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Leon's Bookstore / Moxie Gift Gallery / The Oops Company / Five Points Nails and Spa: December 2011 (etc)   4 comments

Posted at 12:41 am in stores

Well, this little Harden Street storefront has had more activity over the years than I was really aware of.

I vaguely recall Leon's Bookstore and think I went in there once or twice, though I can't recall actually buying anything. It seems that Leon was a last name, not a first name and technically has an acute accent over the 'o'. This record from the Secretary of State's office indicates that the store set up shop (or filed papers at any rate) in December of 1989, and dissolved through forfeiture in November of 1994.

I know nothing about Moxie Gift Gallery other than it comes up in google searches for "631-C Harden"

The Oops Company is a catalog clothing store which apparently moved to 601 Harden Street, and is still there. I figured from the name that it was a factory-seconds store, but that appears not to be the case.

Finally, the current vacancy is due to the closing of Five Points Nails and Spa. According to The Columbia Star they filed for a zoning variance on 8 September 2009, giving them a run of a bit over two years in this spot.

(Hat tip to commenter Mike D)

Written by ted on January 21st, 2012

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  1. I loved Moxie! The guys that ran it had this super cute little dog, Orbit (maybe a Jack Russell?), that used to run around the store. The store had great home accessory stuff and I got this awesome vase from there, probably around 1996-97, that I still have displayed on my mantle -- probably one of my favorite things. I always wondered what happened to the owners and the cute little dog!

    Ali

    1 Mar 12 at 10:14 am

  2. Gonzalo Leon was the owner of the Bookstore.

    Becky

    3 Mar 12 at 3:08 pm

  3. and where is Gonzalo now Becky?

    Ron Ammons

    4 Nov 13 at 1:11 pm

  4. I really had no idea, but a quick google reveals he in Blowing Rock, NC and some kind of bookkeeper.

    Becky

    5 Nov 13 at 11:53 am

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