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Hot Spot, 10111 Garners Ferry Road: March 2012 (Closed again)   3 comments

Posted at 1:05 am in closing

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Well, another day, another closed gas station on The Sumter Highway. This one is recent though, closing some time in March I think, though it can probably be figured accurately from the gas prices.. While I was taking these shots, the guy from the adjacent Subway came over and wanted to know if I was looking to buy the building. I'm not sure I ever did convey exactly what I was doing (which really doesn't make much sense to any rational person).

I like the canopy here, and the way it slightly "vees" rather than being completely flat as most new ones are. I think most modern construction has lost something. Notice too that the pumps have analog/mechanical displays. The one for 89 octane looks as though it was not happy to get up into the $3 range. Also note, one of the common features of a recently closed business: The new phonebook parked against the door.

As an added bonus, the drive home from here was very scenic:

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(Hat tip to someone whose comment I can no longer find)

UPDATE 24 November 2014 -- The Hot Spot is open again (and apparently has been for some time):

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UPDATE 22 January 2017 -- This place has now re-flagged as O M Mart:

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Written by ted on April 21st, 2012

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3 Responses to 'Hot Spot, 10111 Garners Ferry Road: March 2012 (Closed again)'

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  1. Given its style, I would say the awning is from the 1960s. It look similar to that of the old SOC stations.

    Tom

    21 Apr 12 at 5:27 am

  2. The Hots Spot was the only game in town if you wanted gas in Lower Richland in the eighties. I'm really surprised it closed, because it is still one of very few options in the area.

    tonkatoy

    23 Apr 12 at 6:29 am

  3. Loved the "on the way home" scenery with the two rainbows. Totally cool.

    Miz T

    21 May 12 at 12:35 pm

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