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Bi-Lo #184, 275 Harbison Boulevard: 26 February 2002   11 comments

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I'm not when this Bi-Lo closed, but it's listed in the February 1997 phonebook and was gone by the mid 2000s. Actually, I'm not entirely sure it closed, as the Bi-Lo on Saint Andrews Road is fairly new -- perhaps it relocated to there.

It was apparently replaced by two stores, an A C Moore craft store in most of the space, and Total Wine in the rest.

There has been a fair bit of churn in this plaza (which fronts on both Harbison and Columbiana). Over the years I've featured Computer Renaissance, and Gold's Gym, but there are a number I never got around to.

UPDATE 20 May 2012: Added the store number and exact closing date to the post title based on information from commenters Andrew & Irmojeff.

Written by ted on May 19th, 2012

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11 Responses to 'Bi-Lo #184, 275 Harbison Boulevard: 26 February 2002'

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  1. I've often wondered why so many grocery stores have shunned Harbison and Bi-lo had a prime location and decided to bail to St. Andrews.


    19 May 12 at 2:06 am

  2. I contacted Bi-Lo corporate about this and they moreless indicated that the Harbison traffic worked to their disadvantage

    btw, Ted, This was the former Bi-Lo #84. Its last day at 275 Harbison Blvd was February 26, 2002. The next day was when #442 opened in at 6021 St. Andrews Road.


    19 May 12 at 11:03 am

  3. It was actually BiLO #184. I used to work there :)

    It used to literally take me 20-30 minutes just to get out of the parking lot during Christmas shopping season. Traffic was beyond horrendous. But that way before Bower Pkwy existed.


    19 May 12 at 8:18 pm

  4. Let's not forget that Wal-Mart started out where the Books-A-Million, the old Gold's Gym and the furniture store is.


    19 May 12 at 9:38 pm

  5. Homer, what's interesting about the furniture store is that it started out as Rhodes Furniture. Then Rhodes went bankrupt and Rooms to Go bought it and they've been there ever since.

    Rooms to Go had a Landmark Square location back in the 90s but wound up with Rhodes' locations after their bankruptcy after an absence from the Columbia market.


    19 May 12 at 9:41 pm

  6. Andrew - if I am incorrect on this please let me know, but didn't the original Rhode's stores in Columbia start out as Rhett Jackson carpet & furniture? I seem to remember my parents buying some furniture from Jackson's years ago....


    20 May 12 at 2:12 am

  7. Homer I just saw your post asking if Rhodes furniture got its start out as Rhett Jackson carpet & furniture and I don't have any memory of it existing...I did find a writeup on Rhett Jackson from the South Carolinana library so it's possible there was a Rhett Jackson store here (before my time)...


    22 Oct 13 at 11:38 pm

  8. @Andrew - thanks for the link. I knew that had run a furniture & carpet store back in the day. I had completely forgotten about him owning The Happy Bookseller!!


    23 Oct 13 at 11:18 pm

  9. AC Moore is gone
    The Total Wine store is in the former AC Moore spot and The Tile Shop is in the former Total Wine store


    18 Jun 16 at 8:16 pm

  10. Bi-lo 7949 broad river road is closing

    matt rauch

    23 May 17 at 6:47 pm

  11. Some bi-los through out 2001-2006 had Starbucks and I know that the village at sandhill one did but did the one on 6021 st. andrews road have one when it first opened in 2002


    11 Jul 18 at 5:08 pm

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