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Pup's Razor Cutz, 1945 Decker Boulevard: January 2024   no comments

Posted at 11:01 pm in closing

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I can't really say anthing about this Decker Boulevard barber shop, but commenter Sidney says it had been there for quite a while, and it's always a shame when an oldstyle barber closes.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on February 16th, 2024

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Goodyear Auto Service, 4520 Saint Andrews Road: December 2023   no comments

Posted at 12:06 am in closing

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I have always had good experiences with Goodyear service centers, though I never went to this one, on Saint Andrews Road between Piney Grove Road and the industrial plant. Their sign says they are moving to 141 Harbison, but as commenter Andrew points out, that is an existing location, so it is more like a consolidation. Given the ongoing shortage of service technicians, hopefully everybody was able to stay on. There are a number of other garages in the area, so it remains to be seen what will happen at this building in the future.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on February 16th, 2024

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Red Roof Inn, 10 Berryhill Road: January 2024   1 comment

Posted at 10:18 pm in closing

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This Red Roof Inn was kind of at the corner of Berryhill Road, Saint Andrews Road and I-26. Technically the old Steak & Ale is more exactly at the corner, but anyway it was convienient to all of those.

I don't know if this closure is due to the ongoing I-26 roadwork, but that did take down the adjacent nightclub building at 14 Berryhill Road.

I have seen a number of motels torn down now, and it seems at some point, you're always going to see a lot of mattresses about, but I think this is the first time I've seen that many toilets.

(Hat tip to commenter Arthur P)

Written by ted on February 14th, 2024

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Hess / Speedway, 271 Harbison Boulevard: January 2024   2 comments

Posted at 9:46 pm in closing

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As far as I can tell this former Harbison Hess store is notable only for having a $300,000 lottery winner in 2021. I am pretty sure I never stopped there, and couldn't even remember where the place was the first time I went out to get some pictures. I know a number of local Speedway stores have closed recently, but if I had to guess, I would say in this case there was a specific plan for the property rather than the company having issues, or at least that's my assumption as the property is already fenced with demolition having started, I would not expect this spot to stay vacant for long.

(Hat tip to commenter Gypsie)

Written by ted on February 13th, 2024

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Southern Essence Distilling, 904 Frink Street: 2020s   1 comment

Posted at 10:14 pm in closing

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As I was driving up from Henry's the other week, I passed this building, which has featured here before as Mote's Store, Frink Street Tavern & Frink Street Pub, and noticed that it looked to have been set up as a distillery, and to now be vacant.

A little googling established that it was Southern Essence Distilling, established in 2018 & operating alongside an art studio, and that during the pandemic, they stepped up with a hand sanitizer production and donation operation. You can read about that here on WLTX. I'm unclear if they were able to re-open for normal business after the pandemic, and I don't see any articles on that, or on the place closing.

One notable feature of the place (now gone) was apparently a large wire sculpture of a Star Wars Imperial Walker. You can see a picture of that here and watch a story about it here.

Here is an archived copy of their web page.

Written by ted on February 12th, 2024

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Henry's Restaurant & Bar, 2108 State Street: January 2024   2 comments

Posted at 11:19 pm in closing

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Henry's (part of a local chain) sat at the corner of State & Frink streets in Cayce, in the building which hosted a number of former restaurants, including B & B Corner Bar & Grill and 2108 Bar & Grill.

According to stories in The State & Coladaily & on WLTX, the state's liquor liability insurance regulations were a big factor in the closure. However commenter Tom points to this WIS article which may point to specific reasons their insurance might be in question.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on February 8th, 2024

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Which Wich?, 928 Main Street: Late 2023   1 comment

Posted at 10:54 pm in closing

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Which Wich was in this Main Street storefront which was the last location for The Basil Pot.

I never went to this location, but my experiences in two other locations for the chain were subpar. The fact that my order was wrong is a one-time thing, but not having fresh-brewed ice tea is a deal killer. Anyway, the place is now setting up to be a Substation II, which is also not one of my favorites.

The street is currently torn up all the way from the Capitol to Blossom street because apparently it was to easy to drive on and had too many parking spaces, so they are fixing that.

(Hat tip to commenter Payne)

Written by ted on February 7th, 2024

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Murphy USA, 1330 Bush River Road: January 2024 (Limited Service?)   no comments

Posted at 10:06 pm in closing

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I'm not sure what's going on with the Murphy Express in front of the old Walmart on Bush River Road, but I noticed for two weeks running that there wasn't a gas price posted on the big roadside sign, so I drove back in there and found the station partly dug up and only selling premium gas. I didn't get any good pictures because the attendant came out and was giving me the stink-eye, though people driving around the place looking for a pump with regular could hardly be unusual...

If they are having tank problems, I don't know why they wouldn't put regular in the premium tank and continue on that way until the issue was fixed, but it struck me as very odd.

Written by ted on February 6th, 2024

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Panera Bread, 1007 Bower Parkway: January 2024 (Moving)   13 comments

Posted at 8:11 pm in closing

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The Harbison Panera Bread has closed in advance of its move to the 2nd & Charles plaza. The new location notably has a drive-through which the Bower Parkway one did not.

Here is (an oldish) State story on the move.

My experience is that this location, along with Garners Ferry & Percival has not been stellar. I find Killian to be the best run of the local stores.

Written by ted on February 5th, 2024

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Happy Groundhog Day!   no comments

Posted at 6:23 pm in commentary

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Written by ted on February 2nd, 2024

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