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Biscuit House, 9001 Garners Ferry Road: September 2013   23 comments

Posted at 11:47 pm in Uncategorized

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When the original Biscuit House on Bluff road closed, there was an announcement that someone had bought the brand rights so as to open new Biscuit House locations inside convenience stores, much as Subway and Blimpie do. I believe that this one, in a Corner Pantry at the corner of Garners Ferry Road and Lower Richland Boulevard was the first such, and it opened sometime after March 2012. Somewhere, I have a picture of this location in operation, but can't put my hands on it right now. At any rate, as far as I know, this just leaves one other, in Irmo, from this initial roll-out.

(Hat tip to commenter Midnight Rambler)

UPDDATE 8 October 2013: As promised, I have found and added the pix of the place in operation.

23 Responses to 'Biscuit House, 9001 Garners Ferry Road: September 2013'

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  1. That didn't last long.

    rick

    2 Oct 13 at 4:16 pm

  2. This location is immediately across the street from Lower Richland High School which doesn't exactly have a first-class reputation as far as the neighborhood...I think that in conjunction with how far it is from Columbia made it unattractive (but I could be wrong)...though if you proceed down Lower Richland Bolevard (towards Bluff Road in the direction opposite of LRHS you can find your way to the Hopkins Post Office which will sneak up on you if your aren't careful)

    Andrew

    3 Oct 13 at 1:55 pm

  3. @Andrew - I'm glad you said it. About the reputation. I wanted to but I have learned after my 50 plus years (mostly from my wife) that I tend to say things I should not. She and I both went to LR. It was not what we hear about High School being the best years of ones life. And, LR has gotten worse since. Look at some of the Youtube videos students have put online. Even though my son was zoned to go there I would not send him. He went elsewhere. I have lived on the Lower Richland side of town all my life, it has some very good attributes but by the same token... I could really go on except I know better, my Wife taught me not to. The post office is quaint.

    rick

    3 Oct 13 at 3:37 pm

  4. Go to youtube.com type in lower richland high school, watch the first 5 to 6 videos, then honestly, tell me if you would want your child to go there. Uh Oh, here I go, saying things I should not, my wifes gonna be angry, but it is what it is.

    rick

    3 Oct 13 at 4:59 pm

  5. By the way, I know the guy that owns that green Toyota truck parked in front of the now closed Biscuit House. Kind of cool that he would be there the day Ted took the pictures.

    rick

    3 Oct 13 at 5:04 pm

  6. That's why I live in Irmo. It's still relatively safe and the urban blight hasn't made it here yet. But it's slowly creeping this way. Just look at Broad River Rd. and St. Andrews Rd. past I-26. It inches closer every year......

    Homer

    3 Oct 13 at 11:57 pm

  7. @rick - I was in one of Ted's pictures albeit in the background (well, at least my car was). If you look at the 13th pic on the Sunset Blvd. Burger King post you will see the tail end of my Corvette sitting at the light traffic light at the Micky D's. I saw some guy taking pictures but didn't think anything of it until I saw the post

    Homer

    4 Oct 13 at 12:04 am

  8. The SC average SAT score for 2013 was 1436 out of a possible 2400.
    The Richland District One avg. was 1371 and Lower Richland's average score was 1228.
    Graduation standards must have severely dropped over the years.

    Getting back to The Biscuit House, I went there once and the flavoring of the food was very bland. I had read that the recipes had been copied from the original location by the fair grounds but it did not seem to be the case. Possibly LR students that could not read OR measure the list of ingredients?

    Terry

    4 Oct 13 at 5:57 am

  9. LOL, I grew up in Lower Richland, and rick is dead nuts on about LR. I was three years behind him, but went to private school because of the bad rep.

    By the way, this was an Amoco Station for years. In the early eighties, they enclosed the garage bays and put a video rental area in. That didn't last long because the Handy Hut just down the road blew it away inn selection (and had videos in a room behind a curtain, if you catch my drift, and I think you do).

    tonkatoy

    4 Oct 13 at 6:45 am

  10. This may sound strange, but Irmo was given a temporary reprieve thanks to the financial crisis and resultant real estate crash. It put a damper on the ability of folks to migrate further out to Chapin.

