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Food Lion #112, 543 Saint Andrews Road: 19 May 2013   68 comments

Posted at 11:52 pm in Uncategorized

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Well, this is hardly news now, but I was finally able to get by the Saint Andrews Road Food Lion near the dollar movies and get some outside pictures, though I did not have time to go in. I believe this store dates back into the LFPISC era, if not all the way to the Food Town era.

With this closing, I think the two closest alternatives are both Bi-Lo.

(Hat tips to commenters Joe H. & Nick L).

UPDATE 20 May 2013 -- Well, that's it. When I was in the store on 19 May, they announced they would be closings in 15 min at 6:00PM and "We will not be re-opening tomorrow":

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UPDATE 23 February 2014 -- The KJ's IGA is about ready to open:

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UPDATE 6 March 2014 -- Open as promised:

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Written by ted on May 16th, 2013

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  1. I'm going to Harbor Freight tomorrow so I will have to take one more look in the store. I commented earlier that on Monday it was a total nuthouse in there. The fresh food areas were completely empty at that time and the pickings were getting slim throughout the store. I'm going to make one more pass, as well, through Kmart to tell the old girl good-bye.

    Dang, I need to go to Fred's too, if they are still open.

    @Ted - you are right. When this store closes there will only be the two Bi-Lo's and Aldi, unless the people drive over to Bush River to Walmart.

    Homer

    18 May 13 at 3:15 am

  2. Went to Food Lion today (05-18-13). There is hardly anything left what is left is 75% off. All the coolers have been shut down and the fans are the only thing left running. The coolers in the meat department smell from years of running 24/7 and now being off all of the meat juices are rotting under the pans. When I went there were more people working then people shopping. I am guessing they are going to take all of the fixtures with them since they are cleaning everything and they do not have any signs up saying they are for sale. I would be shocked if this store is open on Monday.

    William

    18 May 13 at 4:01 pm

  3. I went on Tuesday and was surprised as to how thinned the merchandise was then and can only imagine what remains now...

    Andrew

    18 May 13 at 5:46 pm

  4. I went by this afternoon and I agree with William. There was nothing left but various stuff that no on will ever buy, however I did find a Marx Bros. double feature DVD that ended up being $1.40. They had a few baskets of smokes and cigars, most of which were brands no one has ever heard of. And, heads up ping pong players. They had a shelf full of table tennis balls!!!!!

    And there was one thing that was really scary. I don't know where they came from but they had three iced cakes sitting on one of the shelves. And I saw people buy two of them!!! Thank God for preservatives.....

    Homer

    19 May 13 at 1:20 am

  5. The windows of this place have now been covered with White butcher paper

    Andrew

    20 May 13 at 2:55 pm

  6. For whatever reason, the "Food Lion" sign was still lit up last night even with the windows and doors being "papered" over. Living very close to this location, if I need to stop in to a place on my way home from work, I either go a little out of my way and hit the Reid's in Cayce near I-26 or the Food Lion near Greystone and Broad River. If I am at home and need to run out, I'll go to the Bi-Lo on St. Andrews near Piney Grove or the Kroger in Irmo.

    I deplore Wal Mart.

    Joe Hinson

    21 May 13 at 8:16 am

  7. Cheers Joe!! Another person that will not go to Walmart unless they have to!!!!

    Homer

    22 May 13 at 2:37 am

  8. Funny. The Kroger up the road from this Food Lion closed, what, 18 months ago? Less?

    Tank

    22 May 13 at 5:55 pm

  9. Tank, it's more like 12½ months (it'll be 13 on May 27)...it had its own issues that you can read about it on that page...

    Andrew

    22 May 13 at 5:56 pm

  10. The signage is now offically gone from this building and there is no doubt that there are many long faces within Landmark apartments about this one going...

    Andrew

    23 May 13 at 3:55 pm

  11. I know Food Lion has closed many stores over the last couple of years due to its own problems, but I just find it odd Food Lion, Fred's and Kroger have all abandoned the same area there on St. Andrew's here in the past year. What gives exactly? I know Kroger was taking a hit from losses same problem going on?

    Dustin

    23 May 13 at 10:12 pm

  12. Food Lion is the most useless of all grocery stores. Kroger has a policy not to open or maintain stores in locations that serve customers. Don't know about Fred's.

    Kenneth

    23 May 13 at 10:21 pm

  13. I was talking to a cashier at Fred's on Wednesday and she told me that she felt the whole problem with the St. Andrews Road is that the Broad River Road blight is slowly creeping up closer and closer to the Whitehall area. Just a thought.....

