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Tiny Treasures, 4711 Forest Drive #10: September 2009   10 comments

Posted at 11:49 pm in stores

Apparently Tiny Treasures was once in Richland Mall, then moved to the Piggly Wiggly plaza ("Forest Park Shopping Center") a few years ago. I have never been in there since it seems to be a children's clothes store, and I don't have any kids. That area of the plaza has been fairly volitile over the last few years, also losing Ten Thousand Villages and L. A. Weight Loss.

Written by ted on August 29th, 2009

10 Responses to 'Tiny Treasures, 4711 Forest Drive #10: September 2009'

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  1. In the picture it looks like it was #11, not #10, which means this also used to be a Silver City.

    Nobody

    30 Aug 09 at 6:42 am

  2. I got the suite number from google, I didn't actually check the signage on the unit. As for "Silver City -- the comic store? I think I would remember a comic store there. I was *very* into comics (still am, though to a lesser extent). I do recall a comic store on Forest Drive, but it was much closer to Fort Jackson -- more or less across the street from where the movie theaters are now.

    ted

    30 Aug 09 at 11:07 pm

  3. Yeah. I would wander over here when my mom went shopping at the Harris Teeter. And it was definitely 4711-11, because the double 11 amused me as a kid. It was the first comic shop I ever went to. The second being the Silver City that used to be on Two Notch next to Very's. No recollection of any other comic shop on Forest. Hell, we could probably come up with a list of comic shops that opened and closed in the 90's as long as your arm.

    Nobody

    31 Aug 09 at 5:52 pm

  4. That was in fact Silver City, I know this because my dad managed the Harris Teeter and I worked in Silver City in that location summers between my highschool years. I say worked but I was paid...just got my comics for free and played RPGs all day.

    PK

    1 Sep 09 at 10:23 pm

  5. Hmm. Don't know how I missed that location! It must have gone in after I moved out of town and gone under before I moved back.

    ted

    2 Sep 09 at 1:25 am

  6. Yeah, in hindsight, it wasn't open long. I hadn't gone there before maybe 1990 or 1991, and by the whole Death of Superman hullabaloo in 1992, it was gone and I had moved on to the Silver City on Two Notch, and the Heroes and Dragons on Parklane. I think this wasn't owned by the same people who owned the original Silver City, but a friend of theirs who received a lot of help from them. I think her name was Tracy. But that could be completely wrong.

    Nobody

    2 Sep 09 at 8:15 am

  7. It was run by husband and wife who despite my practically living in that store its entire existance I can't remember their names.

    They actually moved out of the Forest Acres location and into a larger spot in West Columbia in a new strip mall where it closed within a year.

    PK

    2 Sep 09 at 5:05 pm

  8. Hmm. Ok, now. The history of Silver City as I recall it is that they *started* on Knox Abbot Drive, just west of 9th street, on the north side of the road. It was a little strip-mall which maybe had an insurance place in it too. It seemed to be run by a middle aged lady, though I guess it could have been a couple, and at some point she/they moved out of town and new owners took over. Sometime after that, the store burned down, and though the building was repaired (and is now occupied), Silver City never went back there, but instead moved east on Knox Abbot setting up shop in an old, round, Hardee's building, where they still are today. I think any stores on the other side of the river would have been add-ons, not the original. The original Knox Abbot store was definitely there when I was in college in the early 80s, and was definitely there as late as 1989.

    ted

    2 Sep 09 at 5:18 pm

  9. I think you may be right. I'm terrible with street names. I just remember the old original store in a building with one other establishment...run by an older gentleman...the store had two seperate sides...one for comics and one for role playing games. This I believe is the Knox Abbot store. Now the store in Forest Acres was opened by a couple that worked in the original store and were given permission to use the name. They moved from that spot when the rent got too high.

    PK

    2 Sep 09 at 5:51 pm

  10. I just looked up the "original" store on Google maps and it wasn't always in that round building. It was in a traditional brick and mortar building prior to this.

    PK

    2 Sep 09 at 5:55 pm

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