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Save A Lot, 6646 Garners Ferry Road: Spring 2015 (moving)   1 comment

Posted at 12:05 am in stores

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The only time I was ever in a Save A Lot was when I lived in Aiken, and there was one on US-1 heading out of town for I-20. It was the most "off" brands I had seen since they heyday of 'generic' items back in the 1980s. Of course the name brand stuff probably comes from the same factories, and non-Kellog/non-Post rasin bran gets just as soggy as the big guys.

Their sign says they are moving to East Pointe Plaza, which is the old Sears location. (It is also the home of possibly the coldest Subway in the world).

Written by ted on April 22nd, 2015

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Building, Harden Street: Spring 2015 (gutted)   4 comments

Posted at 12:54 am in business

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Can anyone identify who was in this building on Harden Street in between the Waffle House and El Burrito?

I thought I had some pictures of it before it was gutted, but I can't locate them right now.

Written by ted on April 21st, 2015

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Super Dollar, 2271 Sunset Boulevard: April 2015 (not closed)   6 comments

Posted at 1:58 am in stores

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As commenter James R reports, Super Dollar in Sunset Court across from Grecian Gardens has closed shop. This store was the follow-on operation to Fred's which closed in June of 2012. I'm not sure when Super Dollar opened, but I believe the storefront was vacant for a good while.

(Hat tip to commenter James R)

UPDATE 3 May 2015: Commenter Brandon Brown reports this store as not closed, so I am going with that in the title as an update.

Written by ted on April 20th, 2015

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Bob Andrews Motors, 5601 Two Notch Road: Early 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:43 am in business

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Well, I was unhappy to notice this real estate sign. As I mentioned when they moved, my parents always felt that Bob Andrews dealt with them more fairly and competently than the dealer, and that's usually where we took our cars while I was growing up. Still, a 90+ year run is pretty good by any standard.

Written by ted on April 18th, 2015

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Jeffers-McGill TV Appliance & Furniture: 6650 Garners Ferry Road: 2 April 2015 (moved)   7 comments

Posted at 1:39 am in stores

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I recall seeing an articl in The State about upcoming changes to Landmark Square, and this is one of them: Jeffers-McGill have vacated their Garners Ferry location and have moved to Atlas Road.

UPDATE 28 April 2015 -- Here is a bad picture of the new Atlas Road Location:

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Written by ted on April 17th, 2015

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Asian BBQ Restaurant, 2509 Forest Drive: April 2015 (temporary)   3 comments

Posted at 12:47 am in restaurants

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This follow-on operation to Bojangles seems to be undergoing some sort of remodeling, which is a little odd since I think a lot of work was done after Bojangles moved out.

Written by ted on April 16th, 2015

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If Only   no comments

Posted at 12:14 am in commentary

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Written by ted on April 15th, 2015

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Nick's Gyros & Grill, 2632 Decker Boulevard: Spring 2015   15 comments

Posted at 2:19 am in restaurants

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I wondered at the time about Nick's opening in this old Taco Bell as it seemed quite close to their flagship location on Two Notch.

In the event, it appears the Decker location is now independant (though seemingly with a similar menu). Feel Goods is the new name.

UPDATE 16 April 2015: Added first two pictures of Nick's in operation.

Written by ted on April 14th, 2015

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Waffle House, 7505 Two Notch Road: Spring 2015 (temporary)   8 comments

Posted at 1:49 am in restaurants

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Well, this was quite a shock! Somehow between the last time I drove Two Notch and tonight (12 April 2015), the Waffle House by the I-20 on-ramp has either been completely gutted or completely knocked down and half rebuilt.

It's hard to tell given the night-badness of the pix, but there is a "now hiring" sign up, so they will be back apparently. In the meantime, as far as I know, the WH up the road at the Trenholm Road Extension terminus is still open.

Written by ted on April 13th, 2015

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Rite Aid Pharmacy, 818 Harden Street: April 2015   4 comments

Posted at 12:20 am in stores

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Well, the signs are trying to spin it as a move, but since the 2708 Rosewood store already exists, I can only call it a closing.

Although it was once a grocery, this building has been a pharmacy for as long as I can remember -- It was an Eckerd's before the Rite Aid buyout of that chain. I have not stopped there for many years, possibly because the last time I did I got agressively pan-handled in the parking lot.

Written by ted on April 11th, 2015

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