    Homer

    23 May 13 at 11:19 pm

  14. I hate that Food Lion closed, as it was convenient. However, I noticed the company had a different policy for this store. It closed at 10:00, most others close at 11:00. It did not have the new design like the stores in Lexington (Hwy 6 at Hwy 378) and South Congaree.

    I disagree with the Fred's cashier. Crime is everywhere. I work for a public safety agency and see it everywhere, being committed by people of all races and from all socioeconomic backgrounds. As far as their store is concerned, at least two other Fred's in the area have been closed at least a year. It's way overrated. I've always felt like it was K-Mart's illegitimate half-brother.

    The Bi-Lo at Broad River and St. Andrews is not of the caliber of the one on St. Andrews near Piney Grove. The customer service is lacking. The taxes are also lower at the St. Andrews/Piney Grove Bi-Lo as well (granted, it's just a penny, but hey...).

    The people who really lose out are those in the Old Woodlands neighborhood, off Bush River Rd. They may choose between the Bush River Walmart, which is horrid, or driving into Irmo for Bi-Lo.

    I am not a Walmart fan (although I shop there occasionally), so I guess Bi-Lo or Publix will become my new norm. I haven't been impressed with the Kroger in Irmo.

    Hope

    24 May 13 at 4:28 am

  15. I remember when this was a Food Town in the early 80's. My sister worked there back in the day before price scanners. We grew up in Woodland Hills and would walk there from time to time growing up (and to the Putt-Putt that was across the street - I loved Super Saturdays @ Putt-Putt :) )

    Jay

    24 May 13 at 10:51 am

  16. This Food Lion was done in by building issues. They tried but the landlord was uncooperative in getting them fixed.

    I think Fred's closing is lease related. 2 other area locations close at this time last year that were both lease issues. It has me wondering if Fred's will start having freestanding buildings the way Family Dollar and Dollar General have been heading...

    Kroger had been unprofitable at 817 St. Andrews Road for quite a while and finally decided it best to cut their losses and explore other opporunities...

    I don't know what this means for the St. Andrews area in general but have to believe they can't stay vacant forever..

    Andrew

    25 May 13 at 12:19 am

  17. Hey Andrew - I hope you are right. I wonder if other tenants are having the same problems. Ever since my Dad passed away I've been making frequent trips to Goodwill (cleaning house) and I often go to Harbor Freight to pick up tools that I need for projects around the house. Business seems to be doing well that those places (and, please, no wisecracks about Goodwill)...

    Fred's might do well in a stand-alone environment. They remind me of a cross between your typical dollar store and Big Lots.

    There are just so many vacant establishments in the area!!

    I would love to see something open up in the old Cussin' Bills location. It is (or was) too nice of a building to sit there slowly deteriorating.

    Whether it be the economy, landlord problems or whatever, St. Andrews Road up to about Whitehall is looking more and more like Broad River Road every day....IMHO as always.

    Homer

    25 May 13 at 2:46 am

  18. I find it odd given that that real estate market is suppose to be "soft" that so many developers are letting tennets go without trying to work with them. I would assume that they would love to have someone in their buildings generating rent.

    Tom

    25 May 13 at 5:22 am

  19. The St. Andrews area is another community that has been done in by Columbia's policies of spreading Section 8 housing throughout the city.

    tonkatoy

    28 May 13 at 6:34 am

  20. Harbison is full of it. Imagine my surprise when I bought my first house in Columbia and the house next door was Section 8. I still wonder how my realtor didn't find this when she was checking to see how house price compared to the neighbors.

    Matt

    28 May 13 at 9:32 am

  21. Thank you tonkatoy & Matt.

    Section 8 has obviously moved into Irmo as well. All you need to do is drive through New Friarsgate. What used to be a subdivision for first time buyers is now, in certain sections, a disgrace.

    Don't get me wrong, the main thoroughfares still represent people that care about their homes are presented. But if you go back on some of the side streets, you can see a marked difference. I have yet to see cars on blocks or couches on porches and such, I feel that is probably only a matter of time.

    Question, though, if these houses do fall under Section 8, are they still held to homeowner agreements? Even though I object to some of the trivial BS that plenty of homeowners associations require their members to adhere to, some are just basic common sense for the upkeep of a home. I'm just glad that I live on my own piece of property and I don't have to worry about such things. Even I would violate some (or many) of the requirements depending on the stringency of an association.

