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Furniture & Mattress Overstock, 932 North Lake Drive: Summer 2022   1 comment

Posted at 10:27 pm in closing

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This storefront first featured here as Stein Mart, which closed in 2020. Last fall, it was briefly a Spirit Halloween popup, and then Furniture & Mattress Overstock opened in the spot.

It now appears that they are closing after less than a year at this location.

One curious thing is that Stein Mart was listed as 934 North Lake Drive, while Furniture & Mattress Overstock lists as 932 North Lake Drive. I'm not sure why that is, and which, if either, is actually correct.

Written by ted on July 7th, 2022

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Pro Bowl Motors / Capital City Rides, 1231 Broad River Road: June 2022 (Moved)   1 comment

Posted at 11:47 pm in closing

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Driving by this site the other night, I noticed that Capital City Rides has relocated. This site originally featured here as Payless Car Sales, and I see on that post that after that it was Pro Bowl Motors which also seems to have closed at some point.

Interestingly, I cannot figure out just from online references to where Capital City has moved. I should have gotten out of the car and read the door signs, but I figured since their marquee sign had a website, the info would be there. In the event, it's not, and not on their Facebook page either.

Written by ted on July 6th, 2022

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CVS Pharmacy, 9712 Two Notch Road: June 2022   5 comments

Posted at 11:18 pm in closing

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Here's another CVS closing, this time in a down-at-the-heels plaza (which used to house Walmart & then Netbank),at the corner of Two Notch & Polo Roads.

Commenter Thomas says this one started as a Revco, and that rings a faint bell.

(Hat tip to commenter Thomas)

UPDATE 12 July 2022 -- Here are some post-closing pictures:

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Written by ted on July 5th, 2022

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Gillespie's Cleaners / Burnette's Cleaners, 5213 Trenholm Road: June 2022 (Moved)   1 comment

Posted at 11:46 pm in closing

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This building, next door to the Forest Acres City Hall, was a dry-cleaner for many years, starting as Gillespie's and then as Burnette's. For many of those years, the right-hand side of the building had a coin laundromat though that closed some time before Burnette's left for Forest Park, a block or so away.

The building sat empty for several years, until demolition started in late June of 2022. The building is now completely razed, which, with the old Russell & Jeffcoat lot adjacent to it also now bare gives a surprising amount of open space in central Forest Acres for new construction.

(Hat tip to my sister)

Written by ted on June 29th, 2022

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Driggers Photography, 6291 Saint Andrews Road: 2020s (Moved)   3 comments

Posted at 11:24 pm in closing

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I've noticed this mid-century ranch house in Seven Oaks a number of times over the last year or so, but saw lately that there was a for-sale sign on the property. From what I can tell, Drigger's Photography has moved, or perhaps gone to a primarily online presence.

Given the location I would not be at all surprised to see this place razed after it sells with some sort of professional building going in, but time will tell.

Written by ted on June 27th, 2022

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Time Warner Cable / Spectrum Columbia SC, 1030 Harden Street: 2020   1 comment

Posted at 10:58 pm in closing

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Here's the flipside of a previous post. The Turning Pointe recently moved to this, the former site of Cribbs Bakery from Forest Drive.

In between those two operations, this was a customer service center for Time Warner Cable which later rebranded as Spectrum. I'm not sure exactly when they moved out, but I'm thinking around 2020.

Written by ted on June 24th, 2022

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B&B Theatres Amelia Island, 1132 South 14th Street (Fernandina Beach): 27 January 2021   no comments

Posted at 12:21 am in closing

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I wrote in 2016 about the closing of Island Cinema 7 in Fernandina Beach. Somewhat to my surprise, instead of staying vacant, or becoming a dollar cinema, B&B Theaters moved into the spot and the Island once again had a first-run movie theater.

I saw several films there under the new regime, and it was pretty nice. I know I saw one there in December of 2021, but I am currently unable to remember what it was, which is too bad, as it will be the last.

The Fernandina News Leader reports that the theaters closed on 27 January 2021, a little more than a month after I was there last. Apparently the spece is to become doctors' offices, though I saw no signs of that upfit during my visit in May 2022.

As before, the closest theater is now on A1A coming into the Island from Yulee.

Written by ted on June 24th, 2022

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Wild Birds Unlimited, 130 Forum Drive Suite 3: May 2022 (Moved)   3 comments

Posted at 10:50 pm in closing

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I stopped by Lowes Food in Sandhill the other day, and noticed that the Wild Birds Unlimited outlet there has moved from the left side of Lowes to the right side at 110 Forum Drive Suite 12. I'm not sure what the motivation was as both storefronts look to be about the same size. Perhaps there's a more foot traffic closer to the Lowes doors. Anyway, you can see a better picture than any of these (taken against the sun) here.

Written by ted on June 22nd, 2022

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Cash-O-Matic, 407 Charleston Highway: 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:22 pm in closing

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For some reason I thought I had done this Cash-O-Matic just down from the Triangle City Zesto some time ago. In the event it appears not, though I did get to the ones on Broad River Road and Sunset Drive. As nearly as I can tell, this one closed down sometime around 2015.

I admit I still like the name.

Unity Medical & Wellness, 74 Polo Road: 2 July 2021   6 comments

Posted at 12:00 am in closing

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I had never noticed this medical office slightly up the hill from The former Stein Mart, but driving by the other day saw a real estate sign and took a look. According to the door sign they closed about a year ago, and I will say the google reviews are interesting.

I'm not sure how my camera got into 1:1 square aspect ratio, but that's why the first pictures look a bit odd.

Written by ted on June 21st, 2022

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