Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Vertaco, 1832 Airport Boulevard: 2016   3 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in closing

p1400482_tn.jpg

p1400483_tn.jpg

p1400484_tn.jpg

p1400485_tn.jpg

p1400486_tn.jpg

p1400487_tn.jpg

This is the former site of Vegas Sports Bar & Grill and numerous other nightclubs over the years. Looking at the pictures for that closing, it appears that the only change was to put of a new name on the sign.

I have to admit it's a clever name though.

Written by ted on March 11th, 2017

Tagged with , , ,

Church's Chicken, 1209 Charleston Highway: Early 2017   5 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in closing

p1400441_tn.jpg

p1400442_tn.jpg

p1400443_tn.jpg

p1400444_tn.jpg

p1400445_tn.jpg

p1400446_tn.jpg

p1400447_tn.jpg

p1400448_tn.jpg

p1400449_tn.jpg

p1400450_tn.jpg

p1400451_tn.jpg

p1400452_tn.jpg

p1400453_tn.jpg

p1400454_tn.jpg

p1400455_tn.jpg

p1400456_tn.jpg

p1400457_tn.jpg

p1400458_tn.jpg

p1400459_tn.jpg

p1400460_tn.jpg

p1400461_tn.jpg

p1400462_tn.jpg

p1400463_tn.jpg

p1400464_tn.jpg

p1400465_tn.jpg

I think I've mentioned my aversion to feathered fare several times here, so it should be no surprise that I never darkened the door at this Church's Chicken more or less accross from the old Shoney's. I suppose for different reasons, not enough other people did either.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

UPDATE 10 March 2017: Changed the closing date from "Late 2016" to early "2017" based on the comments.

Written by ted on March 10th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Big T Bar-B-Que, 1061 Sparkleberry Lane: February 2017   1 comment

Posted at 11:44 pm in closing

p1400351_tn.jpg

p1400352_tn.jpg

p1400354_tn.jpg

p1400355_tn.jpg

p1400356_tn.jpg

p1400357_tn.jpg

p1400358_tn.jpg

p1400359_tn.jpg

p1400360_tn.jpg

I was unaware of this place, and indeed that Sparkleberry actually had a north-of-two-notch section until commenter JohnBom mentioned it. It appears that at this point, the Sparkleberry Big T location is closed and well on the way to becoming Spring Valley Convenience Store. Indeed, the non-perishables are already being moved in.

Big T has a second location on Garners Ferry, which is still in operation.

As an aside, I note that sometime in the 80s, a really good sign salesman must have worked the Northeast: You see this style of sign up and down Two Notch from east of Rabon to Pontiac..

(Hat tip to commenter JohnBom)

Written by ted on March 8th, 2017

Tagged with , , ,

Null's Exxon, 5200 Two Notch Road: 9 December 2016   11 comments

Posted at 12:29 am in closing

p1400361_tn.jpg

p1400362_tn.jpg

p1400363_tn.jpg

p1400364_tn.jpg

p1400365_tn.jpg

p1400366_tn.jpg

p1400367_tn.jpg

p1400368_tn.jpg

p1400369_tn.jpg

p1400370_tn.jpg

p1400371_tn.jpg

p1400372_tn.jpg

p1400373_tn.jpg

p1400374_tn.jpg

p1400375_tn.jpg

Well, this is one of the last old-time "service stations" around town. Looking inside is like visiting another age. The "Maps Here" sign is particularly evocative -- there was a time you got your branded highway maps at a service station. I still have a cubby full of old "Gulf" maps, some predating the completion of the 'I' system. That was also a time when we were convinced that gas was *not* a commodity product, and that "Good Gulf" was better than "putting a tiger in your tank" or vice versa.

And a man would actually come out to your car, pump the gas, check your oil, check your tires, check your battery and radiator and wash your windows.

Their sign says they were here for 33 years, which is a good run.

And for context, you can see two former closing in the background: here and here.

