I'd noticed this gaming storefront next to Total Wine on Harbison a number of times, but for some reason never got it together to go in. I'm not big of home video games (though I have fond memories and still play the arcade ones from time to time) but I was curious what board games they might have. I guess now I'll never know. At this point, their website is still up, as are their farewell messages on Facebook. Looks like it was a nice place.
(Hat tip to commenter James R)
I don't really have a specific date for this closing, but I was down at the beach at the start of August, and am pretty sure I would have noticed if this KFC, next to the new Dollar General had been closed then as it was on Labor Day weekend.
I'm a little surprised at this closing as it was a newly renovated store. The original store, opened probably in the late 80s, was a "mini" KFC that did a mostly drive-through business, and when the time came that the chain wanted a full store, there were concerns whether they could manage it on the piece of property they had, given that the setback and spacing rules had just changed. In the event they came up with the design you see here, which apparently satisfied all the agencies and seemed to do a good business for a number of years.
According to Mapquest:
Scrubs In Motion, serving the Greenville area, offers clothing and shoes for people in the health care industry. This family-owned and operated business has been serving the community since 2004. Scrubs In Motion is owned and operated by a professional nurse.
Interestingly, this South Carolina operation once had a store as far afield as Tempe Az. It appears all are now closed.
I noticed this empty suite of mailboxes while driving through Seven Oaks Shopping Center last month.
It proved surprisingly difficult to round up a buisness name from google, probably since it has been closed so long, but I believe this must have been Seven Oaks Pack & Mail. I think there is a UPS store down the road in Murraywood Center, but I'm not sure if they have actual boxes for rent. Of course, there's always the actual Post Office for that too...
Well, you may best remember this spot as Red Wing Rollerway:
but whatever follow-on operation KNC Trading did, they're not doing it any more.
The vans pulled up in late August, and now, as of 8 September, the building is empty and has once more been sold:
A few weeks ago, I was sure I had already done this post, and went looking for the URL so I could link to it from another closing. In the event, it turned out I had not. They say the memory of what closings you've done is the first thing to go..
At any rate, Cw's Grill was the follow-on operation in this Magnolia Pointe spot to Carolina Wings. I'm unsure if the ownership were the same, but the name is obviously a shoutout to the old instantiation. I never ate there, but, apart from one giddy outlier, the online writeups at Yelp look pretty dire.
To this date neither this storefront nor the nearby vacant pig have been repurposed.
Well, this seems to be the end of local fast Mexican stalwart, Taco Cid. This is a chain that once had a presence as far abroad as both Greenvilles, though it was recently down to one, non-custom-built, storefront location near the airport (having moved from the Charleston Highway in the summer of 2014).
I used to frequent the Decker location from time to time as part of a pre-roadtrip ritual, and thought it was pretty decent. In recent years, the chain has gotten some negative publicity over an edgy ad campaign, and some people have said here that they also lost their longtime sauce recipe to a change in food service vendors.
At any rate, while a sign inside the closed Platt Spring Road location offers some hope for the future, it appears that at this time, the Taco Cid website is down and the Taco Cid Facebook page has been closed.
For now, you can see the final cached version of that facebook page, announcing the closing, here.
(Hat tip to commenter Kc)
Well, it appears that the Decker Village shopping center in the 2300 block of Decker Boulevard has been bought out, and is starting a major renovation. The first step has been to take the distinctive triangular steel canopies off of the shopping center storefronts. I have to say that so far, it is definitely not an improvement, as you can see in the "before" pictures below. Hopefully some new facade work will be forthcoming as part of the upfit. As the sign says, the new owners are Ziff Properties Inc, but so far their site doesn't have any details about their future plans for property.
As I was driving down Decker the other day, I noticed that the little corner Mexican restaurant in Decker Plaza, Santa Fe Mexican Grill has rebranded as La Poblanita.
I was wondering if the name meant something like "little poblano pepper", and I guess the root is the same, but wordreference says:
In Mexico there is a state (and a city) called Puebla. The name given to people (or things) from that state is "poblano or poblana". La Poblanita is a diminutive of "poblana". So, La Poblanita is like saying the little woman (or girl) from Puebla. Cheers.
P.S. Be mindful that Puebla is a relatively common name, and there are many towns in the Spanish-speaking countries (I think mostly in Spain) with that name.
so I guess the winsome senorita in the restaurant logo is that eponymous lady.
As I was driving down Laurel Street the other day, I noticed that American Business Machines at the corner of Laurel & Sumter had moved. According to their sign, they are now at 406-D Williams Street, which seems to be somewhere down by the new USC baseball stadium.
Their sign and google suggest that ABM is a typewriter shop, but I doubt there is much business in that now, and the one time I stopped by, I was looking for bulk shredding services.