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Todd & Moore, 225 O'Neil Court: March 2012   13 comments

Posted at 11:41 pm in Uncategorized

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Sportings goods store Todd & Moore has been a fixture on O'Neil Court for seemingly as long as I can remember. It's not a place I've ever been in because, well, to say I'm not sports oriented is perhaps to understate the matter, but believe my mother got the one tennis racket I ever owned (wooden, with a wooden press) from here, or from some Todd & Moore location at any rate.

Here is the original State article announcing the protracted closing of the O'Neil Court store, which started in January, as seen in the first couple of pictures below (taken on a rainy night) and finished up in late March.

Yes, there are too many pictures -- I'm a sucker for clouds. Also notice that the New Balance marquee got taken down at some point.

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UPDATE 28 August 2012 -- Looks like it's to be a new location for Kim's beauty supplies:

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UPDATE 18 April 2013: Kim's Enterprises Beauty Supply is now here:

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Written by ted on May 10th, 2012

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  1. Didnt there used to be a Todd & Moore on Harbison across or near Irmo High School at one time?

    Saturday's child

    11 May 12 at 12:20 am

  2. I def. recall the Todd & More at Harbison Blvd & Harbian Court across the railroad tracks from St. Andrews. It closed sometime in the mid-late 90s and Ethan Allen now operates in their old building

    Andrew

    11 May 12 at 2:08 pm

  3. The one that's left on " HU-GAIR" street has been in that spot forever hasnt it? I wonder just how old that building is?

    Saturday's child

    11 May 12 at 3:15 pm

  4. "hu-gair"-hugeee

    chris

    11 May 12 at 5:01 pm

  5. are you sure it's not " hugger" street? I prefere HUE-GAR..it fits better dont you think?

    Saturday's child

    11 May 12 at 5:34 pm

  6. you-gee

    ted

    11 May 12 at 6:46 pm

  7. actually it's "Hue-gerrrr" as far as the "American" pronunciation..If the name is French, it's "Hue-gere".. I think I had read many years ago, the Family had initialed their things with "U-G".. then again, South Carolinians at the time may not have been able to pronounce the name correctatectly.. BUT then again, POTATER, POTAHTER..

    Saturday's child

    12 May 12 at 12:30 am

  8. Unless there are family members still around here in Columbia that can set it straight.. Anyone? Anyone?

    Saturday's child

    12 May 12 at 12:31 am

  9. As it happens, Dr. Claude Neuffer was my father's office-mate for years (and was either my or my sister's god-father if I recall correctly). Anyway, he was the authority on names in South Carolina, editing a long running journal on them and publishing several books. Here's what he and his wife Irene say in their 1983 book Correct Mispronunciations of Some South Carolina Names:

    Huger

    YOU-JEE (OO as in booze)

    The town, ferry, and street names over the state, but concentrated in the lowcountry are often incorrectly pronounced HUE-juhr, HUE-JEE, or HUG-guhr. It's a French Huguenot family name which two hundred years ago might have been pronounced something like YOO-ZHAE. But in South Carolina it has long been YOO-JEE, as a descendant recently wrote us: "I well remember our linens being carefully marked in a red thread U.G." Major Benjamin Huger of North Island (off Georgetown) entertained Lafayette there when he landed in America in 1775. There is a Huger Drive in Georgetown. Isaac Huger was a Revolutionary general. In 1786 he had a ferry at his plantation on the Congaree River below Columbia in what is now the Beidler Tract of the Great Congaree Swamp. There is a Huger Street named for him in the commercial area of Columbia which provides continual argument over the pronunciation by tradesmen, customers and media broadcasters. Even in Charleston, to the request for the number of D. Huger Bacot, a telephone operator searched in vain and responded, "I'm sorry sir; we don't have a listing for Dug Bacot." (After the name was spelled, she found it.)

    ted

    12 May 12 at 12:48 am

  10. ted - I used to love it when Irene Neuffer was the substitute teacher for a class I was in. Pierre was in all my classes up til junior high school too.

    Dennis

    12 May 12 at 7:43 am

  11. If they were fond of illiteracy 30 years ago, I'm sure we should keep that tradition up.

    Nobody

    14 May 12 at 6:07 am

  12. The Todd & Moore that recently closed on O'Neil Court was originally located in Columbia Mall on the bottom floor next to Sears. It was the first place that had Gatorade Gum. The taste lasted all of 30 seconds, but it made your mouth water something fierce.

    palmettopanic

    24 May 12 at 3:42 pm

  13. palmettopanic gator gum was the shit

    chris

    24 May 12 at 6:11 pm

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