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Little Caesar's / ski shop / Cash Today / Parrot Phernalia, 6145 Saint Andrews Road: 2009   15 comments

Posted at 1:28 am in Uncategorized

I've never seen the appeal of birds as pets. Herman the parrot was fascinating to me as a kid, but in my mind he was a pet store fixture -- I had no desire to take him home. Parking your car under the wrong tree will illustrate possibly the main reason I feel that way, but different squids for different kids. Parrot Phernalia was a store for those who do like birds, and I would notice it from time to time as I would cut over from Bush River Road to Harbison Boulevard and I'm pretty sure I saw it open very recently. This real estate listing suggests the storefront was built in 1970, so I'm sure it has been other things as well, but I don't recall anything from before Parrot Phernalia (certainly there was nothing with a more memorable name..). Anyway, I guess Polly will have to look elsewhere for her cracker!

UPDATE 9 June 2009:

I turns out this place has moved and is still in business, and sounds like a really nice place (though I still have no desire to have a bird!) -- by all means read The State story found by commenter Kc.

Also, I've added some of the building's previous incarnations to the post title line.

Written by ted on June 9th, 2009

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  1. The business was relocated - - see the following link



    9 Jun 09 at 5:51 am

  2. Strangely enough, this location once held a ski shop...sometime around the early to mid 90's...because I remember buying my current pair of ski boots from them.

    I'm sure it's been a dozen or so other different stores before and since...


    9 Jun 09 at 7:02 am

  3. It was a Little Caesar's back in the 80's. I would have thought that was the original building, and I had no idea it'd been around since 1970. I remember the ski shop. Does anyone remember Ski South that was located in the Winn Dixie shopping center on Piney Grove Road in the 80's?


    9 Jun 09 at 7:44 am

  4. I was going to say it was originally a Little Caesars as well, but i have only lived in SC since 1976 so if it was built in 1970, i must be wrong.

    I seem to remember it being a check cashing or car title loan place or something like that for awhile, but i could be mixing it up with one of the other buidlings there.

    Anyone remember the German restaurant that was near this building (more like across the street from where Little Mexico used to be)?


    9 Jun 09 at 3:17 pm

  5. The German restaurant would've been around where the mechanic shop/car wash place is right now. I'm pretty sure it burned down to make way for the current occupant.

    I'm sure there will be someone that has some info on the German restaurant as it was a pretty popular place at one time, though I never made it there myself.


    10 Jun 09 at 7:08 am

  6. What was the name of that German restaurant? I keep thinking "Golden Crown," but I'm not sure. It would've burned 99-ish.


    10 Jun 09 at 8:23 am

  7. The German place was "The Golden crown" before that it was a Cedrics's Fish and Chips.


    10 Jun 09 at 4:28 pm

  8. The red floor tiles here are definitely holdovers from Little Caesar's.

    Bobby P.

    1 Jan 10 at 6:33 pm

  9. I hope Parrotphernalia does well at its new location. I stopped in one day and talked with the owner. She is really a saint, taking care of abandoned and abused birds, as I recall.

    The Golden Crown was approximately where the Hallmark Store is now located, I believe. They had excellent food and I believe they also had a unique guest cottage building that I have been told was for family members who came to visit from out of the US on occasion. I hated to see it close and hated to see it burn, even more.

    Ray Price

    5 May 10 at 1:43 am

  10. Parrotphernalia opened somewhere around 2004 or 2005. The owners name is Chari Davis - a great girl from California. She moved the business to a building right down the street from Lizards Thicket on St Andrews Rd. Still has rescues. she boards, grooms, and sell parrot supplies. She does not sell parrots, not does she agree at all with breeding. Don't EVEN think about asking her about buying a bird. We need more people in this world like her!


    27 Aug 11 at 9:33 am

  11. At some point, before the parrot store, I believe it was a nude bar. I seem to remember that the outside proclaimed "NUDE NUDE NUDE GIRLS"


    18 Aug 12 at 2:21 pm

  12. @Renee - I don't remember the nude bar thing. It would be pretty small for that sort of business.


    19 Aug 12 at 4:35 am

  13. She's still in business, in Irmo. The woman's a saint. She devotes her life to saving these animals, these birds


    13 Nov 17 at 8:31 pm

  14. Saving birds/pets is one thing, but I wasnt impressed by her personality. I'm surprized she's still in business actually.

    Del Bazemore

    14 Nov 17 at 8:44 am

  15. I've owned plenty of birds over the years, and they've ALL lived to be in their mid 20's. I have a cocketiel now that's 17 years old, and 3 african gray parrots, where two of them are in their mid 20's and the oldest one is around 40 or older. I've adopted two of them from an abusive home, and they're much better off with me than with the person they came from. I wont get into an argument or get really nasty about what I personally think about her, but she's NOT impressive and needs an attitude adjustment.

    Del Bazemore

    14 Nov 17 at 8:55 am

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