Esso / Exxon / Smokey Joe's BBQ / catering / Clayton's Cars / Irmo Properties / Bill Hinson Auto Sales / Irmo Debt Consolidation / Columbia Credit Corporation / Palmetto Glass, 8025/8027 Broad River Road: 2008 12 comments
Today's closing comes from commenter IrmoJeff who says:
Hey Ted…Junior Apprentice Closing Spotter, 2nd Class IrmoJeff checking in :D
I thought i’d toss this out there, in case you are ever out towards Irmo/Balentine again. 8027 Broad River Road is the address of a little triangular piece of land that sits at the intersection of Broad River Road and Woodrow Street, sort of just behind where Tez’ used to be. I drove by there the other day, and it looks like whatever business was in there most recently is closed up. I became aware of the building when i was just out of high school in the early 90’s when a friend of a friend opened Smokey Joe’s BBQ. Im not sure what was there previously, but i dont think Smokey Joes was the original occupant. The owner used to joke that he couldnt afford to charge me a flat rate for the all you could eat buffet, that he would have to weigh me going in and coming out :). Anyway after Smokey Joes closed, it was a catering business (or possibly a restaurant) for a while, run by the Catering By Dupre guy i’m pretty sure. I’m also pretty sure Dupre was somehow involved in Smokey Joes, possibly a silent moneyman or something. After that i lost track, but a quick Googling found all these businesses associated with 8027 BRR:
Bill Hinson Auto Sales
Columbia Credit Corp (listed as 8025 BRR)
Im also pretty sure i remember a flower shop, or maybe a gift shop there at one point. I also thought i remembered a car title place there at one point, but i could possibly be confusing it with the Columbia Credit Corp.
I added this pic to clarify which building i was talking about
I actually did take some pictures of this place in April of 2009 (I know from the date of some other pix from the same day) but appear to have deleted them somehow. As I had no idea what the place had been, I didn't keep good track of them.. I'm pretty sure however that the roof of the building was intact at the time or it would have stayed in my mind. Likewise, the picture that IrmoJeff links above shows the roof intact (but has no EXIF date tag). Given that the roof is currently not intact, I suspect that the incoming Hickory Point convenience store will knock the building down, or at least it doesn't make sense to me to leave a building you hope to salvage open to the rain.
As to the two addresses: The lefthand door is labelled "8025" while the righthand door is labelled "8027". I don't have a guess which address goes with the existing outbuildings.
(Hat tip to IrmoJeff, obviously)
UPDATE 18 July 2011: Added Esso & Exxon to the post title based on the comments. Wikipedia says Exxon replaced Esso on 1 January 1973.
UPDATE 12 June 2012 -- Here are two shots of the place as Columbia Credit from 6 March 2008 that I finally located:
UPDATE 20 June 2012 -- As commenter Andrew mentions, construction has started on the Hickory Point store. It's definitely going to have one honkin' long gas canopy:
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