    Irmo, especially the Coldstream area, really started on its way downhill when the decision was made to build the Section 8 housing next to the number 8 hole at Coldstream. Since that time, we've had car jackings, robberies, you name it.

    Funny... if you complained about this complex being built, you were called a racist by all the progressives. Of course, they were the first to high tail it up to Chapin at the first opportunity. I, like rick, have probably said too much.

    Eddie

    5 Oct 13 at 11:27 am

  11. My mom looks at the issues Homer spoke of and doesn't know where you can go to get away from it...

    Kroger #409 at 817 St. Andrews Road closed, due in part to, the apartments behind it on Fernadina Road becoming Section 8 hotspots and which has indicated to me that Section 8 clintele aren't the best for grocery store's long-term vitality.

    I think if the section 8 folks would realize it's not an issue of race, it's an issue of respect for property as well as a noise issue, I think a dialogue towards a better community would be much more feasible.

    Andrew

    5 Oct 13 at 1:02 pm

  12. @Eddie - Well said.

    rick

    5 Oct 13 at 1:09 pm

  13. It is sad, that many of us, are hesitant to exercise our freedom granted by the United States Bill of Rights allowing us the "Freedom of Speech" by the First Amendment, and "The Land of the Free"

    Sure, we have the freedom of speech but if we exercise it, we will be condemned by the same people who claim to be "Model Citizens", Then we lose our jobs, customers, friends and integrity for doing something that made this country great in the first place. Before it became the "Land of the Offended" Whooops, said to much, probably get condemned now.

    rick

    5 Oct 13 at 2:00 pm

  14. Dang, I liked the way I said that. If you have not seen my post on "Now it begins" about "Give Rick a Dollar Day" and that does not work out for me, maybe I should run for office. Maybe "Vote for Rick Day" would be better.

    rick

    5 Oct 13 at 2:14 pm

  15. I think "Vote for Rick Day" would gain better traction than "Give Rick a Dollar Day"

    Andrew

    5 Oct 13 at 2:53 pm

  16. That entire area of St. Andrews is becoming more and more "Section -8". If you don't believe me, then go to The BI-LO up the road from there where Walgreens is, and see for yourself just how bad it is. I wouldn't be caught there in that area at dark for anything. It's been bad, but has gotten much worse in recent years, just like from Broad River up to the Dutch Square Area. And to think..it used to be a decent place to go to.

    semiquaver2013

    5 Oct 13 at 3:28 pm

  17. As Bob Dylan once sang, "It's not dark yet, but it's getting there."

    tonkatoy

    7 Oct 13 at 6:46 am

  18. @semi - in the early 90's I lived in St. Andrews Commons and I did all of my shopping at the Widewater Sq. Bi-Lo, shot pool at the Opening Break, hung out at the East Room AND I would walk back to my apartment. It was getting kind of sketchy at that time but it still wasn't so bad that you were afraid to go out at night. Now, ain't no way!!!!!!!

    Homer

    7 Oct 13 at 11:17 pm

  19. Terry wrote about the average SAT score in SC being 1436 out of 2400? I feel old, in my day the highest score you could get was a 1600.
    Have any of you been to a Chapin High graduation? Its the quietest one youll ever go to. ( If you get what I'm saying)
    As far as Biscuit House goes, I thought its always been ok, nothing to special though.
    THis has been my favorite post so far, keep it up everyone

    Steve

    10 Oct 13 at 1:26 am

  20. I sat through 7 consecutive Irmo graduations (including my own) and it seemed to me as if keeping the crowd quiet was a hurculean task. Several times the noise would slow down the procession of names at each one. Some even had artificial noisemakers (which I detest).

    Andrew

    10 Oct 13 at 11:01 am

  21. Love me some Biscuit House. Biggest problem w/ the one in Irmo is no drive-through. We never eat in, just pick up. Steak N Gravy biscuits, 2/$2.00? Oh my.

    jonathan

    10 Oct 13 at 1:58 pm

  22. Was this originally something else?

    Bobby P.

    26 Oct 13 at 6:08 am

  23. It was Ashey's Wings or something close to it before Biscuit House. Some burger joint (Bullets?) before that.

    tonkatoy

    28 Oct 13 at 7:04 am

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