    Homer

    29 May 13 at 2:10 am

  22. HOA's find themselves confounded by rental properties. Good luck on HOA's being anything but a "Homer, your grass is a quarter inch too high and you have too many cat food bowls on your side porch," nuisance generating organization.

    I hate HOA's about as much as I hate Section 8.

    tonkatoy

    29 May 13 at 6:39 am

  23. Food Lion is on a steady decline. Its parent, Delhaize Group, is initiated the process of divesting 165 Sweetbay, Harvey's and Reid's stores to Bi-Lo Holdings (Bi-Lo, Winn Dixie) this week. With Publix's Charlotte Division crancking up, Food Lion will have trouble keeping the lights on.

    As for Bi-Lo on Broad River Road at Saint Andrews Road, I do not expect that store to last much longer. The store has been on a decline for years.

    Anonymous

    1 Jun 13 at 2:20 am

  24. Food Lion is on a steady decline. Its parent, Delhaize Group, is initiated the process of divesting 165 Sweetbay, Harvey's and Reid's stores to Bi-Lo Holdings (Bi-Lo, Winn Dixie) this week. With Publix's Charlotte Division crancking up, Food Lion will have trouble keeping the lights on.

    As for Bi-Lo on Broad River Road at Saint Andrews Road, I do not expect that store to last much longer. The store has been on a decline for years.

    Anonymous

    1 Jun 13 at 2:20 am

  25. Just as this Food Lion has closed, June 8 marked the end of Fred's up the road at 736 St. Andrews Road...

    Andrew

    10 Jun 13 at 12:03 pm

  26. I'm surprised that Fred's has closed already. What did they do with the merchandise? When I was in there a couple of weeks ago they were still stocked to the gills (with very questionable discounts). I wonder if they sold everything off to someone else.

    Homer

    11 Jun 13 at 1:51 am

  27. Here another good example of a dying chain food lion is another chain of stores that gonna die out because of stores like walmart and publix food lion is on the verge of closure just like piggly wiggly in the past few years a number of food lions have closed there doors it will go just like winn dixedid

    Sean Spangler

    19 Jun 13 at 3:39 pm

  28. Over the years ive had 5 foodlions shut down simply cause they were under performing stores two of the stores that closed were brand new remodled stores that closed there where located in mount pleasant and another in moncks corner and one in west ashley they where all good stores but corp thought they where under performing and shut them downn I love shopping at food lion luckly my two stores near me have not closed

    Sean Spangler

    19 Jun 13 at 3:48 pm

  29. This store was remodeled in 2009 alongside most established Food Lions in the area.

    A former employee of Piggly Wiggy sees them as a dying grocery chain according to the comments on the posting of the closure of the Irmo Piggly Wiggly and that notion has stuck with me ever since.

    Perhaps if Food Lion and Piggly Wiggly die out, Harris Teeter can stage a comeback or Ingles will make it here...

    Andrew

    19 Jun 13 at 8:24 pm

  30. Mabee so I see them as a dying store chain search food lion 627 long point rd youll see another foodlion closure it closed back in January 2012 so not that long ago

    Sean Spangler

    19 Jun 13 at 9:24 pm

  31. What is the big whoop about Publix? I don't find their selection or prices to be any better than a Bi-Lo or Kroger? I know a lot of people that swear by them and won't shop anywhere else but I just don't get it. I can go to the Bi-Lo on St. Andrews or the Irmo Kroger and find anything I need or want. To me the deli's and bakeries are fine as well as the grocery selections they have to offer.

    As far as Walmart goes, all I hear from people are that you can't beat their prices. I say, go to Aldi. I have never purchased an item from there that was not of the same quality as anything I could buy from any of the larger grocery chains but at a lower price.

    Am I just getting old and out of touch with today's shopping mentality??

    Homer

    20 Jun 13 at 2:28 am

  32. Publix is popular with the trendy/yuppie/I'm-better-than-you-for-some-reason-or-another crowd. Also those for whom atmosphere while shopping is more important than price. Or those who don't know how or are too uninterested to really comparison-shop prices. Or who would never think of going to Kroger or another cheaper store because it's in the "ghetto" (and the ghetto for those people is like 99% of the earth's surface).

    Kenneth

    20 Jun 13 at 3:04 pm

  33. I go to Publix because the deli, bakery, and meat departments are always fresh, the employees are actually friendly and helpful, and yeah, the atmosphere. The subs at the deli are plainly fantastic. I don't mind paying more for all that, which I haven't found at Bi-Lo or Food Lion or what have you. If that makes me one of "those people" Kenneth is sneering at, then I'll take it.

