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Cici's Pizza, 141 Pelham Drive Suite A: 17 April 2016   8 comments

Posted at 12:12 am in closing

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After Trevin mentioned that this place was closing, I drove over and got some pictures while it was still open.. and of course now can't find them: The first picture above is actually from the Lane Bryant closing.

At any rate, I used to eat here about once a week while I worked off of Bluff Road. I didn't eat the pizza because pizza for lunch tends to shut down my brain for the rest of the day, but I would get the salad bar and some garlic bread. Shoney's probably had a better salad bar, but given my very limited time for lunch, I couldn't deal with possible delays in getting the ticket, and Cici's was self-serve and perfectly adequate. I also liked the fact that they always had a survey on the the ticket for $2.00 off next time if you filled it out. That covered the drink.

Not sure what the closing circumstances were. As far as I could tell, the place did a pretty good business, and in fact while I was taking these pictures, two different cars drove by, clearly looking to eat.

(Hat tip to commenter Trevin)

UPDATE 27 April 2016 -- Here are the pix from 12 April 2016 that I couldn't find before:

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Written by ted on April 26th, 2016

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Cartridge One, 7382 Two Notch Road: late 2015   8 comments

Posted at 1:52 am in closing

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It seems a number of toner refill stores have closed recently. This one, at the corner of Two Notch Road and O'Neil Court closed, I believe, late in 2015. I am pretty sure it was not flood related as this side of Two Notch was relatively unscathed.

The last time I needed toner for my LaserJet 1300, I had the cartridge refilled at Forest Park, but when I needed it again last week, I found a new cartridge on Amazon for under $30, so perhaps the business model works less well than it used to.

Written by ted on April 21st, 2016

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Cali's Cafe, 1124 Taylor Street: Early 2016   no comments

Posted at 12:50 am in closing

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This little California themed sandwich shop opened on Taylor street in 2013 following Meatball Express in that storefront. The State did a writeup at the time. You can see their menu with Golden State city inspired items here.

Judging from Yelp, they closed sometime after 20 February 2016.

(Hat tip to commenter Justin)

Written by ted on April 20th, 2016

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Boost Mobile / Sprint, 7360 Two Notch Road: 2015   no comments

Posted at 12:52 am in closing

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Can you hear me now?

Written by ted on April 19th, 2016

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Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, 1205 Lincoln Street: 2016   1 comment

Posted at 12:38 am in closing

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I was in the Vista today and noticed that Tutti Frutti on Lincoln Street was closed. I still never did get my 2016 phonebook, so I'm not sure if they are listed for this year or not, but I'm going to guess this as a 2016 closing. The place is currently refitting to open as a Smoothie King.

I confess there is at least one froyo flavor I have no interest in trying:

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Written by ted on April 18th, 2016

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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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