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H. Salt, esq. Authentic English Fish & Chips, 1212 Augusta Street / 2529 Millwood Avenue: 1970s   2 comments

Posted at 10:54 pm in historic,restaurants

I wrote about Chappy's and Cedric's here, and wondered how popular an English fish & chips theme was ever going to be in Columbia South Carolina. As it turns out, more popular than I expected. In addition to Cedric's & Chappy's, there was Aurthur Treacher and this chain, H. Salt.

The ad from the 1970 Southern Bell phonebook lists two Columbia locations for the chain. As far as I can tell, there is currently no 1212 August Street in West Columbia. If there were a building there, it would be in the parking lot of the former Triangle Safe & Lock at 1210 Augusta Road. (And yes the issue of "Augusta Road" vs "Agusta Street" is fraught at 12th Street!)

2529 Millwood Avenue however, still exists, and I can imagine the building on that lot being a fast food place at one time (though not a modern one as there is no space for a drive-through). I don't know when the Columbia stores closed, though I don't recall ever noticing them. I'm guessing the later 1970s. It appears the chain still exists though these days, it is confined to California where it started in 1965.

Written by ted on September 22nd, 2009

2 Responses to 'H. Salt, esq. Authentic English Fish & Chips, 1212 Augusta Street / 2529 Millwood Avenue: 1970s'

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  1. I was surprised to find a handful in Michigan. The Detroit stores were open as late as 1970s, but one in Lansing was already closed between 1972-1976. Most of the ones in Detroit are now KFC, which owned the brand for a while. If I had to guess, I'd say 1970s is right for when the H. Salt closed.

    Bobby P.

    14 Jan 10 at 5:35 pm

  2. H. Salt is still in California!!

    Charlie's Mom

    6 Sep 12 at 10:52 am

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