    Jason

    20 Jun 13 at 9:35 pm

  34. Funny thing, Jason, I can say the same for the Kroger in Irmo. The items coming out of the bakery are great; the Boar's head subs are really good and I absolutely love their fried chicken! I've never run into an employee that was not helpful or treated me like they didn't care. Plus, if I go on Wednesday's I usually get the senior discount even though I'm not entitled to it since I see the same cashiers every week. I'll be there tomorrow evening for my weekly run.

    Homer

    21 Jun 13 at 12:49 am

  35. Except for Boar's Head products, Publix can go fish. And if I could find Boar's Head somewhere else close by, I'd probably never go into a Pblix. Very overpriced store.

    tonkatoy

    21 Jun 13 at 6:36 am

  36. I wrote a comment yesterday but somehow it did not post. Think the problem was on my end. As noted above, the deli at Publix is fantastic. You have Boar's Head, which Kroger also has, but the chicken tenders are delicious. The bakery at Publix is superb. I have never had Kroger's pastries before, although I think they would be good as well. My comment was more for Publix/Kroger vs. Food Lion. I really put Publix and Kroger (Irmo) in the same basket. I interchange. I went into a Food Lion one morning to get some pastries and asked when they would be "coming out." The lady just laughed and said "You think we make those HERE?" The thing with Kroger, Food Lion, Bi-Lo, Piggly, etc. is you have to have a "card" to get the savings. Publix is high, but if things are on sale, they are on sale. You don't have to enter a phone number or card to take advantage of it. Went to Bi-Lo last Saturday and picked up a great watermelon. It was on sale for $3.99. Great price, but my "savings" were $5.99!!" Who would pay $8.99 for a watermelon? You think you're getting a great sale, but those are very inflated prices. And Bi-Lo used to not use their own cards, but they do now if you don't have your card.

    jonathan

    21 Jun 13 at 8:59 am

  37. I confess I got a kick out of Tonkatoy saying, "Publix can go fish."

    I enjoy the colorful wall atmosphere Publix has nowadays...my grandmother reached a point where she would be willing to pay higher prices for groceries if they were something she enjoyed...cheap is expensive when it doesn't serve your needs well.

    The Kroger I enjoy the most is Sparkleberry Square...

    Andrew

    21 Jun 13 at 3:14 pm

  38. Picked up a Boar's Head roast beef sub at Kroger for dinner last night. It was awesome, just saying...lol

    Homer

    22 Jun 13 at 2:47 am

  39. My store of choice is Bi-Lo. The prices on the items I purchase are good for me. One thing to watch out for when shopping at Bi-Lo, when using your Bi-Lo Bonus card, there is a coupon machine at the checkout that will spit out store coupons. Some of the coupons are really good. I have gotten coupons for free milk, free bread, free dog food, all sorts of stuff, But some cashiers will not give you the coupons that print out unless you ask, I wonder why?

    Rick

    24 Jun 13 at 1:41 pm

  40. Coming on February 19 to this site is............

    KJ's Market IGA

    Andrew

    31 Jan 14 at 6:03 pm

  41. Well - there goes my first choice for a Fresh Market/Whole foods location. Never shopped at an IGA. May have to go check it out....

    Homer

    1 Feb 14 at 12:44 am

  42. Interesting. I've always taken the IGA concept to be targeted at smaller, less urban markets than the Irmo area. Think Camden, Hartsville, Gaston or Elgin..

    It's also my impression that the IGA's I've been in are smaller stores than this building.

    Here's a bit of history.

    ted

    1 Feb 14 at 1:10 am

  43. I shop at the Kroger in Irmo and the Publix. Like both. Jonathan is right. The chicken tenders and the subs are first rate at Publix. As is the atmosphere at both these stores. And Kenneth, you should knock that chip off your shoulder. You are the one who sounds like a snob. Price isn't everything. Wal-mart is cheaper overall on the average, but the parking is a mess and it's just a real hassle to shop there. As for Aldi, I liked them until I found a live bug in one of their packaged mixes. I even gave them another chance, thinking it was a fluke. It wasn't. I took this as a sign from God that I shouldn't shop at Aldi.

    Becky

    1 Feb 14 at 12:25 pm

  44. The closest IGA locations we have are in Blythewood and Gaston...I keep thinking I should visit the one in Blythewood but haven't made it yet. They also have locations in Elgin, Camden, Gilbert and Pelion and Sumter.

