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The Locker Room, 6201 Two Notch Road: Mid 2000s   no comments

Posted at 1:40 am in closing

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I noticed a real estate sign in front of this Two Notch building the other week and in checking further found an old Administrative Law Court decision that established this building was once The Locker Room, a name that sounds somewhat familiar to me, though I could not have placed it in this area.

The decision is somewhat interesting in that it is a denial of an ABC permit, mostly for the reason that the club's only idea for parking was a cockamayme scheme for valet parking to a lot two miles away.

I'm not sure if this The Locker Room was associated with the one in Eastover.

Written by ted on April 16th, 2016

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5 Star Rental Purchase, 7372 Two Notch Road Suite A: 2015   no comments

Posted at 2:03 am in closing

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I noticed the other night that this rent-to-own store in Tillman's Plaza is gone. I think the logo looks alarmingly like Patrick. Ah, I see I made the same observation when the place opened in 2012.

Written by ted on April 15th, 2016

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The German Meat Market, 8502 Two Notch Road Suite D: April 2016   2 comments

Posted at 1:23 am in closing

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I'm not sure if this place on Two Notch next to Tiffany's is closed yet, but it was in the final stretch when I took these pictures a few weeks ago. Apparently the owner is retiring. They opened on 4 April 2006, so that's a ten year run, not bad at all.

(Hat tip to commenter Amy)

Written by ted on April 14th, 2016

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Ryan's Grill, Buffet & Bakery, 8671 Highway 17 Bypass: 6 March 2016   1 comment

Posted at 11:45 pm in closing

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Another day, another .

This location of the floundering chain apparently closed on 6 March, along with the Conway store, leaving the North Myrtle Beach location as the only one in Horry County (I have not checked on the one Georgetown location).

This particular parcel is behind Walmart at the southeast corner of the intersection of US-17 Bypass and SC-544. The area is still growing, with an active Kohl's/Home Depot strip across from Walmart and a Target anchored strip on the northwest corner. This resturant itself apparently did a very good business, but the problems of the parent chain nonetheless dragged it down.

Wicker-Mart, 6813 Two Notch Road, April 2016   no comments

Posted at 11:23 pm in closing

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I did not know this:

Wicker is a general classification of woven furniture and accents, not a specific material. The term is used broadly for any item woven from natural or synthetic hard fibers such as rattan, cane, bamboo, seagrass, even synthetic vinyls and resins.

I just always figured wicker meant woven with those pencil sized plants.

At any rate, this longtime Two Notch stalwart will be closing soon.

The real estate listing has an interesting aerial picture of the vicinity, although I don't know that I would emphasize the proximity to the airport for a Dentsville property..

Written by ted on April 11th, 2016

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Hancock Fabrics, 109 Shakespeare Lane: March 2016   3 comments

Posted at 11:15 pm in closing

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I noticed the other week that this fabric and sewing supply store in what is more or less a Columbia Mall outparcel is closing. I have not been in a fabric store in decades, but I remember very well that when my mother used to take us shopping and we went into one, they air would be so heavy with dye fumes from all the bolts of cloth that our eyes would start to water almost immediately.

The chain website says that there is a nother Columbia store in Harbison.

Written by ted on March 22nd, 2016

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Calypso Caribbean Grill, 4760 Hardscrabble Road: 9 March 2016   2 comments

Posted at 1:35 am in closing

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I was not aware of this little Island restaurant on Hardscrabble until commenter Sidney mentioned its passing. It looks like while the storefront has closed, you can still get catering.

(Hat tip to commenter Sidney)

Written by ted on March 21st, 2016

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, 4545 Broad River Road: 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:46 am in closing

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This much restauranted building, the home of the original Lizard's Thicket, is vacant again.

I'm not sure exactly when this happened as even when I'm pretty sure it was still in operation, it never seemed be be open when I drove by. Interestingly, this is the second time it has been, and has ceased being, a La Fogata. (Although this incarnation was apparently a buffet).

Written by ted on March 18th, 2016

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Kendall's Katering / Hanlee Hall, 6230 Saint Andrews Road: 2014   6 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in closing

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I'm pretty sure this event venue has been mentioned in Have Your Say at some point, but I can't find the reference now. It may be another piece of information lost in this summer's crash.

At any rate, this place is on Saint Andrews Road just North of Seven Oaks Shopping Center and apparently closed in 2014. The real estate writeup says it's still turnkey ready and parks 50. This small image from an old Lake Murray Country promo shows that it lights up well at night too.

UPDATE 18 March 2016: Commenter Andrew notes that Kendall's Catering was co-located here, so I have added it to the post title.

Written by ted on March 17th, 2016

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The Shopping Bin, 1601-B Broad River Road: Early 2015   no comments

Posted at 11:58 pm in closing

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The postings on the Facebook page for this Boozer Shopping Center consignment shop suggest it closed in early 2015.

This particular storefront was previously the Boozer location of Dem's House of Diamonds, now on Lake Murray Boulevard.

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