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Socastee Mini Mart, 8545 Highway 544 (Socastee): Fall 2011 (open again)   9 comments

Posted at 12:06 am in Uncategorized

Someone can probably look at the gas price signs and make a better guess at exactly when Socastee Mini Mart went under, but I'm pretty sure it was open last summer and not last November 13th (when these pictures were taken -- Unfortunately, it was not a sunny day).

The place is on SC-544, probably 5 miles on the Socastee side of Coastal Carolina. SC-544 is the handy little cut-through from US-501 to US-17 and can save you a lot of grief if you end up inbound to Myrtle by the north route. It's less useful than it used to be though, as there are now more lights and a constant 45MPH speed limit. For many years, the road had a real rural character, and this station is a holdover from that era. Now however the area is getting more and more built up, and "regular" chains are starting to move in.

Written by ted on June 23rd, 2012

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9 Responses to 'Socastee Mini Mart, 8545 Highway 544 (Socastee): Fall 2011 (open again)'

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  1. I live in the area near the Socastee Mini Mart which was owed by a husband and wife couple and I guess in 2008 the husband killed his wife and sentenced to jail time, so I'm not sure who was operating the store until it closed, but I know they had a daughter who was 16 at the time who was the one who called the police and a son, so maybe one of them.

    Casey G

    23 Jun 12 at 1:58 am

  2. Oh man, that's too bad!

    ted

    23 Jun 12 at 2:25 am

  3. I think I drove past it last July on my way to MB and it was closed.

    Joe

    23 Jun 12 at 1:51 pm

  4. Casey G

    23 Jun 12 at 10:51 pm

  5. Judging from the building design, I would guess that it might have been an Esso/Exxon originally.

    Tom

    25 Jun 12 at 5:07 am

  6. It may have been but I only remember it a Socastee Mini Mart.

    Casey G

    25 Jun 12 at 11:32 pm

  7. I am not sure what this website is even used for, but first of all, it wasn't a shooting you idiots, it was a case of strangulation and suffocation. Second of all, it was closed while the owner was in jail, and third of all, it's opened back up. And, it used to be a Conoco.

    Anon

    15 Apr 13 at 12:25 am

  8. The owner served his time and the store is back open for business. He's been open since probably Spring-Summer 2013

    J

    5 Mar 14 at 2:44 pm

  9. OK, I'll change the post title to note 'open again'

    ted

    6 Mar 14 at 12:33 am

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