    I'll be the first to admit I wouldn't have thought of IGA for this site but I know many residents of Landmark Apartment that had long faces that hated to see Food Lion go and will now be happy to have whoever KJ is backfill the space.

    Chalk this up as another example of how you never know what will wind up backfilling vacant spaces...

    Andrew

    2 Feb 14 at 12:10 am

  45. Well - Andrew, I guess this bit of news leaves only the old Pig and Kroger left as my choices for Fresh Market/Whole Foods. Both of them have pretty crappy ingress/egress points. Also, Kroger was also on the 'sketchy' side of I-26 while the Pig was in the almost vacant High Pointe Centre. I can't really make a choice. Which one do you think would be the selection?

    Homer

    2 Feb 14 at 1:41 am

  46. Homer, I think that that High Pointe Centre would be the best spot demographically. Furthermore, I think the old Kroger is a little too big for Fresh Market or Whole Foods.

    Believe it or not, I've had visions of the Kroger becoming a Roses (they have been staging an expansion lately and recently opened in Sumter Mall in the former Sears there).

    High Pointe Centere was actually in decent shape but then Piggly Wiggly left and things have gone downhill from there. I think as long as Tripp's Fine Cleaners, Papa John's and Groucho's hold on, there is chance for some new life for the 20-year-old site but according to comments on Piggly Wiggly page there have been issues with the way Piggly Wiggly has handled the site since it closed that have turned off potential tenants from moving in.

    I lack a crystal ball to see how it all works out but sooner or later, something HAS to work out for this site...

    Andrew

    2 Feb 14 at 2:52 pm

  47. Hey Andrew, I haven't heard the name Roses in a long time. I did a little reading on them tonight and saw where they opened a prototype combination department/grocery store in Elizabeth City, NC back in 2012 and another in Rocky Mount, MC in 2013. The Elizabeth City store is 65,000 sq. ft. How big is the old Kroger?

    Homer

    2 Feb 14 at 11:09 pm

  48. There is still a Roses in Aiken. I had no clue there were any still around here until my cousin told me the other day. I haven't been to one in at least ten years, but if they're still like what I could remember I think they'd do well in the area especially with all of the Kmarts shuttering.

    TahoeChic

    3 Feb 14 at 11:11 am

  49. There is a Roses in Camden.
    It's kind of rundown but it's there.

    ken holler

    3 Feb 14 at 1:46 pm

  50. We actually just bought my son some clothes at the Roses in Camden. It's better than Wal Mart. There is also one in Hartsville.

    Joe H.

    3 Feb 14 at 3:03 pm

  51. The Roses I am most familiar with is located in Ashland Junction (owned by Phillips Edison, the same company that owns/leases Dutch Square and Fashion Place on Decker Blvd) in Ashland, VA near family I have in that area and it's 54,000 square feet. I haven't been in it, I just know it's there.

    To answer Homer's question about the old Kroger: The former Kroger at St. Andrews Crossing (817 St. Andrews Road) is 53,710 square feet per property owner Gator investments. Next door is a former Jewelry Warehouse that is approximately 5,000 square feet as well.

    I could see Roses working for the former Kmart at Seven Oaks Shopping Center and perhaps sister Variety Wholesalers brand Maxway (which used to be at Dutch Square) could utilize the remaining space as the Kmart is approximately 85-90K square feet.

    Andrew

    3 Feb 14 at 3:28 pm

  52. Boy, the IGA isn't wasting any time setting up. They already have the signage up on the building and st the street....

    Homer

    4 Feb 14 at 6:57 pm

  53. Homer beat me to the "IGA ain't wasting no time" post. Saw it up yesterday! Will try to get a photo when I can.

    Joe H.

    5 Feb 14 at 1:54 pm

  54. Due to the recent wintry weather, the grand opening of KJ's Market IGA here has had to be postponed until the 26th...

    Andrew

    19 Feb 14 at 11:13 pm

  55. Folks, The State has a writeup speaking to KJ's Market IGA's forthcoming opening in this spot.

    Among other things, it hints at other midlands locations making me wonder if they'll wind up in the following abandoned grocery stores:

    - Food Lion at The Crossing (2110 Clemson Road)
    - Piggly Wiggly at High Pointe Centre (800 Lake Murray Blvd)
    - Piggly Wiggly (7451 Garners Ferry Road)

    or will other spots emerge as something else closes??

