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Northeast Trophies, $2.50 Cleaners, Salon de la Lune, Forest Drive: May 2008   11 comments

Posted at 1:54 pm in Uncategorized

Well, I don't know exactly what's going on here, but something's definitely happening!

This is the lot between Goodyear auto service and The Columbia Athletic Club on Forest Drive, across from The Happy Bookseller. Originally, or perhaps not originally, but before this at any rate, the lot held one of Columbia's three Quincy's Family Steakhouse locations. After Quincy's closed, they tore down half the building to make room for Goodyear, and converted the other half for the trophy store and other businesses, none of which I ever shopped at. Now the old Quincy's building has been completely knocked down, and they are digging a whopping big hole on the property. Of course, as with almost all construction projects where you are interested in the final result, there is no signage indicating what is going to go in there.

The marquee sign also lists "Woodfield's Barber & Beauty", but it appears to me that that may actually be located inside the Columbia Athletic Club building and still a going concern.

Update 29 May 2008: It's going to be an AAA "Super Center".

Update 12 Sep 2008:

The $2.50 Cleaners moved to the strip mall opposite Bruegger's Bagels:

However, they didn't last long, perhaps because they moved next door to a cleaner which was already established at that location:

UPDATE 4 March 2010 -- Nope, I was wrong, they must have just been consolidating and adjusting signage. The $2.50 Cleaners is still there:

Salon De La Lune moved to a Forest Drive location directly opposite Falcon Drive (the A.C. Flora street):

Northeast Trophies moved down Forest Drive to more or less opposite the movie theater and Golden Corral:

Written by ted on May 13th, 2008

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  1. I found your site via Free-Times. I'm loving it! I live in the Forest Acres area and had been wondering what the heck was going on at this site.

    Woodfields is indeed located inside Columbia Athletic Club. No idea what is going at this location, but I hope its something good!


    14 May 08 at 7:52 am

  2. Thanks!

    Yeah, things have been happening on that part of Forest in recent years what with Bruggers, Five Guys, Paulies, Bonefish, McAlister etc..


    14 May 08 at 1:47 pm

  3. I think the $2.50 cleaners has relocated to the shopping center just to the left of this AAA. I noticed that the pet store that used to be in that particular center left in the last few months (or at least the signs were removed).


    26 Jun 08 at 8:44 pm

  4. I see also that the Trophy store has relocated further up on Forest across from the theater more or less.


    26 Jun 08 at 10:55 pm

  5. The Columbia Athletic building will be torn down in 2009 after Gold's builds its new gym on the site of the Forest Drive church. Amy is already looking into moving her barber salon to a different location.


    4 Oct 08 at 1:32 am

  6. Glad to hear it. Wonder what will go up on that lot?


    4 Oct 08 at 1:43 am

  7. A restaurant is the likely venue.


    4 Oct 08 at 1:56 am

  8. There there were at least 5 Quincy's in Columbia: Two Notch, Forest Drive., Piney Grove road, Knox Abbott Drive, & Devine St. There may have been more but I don't recall them.


    4 Oct 08 at 6:04 am

  9. Well, the AAA that was built here is on fire. Hope everyone is OK!


    20 Dec 10 at 2:25 pm

  10. Ted, I just realized that the closing bold tag meant to surround "UPDATE 4 March 2010" on this page is keyed incorrectly meaning a bunch more bold than intended on this page...


    29 Jan 14 at 12:58 am

  11. Right you are..


    30 Jan 14 at 12:13 am

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