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Food Lion Store #719, 2300 Taylor Street: Late 2005   12 comments

Posted at 3:58 pm in stores

I noticed the other day that this Food Lion on Taylor Street just above Two Notch is closed. I know that Benedict has been doing a lot the last few years to try and upgrade the area a bit (the new sports stadium on Two Notch being the biggest part of this), and it's unclear (to me) if this closing reflects a success or failure. The sign in the window is a bit ambiguous, but it seems to tilt towards this being an upfit for this Food Lion location (and Food Lion has been doing some nice work remodelling their older stores). On the other hand, going businesses tend to bend over backwards to stay open during remodelling (I'm pretty sure the Pawleys Island Food Lion was open during the course of its remodelling), and there's no sign in the window to the effect of "Pardon our Progress!" or "Changing to Serve You Better!", so we'll see.

UPDATE 28 Jan 2010: The place is now "Allen University Mall", so not Benedict at all. Also, added the street address to the post title.

UPDATE 17 March 2010 -- Here's a picture after the remodel:

UPDATE 20 Oct 2010: Added "Store #719" to post title.

UPDATE 9 March 2011: Changed closing date based on discussion in the comments.

Written by ted on April 8th, 2008

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12 Responses to 'Food Lion Store #719, 2300 Taylor Street: Late 2005'

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  1. That's been closed for at least 3 years, I
    believe, Ted .. I used to be a vendor for
    "The Kitty" and that store has struggled for
    years, as most of the customers were on
    foot, and most of the merchandise, strangely
    enough, grew legs as well !

    FISH

    9 Apr 08 at 11:10 pm

  2. Huh. I drive by there several times a week usually and only just now noticed it closed. I'm about due for an eye exam anyway..

    ted

    10 Apr 08 at 1:02 am

  3. Interesting. I rarely pass by there, so I haven't noticed. I do know that Food Lion is converting some of their stores to their new Bloom brand, but I don't know that it'd make sense at this location.

    Brian

    10 Apr 08 at 1:55 pm

  4. The old Food Lion is undergoing major transformations because it is going to be the new student life center for Allen University.

    KIKI

    1 May 08 at 4:17 pm

  5. Thanks! That's interesting to know.

    ted

    1 May 08 at 4:23 pm

  6. Several I've spoken aren't surprised by FISH's saying that merchandise had legs when this was a Food Lion

    Andrew

    27 May 10 at 2:02 pm

  7. Found this that shows this particular Food Lion closed back in 2006

    COMMUNITY LOSES GROCER
    NOELLE PHILLIPS, STAFF WRITER
    White butcher paper covers the windows of the former Food Lion grocery in James Square on Taylor Street.

    At the nearby Gonzales Gardens public housing complex, Precola Sumter said she misses the grocery store, especially on a recent morning when she wanted grits for breakfast. Since Sumter could not walk to Food Lion, she borrowed from neighbors.

    "There's nothing close," Sumter said. "If you don't have bus fare, you...

    Published on 2006-01-15, Page F1, State, The (Columbia, SC)

    I'm not sure when it closed 100% but I'd put it as ≈May 2006 based on what you see above. This store had gargantuan theft issues that also came up when the Columbia Food Fresh Market in Celia Saxon closed recently.

    Andrew

    9 Mar 11 at 1:16 am

  8. Well, "2006-01-15" means the article ran on 15 Jan 2006, so it had to have been before that.

    ted

    9 Mar 11 at 2:22 pm

  9. An "State" article in Google News Archives dated Dec 12, 2006 says that "last year" the Food Lion closed.

    badger

    9 Mar 11 at 2:40 pm

  10. Ted, you're right, I stand corrected. Then I'm going to have to suggest late 2005 for the closing date of this location

    Andrew

    9 Mar 11 at 4:17 pm

  11. Yeah, that sounds reasonable, and I'll update.

    ted

    9 Mar 11 at 4:47 pm

  12. Another of my memories has proven wrong. I thought this used to be a Winn Dixie. Thanks for the correction.... I think.

    Joe Hinson

    25 Feb 13 at 3:20 pm

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