    Andrew

    21 Feb 14 at 10:55 pm

  56. That entire area of Broad River Rd up to around Harbison is ALL URBAN anymore.. There may be SOME white families still around, but the majority of people there now are low income white trash and urban people. They have ruined that area since the 80's and it continues to get worse and worse. St. Andrew Rd is gettin' bad too.. and it's a matter of time before Whitehall get within range. Clusters of Whitehall is a joke, and so is BI-LO on Broad River. Bush River Rd and the Dutch Square area isn't what it used to be (nothing really is ) from its heyday in the 70's. Too bad the antique store closed up on BRR too. It was the last of the good ones around. New Friars gate is nice on its main drag..but as someone said, some of the side roads and the houses there really are trashy looking.

    CayceKid

    24 Feb 14 at 2:03 pm

  57. Did you all read where Maurice Bessinger died today? I wonder if there's a lot of people that would know the story about "Little Joe" and its origins. I had heard though that he really worked the $^#%@!! out of the managers and some employees too.

    CayceKid

    24 Feb 14 at 2:06 pm

  58. Anyone on here older than me (55) that remembers an outdoor roller skating rink (but covered) in Cayce across from where Kmart is? It would have been in the VERY early 60's it was still there..but don't know the name of it. What was the name of the Lumber yard that used to be where Kmart is now?

    CayceKid

    24 Feb 14 at 2:08 pm

  59. It will be interesting to go to the IGA. I stopped at the one in Gilbert recently. Reminded me of the A&P @ Dutch Square 20+ years ago.

    This was the Food Lion where the elderly woman accepted "help" from a young girl in taking her groceries out to her car, and when she got there, the girl split her head open w/ a canned good, took her purse, and fled to Landmark Apartments. I remember the picture on WIS.

    jonathan

    24 Feb 14 at 3:21 pm

  60. @CayceKid I've noticed a decline in Clusters of Whitehall (now called St. Andrews Center) just from what I remember it having in the 90s.

    Tuesday Morning is holding on but they're not in the location I remember them being in and their original spot has been vacant since sometime around 2001ish. There were a couple of other spots (don't remember what they were called, though I think it they pertained to drycleaning and/or sewing in some form or fashion) that were next to Tuesday Morning's current site that have appeared to have closed as well.

    It does have a telecommunicaitons call center where The Fresh Market was and the Real Estate School for Success also has an operation there.

    I remember it having Grand Computers (which wound up moving out to Lexington) as well as Gregory's to Go. Barack Obama's campaign also had an office there during his presidential run in the 2008 primary.

    Current Property owner Ziff Properties Inc. has rebranded it as St. Andrews Center which to me is another sign of the downhill trajectory said site seems to be on.

    Back to this site, I would have never guessed IGA would open up a KJ's market here but I know many Landmark Apartment residents will be happy to see it open. I stopped in the Blythewood IGA last week and saw it as a simple grocery store (no stationery or pharmacy) but it does have a hot bar...I look forward to seeing what KJ's brings. They have several locations in the Augusta area and one in Florence. Supposedly they have others planned for Columbia but only time will tell how it all pans out.

    Andrew

    24 Feb 14 at 4:28 pm

  61. KJ's Market IGA is NOW OPEN at 543 St. Andrews Road!!

    I heard this today on the intercom "welcome to your KJ's Market IGA, we are glad to be here and if you keep supporting us, we can stay here."

    The whole time I was in there I imagined the staff hearing from folks (especially from Landmark Apartments) how thankful they are for the way they are backfilling the need that Food Lion left...

    Andrew

    27 Feb 14 at 12:09 am

  62. Cool - gonna have to check them out. Never shopped an IGA before. This will be be a new experience for me......

    Homer

    27 Feb 14 at 2:27 am

  63. Will the Hudson's B Q was located near the SAMS & RYANS on Bower Parkway planning to return? I know the building caught fire, but the food at that location was so much better then the Lexington location. There really was a difference.

    B. Mitchell

    27 Feb 14 at 6:27 pm

  64. There was a really good China restaurant in a little plaza near Barnes & Noble, off Columbiana Drive? Where did they move?

    B. Mitchell

    27 Feb 14 at 6:31 pm

  65. Anyone know why the Piggly Wiggly off of St Andrews close? A gym is located in that building now.

    B. Mitchell

    27 Feb 14 at 6:32 pm

  66. You mean Sesame Inn?

    ted

    27 Feb 14 at 6:45 pm

  67. This is all I know about that Pig.

    ted

    27 Feb 14 at 6:46 pm

  68. Hudson's did intend to come back at one time, but it didn't work out.

    BTW, if you click the link at the top of the page called Alphabetical Closings you can find many of these places.

    ted

    27 Feb 14 at 6:52 pm

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