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Chicken Coop, 8415 Garners Ferry Road: 1983   5 comments

Posted at 11:01 pm in historic,restaurants

Continuing on yesterday's Garners Ferry Road theme, commenter Gary Lemons sends in the above 1969 yearbook ad for Chicken Coop restaurant. I've done a little research on the place but didn't really find out much. The official address was as I've given it in the post title, and the restaurant first listed in the November 1963 Southern Bell Yellow Pages, and last listed in the January 1983 directory. During that time, they never bought a Yellow Pages ad, but a twenty year run shows it wasn't really necessary.

As far as I can tell, the building is long gone and the vacant lot pictured is the old Chicken Coop site. The parcel is on the South side of Garners Ferry almost across from the new Richland County recreation area. Although it is currently undeveloped, this LoopNet listing shows an artist's conception of the new strip mall which is to be built on the site.

Written by ted on October 26th, 2011

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  1. Before the Chicken Coop was there, I'm told there was a furniture 'factory.' I have a four post bed that was made there in the early forties.

    Anyway, the Chicken Coop sat where the dirt road forks off of the Sumter HWY and there was a mobile home park right next to the Chicken Coop where Zaxby's is now. A Teacher's Credit union mobile home like office replaced the Chicken Coop in the mid eighties, and you can still see remnants of its parking lot at the fork.

    tonkatoy

    27 Oct 11 at 7:24 am

  2. Huh. That's way off what I thought from the street numbers I saw. In particular, the next house up from the lot I pictured is, I believe, 8425, while google suggests Zaxby is 7713. I'll have to get over there and get some correct pix..

    ted

    27 Oct 11 at 9:36 am

  3. The map on loopnet has it completely wrong. That isn't where the Chicken Coop was. Maybe the road was renumbered at some point.

    I grew up on that side of town and the road was always called Sumter Highway. I don't recall hearing it called garner's Ferry until sometime in the early eighties. Perhaps that is when renumbering took place.

    tonkatoy

    28 Oct 11 at 6:35 am

  4. Leaving Hazlewood and heading to the VA Hospital , the Coop was on the left. In the area of Zaxbys

    Gary Lemons

    28 Oct 11 at 6:31 pm

  5. I'll definitely get some new pix. The phonebook really does say 8415 though :-(

    ted

    28 Oct 11 at 7:35 pm

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