot.

    ted

    8 Mar 09 at 12:57 am

  3. The Whistle Stop was open until late 90's, early 2000's in the parking lot. They did take over the former Jack Rabbit spot. The did UPS, packaging, copies, made keys, sent faxes, etc. It was owned and run by the sweetest woman ever!

    Smith

    19 Jan 12 at 10:09 am

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