UPDATE 16 March 2017 -- Rather Hopperesque:

p1400702_tn.jpg

Written by ted on March 8th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Motel 6, 613 Knox Abbott Drive: 2017   6 comments

Posted at 12:05 am in closing

Written by ted on March 7th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Out With The Old.., January 2017   10 comments

Posted at 1:07 am in commentary

fc_old_tn.jpg

p1390531_tn.jpg

p1390533_tn.jpg

p1390534_tn.jpg

p1390536_tn.jpg

p1390538_tn.jpg

You will have noticed the upgrades to the various First Citizens branches around town. In this case I actually think I like the new branding better than the old, which is definitely not always a given.

Written by ted on March 3rd, 2017

Tagged with , , , ,

Absolute Title Loans, 1410 Sunset Boulevard: 2012   14 comments

Posted at 11:19 pm in closing

p1390655_tn.jpg

p1390656_tn.jpg

p1390657_tn.jpg

p1390658_tn.jpg

I was wondering what business this nice little old house next Triangle Lock & Safe on Sunset was. Looking at the pictures I took, I couldn't even get a street number (for some reason I didn't get out for a closer look at the time), but google maps came through and identified it as 1410 Sunset and the former site of yet another of the Midlands title loans operations. They listed in the Feb 2012 phonebook, but not the Feb 2013 one, so I am tagging the closing date as 2012.

Written by ted on March 1st, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Seven Oaks Auto Repair & Tires, 103 Piney Grove Road: October 2016   no comments

Posted at 11:53 pm in closing

Seven_Oaks01_tn.jpg

Seven_Oaks02_tn.jpg

Seven_Oaks03_tn.jpg

Seven_Oaks04_tn.jpg

Another Irmo area note from commenter Homer today:

It's not every day that I need a vehicle serviced so I had no idea that
this business had closed. Tony, the owner, passed away in October and
the family decided not to keep going. I didn't realize it but they had
been in business for 40 years. These guys were top notch when it came to
auto repair. I used to take my old Corvette in there for service and
Tony, Woody and all the guys there always did me right. A lot of people
are going to miss this place!!

I remember a shop in Fayetteville that clearly hadn't even looked at the reason I brought the car in when they called me to pick it up. Always nice to find someone who knows what they are doing!

(Hat tip to commenter Homer, of course)

Written by ted on February 28th, 2017

Tagged with , , ,

Halloween Express, 159 US-378: Fall 2016   2 comments

Posted at 12:12 am in closing

p1400103_tn.jpg

p1400104_tn.jpg

p1400105_tn.jpg

p1400106_tn.jpg

p1400107_tn.jpg

When I was taking the pictures of Dooley's, I happened to notice this empty building on the other side of the street. After doing a little googling, I found that it was a former Aaron's, and that, um, I had already done a closing for it, something I honestly have no memory of!

However, I find I can legitimately feature the building again as it has more recently been a Halloween Express holiday store. These tend to pop up in exactly these sorts of buildings: Large, and apparently un-rentable, under the theory that a few months of money coming in is better than zilch. For now at least, you can see the building kitted out for Halloween here.

Written by ted on February 28th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , ,

Chickadees Diner, 7949 Broad River Road: 2016 (moved)   1 comment

Posted at 12:31 am in closing

chickadees_01_tn.jpg

chickadees_02_tn.jpg

chickadees_03_tn.jpg

chickadees_04_tn.jpg

chickadees_05_tn.jpg

chickadees_06_tn.jpg

chickadees_07_tn.jpg

Here's another set of pictures from commenter Homer, who says:

Here are some pictures of the old location of Chickadee's Diner, 7949
Broad River Rd in Irmo (Bi-Lo Shopping Center). I'm not sure when they
closed but they moved to the location that corresponds to the closings
entry for BJ's Cafe at 1729 Marshall St.

You can see the setting up for the Marshall Street location here at the Sunset Grill & Pizza closing. Since I took those shots, Chickadees has opened for business there.

Written by ted on February 27th, 2017

Tagged with , , ,

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll